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2018 East Passyunk Car Show and Street Festival

Sunday, July 29


Jefferson Health Methodist Hospital Presents: 13th Annual East Passyunk Car Show and Street Festival

East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District (EPABID) is revving up for the 13th Annual Car Show and Street Festival presented by Jefferson Health Methodist Hospital 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, circus performances, 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 11:00 am. The event's rain date is Sunday, August 5, 2018. For information, visitwww.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.  

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 $5.00 specials. The early look at the menus is below:

 

*Adobe Cafe 1919 East Passyunk Ave - $5 Burritos

*Barcelona 1709 East Passyunk Ave- $5 Vegetable Paella

*Bing Bing Dim Sum 1648 East Passyunk Ave- $5 Cheesesteak Caterpillar bread.
*Black & Brew 1523 East Passyunk Ave-  $5 draft lattes and Black & Tans - all served cold

*Brigantessa 1520 East Passyunk Ave- $5 offerings for the car show, we will be offering $5       Eggplant Polpette, $5 Fried Brussels Sprouts, and $5 Baccala Fritters.  There will also be a select $5 local craft beer.

*Capogiro Gelato 1625 East Passyunk Ave- $5 Piccolos!

*Cantina 1651 East Passyunk Ave- $5 Chicken Chorizo Empanadas with cilantro serrano cream sauce, Cauliflower bbq wing style sampler w/ vegan chipotle aioli. Also,Deep Eddy's Orange, Grapefruit, Lemon, regular Vodka, MULES, Deep Eddy's Sweet Tea Arnold Palmers, and Hornitos Plata Traditional Margaritas-all $5.00 each

*Essen Bakery 1437 East Passyunk Ave- Cup of cold brew and a pastry for $5 for the car show.

*Fuel 1917 East Passyunk Ave- Smoothie in smoothie fest refillable cup only $5. Normally $6.99

*Garage Passyunk1231-33 East Passyunk Ave - $5 Golden Road Wolf Pup IPA & Tart Mango Cart cans

*Junior’s 1840 East Passyunk Ave-  $5 Roast Beef and Roast Pork sandwiches

*Lascalas Birra 1700 East Passyunk Ave- $3 cheese pizza slices. Plus $5 Victory Beer in cans

*Lucky 13 Pub 1820 S.13th Street- 60 cent perogies all day and $5 Trump n Stormy cocktails till 6pm

*Manatawny 1603 East Passyunk Ave- $5 craft beers

*Mamma Maria 1637 East Passyunk Ave-$5 Penne Primavera in a delicate blush sauce

*Marra’s 1734 East Passyunk Ave-  $5 meatball sandwich on a Sarcone's roll

*Pistolas Del Sur 1934 East Passyunk Ave- $5 Amigo Burgers, Elotes plus $5 Margaritas!

*Plenty 1710 East Passyunk Ave-  Bringing back the pulled pork!  House smoked pork shoulder, Plenty BBQ, Summer slaw.  A half size for $5.  Plus ,$5 draft beer specials

*Pollyodd 1908 East Passyunk Ave-  Offering $5 off the purchase of any two or more bottles.

*POPE 1601 East Passyunk Ave-  $5 Two hot dogs and fries. Plus, $5 Rockaway Peach (Faber Orange Vodka and Peach Lemonade)

*Punk Burger  1823 East Passyunk Ave- $5 vegan pulled portobello slider with pulled portobello, punk sauce and vegan coleslaw,

$5 Beef Bacon Jam Slider with Cheddar Cheese

$5 Cheeseburger slider with beef and American cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and onion

*Redcrest Fried Chicken 1525 S. 11th Street- Offering $4 sliders!

*Stargazy 1838 East Passyunk Ave- $5 Cornish pasty

*Teas N Mi 1907 East Passyunk Ave - $5 beef phoratha, $5 chicken phoratha

*The Bottle Shop 1616 East Passyunk Ave- Beer Tub & Frozen Strawberry Rose Wine POPsicles

Don’t forget to visit our Avenue retailers. Just a few of the offerings are listed below:

*Amelia’s Bark Shop 1544 East Passyunk Ave- limited edition car show bandanas and banana split frozen yogurt for pups

*Carolyn Verdi Boutique 1746- Sidewalk sale 11am-4pm

*Carolyn Zinni Bridal 1725 East Passyunk Ave- Trunk show ~ VSA designs

*Metro Men’s Clothing  1600 East Passyunk Ave - 25% off non sale items...free cocktails & beer. Huge clearance rack up to 75% off

*NRS Boutique 1822 East Passyunk Ave- Sidewalk Sale 11am -4pm

*Occasionette 1825 East Passyunk Ave- Sidewalk Sale 11am - 4pm

*South Fellini 1507 East Passyunk Ave- Back by popular demand the, No One Likes Us We Don't Care hats. Special Car Show themed tee!

*State Farm 1631 East Passyunk - raffle for one $50 gift card and one $25 gift card to be raffled off to anyone who gives us info for a quote!

*Tildie’s Toy Box 1829 East Passyunk Ave- Free balloons!

As a bonus, we will have some of the city's most popular food trucks and restaurants on hand with extra treats to enjoy! The list so far includes: 

* Bad Mother Shuckers

* Hardy Funnel Cakes

* Mike's BBQ

* Puyero Venezuelan Flavor

* Separatist Beer (Coming to the Avenue in Fall 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, r&b, 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 schedule so far includes: 

11:00pm to 1:30pm - Bunch Bunch Featuring Casey  Parker outside Pistolla’s Del Sur

11:00am to 12:30pm - Las Palabras across from parking lot 1600 block

12:00pm to 3:30pm - Dj Lindsay Marie at the Fountain

12:00pm to 3:00pm - Rick Baccare outside Stogie Joe’s Tavern

2:00pm to 3:30pm - Brown Sugar across from parking lot 1600 block

2:00pm to 3:30pm - Blue Pharaohs outside Pistolla’s Del Sur

3:00pm to 8:00pm - DJ Ralphie Razor outside Stogie Joe’s Tavern

 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.

Philadelphia School of Circus will bring the circus fun with roaming stilt walkers in 50s outfits waving above the crowd, interacting with families and taking photos.

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, outside games, art projects, music and more.

Anyone wishing to leave with a new set of wheels can enter the East Passyunk Scooter Raffle to benefit Avenue programs and services. The grand prize is a Piaggio Typhoon valued at $2,600. The winning ticket will be pulled at the Car Show at 3:30pm outside by the judges’ stand on the 1600 block. The scooter is now on display at Metro Men’s Clothing at 1600 East Passyunk Avenue. Tickets are $5.00 or 5 chances for $20.00. They are available at the Car Show or at participating merchants ahead of the show. The winner doesn’t need to be present to win. The scooter was purchased from Avenue merchant Philadelphia Scooters.

For participating cars, registration is ‘day of’ only from 8:00am to 11:00 am 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 with support from Jefferson Health Methodist Hospital. Thank you to other sponsors and media partners, including Gold Medal Environmental, Power Home Remodeling, Nice Things handmade, Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation, Samuels and Son Seafood and YELP.

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.

 

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