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Greenwood, start your engines! Car Show tomorrow closes down Greenwood Avenue to show off hundreds of classic cars

June 29th, 2012 · Comments

The repaving of Greenwood Avenue North is complete, just in time for the annual Greenwood Car Show on Saturday. The road will be closed for about a mile and a half, from North 65th to North 90th streets, to allow for tens of thousands of people to ooh and aah over hundreds of classic and cool cars.

The show runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., but the street closes starting at 5 a.m. and lasting until 6:30 p.m. The cross streets of North 80th and 85th will remain open. Seattle Police will direct traffic and pedestrians.

It’s free to attend, but the organizers, the Greenwood Knights will give a portion of the car entry fees to local charities. Last year, the Greenwood Knights gave $10,000 to the Greenwood Food Bank and $3,000 to the Greenwood Senior Center.

The city is expecting about 60,000 people to attend. Lance Lambert, producer and host of TV’s long-running “The Vintage Vehicle Show,” will once again emcee the awards ceremony starting at 3 p.m.

The Greenwood Senior Center is hosting a pancake breakfast from 7-11 a.m. at 525 N. 85th St. Cost is $5 for adults or $15 for the whole family. You’ll get pancakes, eggs, meat, fruit, juice and coffee. All proceeds support the Senior Center’s programs.

Bluebird Microcreamery will open early to serve ice cream at 10:30 a.m. And Naked City Brewery is hosting its 3rd annual Beer Can Derby during the Car Show. (If any other businesses are planning something special during the car show, please put a note in comments.)

Metro bus route 5 will be rerouted off Greenwood Avenue onto NW 65th Street, to 8th Avenue NW, to 3rd Avenue NW, to North 90th Street and then to its regular route. Because of road construction on North 85th Street, eastbound Route 48 will be rerouted to 8th Avenue NW, to NW/N 80th Street, to Wallingford Avenue North, then back to its regular route.

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