More than 250 cars were on display Sunday at the annual Cruise the Narrows Car Show at the Uptown Gig Harbor Shopping Center.
The featured car was the Chevrolet SSR pickup truck, which was only produced from 2003-06.
The Gig Harbor Cruisers Automotive Club, which sponsors the event, said Monday it was still determining how much money was raised. The club typically brings in $3,000 to $4,000 from the show, and it goes to high school scholarship funds it awards each spring. The scholarships are given to students who show an interest in pursuing vocational automotive technology education.
Mark Hendrickson, the club’s events and car show coordinator, said the scholarship is given to students who may have been overlooked or undervalued.
“The students apply through the school, and the committee evaluates the books and the applications from each school and determines who would be a good fit for the scholarship,” he said. “They’re designed for those who don’t necessarily qualify for other scholarships. The whole intent is not to find the 4.0 (grade-point-average) student who gets most of the scholarships that are given, but those who may have been overlooked.”
The club also honored Milo Moen on Sunday. Moen was an active club member who died in October.
“Everybody got one of his die-cast cars with a note on the body, in memory of Milo,” Hendrickson said. “He was a big car fan, had a memory for people that was incredible. You couldn’t go anywhere without running into somebody he knew.”
Moen lived on Fox Island and was active in the community.
The big hit Sunday was the “Best of the Best” section. The club invited former Best of Show winners to attend for free and have their cars displayed in the special area. The club expected eight to 10 cars, but about 18 showed up, Hendrickson said.
“Some of those vehicles you won’t get to see very often on public display,” he said.
One of the most popular events was the pipes contest, during which car owners revved their engines and people judged the best-sounding car. Sunday’s winner was a vintage Corvette.