The Big Rock Classic Car & Cycle Show


This Saturday, I found myself at another car show, and this time there was no rain, the people were even friendlier, and the variety was even more impressive. I was in Duvall, WA to celebrate the town’s centennial, which included a great parade, frog jumping contest, kiddie rides, and a pancake breakfast at the firehouse. Small town America in a nutshell, in other words. Along with these events, they added a classic car show about seven years ago, and by accounts, this year’s was the best yet. See if you agree. 100_1358

This 1965 Buick Riviera wasn’t the most unusual car there, but it was certainly one of the best-looking. Long, low, and black – just my type.


According to the owner of 1967 Rambler Rebel SST convertible claims it’s the only example in the Northwest. I’m skeptical, but I guess he would know.


At first glance, I thought this was just another crazy custom truck, albeit a very nice 1932 Dodge Brothers pickup. Then I looked under the hood. See anything interesting?


This pristine 1967 VW Beetle was the first car to catch my eye, oddly. I was impressed, I think, by how complete it was and how clean and simple it was. The couple here were saying how they’d rather drive this than a new one, and then I said “Check out the interior. Bamboo floor”. They loved that, and the package shelf under the dash.


I just love this 1956 Chevrolet Cameo pickup. It’s just about the perfect mix of truck utility and shoebox Chevy styling.

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A few more awesome trucks for you. I must have stared at this Power Wagon for ages. The Studebaker was refreshing to see as well; I don’t see many of them at car shows, much less on the road. It turns out Cusick, WA is in the northeast corner of the state, almost in Canada. Impressive for the owner to have drive it that far.


Some hippies showed up in a 1964 VW Bus. I couldn’t smell patchouli, though, which made me even more suspicious.

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The last few here are for our own olelongrooffan, who has been scarce around here lately. Hope you enjoy these, longroof! I think a trio of Willys jeeps is a good place to wrap up this quick review of the Big Rock Classic Car & Cycle Show. Let us know what you think of these cars in the comments below.

Bonus trivia: Why do they call it Big Rock? Because the road goes past – you guessed it – a big rock.

[Photos Copyright 2013 Hooniverse/Marcal Eilenstein] 

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4 responses to “The Big Rock Classic Car & Cycle Show”

  1. stigshift Avatar

    As far as I'm concerned, the '65 Riviera's clamshell headlights are the best hidden headlight design ever. to see them in action is a thing of pure mechanical beauty. Nice pics!

  2. Kris_01 Avatar

    Slightly OT:
    It's a personal pet peeve of mine when owners of post-1961 iron doll them up with wide whitewall tires. 1960 Impala? The wider, the better. 1965 Impala? Skinny stripes, thanks.
    Back on topic:
    That VW looks just right with wide whites. It may be a '67 but it looks like an earlier model with the period accessories. Exception to every rule I guess.

    1. mdharrell Avatar

      <img src="; width="450">
      Bruce Baldwin Mohs (seated) and his 1967 Mohs Ostentatienne Opera Sedan are of a different opinion concerning post-'61 wide whitewalls.

  3. mseoul Avatar

    with covered headlights and a smaller windshield the VW is pre-67. Could even be a '57.
    I agree on the 65 Riv lights: best covers ever.