About Our Club
We began in the fall of 1982 as a multi-make car club under the name of Mill Town Car Club. The following month, by unanimous vote, this was changed to Port Gardner Vintage Auto Club. Initial membership was generated by word-of-mouth and an ad in the Everett Herald. The first meetings were in members' homes-but as interest grew, the need for a larger meeting place became apparent so, as of January 1983, the Everett Firefighters' Museum became the official meeting place for many years. The club now meets at the new Everett Firefighters Hall at 2411 Hewitt Avenue just east of Broadway.
Regular club meeting dates are the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Exceptions are in the summer months when potluck meetings can be held outdoors, either on a regular meeting night or a Saturday or Sunday. Advance notices always appear in the monthly EXHAUST REPORT newsletter, and are also announced at club meetings. From June to October, these meetings are held at members homes or other outside locations.
This is a family-oriented car club with everyone contributing to club functions. Funds raised through club activities go toward holiday food baskets, local food banks, and other local charitable organizations. A silent auction every November is dedicated to this fund.
Past tours have included overnighters to Portland, Oregon; Vancouver, B.C; Seaside, Oregon; and to Coupeville, Roche Harbor, Deer Harbor and Winthrop in Washington. Members have participated in numerous day trips, potluck dinner meetings, kite flies, bowling tourneys, pizza feeds, car shows, parades, garage & museum tours, swap meets, and visits to special interest businesses.
From 1988 to 1994 the club chaired the car show held during the Marysville Strawberry Festival, and brought back the Aquafest Classic Car Show to Lake Stevens in the Summer of 1997. For 2007 and 2008 we moved our show to Asbury Field in Marysville. Since 2009 we have partnered with Bill Kinney founder of the Arlington Drag Strip Reunion and Car Show.