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25th annual Greenwood Car Show to bring 800 classic and cool cars to Greenwood Avenue Saturday

June 20th, 2017 · No Comments

The Greenwood Knights Car Club is hosting the 25th annual 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. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend.

This sanctioned Seafair event is also a fundraiser for local charities, with organizers giving back profits from registration fees, and visitors encouraged to bring donations for the local food bank.

See everything from 1920s era classic cars to modern electric vehicles, vintage fire trucks and police cars, three vintage hydroplanes, and classics from the LeMay Family Collection.

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Bring donations for local food banks and drop off at the FamilyWorks booth at North 87th Street, the Main Stage at North 79th Street, the Greenwood Knights booth at North 77th Street, or Ken’s Market at North 73rd Street.

There’s live music all day on the Main Stage on Greenwood Avenue North at North 79th Street: School of Rock at 10 a.m.; Guilty Smoke (roots rock) at 11 a.m.; Band of Brotherz (class blues and rock) at 12 p.m.; and Sir Real (eclectic rock) at 1 p.m.

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KZOK will broadcast live from the 74th Street Ale House from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The awards ceremony with Lance Lambert, host of the “Vintage Vehicle Show,” begins at 3 p.m. on the Main Stage.

The popular Kids’ Zone is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Morrow Lane between North 85th and 87th streets, with games, prizes, crafts, ventriloquist Ken Lyon, and Byron Stander, the Anti-Bully Man, who will perform at 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Cars start lining up by 6 a.m. and take a couple of hours to clear out after the show ends at 4 p.m., so traffic and parking in the area will obviously be a challenge. East-west traffic will continue at North 80th and 85th streets, with police officers directing traffic and pedestrians at those intersections. Metro Route 5 will be rerouted in both directions off Greenwood Avenue between North 67th and 90th streets. See Metro’s Service Advisories page for reroute information.

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The Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St., hosts its annual Pancake Breakfast from 7-11 a.m. with all your breakfast favorites, for $5 a person or $15 for the whole family. All proceeds support the senior center’s services.

Naked City Brewery hosts the 8th annual Beer Can Derby & Root Beer Can Derby at 12 p.m. in the Walrus Beer Garden at 8564 Greenwood Ave. N. The 40-foot-long derby track has four lanes. Entry fee is five non-perishable food items (spectators are encouraged to bring donations as well). The Beer Can Derby is for adults 21 and over, 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 design.

Windermere Realty is hosting a beer garden from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in its parking lot at 311 N. 85th St., with all proceeds going to the Windermere Foundation, which supports low-income and homeless families.

See the car show website for a schedule of all events and pictures of past events.

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