Fleet of classic cars visits Yakima County during tour of the Pacific Northwest

YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. — Have you ever wanted to see an antique Model A car up close and personal? This weekend is your chance as the Model A Touring Club plans a visit to the Central Washington Agricultural Museum in Union Gap this Sunday.

From approx. 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on May 22, 13 Ford Model A cars will make a pitstop at the museum as part of an 18-day tour of the Pacific Northwest.

Already, the group has cruised through the Oregon Coast and parts of central Oregon before riding into central Washington. The group, which began its journey from the Olympic Pennisula, would be happy to speak with community members who want to learn about the vehicles and their history.

In fact, some of the cars might be able to go for a spin with a donation to the Central Washington Ag Museum. You’ll have to ask the vehicles’ owners on the day of the event for specific details.

One highlight of the group is a Model A showcased by Jay Burbank. Back in 2019, Burbank followed the same route driven by Dwight D. Eisenhower and hundreds of servicemen 100 years later to celebrate the anniversary of the tour. Along his route, Burbank invited veterans to sign his car as a symbol of respect and honor for their service to the country.

The Model A Touring Club will also stop at the Railway Museum in Yakima on Saturday afternoon.


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