Apr. 26, 2010 at 4:04pm2010 WA Hot Rod Hall of Fame Awards

I had the pleasure last night to attend the Washington State Hot Rod Hall of Fame’s Annual awards banquet at the Tacoma Convention Center.  For those of you who have not attended this event in the past, I would recommend making it next year:  the 2011 banquet will be held at the Everett Holiday Inn in conjunction with the Cruizin' to Colby show.

In addition to a  large and enthusiastic crowd (estimated to be over 600), there was a nice selection of raffle prizes and several new inductees were named, in addition to the 40+ past inductees who were honored:

Outstanding Young Hot Rodders: 
- Andy Patton
- Nick Lampert

50 Year Club Awards:
- Beach Barons
- Mo-Taters
- Pacific NW Region Porsche Club
- Pushrods of Hoquiam, Rakers

2010 Club of the Year:
- Seattle Rod-Tiques

Inducted Members:
- Don Amundson
- Larry Berkovich
- Jon Byers
- Russ Divers
- Mike Mooney
- Henry Nelson

$7,000 was raised  for the favorite charity of the group, The Burned Children Recovery Foundation, and an announcement was made about the reforming of the Northwest Car Club Council. The Council was originally formed about 50 years ago to help legitimize the car clubs of the era and the stated mission today is to advocate the hobby to the many young people who will become the future of the hobby.

MC Lance Lambert did an outstanding job of both keeping the event going, and having some fun along the way! 


Having never attended a banquet before, we found it to be extremely informative regarding the WSHRHF, what we stand for and what is being done to promote hotrodding. Living on the East side of the mountain, we had no idea of this and now since I've been inducted as a member, which by the way is the most exciting and honorable award that I have ever received, we will be encouraging and letting other hotrodders know of the event and how important it is to attend!

I was especially impressed with your working with the Children's Burn Center. Having been on the Fire Department for over 25 years, I've unfortunately seen several burn victims. Having been burnt myself, I can completely relate to what the kids are going through -- people do treat you differently. It was heartwarming to see the kids at camp where they can be completely themselves! Good job!

Thank you to all of you for all of your hard work! We will be there next year!
Mike & Judy Mooney on 4/28/2010 at 6:52am

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