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New Classic Car Show and RC Car Race offers family fun at the Kittitas Valley Event Center June 30

Kittitas County, WA - 04/23/2018 - ChillAxle will feature activities and attractions for kids of all ages!

In addition to the display of more than 100 collector cars showcased across the grounds, the first annual ChillAxle: Central Washington Car Show and RC Car Race will offer an abundance of activities and attractions for families and children at the Kittitas Valley Event Center on Saturday June 30, 2018.

Featuring an array of vintage domestics and imports and displays from local car clubs, the show will offer a special look at some special cars in our indoor venues. The Grand Boulevard is our outside venue providing show-goers with an historical walk-through of automotive history, with a display of the finest classic and historic vehicles from all eras. 

For kids of all ages, ChillAxle will supply an endless amount of fun. In our indoor arena we’ll set up a challenging race track where RC enthusiasts will run heats throughout the day and compete for prizes. There will be three racing brackets and possibly rock crawling. The cost to enter the races is $15 first bracket, $10 for any additional bracket per driver. All the race entry fees will be paid out to the winners. On Friday night racers will have an open track to practice and again on Saturday morning. We are also considering a special race just for kids under 12.

Presented by the Kittitas Valley Event Center, the Ellensburg Daily Record, and Jerrol’s, ChillAxle promises a fun summer day for everyone. Great music, good food and fabulous cars can be found around the grounds. Starting in the evening of the same day, American Thunder Motorsports will be in the Rodeo Arena with their American Thunder Thrill Show! This 2 hour show has Monster Trucks, Hollywood Stunt Show, Mega Trucks, and the Jet Meltdown Exhibition. Tickets for that show will be available from American Thunder Motorsports at a later date.

“The passion for cars starts very early, so it was important to us to provide a wealth of fun activities for kids,” said Jill Scheffer, the Director of the Kittitas Valley Event Center.  “This new event will entertain kids of all ages and give our visitors a chance to see RC car racing up close.”

Public admission to ChillAxle is free. To sign up as a racer for the RC Car Race please go to To enter your classic car in the car show ($25/car), please go to and download the forms. 

ChillAxle is supported by event sponsors including,, the Kittitas Valley Event Center, the Ellensburg Daily Record, Jerrol’s, and Armstrong’s Stove and Spas. We welcome additional sponsors and vendors by calling the Event Center at 509-962-7639.

More information is available at or by calling 509-962-7639.

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Contact: Kittitas Valley Event Center 509-962-7639