About Our Sponsor

Eric Berge

The Purple Machine


The Magnolia Village Car Show is an annual event held in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood. Eric V. Berge, a car enthusiast himself and owner of Werner’s Crash Shop sponsors the Magnolia Village Car Show in association with the Magnolia Chamber of Commerce.

Eric has organized this annual event since 2008 after a 3 year absence. The Magnolia Village Car Show is a favorite of local residents, automobile collectors, gearheads and non-gearheads alike. The Magnolia Village Car Show brings together vehicles from vintage, collector and hot rods.

A native of Magnolia Eric knows many of his neighbors are passionate about their cars. No cars are turned away from this annual event.

“The car show is open to anyone who wants to display their car,” says Eric. “We aren’t looking for muscle cars or classic autos from the 1930s. It is a celebration of the car hobby, a day to meet your neighbors and show off your four wheel infatuation and find out what kinds of cars they are into. As one neighbor put it, it is a chance to let the cars out and breathe a little bit.”

Eric has been joined in past shows by fellow car enthusiasts Tom Fraser, (an old family friend) with his 1929 Model A Ford. Paul Bergstrom with his collection of Chevrolets a 1972 Nova and the 1986 Camaro driven in the Nevada Silver State Classic in 2003 at an average speed of 173.504 mph. Todd Paulsen with his 1957 Chevrolet Corvette. Mike Soldano with his 1930 Model A Ford. In 2012 Eric showed of his 1963 Plymouth Sport Fury known as The Purple Project and his T-Bucket known as the Strawberry Alarm Clock.