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High Rollin' Hot Rods 2018

Story and Photos by Bob Roseberry

Weather Demons By-Pass Ocean Shores!

Yup! It was the weekend of April 27-28, 2018 and uif everyone had taken the weather reports seriously, no one would have shown up! Not very promising, the reports suggested that the whole of sothwest Washington would be inundated-which, as it turned out, never happened! Despite tales of rain on the way down, Ocean Shores, while not precisely dry in the morning, shortly turned sunny and by the time the 3:00 PM Awards Ceremony happened (check the photos!) it was warm enough that a number of stalwarts had reverted to t-shirts. Don'cha just love the beach in Springtime?

Hosted by the Pushrods of Hoquiam and the Quinault Beach Casino, High Rollin' Hot Rods has become a Spring fixture on the Western Washington car show calendar. What makes it cool, aside from the beachside location and the outstanding Casino venue, is that the event draws from parts of the Northwest well beyond the surrounding Grays Harbor County. This year, there was a Mercury from Idaho, a '34 Highboy from Stanwood, a slug of rods from Tacoma, a Cutlass from Milton, an 88 from Bonney Lake-we figger you get the picture-this is a far-reaching show!

Despite a few less registered participants than usual, High Rollin' Hot Rods was, in our somewhat biased opinion, a stellar event. The Pushrods and Quinault Beach Casino do know how to put on a car show, plus we get off on cars like the aforementioned '34 Highboy (big block Buick powered, by the way) and the Olds 88 (a '57 2-door sedan with 455 power) as well as the six-haler urged street truck-one of the "crew from Tacoma." If you haven't been, you need to go! If you have come, you need to come back! Speaking of coming back, look close at the CruZin' Calendar each time it comes around. As soon as we have the dates for the 2019 edition of High Rollin' Hot Rods, we'll post 'em. See you there.

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