Twin City Idlers Show & Shine Car Show

A black 1987 Buick Grand National burns rubber Saturday during the cruise portion of the 16th annual Twin City Idlers Show & Shine Car Show in downtown Stanwood.

Cars, trucks and motorcycle shows bring out residents and visitors in the Stanwood-Camano area. The non-motorized Stanwood-Camano Soap Box Derby on June 15 started the summer fun and the Twin City Idlers annual Show & Shine car show this Sunday will launch the motorized attractions.


Twin City Idlers Show & Shine Car Show is Sunday, June 30, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. along 271st Street NW in downtown Stanwood. Spectators can view classic, antique and custom cars, trucks, and motorcycles for free.

Vehicle registration is $15 advance, $20 day of. The nonprofit Idlers donate show proceeds to community charities such as the Stanwood Camano Food Bank. Restaurants throughout the area welcome participants and spectators.

The Idlers will lead a controlled cruise 7-9 p.m. Saturday, June 29. Trophies will be presented at the end of the cruise for lights, wheels and tires, and engine. Cars and drivers meet at the Country Store’s west parking lot in downtown Stanwood. They will cruise along 271st Street NW through Stanwood. Visit for more information.

Brunch and raffle: Stanwood American Legion will offer a hearty brunch — French toast, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon and all the sides — to the public before the car show, 6-10 a.m. Sunday, June 30, at the Frank Hancock Post 92, 26921 88th Ave. NW, Stanwood. Cost is $8 adults, $5 to age 12.

Diners can pick up tickets, $1 each, for a raffle of Seahawk merchandise. Proceeds will go toward the Legion’s college scholarships. Drawing is at 10 a.m. Sunday. To inquire, call 360-629-2851.


Vintage trailers and their owners will line both sides of 271st Street NW in downtown Stanwood during the East Stanwood Vintage Trailer Show from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 20.

Dozens of trailers, mostly 16 feet or smaller, from as far away as California or Canada, and some from Camano Island, will be on display for public enjoyment. Some spaces will feature larger trailers.

Nearby restaurants and shops will be open. Admission to this eighth annual show is free, courtesy of the city of Stanwood and Starlight Vintage Emporium. To inquire, email


The 28th annual Collectors Car Show and Outdoor Market welcomes all ages, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island. The show and market offer raffle prizes, DJ entertainment, barbecue lunch and adults-only beer garden. Show admission is free. Registration costs $15 per car; $35 for vendors or $45 with a table, for vendors. Call 360-387-0222 or visit to sign up.


Classic vehicles — cars, trucks, motorcycles — will be on display Saturday, Aug. 31, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the Classic Car & Motorcycle Show at the Stanwood Community & Senior Center, 7430 276th St. NW, Stanwood. Along with the show, everyone can enjoy a barbecue, music and raffle, and kids can try out the pedal car class. Free to spectators. See

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