June 20, 2014

Auto Briefs

Arts cars part of show-packed weekend; Lincoln, GMC brands satisfy

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The Phone Car, built on a 1975 Volkswagen Beetle chassis, will be among the art cars on display this weekend. (Courtesy of Seattle Art Car Blowout)

Art cars are part of busy show weekend
The first weekend of summer kicks off with a variety of car shows and events.

Seattle Art Car Blowout: Approximately 60 art cars from all over the U.S. will showcase artistic creativity Saturday and Sunday as part of the Fremont Fair. The cars will be lined up in the parking lot below North 34th Street and Phinney Avenue North. LeMay — America's Car Museum will preview 20 of the art cars today in Tacoma. For details, visit seattleartcars.org.

Cruise to the Park: The Solid Rock Cruisers club presents classic cars and live music in Covington. The show is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Wes Denison Field. For details, visit solidrockcruisers.com.

Drive-in movie: The LeMay museum kicks off its summer drive-in movie series on Saturday with "Cars." The free movie will show on a 40-foot screen at the Haub Family Showfield. Parking starts at 4:30 p.m., and the movie begins at dusk. Other movies in the series are "Smokey and the Bandit" on July 26 and "American Graffiti" on Aug. 16. For details, visit lemaymuseum.org.

Italian Concours d'Elegance: Italian cars such as Lamborghinis and Maseratis will show at Kirkland's Carillon Point from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5. For details, visit carillon-point.com.

Honda Civic Tour tickets: Tickets go on sale at noon today for the Honda Civic Tour coming to Marymoor Park in Redmond on Aug. 10. Bands include Grouplove and Portugal. The Man. For details, visit marymoorconcerts.com.
NWautos staff

Lincoln, GMC brands offer most satisfaction
Lincoln and GMC are the highest-rated brands in the 18th annual Vehicle Satisfaction Awards by consulting firm AutoPacific. Lincoln was the most satisfying premium brand, while GMC earned most satisfying popular brand. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class posted the best overall score. AutoPacific identified vehicles based on responses from more than 92,000 new-vehicle owners.
Detroit Free Press

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