Our 11th Season Opener!
Apr
6
9:00 AM09:00

Our 11th Season Opener!

Welcome to our tenth anniversary and the start of our eleventh season! We’re going to stand around and count the wrinkles since we began! Some of the people who participate were just kids when we started and are now helping us put on a great show. We can’t thank you all enough and look forward to seeing you all on our season opener.

This is the first time most of us will have seen each other since the fall when we wrapped up our last season. Once again, we’re all a little fatter, slower, but still excited to make E@RTC an exciting part of our week.

For those of you new to E@RTC, we run every Saturday it’s not 30% chance of rain or higher until sometime in the fall. We have special events where we just kick things up a notch, but we’re otherwise there every Saturday. Our opener is always one of our biggest days of the season so it’s one you don’t want to miss. If you intend to show your car, make sure it fits the criteria and come early. The lot will be full by 9 AM.

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German Car Day
Jun
22
9:00 AM09:00

German Car Day

Our annual German Car Day kicks off the first special event of the season, where on this unique Saturday we highlight a theme and invite exotics, rare and classic cars from this point of origin to park in the center of the mall. This is always a huge event so it’s one you don’t want to miss. If you do miss it, your friends won’t forgive you for a very long time.

Like every Saturday throughout our season, we still have cars from other parts of the world so for those of you driving other exotic and rare cars, you’re still welcome to be a part of E@RTC on that special day.

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Italian Car Day and out 10th Anniversary Party
Jul
6
9:00 AM09:00

Italian Car Day and out 10th Anniversary Party

Not only is it going to be one of our biggest events of the season, but we also plan to throw a party while we’re there. Can you believe we made it ten years? We had our roots in Italian cars and therefore we thought it was the perfect day to have a great event, plus the weather is likely to be incredible.

We will post more details about this party as the date gets closer. We plan to have live music in addition to the live people.

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British Car Day
Sep
14
9:00 AM09:00

British Car Day

This is another one of our favorite events and the last big event of the season. The British car folks always impress us by what they bring and the quality of cars that show up each time we make this a special day. It’s one you don’t want to miss!

This event also brings a massive turnout of all things British and each year we see more and more participation from both car owners and spectators. Come join us for the last big event of the season!

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Classic, Muscle and Collectible Car Day
Sep
8
9:00 AM09:00

Classic, Muscle and Collectible Car Day

We had such a good time last year with these events and decided to combine them into one big party. We had some confusion about what the differences were between some events and while they did have some overlap in areas, we thought, well, why not just bring them all together for one big party!

This event will be a busy day because of the Wheels and Heels Annual Gala down at America's Car Museum that same afternoon. You will need a yard pass for the entire day so start sucking up right now. Better yet, bring that significant other with you for a very good time all day.

It's not our last day of the season. Nope. We continue straight through to around mid-October when it starts to get miserable outside and we're all sick of each other. This however is the last special day event of the season so please come out!

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British Car Day
Aug
4
9:00 AM09:00

British Car Day

This is another favorite event and one of our biggest draws. We get everything from British classics to the latest from Aston Martin. This is a wonderful group that we're always thrilled to host. For those who are less familiar, this is one of those events that always surprises everyone by the depth and magnificence of the cars that show up.

We always get tremendous feedback from this show and we look forward to it every year. We will post more details as we get closer to the event day. This is a save the date for now.

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Italian Car Day
Jul
21
9:00 AM09:00

Italian Car Day

We're combining all things Italian into one big giant Italian car-fest! We are combining Ferrari and Lamborghini, Maserati and Alfa, not to mention other fine Italian works of art into one beautiful day. You don't want to miss this one!

This is one of our most popular events all season and we've moved it to July so that we're in the very best weather possible. We will post more details as we get closer to this huge event that you don't want to miss.

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German Car Day
Jun
2
9:00 AM09:00

German Car Day

German Car Day will be a "Rain or Shine" event, our only one of our 2018 season. If it does rain, we will have it in the parking structure behind Starbucks and if it's nice it will be Center Circle. This is our first theme event of the season and one of our biggest participant days.

We will see a wide range of German exotics, everything from Porsche to uh, Porsche... and some other cars such as BMW, Mercedes, etc., along with a bit of the unusual. We will have more to write on the subject as we get closer but wanted to at least get this on your calendar for 2018 so you're not all upset if your significant other scheduled you for a waxing on that day.

