Upcoming pin-up competition and car show prepares to ‘Shift into Summer’

BREMERTON — Spring may have only just arrived, but for one group in Bremerton, it’s already time to start preparing for summer.

Brandy Morrow is organizing the second Shift into Summer pin-up competition and car show, noon to 5 p.m. June 10 in the McCloud’s Bar and Grill parking lot, 2901 Perry Ave. NE, Bremerton.

This event started last year when a friend of Morrow’s decided that she wanted to present a pin-up competition, as such events haven’t often been held in the area. When that friend moved, Morrow decided to take up the organizer mantle this year and present it again.

“The first year, to me, was a great community response,” Morrow said. “We got a lot of positive feedback on it. We got a lot of people … asking when it was going to go on again.”

This year’s event will include feature 12 pin-up girls competing, with the theme of “city pin ups v. country dames.” Morrow said they are accepting applications for that contest; applicants will be narrowed to the final 12 for the competition. Two winners will be selected based on judges’ scores and audience votes.

There will also be a car show, which Morrow said will have both a judge-decided and voter-selected winner.

But it’s not just a competition: the event will include crafts, games, opportunities to get pictures with the pin-up models and the cars, vendors and more.

“It’s a family event, brings community together, brings people out to have a good time,” Morrow said. “People love to show their cars off … People like nice, old-style cars and hot rods and things like that. It brings the whole community together.”

The event itself is free, but people are invited to bring school supplies to donate to #DocLuvTheKids, a nonprofit that donates school supplies such as book bags, paper, pencils notebooks and more to local students.

“My goal is to bring some family fun to the community, and also help a local nonprofit supply school supplies to local kids,” Morrow said.

If you are interested in participating in Shift into Summer, contact Morrow at 360-525-4312 or go to goo.gl/agzoTV. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/shiftintosummer.

Michelle Beahm is a reporter for Kitsap News Group. She can be reached at mbeahm@soundpublishing.com.

The participants in the 2016 Shift into Summer pin-up competition.                                Courtesy of Brandy Morrow

The participants in the 2016 Shift into Summer pin-up competition. Courtesy of Brandy Morrow