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Drag Strip reunion coming to Arlington

Yakima Resident Danny Pellegrini cleans his 1964 Pontiac Bonneville during last year’s Arlington Drag Strip Reunion and Car Show. This year’s event is taking place Sept. 11. - File photo
Yakima Resident Danny Pellegrini cleans his 1964 Pontiac Bonneville during last year’s Arlington Drag Strip Reunion and Car Show. This year’s event is taking place Sept. 11.
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ARLINGTON — On Sept. 11, car buffs will be able to check out the seventh annual Drag Strip Reunion and Car Show.

The car show, which takes place at the Arlington Airport, has grown from about 250 vehicles in 2004 to roughly 600 in 2009.

Cars typically range from contemporary to custom-made at the all-day show.

Proceeds from the event also go toward the Boys & Girls Club and other local non-profit organizations, said Bill Kinney, car show organizer and director of the Boys & Girls Club.

Kinney said that this year’s show will celebrate longtime drag racer Herb McNutt, who passed away at age 74 in 2009.

McNutt was influential in getting the Drag Strip Reunion and Car Show going seven years ago, Kinney said.

“He was the track manager here in the 1960s,” he said. “He was one of those guys that where he goes, everybody follows.”

The Drag Strip Reunion and Car Show will go from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost for entrants into the show will be $20 in advance, $25 on the day of show.

There will be a $3 entrance fee for spectators.

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