 

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Season Ten Opening Day 2018 April 7, 2018
Apr
7
9:00 AM09:00

Season Ten Opening Day 2018 April 7, 2018

We begin our tenth season of E@RTC. To celebrate this historic event, the Navy is going to bring the USS Gerald R. Ford to the west parking lot. It will be towed in by the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler. (Don't worry, we'll make it fit.)

This is always our biggest day of the season. We had about 550 cars show up in 2017, so we're going to expand our lots for the 2018 season to accommodate even more cars. It's going to be our biggest opener ever.

Stay tuned for more details!

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America's Car Museum End of the Year Fender Bender
Sep
9
9:00 AM09:00

America's Car Museum End of the Year Fender Bender

Oh, this day starts out tame enough with our normal event, weather permitting. We head down to Tacoma for America's Car Museum's big end of the season bash called the Summer-Ender Fender-Bender which is a rain-or-shine event. So if we're rained out on Saturday, there is still something fun to do at the museum! Come join us as we will all be there!

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Lamborghini Day
Aug
12
9:00 AM09:00

Lamborghini Day

All six Lamborghinis will be here that day. Just kidding! Just Kidding! Come on! Actually, we should have a very nice showing of Lamborghinis from the community. While its true that they are outnumbered by Ferraris, they are still a sight to behold when they show up and we have some incredible examples here in the Northwest. 

The Lamborghini community has grown a lot since we first started E@RTC on that cold day in February 2009. We actually used an LP640 roadster as a hand warmer. One of the founders was a Lamborghini owner and so our roots are there from day-uno.

If you plan to show your Lamborghini, we suggest you get there early so we can get you in the best spot for photos.

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Classic Car Day
Jul
29
9:00 AM09:00

Classic Car Day

We will see some real beauties this day! This is a day we've been look forward to for a long time. Our goal is to get as many classics as we can find so don't miss this one. It's a new event for us, but we think it will be extremely cool. Vic's buying breakfast.

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Porsche Day
Jul
1
9:00 AM09:00

Porsche Day

This is one of our larger car events as measured by the number of Porsches that come out each year. The Porsche Club is very large and well organized and able to draw some of the most enthusiastic members to come join us on this day. We usually reach maximum capacity so be sure to come early!

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Ferrari Day
Jun
10
9:00 AM09:00

Ferrari Day

This is an amazing event where you will see some of the most valuable and coveted Ferraris in the US. We're not kidding even a little. This is truly a special event and we feel extremely fortunate to have some of the most serious collectors participate in this wonderful day. Each year you get to see Ferraris that are so rare people come a very long way just to see them. You don't want to miss this day.

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British Car Day
May
20
9:00 AM09:00

British Car Day

This is one of our favorite events. We've had bad luck with weather for British Car Day two years in a row and we hope this isn't the case this year. Without a doubt, this is the most polite and gracious group to come and visit us each year. The event is extremely popular with both participants and spectators and some of these beauties are rarely seen outside of this event.

Because it's such a huge draw, we recommend that all participants get there early!

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America's Car Museum Exotic Show Opener
May
6
12:00 PM12:00

America's Car Museum Exotic Show Opener

Even thought E@RTC is canceled this Saturday, ACM is still having their show because it's indoors so head down to Tacoma to attend the grand opening of the exotics exhibit!


This spring America’s Car Museum will open its latest exhibit Exotics@ACM – Seductive Super Cars. Opening May 5, Exotics@ACM will focus on the crème de la crème of exotic cars that embody the world’s best designs, technology and performance.

The Exotics@ACM exhibit will frame the story around cars built in the last fifty years with an emphasis on those launched in the 21st Century. While encouraging a dialog with guests as to what cars “fit” in an exotic car exhibit, the Museum will focus on brand, design, technology and performance to guide the exhibit’s visual imagery, storytelling and vehicle selection.

Private owners wishing to participate in the exhibit have an opportunity to nominate their cars for consideration by the ACM Curation staff. Ultimately, twenty-five cars will be selected for the first rotation of the year-long exhibit. To keep the exhibit fresh, subsequent rotations will occur throughout the lifespan of Exotics@ACM.

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