Vintage cars muscle into Kent

American muscle cars of the 1960s and 1970s – such as the Plymouth Barracuda, Chevrolet Impala and Pontiac GTO – will be on display Saturday at Muscle Car Madness IV in Kent.

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  • Tuesday, August 26, 2008 1:46pm
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Drag racer Jeannine Johnson will bring her new Super Pro alcohol dragster to the Kent car show this Saturday.

Drag racer Jeannine Johnson will bring her new Super Pro alcohol dragster to the Kent car show this Saturday.

American muscle cars of the 1960s and 1970s – such as the Plymouth Barracuda, Chevrolet Impala and Pontiac GTO – will be on display Saturday at Muscle Car Madness IV in Kent.

The show is free to the public and features high-performance cars built between 1960 and 1974 that were powered by V8 engines and generally considered affordable. Muscle Car Madness IV also will present several drag/factory racing cars, including some that will be started in the noon hour.

Non-muscle cars are again invited to participate in the show, which also will feature music from the muscle cars era. Thirty trophies will be awarded at 3 p.m. to cars in categories based on year, manufacturer and whether they are stock or have been modified.

Also scheduled to appear is 18-year-old drag racer Jeannine Johnson of Puyallup and her new Super Pro alcohol dragster, which has reached 170 mph in quarter-mile races. Children will have the opportunity to get their picture taken in the dragster. A donation of at least $2 is suggested and all proceeds will go to Children’s Hospital, where Johnson is a former patient.

All proceeds from the show will support uncompensated care at Children’s Hospital & Regional Medical Center in Seattle. Last year’s show drew more than 100 cars and raised $4,100 for Children’s Hospital.

Muscle Car Madness IV will take place 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Kent TOP Food & Drug, 26015 104th Ave. S.E.

Pre-registration costs $15 per car and is strongly recommended. The first 100 pre-registered cars each will receive a “goodie” bag. Registration on the day of the show is $20 and begins at 8 a.m. at the Kent TOP Food & Drug.

For more information and registration forms, visit www.MuscleCars4Kids.com or call 206-227-9486.


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