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The 2017 Dream Builders Car Show will be held July 1st at the Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Washington, with all proceeds going to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Snohomish County!

Last year——in just our third year——we had over 450 cars, over 5,000 people in attendance throughout the day, and raised over $35,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters bringing our three year total to over $75,000 raised!!! That’s a growth of 250% from our first year, and we will continue to grow at a rapid pace with the reputation we have achieved! Last year we cracked the top 10 on King 5’s Best in Western Washington at #8 for “Best Local Event,” and this year we've been voted the #1 "Best Local Event" on Seattle A-List's Best in Washington!

Here are a few numbers to look at:

  •  Last year we opened out website for preregistration January 8th. By January 22nd we had over 100 preregistered, and by show day we had 275. Average shows locally get between 25 and 50 preregistered by show day!
  • Registrations in year 1: 240
  • Registrations in year 2: 300+…and unfortunately we had to turn away more than 100 cars because we were FULL by 8:30am!
  • Registrations in year 3: 450+ ...on the same day as the Good Guys Nationals Car Show, the Lake Stevens Aqua-Fest Car Show, and the Kirkland Classic Car Show! This next year we've adjusted our date to maximize registrations!

Here’s a look into the Dream Builders Car Show experience:

So you’re at the show, you’ve seen all of the cars, and your feet are tired. Time to go? NOPE!! Take a seat in the grandstands and watch cars rip around the track!

If you’re 21 years or older, you can head to the Speedway Beer Garden for an ice-cold brew, with only a fence separating you and your friends from the starting line!

Ears pounding from the roaring motors? Soothe your soul with the sweet sound of music performed by multiple live bands. When the band stops playing, our DJ keeps the beats going!

By now your feet are probably ready to get back out there and check out our sponsors and vendors on Vendors Row, showcasing area businesses and entrepreneurs who have generously opened their hearts and wallets in support of our cause.

Be sure to purchase raffle tickets for our Prize Raffle and 50/50 Raffle!

And just before we hand out the awards, make your way up to the grandstands to watch motorcycles and cars battle it out in our Loudest Engine Contest, followed up by our tire-shredding Burnout Contest!

Just as we have in years past, we will be giving out over 100 awards, with classes for any and every type of vehicle, including multiple classes for various Motorcycles, Cars Pre-1930s through 2015, Exotics, Muscle, Imports, Grocery-Getters, Rat Rods, Off-Road, Semi Trucks, and Tractors…just to name a few. When we say we have a class for everything, we mean it!

Here’s the driving force behind the Dream Builders Car Show—Steve Myers:

In 1994, the course of my life changed forever. Big Brothers Big Sisters had managed to create the “perfect match.” That’s when I met my “Big Brother” Rich, at the age of 10.

I grew up with just my mom and my sister around. Mom was working two, sometimes three jobs, all while going to school, and still managing to get home to put dinner on the table for us kids.

But she needed help. My dad wasn’t around, due to addiction and abuse, and I needed a male mentor to give me the guidance that my mom just wasn’t sure how to give. And as strong of a woman as she is—and I’ve never met any stronger—she found the help in the most amazing organization I’ve ever had the pleasure in being a part of, Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Rich has been, above all, a role model. He has been the man I have looked to for all of those things most kids would go to their dad for. He’s been the closest thing to a father figure I’ve ever had.

We’ve done everything together—everything any young boy would cherish and love to do with dad. We went to Sonics games and Mariners games, we played all types of sports together, specifically basketball. Rich even coached my basketball team for a year. We’re both very competitive. You name it, we’ve made a competition out of it!

We went camping, did lunches, saw movies, went to the batting cages and played golf, and participated in every event Big Brothers Big Sisters offered, along with volunteer events…the list goes on and on.

We’ve had so much fun over the years. But it’s been much more than fun and games.

Rich helped shape me from a 10-year-old kid with no direction to a man who wants to give back… and it’s all thanks to Big Brothers Big Sisters!

—Steve Myers

Below is a video of my "Big Brother" Rich Olson and I being interviewed on the set of Q13 Fox Morning News!

Q13 Fox Interview

Below is a video of my “Big Brother” Rich winning Big Brother of the Year 19 years ago, after being matched with me for just two years.

In the beginning!

The video below is where it all started for me.

This was my first fundraising effort for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Snohomish County.
But to me it wasn't enough. I set a goal for $5000, and I only raised $1500.
So from there I decided I would plan a car show which could be a way for me to continually give back to this amazing organization,
and the Dream Builders Car Show was born.

Giving Back

Above is my Big Brother Rich (right) and I on my wedding day.

Just as he was then, he has always been there for me whenever I’ve needed him.

Here are some other success stories from Big Brothers Big Sisters:

30 Year Match

Kathy and Michi

84% of former Littles surveyed agree
that their Big taught them the importance of helping others.