Bear hugs: Teddys ‘drive’ vintage cars to hospital

It was a cold December day as four vintage automobiles made their way to Harrison Hospital in Silverdale, Wash.  Along for the ride were over 200 teddy bears.

The Olympic Vintage Auto Club has been collecting and donating teddy bears to the hospital for the past 12 years. They are used in the Emergency Room to comfort young children who arrive there.

For the 2012 holidays, the special delivery cars were a 1933 Packard, 1940 Buick, 1941 Packard and a 1950 Ford.

About the club

The Olympic Vintage Auto Club was established in 1959 with the goal of preservation, restoration, and enjoyment of vintage motor vehicles in stock condition. Ownership of a vintage vehicle is not a requirement for membership. Located west of Seattle on the Olympic Peninsula, this active car club has held annual Swap Meets since 1969. These annual meets have continued to grow over the years to include thousands of buyers and well over 400 vendors. Enthusiasts all over the Pacific Northwest attend this event held at the Kitsap County fairground site on the first weekend in November

To learn more about the non-profit club, go to or make contact by mail at P.O. Box 1614, Silverdale, WA 98383.

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