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Record heatwave brings out the crowds to Family Affair Car Show

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In near triple digit weather, approximately 400 spectators attended the 11th Annual Fife Family Affair Car Show on June 25. More than 75 special interest vehicles entered the show and vied for 20 certificates and 10 trophies. Duane Olson’s ’34 Plymouth won the Top Gear Award. The Fife Service and Towing Prestige Award went to Mark Anderson’s ’64 Pontiac GTO.
The first place winner of the first ever Manual Typewriter Typing contest was 14-year-old Max Roscoe, who beat out the competition and won a gold watch courtesy of GoldenRod Jewelers in Edgewood. As a manual typewriter owner himself, Roscoe was fit for this contest.
The first place winner of the first ever Blindfolded Engine Part Identification contest was Sam Hamilton, builder of one of the two Austin Healy sprites at the show; the other owned by his daughter. Sam blew the competition away by naming 15 out of 15 parts just by feel alone. He won a professional auto detail courtesy of Puyallup Nissan.
The show was put on this year by Fife Parks & Recreation and the Fife Historical Society. The Fife Public Arts Commission sponsored free caricatures by Dex at Over The Line Art.
Big thanks to sponsors/vendors Fife Service & Towing, Bill Korum’s Puyallup Nissan, The Meridian at Stone Creek, Northwest Custom Apparel, Fife Columbia Bank, Fife Les Schwab, Fife O’Reilly’s Auto Parts, VanCours at Fife Auto Detailing, Brown & Haley Outlet Store, Nightside Distillery, Griot’s Garage, Tijuana Taco, and Goldenrod Jewelers. The Fife Lions Club was there with newly formed Leo’s Club, the junior Lions Club. They gave away more than 200 bottles of water.
More than $3,000 was raised in the car show this year benefiting the Fife Historical Society, a 501c3 nonprofit. It is hoped that this event becomes an annual fundraiser for the Historical Society, which operates the Fife History Museum and Dacca Barn rental venue, largely by volunteers.