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LeMay Family
Collection Foundation
Marymount Event Center
325 152nd ST E
Tacoma, WA 98445 [ Map ]
Tel: 253.272.2336
Fax: 253.779.0919

Tours start at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm

Tours start at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm

36th Annual LeMay Car Show

+ Auction & Swap Meet

36th LeMay Car Show FlyerAugust 31, 2013 - 9:00am-5:00pm

The LeMay Car Show has been an annual tradition for more than 30 years. Our show is an amazing assortment of over 1,000 vintage vehicles with additional collections of dolls, antiques, and other nostalgic memorabilia. Donations and proceeds from this event benefit the LeMay Family Collection Foundation, a non-profit organization.

Admission & Hours

General Admission - $10
Children (aged 6-17) - $5
LeMay Family Collection Members – FREE

Buy Tickets online in advance or admission may be purchased at entry gate.

Show Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm
Auction Preview 9:00am-1:00pm, Auction starts at 1:00pm
Collector Car Entry 8:00am

*Please be prepared to show your membership card at entry gate for free admission (or become a LeMay Family Collection member at the gate!) 

**No additional discounts or group rates are offered at this event.

History of the Show & How It Works

What started as a small gathering of friends of Harold & Nancy LeMay with lemonade served on the front porch has grown to be an eagerly anticipated event attended by thousands of automotive lovers! The LeMay Car Show is definitely a unique event. Over 500 vintage vehicles from the LeMay Family Collection are on view at Marymount, plus hundreds more at the LeMay home grounds, and local owners of vintage cars bring those vehicles for display on the Marymount show fields (NOTE: This is NOT a judged car show). Other show features include: a Car Club Corral, a vintage car auction held in the afternoon, and there will even be an automotive swap meet! 

Auction Information

We will auction nearly 100 vintage vehicles at Marymount on car show day, and . Auction preview starts at 9am on sale day, and the auction is administered by Lucky Collector Car Auctions. This auction is open to consignment! Register as a bidder or learn more about consigning a vehicle on the auction website ( A preliminary lot listing of vehicles is listed online, and any specific auction-related inquiries or interest in consignments may be directed to the auction administrators (206.467.6531 or

Commercial Vendors & Swap Meet Vendors 

Food vendors will be on-site at both locations during this event, and we will have a swap meet on-site all day at Marymount. This is primarily an antique automotive swap meet. The booth spaces are 10' x 20' for $35 ea. Complete a Swap Meet Vendor Registration to reserve your booth space. If you are interested in being a regular commercial vendor at this event, complete a Commercial Vendor Registration Form - non-automotive swap meet vendors may be positioned in a different location than the Swap Meet vendors.     

Car Show Volunteers

The LeMay Car Show relies on volunteers to make the event possible. It's a fun day, but it takes a lot people to make it happen - room hosts, parking and traffic control, ticket sales, check-in... the list of volunteer positions could go on and on. We ask each of our volunteers to complete a Car Show Volunteer Registration Form by August 1st so we can assign positions and be prepared for the big day in advance.

Car Club Corral

If your car club would like to be part of the Car Club Corral at this event, we welcome your participation! There is no extra charge to participate in the special Car Club Corral area – clubs simply pre-pay General Admission ($10 per person) for their vehicle owners, and they get premier, reserved parking for their club’s vehicles to park together to showcase their car club. Email to reserve your Car Club Corral spaces!

Parking & Shuttle Transportation

Individuals who would like to show their personal collector cars at this event are welcome to bring those vehicles for display at Marymount (325 152nd ST E Tacoma, WA 98445) - gates open for collector cars at 8:00am. All other public parking on car show day is at designated nearby schools and churches (see map and key below). Red buses loop between the P1, P2 & P3 parking lots and the LeMay home grounds. Blue buses loop between the P4, P5 parking lots and the Marymount grounds. Green shuttles transfer between the Marymount and LeMay home grounds. When leaving the show, make sure to get back on the same-colored bus in which you arrived. All parking lots will be clearly marked with directional signage. 

P1 - Washington High School - North (Ainsworth & Tule Lake RD)

P2 - Rainier View Church (Ainsworth & Tule Lake RD)

P3 - Washington High School - South (Ainsworth & Tule Lake RD)

P4 - Faith Community Church (10th AVE E & 152nd ST)

P5 - Spanaway Jr. High School (157th ST E & B ST)

P6 - Marymount North Field (138th ST & 4th AVE E) (NEW!)

Driving Directions

From Interstate 5 - Exit #127 East to State Hwy 512. 

1st Off-Ramp on Hwy 512: (Steele ST exit) Turn left at light. Stay on Steele/Spanaway Loop RD. Turn left to Tule Lake RD. Turn left at Ainsworth. Parking lots P1 & P3 are on Ainsworth. 

2nd Off-Ramp on Hwy 512: (Pacific AVE exit) Turn right at light to Pacific AVE. From Pacific: Option 1) Turn left at 138th Street, Turn right on 4th Ave, follow signs to Marymount North Field lot P6. Option 2) Turn left at 159th ST E. Parking lot P5 signs at East B ST.

Contact Us / More Information

If you have any other questions or inquiries about this event, please email us at or call 253.272.2336 for more information.

The Marymount Event Center offers unique indoor and outdoor spaces for limitless event possibilities.

August 27, 2011
34th Annual LeMay Car Show