There are a few marquee events that mark summer in Seattle. The Summer Solstice Parade in Fremont, the Blue Angels, and the Greenwood Car Show. It’s been a dreary winter until today, therefore the masses have turned out for this sunny Seattle day – the first in a long time. Walk Greenwood Avenue with me in today’s blog post.

The show consists of individuals, local clubs, and vendors who push everything from turbochargers to kettle corn. Even the Hell’s Angels had a pop-up tent settled between handcrafted gelato and a coffee truck.


Founded by the Greenwood Knights Car Club, the car show brings lots of foot traffic to Greenwood businesses plus any donations, car entry fees, and vendor fees go back into Seattle charities and automotive scholarships. 2017 marks the 25th anniversary for the show.

Photos from the show

Naturally, lots of American muscle and older classics are on display.

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Not all of the rides have been polished to perfection. This rusty Chevy has proudly attended each year for the past 20.

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Seattle Police and the King County Sheriff get in on the fun with these classic patrol cars.

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I enjoyed seeing these Russian Ladas—not a make you see every day.

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Don’t forget about our friends across the pond—the Seattle Mini Owners Club was very well represented.

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As were a few beautifully restored Triumphs.

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I’m not sure if we have more VW enthusiasts than other areas of the country, but I really see a large following for VW’s of all shapes and sizes at every event. This bus was especially beautiful.

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If you’re looking for more than just cars, the Miss Bardahl U-40 Hydro was on display in the Safeway parking lot. These classic racers have a certain brute elegance to them, wouldn’t you agree?

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A few creative vehicles are in the mix, like these Jurassic Park Jeeps complete with live cargo boxes.

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Visit the Greenwood Car Show

Bet on the last weekend in June for the Greenwood Car Show. Visit their website for the specific date and to register a car or as a vendor.

Comments (2)

  • Daniel Rundle . August 26, 2017 . Reply

    Looks like a nice car show, well attended. Enjoyed the photos!

  • JoWalsh . July 10, 2017 . Reply

    Thanks for the walk. I loved the VW Bus

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