The Cars Of Proctor

The Cars Of Proctor
and the North End of Tacoma

Having recently moved to the Proctor District in the North End of Tacoma recently it didn’t take much to fall in love with this place.  The history, the sense of community, the local businesses and the people truly make Proctor a home.

Being in walking or biking distance from the water (kayak time), Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium (and the rest of Point Defiance Park), shopping and restaurants in Proctor as well as Old Town means more exercise.

Our neighbors are always outside.  We chat almost daily and everyone is more than happy to say hello or good morning, especially on our Sunday morning walk to Metropolitan Market for coffee.

We’re close to downtown, the museums, shopping and the Tacoma Dome for events and shows.

What’s most fascinating about this place – the cars.

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Very much absent from here are the high end and luxury brands.  In fact, the new cars are small Fords and other simple, get from point A to point B ones. No extravagance. No “keeping up with the Jonses”.

I was recently reading an article about the lack of cars from my era – the 70s and 80s.  The cars I learned to drive.  The ones I always wanted.  There are usually plenty of collectibles and antiques anywhere but it’s the collection from this time period, some in immaculate condition and others worn and beaten, that call Proctor home which draw my eye.

I’d love your comments and if you can add information from Make to Model to year along with any unique facts, I’d love it.

I’m all about networking and meeting new people. I’m always happy to connect online and if you’re in the Tacoma, WA or South Sound Area, I’d enjoy meeting over a good cup of coffee to chart about social media or life in general.    The coffee is on me!

In the meantime, enjoy my personal thoughts and ramblings.



About Robert Nissenbaum

Kayaker | Speaker | Writer | Consultant. Twisted views on brand, content, social media marketing, Voice of @tsomedia and @wordcampseattle
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