Trends always circle back. Fashion, food and entertainment love to reclaim the pop-culture spotlight. In 1993, the top grossing movie was Jurassic Park. In 2018, we’re still enjoying the oversized, fast-paced, dino-franchise. Honda and Toyota top auto sales both years, and concertgoers of all ages can dance the night away to Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “Baby Got Back.”

On October 5 and 6, come indulge in everything automotive at Quinault Beach Resort and Casino’s annual Show ‘N Shine at the Shores car show in Ocean Shores. While there, make it a weekend to remember with tickets to see the iconic Sir Mix-A-Lot on Saturday night, October 6.

Show ’N Shine is sponsored by Pushrods of Hoquiam, local patron saints of street rodding and racing. They host events throughout Grays Harbor that sponsor college scholarships, high school programs, Meals on Wheels, and domestic violence prevention.

Sir Mix A Lot
After the car show stay and dance the night away with Sir Mix-A-Lot. An avid car guy himself, he’ll be wrapping up the weekend’s festivities. Photo courtesy: Sir Mix-A-Lot

Things kick off with a Poker Run at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 5. Here, participants explore the Ocean Shores area picking up markers from various businesses and restaurants. Winning poker hands can earn exciting rewards.

Saturday will be the full car show, along with vendors, food and drink specials, and more. Lance Lambert of the Vintage Vehicle Show will expertly emcee, handing out $3,000 in cash and prizes. Since the 1990s, his show has amassed fan-favorite status by visiting “America’s best car shows, museums, private collections and restoration facilities” showcasing what they describe as “everything from house-painted and chicken-wired Cuban cars to multi-million dollar classics.”

Anyone with a hotrod can sign up to participate in Show ’N Shine. Preregistration is recommended—and will save you money on fees—but not required. Goodie bags and dash plaques will be presented while supplies last and entry earns you tickets for prize drawings and raffles galore.

Attending the show to explore, wander, shop and daydream is free. Then wander the beach, stop for a bite at one of QBRC’s many dining options, or hit the casino floor.

Quinault Beach Resort and Casino offers entertainment all year round. It hosts what are often the region’s first and last car shows of each year, as well as maintaining a full event calendar. In October alone, the casino will feature Show N Shine, Sir Mix-A-Lot, the Lalas Burlesque Show and the ever popular Halloween Nightmare Ball.

After the car show wraps up, it’s time to put on your dancing shoes when Sir Mix-A-Lot takes the stage. In the years since his hit “Baby Got Back” was released, he hasn’t stopped rocking out with fans globally and nationwide.

“Many artists love to claim they knew they were writing a hit before they wrote lyric one,” he explains. “Actually, I never expected ‘Baby Got Back’ to hit. Twenty-five years ago the climate was so different. Beauty was defined by magazines selling clothes nobody could afford. So, when I wrote BGB I assumed only likeminded people would listen. Who’d a thunk 25 years later….”

QBRC Show N Shine
No matter what time of year, Quinault Beach Resort and Casino is a gorgeous, oceanfront escape from the daily grind. Photo courtesy: Quinault Beach Resort and Casino

Sir Mix-A-Lot himself is a proclaimed car guy. And here we are, still clamoring for seats and ready to dance the night away. Tickets are $25 and available online or at the door.

Like history, our days can slide into a repetitive blur once summer winds down. Treat yourself to an amazing weekend at Quinault Beach. Room packages are still available at the Quinault Sweetgrass Hotel starting at two nights for $199 that include Friday and Saturday night stay, two tickets to Sir Mixalot and breakfast for two at Quinault Beach Resort & Casino.

After 25 years, many of us ruefully echo Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “who’d a thunk…” mentality. But thankfully, unlike 1993’s dubious fashion trends, some things never go out of style. Escape to the beach in a sexy car with the driving rhythm of “Baby Got Back” turned all the way up. Young, old or nicely in-between, that simple two-hour getaway is exactly what the doctor ordered.

Call Quinault Beach at 888-461-2214 with questions or to reserve tickets, a hotel room and dining reservations.


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