Unique Tin Car Club Members Continue To Sail Longview As Auto Show Returns On Saturday | Local
For Timmreck, choosing which route he will take to the auto show could be compared to choosing a favorite child. He hasn’t decided who will be the lucky bearer this year – perhaps his 1936 Nash Lafayette Sleeper, his 1950 five-window Chevrolet pickup or his 1955 Chevrolet Handyman station wagon.
The latter was the first car Timmreck bought with his own money, he said, and the vehicle is still hidden away in one of the many multi-car garages. He repairs his vintage finds himself, often with the help of his colleagues at the automobile club, and sells them, most often for fun and sometimes for profit.
“It’s just a labor of love,” he said.
Timmreck said he typically builds one car per year, but as he gets older he switches to repairing a vehicle every two years. He said the Unique Tin Car Club could use new blood to impart knowledge to its members. He estimates that the club has around 30 members, most of them around his age, and around 20 are active.
Car owners can register before 6 p.m. on Friday for two people to attend the auto show, cruise, and pizza party on Friday night. The cost is $ 30. Registrations open Friday noon outside the event center.
The auto show kicks off at 9 a.m. on Saturday. The cost for walk-in visits to the show is $ 4 per person. People 65 and over can attend for free. The cruise runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday from 15th Avenue in Longview and then heads to the Civic Center.