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The Seattle Sketcher

An illustrated journal of life in the Puget Sound region by Times artist Gabriel Campanario.

Category: Cars


August 8, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Drive-up mural isn’t just any old roadside attraction


Sketched July 31, 2014

Jeri Drager’s collection of classic American cars off Highway 99 in Shoreline is a bright spot amid a bland landscape. He sells most of his cars at trade shows — Bruce Willis bought one in Idaho — and over the Internet, so few people visit his showroom or even know it’s here. But a new mural he recently commissioned is attracting more onlookers, including this sketcher.


Comments | More in Artspotting, Businesses, Cars | Topics: Highway 99, Shoreline

November 5, 2012 at 8:58 AM

Retired fisherman not caught up in party lines

Sketched Oct. 30, 2012 If you’ve seen Brian Mullen driving his little Ford Festiva around Seattle lately, you know who has his vote. The retired Seattle fisherman picks candidates, not parties, to support, and encourages others to “mix your colors; vote bipartisan.” It runs in the familiy, Mullen said. Of his six children, three are Democrat and…


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September 21, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Electrifying use of a used car

Sketched Sept. 18, 2012 The odometer on my 1999 Chevrolet Prizm is nearing 100,000 miles, so it may be time to get a new and more fuel-efficient model. If money were no object, I’d buy one of those nifty Chevy Volts. Or, if I were more car savvy, I could follow Jeff Finn’s example. The 71-year-old Bellevue…


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August 20, 2010 at 5:24 PM

“Rolling pieces of art” arrive at Columbia Plaza on Sunday

Sketched Aug. 18 at Columbia Plaza My Thursday post featuring members of Old Rides Seattle and their vintage automobiles drew some interesting comments I wasn’t quite expecting. “Beetlejuice” wrote that these cars should be filled with concrete and buried. “They are a waste of space,” he wrote. Terry Parkhurst made the point…


Comments | More in Cars | Topics: Columbia City