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Retirement Inn car show highlighted by surprise Father's Day gift

The best kept secret in La Conner, eight months in the making, was fueled by an appreciation for vintage cars.

Jason Coughlin waved the checkered flag on a deeply personal covert mission with a classic Father's Day weekend surprise gift at Friday's annual La Conner Retirement Inn Invitational Car Show on N. First Street.

From his childhood, Coughlin knew that his dad, Jim Coughlin, had always wanted a restored Chevrolet Chevelle. The younger Coughlin made that dream come true in dramatic fashion.

The Coughlins toured the car show, hosted by their longtime friend, Shelter Bay resident Bob Ferar...


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