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By Jeremy Burnham
The Times 

Social Distancing Cruise In

Davenport cart buffs drive into Spokane event

 

Last updated 4/23/2020 at 6:02pm

Brian Curtis | Special to The Times

Classic cars line up in Spokane for the Miss Shifters Car Club cruise April 18.

DAVENPORT - With the state still practicing social distancing, entertainment options are slim.

But on April 18, Davenport residents Brian and Barb Curtis found a gem.

Brian caught word that the Miss Shifters Car Club of Spokane was having a car cruise on Division Street in Spokane.

Curtis, who is a member of the Davenport Road Knights Car Club, said knowledge of the cruise was spread only by word of mouth. He said he was told that because of the short notice, only about a dozen cars were expected.

That estimate was wrong... Very wrong.

Brian Curtis | Special to The Times

Car show participants left an empty parking stall between each of their vehicles.

"Much to their surprise, 40 -50 cars showed up," Curtis said. "That's what happens when we are cooped up in our shops fixing all the little details and then wait for the first event of the year."

Curtis said cars parked before the cruise were spaced apart and social distancing was maintained.

"We arrived to see a dozen or so cars already parked, spaced apart by the lot markings," Curtis said. "That plan didn't work as more and more arrived, filling the area completely and overflowing into the next lot. There was a big turnout of really cool cars."

Curtis said the event brought much-needed enjoyment to the people who attended it.

"Every participant was smiling, enjoying the sunny day and warm spring temperatures" Curtis said. "It was well-planned and well-attended by enthusiasts from all over the area. Thanks to The Miss Shifters, we enjoyed the day."

 

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