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Greenwood Car Show roars back into the neighborhood for the 22nd time this Saturday

June 24th, 2014 · Comments

The 22nd annual Greenwood Car Show will take over Greenwood Avenue North from North 67 to 90th streets from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, with a mile-and-a-half of more than 500 classic and cool cars on display. Put on by the Greenwood Knights Car Club, the car show features live music on the main stage at North 79th Street, several donation collection stations for the Greenwood Food Bank, the 5th annual Beer Can Derby at Naked City Brewery, a pancake breakfast and a special Kids’ Zone.

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The Greenwood Senior Center is hosting its traditional pancake breakfast from 7-11 a.m. that day. Cost is $5 per person or $15 for the whole family. Proceeds support the senior center’s programs.

Three classic hydroplanes will be on display in the Safeway parking lot at North 87th Street.

The Kids’ Zone on Morrow Lane between Greenwood and Palatine avenues (just north of Taproot Theatre) will have two bounce houses and a bouncy slide, games, pinewood derby track, Hula Hoop and jump rope contests, face painting, pony rides, prizes and performances from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Everything is free, except for the pony rides.

Here’s the Kids’ Zone entertainment schedule:

  • 10:30 a.m. – Puppet Story Corner
  • 11:30 a.m. – School of Rock Performance
  • 12:30 p.m. – Puppet Story Corner
  • 1 p.m. – Jump Rope & Hula Hoop contests
  • 2 p.m. – Puppet Story Corner

Drop-off locations for food bank donations include: the Volunteers of America booth (North 87th Street), Main Stage at North 79th Street, Greenwood Knights booth at North 77th Street, and Ken’s Market at North 73rd Street.

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The Beer Can Derby & Root Beer Can Derby will raise money for the Greenwood Food Bank. The custom-designed 40-foot long derby track has four lanes and an electronic timer. To enter, just bring five non-perishable food items for the food bank. The Beer Can Derby is for adults 21 and over; 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. More information and vehicle specifications are here.

The LeMay car museum inTacoma is bringing three classic cars to be on display at Greenwood Avenue and North 76th Street: 1954 Kaiser Darrin, 1957 Lincoln Premiere, and 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Seville.

A portion of the car show’s registration fees will benefit local nonprofits. Since 2009, the car show has raised $71,000 for neighborhood nonprofits and automotive scholarships.

Cars will begin lining up at 5:30 a.m. Traffic will be rerouted so plan accordingly for delays.

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