Cruise the Ave car show was a great success for all involved

Monday, May 30, 2011

Fan Favorite / Best In Show, 1965 Mustang Fastback, "Shaboom",
owned by Marly and Bob Champion.
Photo courtesy Les Neu.

The Cruise the Ave So They Shall Walk Classic Car Show was held at the Sears Plaza (Aurora Square) on Sunday, May 1, 2011. 

It was a collaboration among They Shall Walk, Shoreline Community College, City of Shoreline and the Shoreline Chamber of Commerce.

Photo by Mark McVeety
Les Neu of They Shall Walk was the organizer.
"We had 38 preregistered cars at the breakfast at Shoreline Community College. By 11:30am we had 90 cars registered in the parking lot. The Shoreline Chamber of Commerce Trade, Crafts and Art Fair had 50 booths set up around the east and north side of Sears. All in all the weather was fantastic and everybody enjoyed the Garage Band from the Back Door Pub in Lake City and the hot dogs served by the Knights of Columbus. A big Thank you to Club Hollywood, for the great support and the gift certificates prizes they donated along with Sears for the Craftsmen tools and tool boxes they donated for prizes."

--Les Neu, Director of Resources, They Shall Walk
When I asked Laina Lungren Sears Manager if "She had seen a bump in sales" because of the car show and craft booths. "Bump?" Laina said. "More like a mountain!"  --Les Neu
Photo by Mark McVeety

"Shoreline is made up of so many gems, and it is home to so many enthusiastic contributors! Sunday was a wonderful display of They Shall Walk – a wonderful non-profit doing meaningful work – partnering with SCC and local businesses, especially Sears and the Chamber, to produce an event for us all to enjoy."  --Dan Eernissee, City of Shoreline Economic Development Manager


Photo by Mark McVeety
"It was a real thrill to watch my vision of having Shoreline Community College connected to the Ave with a cruise come to life. SCC certifies between 10 and 12 thousand auto technicians a year, we have hundreds of international students on campus who buy cars each year, we have a fantastic automotive business base in Shoreline; I am confident that this and our upcoming cruises will serve as an excellent vehicle for connecting these communities.  We have great things planned, and a great team; clearly Les and the Chamber proved that with this event."
--Mark McVeety, Director of the Business Accelerator for SCC

Photo by Mark McVeety
The car show was so successful that another one is already being planned. The big addition for the First Sunday, October 1, 2011, "Cruise the Ave so They Shall Walk" will be the addition of an "Automotive Swap Meet".

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