East Passyunk Revs Up For 8th Annual Car Show and Street Festival

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East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District (EPABID) is revving up for the 8th Annual Car Show and Street Festival on Sunday, July 28, 2013, from Noon to 5:00pm, on EPA between Broad and Dickinson streets.  More than 140 cars, motorcycles and trucks are expected to compete for Best of Show and other top honors.  The accompanying street festival will feature live music, circus performances, street vendors, rack sales, kids’ activities and the Bang! Boom! CRAFT! Show.  Wine and dine among the cars as award-winning restaurants serve street food and summertime drinks at festival prices.  Admission is FREE for attendees and $15 for cars.  The rain date is Sunday, August 4, 2013. For information, visit www.visiteastpassyunk.com.

“East Passyunk’s Car Show and Street Festival is one of South Philly’s largest outdoor festivals,” said EPABID Director Renee Gilinger.  “Families from around the tri-state area, and beyond, flock to EPA to cruise the cars, root for their favorites, sample South Philly fare and enjoy live music on every block.”

More than 140 muscle, classic, antique, custom and show cars, trucks and motorcycles will line the five blocks between Broad and Dickinson streets. The fee for participating cars is $15 per vehicle.  Registration will take place at Broad and EPA between 8:00am and 1:00pm. 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.   One winner will also be honored with the title of “People’s Choice” voted on during the show and on social media.

Live music will keep things moving and grooving with a different band on each block.  All music is outdoors unless otherwise noted. The line-up is as follows:

  • 12:00pm to      1:00pm, Andrew Jackson Rock Band (between Tasker and Morris) 
  • 12:00pm to      3:00pm, Ray Baccare playing Sinatra, Dean Martin and more (Stogie Joe’s,      indoors)
  • 12:30pm to      1:30pm, Joe King Trio (EPA and 13th)
  • 1:00pm to      2:00pm, The Drive-Ins (EPA and 12th)
  • 1:00pm to      5:00pm, DJ Lindsay Maria (Singing Fountain)
  • 1:30pm to      2:30pm, We Are Fauna (between Mifflin and Broad)
  • 2:00pm to      3:00pm, Alex Metzger Steely Pans Drum Band (between Tasker and Morris)
  • 3:00pm to      4:00pm , Will Williams (between Mifflin and Broad)
  • 3:00pm to      8:00pm , Joy Ride (Stogie Joe’s, EPA and Moore)
  • 3:30pm to      4:30pm, Steve Cal Blues Band (between Tasker and Morris)
  • 4:30pm, Car      Show Trophies Award (between Tasker and Morris) 
  • 8:00pm to      11:00pm, DJ Steve Nolfi (Stogie Joe’s, indoors)

East Passyunk’s award-winning restaurants will serve special street food and summertime beverages.  Nearly all food and drink served outside will be specially priced at $5.00 or less.  Specials below will be served outside on the street, unless noted below.  Drink and food menu to date includes:

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  • Belle      Cakery – Dessert pop-up inside old Fond space (inside)
  • Birra      – Slices for the day (inside)
  • The      Bottle Shop – Craft beer bar
  • Cantina      – Regular menu in the outdoor yard with brunch and margarita specials
  • El      Zarape – Tacos al pastor on the outdoor spit and other Mexican favorites
  • Le      Virtu – Abruzzese fare in the garden
  • Lucky      13 – Craft beer bar
  • Mamma      Maria – Italian specialties 
  • Marra's      – Pizza, Italian sandwiches, soft drinks, beer
  • Ms      Goody Cupcake truck – Special festival flavors (Classic Car, Doo Wop, Margarita,      others)
  • Noir      – Montreal-style hot dogs, poutine, arancini, craft beer, Bai cocktails      and complimentary Bai
  • Plenty      - $5 sandwiches (inside)
  • Sophia’s      – Outdoor craft beer
  • Stogie      Joe's – Outdoor craft beer bar and pulled pork sandwiches

Other festivities for everyone in the family will include:

  • Bang! Boom! CRAFT! Show at the      Fountain  – Handmade items from 40 crafters      and artists, including Gearforms, Hog Island Press, Krista Peel Jewelry      and Rachel Ink
  • Charm City Movement Arts –      Circus performances and tightrope demos between 2:00pm and 4:00pm
  • Kid Zone  – Free      moon bounce, art classes with Young Rembrandts, face painting,      entertainment, more
  • Mobile food – Little Baby’s Ice      Cream,  Tot Truck, Weckerlys Ice      Cream
  • Pretzel Crisps – Free snack      break station with free samples while supplies last
  • Rack sales – 1600 Below Vintage, ADDICTION Boutique, Hip      & Thrifty, Metro Mens, others
  • Street vendors – Car      memorabilia and accessories, jewelry, sunglasses, Italian-themed shirts      and hats
  • Other – Debut of East Passyunk      branded tote bags, raffle from YELP and much more!

The 8th Annual Car Show and Street Festival, formerly known as the Doo Wop, is hosted by the Northeast Muscle Car Club and presented by East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District.  Sponsors include Yelp, Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation, South Philly Review and WOGL.


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. For more information and directions, go to www.visiteastpassyunk.com, like East Passyunk Avenue on Facebook or Tweet @epassyunkave.