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Greenwood Car Show rumbles on Saturday

June 23rd, 2010 · Comments

The annual Greenwood Car Show is the one place where people who don’t even really care about cars suddenly go ga-ga over classic hot rods or a fleet of Minis.

Thousands and thousands of people are expected to once again clog the streets of Greenwood-Phinney on Saturday for the 18th annual event, put on by the Greenwood Knights car club. The show will run along Phinney and Greenwood avenues from North 67th Street to North 90th St. and Greenwood Avenue North. That’s longer than in previous years. The show runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., but the crowds historically stay long past 4.

Once again the show is hosted by Lance Lambert and will be filmed for his show, “The Vintage Vehicle Show.” But for the first time, the car show is an officially sanctioned Seafair event.

Lance Lambert filming at last year’s car show.

Admission is free, and includes live music from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and a kids zone, plus food and retail vendors. Beatles tribute band The Nowhere Men will play on the main stage at the corner of North 79th Street, in front of Matt’s Greenwood Auto Care. Also performing will be up-and-coming band Perry Acker and The Greenwood All*Stars.

The Kids Zone is on the lawn of Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church at 75th and Greenwood. PlayMatters will provide free kids activities, and there will be a display of vintage fire trucks from the Last Resort Fire Department.

A vintage hydroplane display from the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum in Kent will be set up in Safeway’s parking lot at North 87th Street and Greenwood Avenue North.

Proceeds from car registrations and vendor sales will be donated to charity. Last year, the Greenwood Car Show donated $8,000 to the Greenwood Food Bank and another $2,000 to the Greenwood Senior Center. This year, all proceeds will go to the food bank. Barrels for donations of non-perishable foods also will be placed throughout the car show, and the Greenwood Food Bank delivery truck will be parking near the south end of the car show to accept donations. Elements Massage will be doing chair massages and donating all tips to the food bank.

The Greenwood Senior Center is holding an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast for $5 from 7-10 a.m. at 525 N. 85th St. You’ll get pancakes, eggs, sausages, juice and coffee to fuel you up for the show.

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