Just to get us started, here are some shots of the “car show” as I think we can call it, stage of the Leavenworth Drive on June 18, 2011.  A record number of over 100o European cars convened at Bellevue Community College to raise money for charity (this year Children’s Hospital).  Mainly VW and Audi with some Porsche, BMW, Mini with a few other random cars then all leave at once, hitting the Washington freeways and heading to descend on Leavenworth.

The Leavenworth Drive has been around for a few years now but this was our first year of participation.  In spite of the Bellevue rain, it was a lot of fun to see all the cars. Once we made it out of the parking lot (at least an hour process) hitting the traffic on the freeway was just slightly stressful!  We saw at least one fellow driver wreck it but managed to weave ourselves in and out of traffic, staying close to the rest of the pack until we got out of town and to the open road. Surrounded by VWs and so on, everyone with their cameras, video cameras, and V’s flying out their windows – we were on our way!

Over the course of the event we captured several hundred photos.  It’s taking me longer than expected to clean them up, play with them and just organize the dang things.  This should give you an idea to start with and I’ll post more ASAP.  Enjoy!

One by one they file in, having paid their $10 entrance fee, while we wait under a big fir tree trying to keep the camera dry!

I believe the cars took up 4 parking lots at this community college!

A VW Taxi!

(must add that this is not the best photo shop job in the world, but I’m working on it)

Hello, SWEET car!

But wait, an hour later they are still filing in!

Interesting Audi wagon.  The entire outside of the car was painted as if to see through the metal to the insides.  Pretty cool.

This says it all.

Here we are upon arriving to the hotel in Bellevue on Friday night before the drive.  We’re at the far left.

Many VWs in the hotel parking lot that night.

Stay tuned for more!