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EAST PASSYUNK REVS ENGINES FOR 13TH ANNUAL CAR SHOW AND STREET FESTIVAL WITH 175+ HOT RIDES, STREET FOOD, LIVE BANDS, FAMILY FUN AND MORE

Photo by Hugh E. Dillon

East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District (EPABID) is revving up for the 13th Annual Car Show and Street Festival on Sunday, July 29, 2018, from 11:00am to 4:00pm, on EPA between Broad and Dickinson streets.  Look for nearly 175+ muscle, classic, antique, custom and show cars, trucks and motorcycles will line the Avenue, with street vendors, rack sales, kids’ activities, live music and the Bang! Boom! CRAFT! Show in between.  Wine and dine among the cars as award-winning restaurants and food trucks serve specially priced street food and summertime drinks. Admission is FREE for attendees and $20 for cars. Check-in for cars is moved up this year to 8:00am to 11:00am. The event’s rain date is Sunday, August 5, 2018. For information, visit www.visiteastpassyunk.com, tweet at @epassyunkave and follow #passyunkcarshow.

After setting a record in 2017, look for 175+ muscle, classic, antique, custom and show cars, trucks and motorcycles lining the five blocks between Broad and Dickinson streets. The fee for participating cars is $20 per vehicle. Registration will take place at Broad and EPA between 8:00am and 11:00am (note the earlier time). Space is available on a first come, first served basis. Trophies will be awarded in dozens of categories, including: Top 50, Best Stock, Best Modified, Best Engine, Best Paint, Best 50’s Custom, Best Street Rod, Best Low Rider, Best Truck, Best Motorcycle, and Best of Show Car and Motorcycle.  

“The 13th Annual Car Show and Street Festival is back and bigger than ever. Before you head to the shore for the summer save July 29th on your calendars for this must-do event,” said EPABID Executive Director Pam Zenzola.  “Families from around the tri-state area flock to the East Passyunk to cruise the cars, enjoy live music on every block and taste authentic South Philly cooking. We are thrilled to bring back South Philly’s largest annual summer tradition!” 

Grab some street grub and summer drinks from visiting food trucks, plus look for $5 deals at many of East Passyunk‘s award-winning restaurants! Look for the balloons to find places offering the $5 specials. 
 
The full restaurant and food truck list will be announced in the summer. Past participants have included Bing Bing Dim Sum, P’unk Burger, El Sarape, Fuel, Mamma Maria, Manatawny Still Works, Noord, Pistola’s Del Sur, Plenty Cafe, POPE, Barcelona Wine Bar, Townsend and Vin Cafe. Redcrest Fried Chicken has already signed up early and will make its debut. Look for other new names to debut at the car show in 2018. 
Live music will keep things moving and grooving as diners enjoy the cars and food selections. All music is outdoors unless otherwise noted. Music will span the generations with the oldies, current hits, rnb, jazz and much more. Look for music in the 1600 block parking lot, at EPA and Juniper, outside Stogie Joe’s, at the Singing Fountain, at the Gateway, and other spots to be announced. The Bang! Boom! CRAFT! Show at the Fountain will again be curated by Nice Things Handmade! Look for handmade items from local crafters and artists, including art, decor, ceramics, jewelry, clothing and gifts from dozens of vendors. 

Family activities and other fun will offer something to appeal to all ages, including the return of the free bounce castle, plus free and discounted family fun, art projects, music and more. 

For participating cars, registration is ‘day of’ only from 8:00am to 11:00am in front of the parking lot at 1636 EPA. All cars must enter at the Broad Street entrance to EPA between 8:00am and 11:00am. Cars will not be allowed entrance from side streets and cars who want to park together must arrive together, we cannot save spots. Trophies awarded for Top 50, Top 5 motorcycles and 12 ‘best of’ categories at 3.30pm at 1636 EPA. For more car info: Ray Kelly 215-637-7138 or slim6141@verizon.net 

The 13th Annual Car Show and Street Festival is hosted by the Northeast Muscle Car Club and presented by East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District.  The event is free to attend and $20 for cars. 

Parking for the Car Show is located at Parkway at Constitution Health Plaza at 1485 McKean (between Broad and 15th street). It is open 24 hours and is only a four minute walk from the parking lot to the Gateway and the start of the car show.

For information, visit www.visiteastpassyunk.com, tweet at @epassyunkave and follow #passyunkcarshow.

ABOUT EAST PASSYUNK AVENUE BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT

East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District is home to 150 independently owned shops and markets that perfectly balances the best of the old and the new, mixing old world shopping, authentic Italian restaurants, world famous cheese steaks, with trendy boutiques, handmade arts, world-class cuisine and record-breaking events.

ABOUT EAST PASSYUNK AVENUE BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT

East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District is home to 150independently owned shops and markets that perfectly balances the best of the old and the newmixing old world shoppingauthentic Italian restaurantsworld famous cheese steaks, with trendy boutiqueshandmade artsworld-class cuisine and record-breaking events.

Chef-driven restaurants have pushed this once-faded community into the national spotlight. East Passyunk Avenue boasts more than 40 eateries, from authentic traditional Italian restaurants to gastropubs, including twelve of Philadelphia magazine’s Top 50 Restaurants. Capogiro Gelato Artisans scoops up National Geographic’s “best ice cream in the world” just down the block from cheese steak global headquarters, where Pat’s and Geno’s still vie to be called the best of this Philly staple.

Anchored by the beautifully restored Singing Fountain, a communal gathering place on Tasker Street, this store-lined commercial corridor hosts events of all shapes and sizes. Annual outdoor favorites include foodie-festival Flavors of the Avenue, the Car Show & Street Festival, Farmers’ Markets and East PassyunkCraft Beer Day. For more information and directions, like East Passyunk Avenue on Facebook, follow @epassyunkave on Twitter, pin East Passyunk Avenue on Pinterest or visit www.visiteastpassyunk.com.

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