Roundup" show hosted each year by the Mustangs Northwest (MNW) car
club in Seattle has had a reputation for years of being the largest
in the Pacific Northwest region of the US, and certainly one of the
larger Mustang gatherings in North America.
Various AMAC members
have attended this event over the years, enjoying the great
selection of beautiful Mustangs and other Fords. In 2010 when MNW
hosted an MCA Grand National event, a
number of our Club members were part of this
event, including entering their car in the Judged portion of the
Show. A good time was had, and talk evolved around making the same
road trip again in 2013.
If you have not been
before, the sheer size of the event, and the beautiful setting
within Bellevue Community College certainly helps rate this event as
a "you should do this sometime" Mustang Show.
On Saturday they
hold the Judged Show, with certified MCA judges reviewing your car
in a detailed fashion. The condition of the restorations seen were very good, and
the weather fully cooperated all weekend.
Participants Show, "the Roundup" is held on Sunday. Walking the many
parking lots holding the various classes and trying to see as many
of the 100's of cars as possible is truly an adventure. You really need
to go and first see the classes you REALLY want to see, and then go
around looking at the rest.
As a follow up to my
"sideline story" from the 2010 event (seen elsewhere on this web
site), this year both Wayne H and myself (Russ) showed up with our
cars. It is much more fun showing up with a Mustang at a Mustang
event, than in a Toyota!
If you were not a
participant this year in going to Bellevue, then certainly speak to
one of the members that did go. (I believer there were 9 Club cars
that were on this road trip and stopped in Bellevue). I am sure they all have some
great stories of their trip and adventures they experienced.
Certainly if you are also one to enjoy fresh seafood, then we also
have some fun times to share with you as well. Hope
you enjoy the small sampling of some photos below, taken at the