Greenwood Avenue North at 8:00 a.m. this morning

Greenwood Avenue North at 8:00 a.m. this morning

Today is the annual Greenwood Car Show, and this was the scene on the street outside my workplace, the Greenwood Library, this morning at 8:00 a.m.  I can only imagine the crowds later in the day!

I took a few minutes before starting work to wander around with my camera.  Enjoy!

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Double take! Proud owner of Ford Deluxe

Double take! Proud owner of Ford Deluxe

Zephyr

Zephyr

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Driving down the avenue to their parking spot

Driving down the avenue to their parking spot

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Vintage picnic tableau

Vintage picnic tableau

Urban sketcher

Urban sketcher

Self-portrait in highly polished car

Self-portrait in highly polished car

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The proper stances for viewing cars -- hands in pockets (preferred) or crossed arms

The proper stances for viewing cars — hands in pockets (preferred) or crossed arms

2015 Greenwood Car Show

2015 Greenwood Car Show

Today is the Greenwood Car Show and I wandered around an hour or so before starting work today at the Greenwood Library.  The cars on display were polished to brilliant sheens, and I was captivated this time by their reflections.  Here are some photos from my morning at the car show:

1938 Lincoln Zephyr hot rod

1938 Lincoln Zephyr hot rod

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Properly dressed for the day

Properly dressed for the day

Self-portrait

Self-portrait

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And here are some photos of the festivities taken before I started work today at the Greenwood Branch Library, right in the midst of the color and cool cars:

2014 Greenwood Car Show, Seattle

2014 Greenwood Car Show, Seattle

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I remember these baby car seats from my childhood!

I remember these baby car seats from my childhood!

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Tough guy car

Tough guy car

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The 20th Annual Greenwood Car Show

Yesterday was the 20th annual Greenwood Car Show.  I’m not particularly in love with mechanical things, like cars, but my walk to work took me past 15 blocks of polished, colorful, beloved vehicles from antique to vintage to modern.  The crowds were already gathering early, and I’m sure that later in the day while I was at work, the street was thronged.  It struck me that this was a friendly family affair — lots of dads with wives and kids in tow, lots of dogs on leashes, and even one cat in a stroller!  So I was glad to be part of this event, even in a small way as a casual observer on my walk to work.  Here are some pictures of my impressions:

The cars were lined up with hoods open to showcase their inner workings.

Cadillac grille

Vintage Mustang

Leather gloves on steering wheel

Memories of the 50s — this little display went round and round like a carousel.

More memories of the 50s — the drive up

Looking at classic cars, the Greenwood Car Show

Classic car in yellow

I loved the weathered look of this old Studebaker

A great day for dads with their kids

Guys with their toys, big and little

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Little details added interest

The crowd early in the day along Greenwood Avenue N

A new variation of flame theme

Greenwood Car Show

June 27, 2010

Here are some photos from the 2010 Greenwood Car Show, which closed the street in front of the library where I worked yesterday. 

Lining up for the 2010 Greenwood Car Show

Last-minute detailing

A flaming beauty

Line up of raised hoods

Truck bed of old Chevy

Interior with leopard-skin seat covers

Neatly folded fire hose on vintage fire engine