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Enjoy the passion that is Italian cars and motrocycles. Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to all Italian cars and motorcycles. No charge entry, come or go as your schedule allows. Food and money donations gladly accepted for the Maltby Food Bank.
Where: Saint Edward State Park, 14445 Juanita Dr NE, Kenmore WA 98028
On Saturday August 12th NWARC will hold its almost annual summer drive. The event will start at the Starbucks in Bothell at 18404 120th Ave NE (across the street from the big Home Depot near the intersection of I405 and SR522) at 11:00AM.
The route will include a one and a half hour tour of the scenic but not so straight roads east of Lake Sammamish. At the end of the drive we will have an introduction to the collection of special interest cars that Shannon Low manages for the new dealership Authentic Motorcars in Redmond.
The sun will be shining, the company will be great, and Shannon has a great place to show us. Lunch will be provided at the dealership; what more could you ask for? Come and join the fun.
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Have you ever experienced a total eclipse? Daylight into a moonless night and then back to day again in a 3- hour period. The last eclipse in the area was in 1979 passing over Portland and parts of Eastern Washington. Sadly, it was a heavy overcast which is typical on a late February day. This time, it’s coming by during our driest time of the year so chances are great we’ll see the full effect.
From where we plan to drive, the eclipse will gradually plunge into total darkness for 2 minutes and 2 seconds with what looks like a ring of fire around the black silhouette of the moon, known as a corona. Though it requires special glasses (I'll provide these) to watch the moons gradual 1.5 hour progression across in front of the sun, the 2 minute portion of total eclipse can be viewed normally without eye protection.
Our plan is to leave the Southcenter Mall area around 10 AM on Sunday, August 20, driving pleasant roads south and stopping at the LeMay Foundation for a group tour. Bring a sack lunch for this stop. Next, we drive backroads down to Vancouver, WA where we’ll stay at a hotel for the night. Getting up early the next morning for breakfast, we’ll be on the road around 8 AM following US Hwy 26 as it heads south east across Oregon. Traffic may be slow with many people heading to the same event we’re going to. We should arrive in Madras, watch the last of the darkening process, then the total eclipse at noon, and some of the lightening. As this will be lunchtime, we’ll eat a provided lunch while we watch it get lighter. Traffic will be an equal challenge heading back to Vancouver but once we enter Washington, we’ll follow a somewhat differ- ent scenic route back up north towards Seattle. In all, its 600 miles round-trip.
I’ve reserved rooms at the Holiday Inn Express at Salmon Creek Vancouver, WA. You’ll need to reserve a room by either calling them at (360) 576-1040 and asking for a room in the "Alfa Romeo Club Tour" block of rooms. The rates are $119.00 + taxes for the night. They are holding a few rooms for us until July 20. After that, any rooms not reserved will be released. Please also and I’ll be able to create a route guide for you and share the starting point. This is a rare chance to see something almost as cool as an Alfa Romeo and a wee bit more natural.