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Hundreds of classic cars to fill Greenwood Avenue Saturday for the 24th annual Greenwood Car Show

June 22nd, 2016 · No Comments

The Greenwood Knights Car Club is once again hosting the enormous Greenwood Car Show, with an estimated 800 classic cars stretching more than a mile and half down Greenwood Avenue from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday. About 40,000 people are expected.

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It’s an officially sanctioned Seafair event as well as a fundraiser for local charities, with organizers giving back profits from registration fees.

See everything from 1920s era classic cars to modern electric vehicles, vintage fire trucks and police cars. Three classic hydroplanes will be on display in the Safeway parking lot at North 87th Street. The LeMay Family Collection will have nine vehicles on display, including a 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Seville, a 1953 Chevrolet Bel Air, and a 1966 Ford Thunderbird Landau.

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The main stage at Greenwood Avenue and North 79th Street will feature live music all day long:

  • 10-10:45 a.m.: School of Rock
  • 11-11:45 a.m.: The Golden Years (Seattle trio influenced by the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s)
  • 12-1:45 p.m. Sir Real (eclectic rock)
  • 2-2:45 p.m.: The Raineros (country & western, honky tonk, Western swing)

Emcee Lance Lambert of “The Vintage Vehicle Show” will join Dennis Gage of “My Classic Car” on the main stage 3 p.m. for the awards ceremony. Gage will be shooting footage all day long for an upcoming episode.

The Volunteers of America will be collecting nonperishable items for the food bank at their booth at North 87th Street, the Main Stage at North 79th Street, the Greenwood Knights booth at North 77th Street, Ken’s Market at North 73rd Street, and car show registration check-in at North 71st Street.

The Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St., is hosting a pancake breakfast fundraiser from 7-11 a.m. Cost is $5 for adults, $15 for families.

Top Ten Toys and Sanctuary Church are hosting a Kids Zone on Morrow Lane (west side of Greenwood Avenue between North 85th and 87th streets), with a bouncy slide, games and prizes. Kids must be accompanied by an adult.

Naked City Brewery, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N., is hosting the 7th annual Beer Can Derby and Root Beer Can Derby at 12 p.m. in the Walrus Beer Garden.

The 40-foot-long, four-lane track was designed to Seattle engineers Jason Herndon and Todd Boedecker. Entry fee is five non-perishable food items for the food bank. (Spectators are encouraged to bring food donations as well.) The Beer Can Derby is for adults (21+), and vehicle designs must include one beer can. The Root Beer Can Derby is open to all ages, and participants must include one soda can in their car design.

Greenwood Avenue will be closed to other traffic from North 67th to North 90th streets. East- and west-bound traffic will use 80th and 85th streets. Police will direct traffic.

Metro buses will be rerouted off of Greenwood Avenue in both directions between North 67th and 90th streets. Heading toward Shoreline College, Route 5 will instead travel via North 67th Street, Greenwood Avenue North, North 65th Street, NW 65th Street, 8th Avenue NW, NW 85th Street, 3rd Avenue NW, NW 90th Street, then onto Greenwood Avenue North and its regular route. Heading toward downtown Seattle, Route 5 will travel via North 90th Street, NW 90th Street, 3rd Avenue NW, NW 65th Street, North 65th Street, Greenwood Avenue North, North 67th Street, Phinney Avenue North and then on to its regular route.

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