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Start your engines for Greenwood Car Show on Saturday

June 23rd, 2011 · Comments

That low rumbling you’ll hear from Greenwood Avenue North early Saturday morning means the annual Greenwood Car Show is getting underway.

A 1913 Cadillac Phaeton from the 2010 Greenwood Car Show.

Officially running from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., drivers of hot rods, old classics and other sweet rides will begin lining the street starting at 6 a.m. Greenwood Avenue North will be closed from North 68th to North 90th streets from about 5 a.m. to about 7 p.m.

More than 700 vehicles are expected to take part, including vintage fire engines and even a few hydroplanes, and tens of thousands of spectators will stroll the streets. There’s also music, food, a kids zone, and various vendors.

The Greenwood Car Show is produced by the Greenwood Knights car club and is a Seafair sanctioned community event. It’s also a fundraiser for Greenwood Food Bank. A portion of the car entry fees are donated to the food bank, and all attendees are encouraged to bring canned food donations to drop off at the booth or various bins located throughout the show.

The Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St., is hosting a pancake breakfast from 7-11 a.m. Saturday with guest chef Thomas Black. Cost is $5 per person, or $15 per family.

The number 5 Metro bus will be rerouted from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Greenwood Avenue North to 65th Street, to 3rd Avenue NW, to Holman Road. Metro has a pdf detailing the route changes here.

Just after the car show, starting at 6 p.m., the Randy Hicks band will live at Two Birds Tattoo, 7408 Greenwood Ave. N. The all ages show is free.

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