Cars and colors cruise along Colby

EVERETT — Downtown Everett on Monday was a canvas of cherry red, candy-apple blue and leopard print, the streets lined with classic cars and their admirers.

“I’m addicted to cars,” said Gary Scripture, of Seattle, who brought his wife, Laura, to the annual Cruzin’ to Colby car show.

The newlyweds were checking out an array of Volkswagen vans. The Red Hot Chili Peppers blasted from nearby speakers.

Nicholas Dykstra, a second-grader at Lowell Elementary, walked down Hewitt Avenue with his mom, Della. One of their family friends had a car on display, she said.

“I get to see different kinds of cars, and I get to eat this,” Nicholas said, holding up his blue and red snow cone.

The Street Freak Kruzrs club’s Steve Mallory showed his shiny, seashell-blue 1970 Chevrolet C20.

“We call it pretty,” he said. “Some girls call it sexy.”

Karmen Wood-Skinner enjoyed a bit of shade next to her uncle’s 1966 Ford F100 named “Old Blue.”

Wood-Skinner’s business, Rosewood Photography, often is a vendor at the event, offering retro pinup-style photo shoots, she said.

For Cruzin’ to Colby, she donned red heels, a faux fur stole and a 1940s “victory roll” hairstyle.

Wood-Skinner had planned to bring her own 1965 Ford, but, “It’s not being so nice today,” she said.

Elsewhere, attendees munched on hot dogs, sloppy joes and caramel corn. They bought raffle tickets for prizes such as fuzzy dice, car wax and pasta makers.

A live band played oldies hits, like “Love Potion No. 9.”

This weekend marked Steve Hudson’s 15th year in a row at Cruzin’ to Colby, he said.

Hudson, 67, of Renton, is the original owner of his ivory 1968 Pontiac GTO with a green-gold interior. He likes the wide, flat sidewalks downtown, and the cafes and antique stores, he said. He knows he can count on a pleasant day.

“The setting is right. The city is clean,” he said.

Cruzin to Colby also is a tradition for Ken Thomas, of Lake Stevens, who was happy to see the sunshine. He brought his manta green 1957 Chevy.

“It’s in my blood, hot rods,” he said.

Rikki King: 425-339-3449; rking@heraldnet.com.

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