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August 15, 2009

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Classic Chevy show at Issaquah drive-in restaurant Aug. 16

1956 Chevy

This 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Sedan is an example of the vehicles that visitors may see at the Northwest Classic Chevy Club Tri-Five Show. (David White)

Two trademarks of 1950s America, classic cars and the old-fashioned soda joint, will be on display Sunday, Aug. 16 in Issaquah for the world's largest Tri-5 Chevy Show.

The classic Chevrolet cars, trucks and Corvettes, all from 1955-57, will be parked at the XXX Root Beer Drive-in, where a disc jockey will spin tunes popular during the 1950s and 1960s.

The show, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, is free to spectators. Those who want to display their classic Chevys can preregister at for $10 ($20 if you sign up the day of the show).

If they get weary from perusing the classic autos, people can get a quick tuneup at the Drive-in, which features car-themed menu items like the "Incredible" Super Charger, a foot-long chili dog with fries.

--Blythe Lawrence, Seattle Times staff

Northwest Classic Chevy Club Tri-Five Show: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at XXX Root Beer Drive-in, 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd., Issaquah; free (206-235-2559 or


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