Wednesday, June 29, 2022

The Greenwood Car Show is Back!


6/25/22 Greenwood Car Show from Herkimer Coffee

Although I probably would not have attended even if it had been on, I’ve sorely missed the Greenwood Car Show, which was obviously cancelled the past two years. I’ve attended nearly every year since I started sketching. It was on this year, and I was excited to be back!

The show officially begins at 8 a.m., but my personal tradition has been to arrive at least by 7:30 a.m. to beat the crowds and catch some of the behind-the-scenes busy-ness. With a little more pressure to get ahead of the crowds, this year I arrived at 7 a.m. when Herkimer Coffee opened. Starting there with coffee and scone for sustenance, I sat outside to sketch whatever was in view, which in this case was a red roadster and its owner. I also caught a couple of pooches who were waiting patiently for their humans to come back out with treats.

Pups waiting outside Herkimer Coffee

Fully caffeinated, I started walking northward on Phinney Avenue through the show, which is billed as “A mile and a half of classic rides.” Although many impressive and unique vehicles would have been fun to sketch, the one that caught my eye first was a Corvette with doors that opened vertically. Not exactly like a DeLorean’s “wings,” these doors simply slide upward. When I Googled for information, it appears that the doors are a modification that can be made with a kit.

Corvette with modified doors

Here it is from the front.

The last one I sketched was a purple vehicle (heavily modified jalopy, perhaps?) and its bearded owner. By that time, it was 9:30 a.m., and the crowds were getting thicker than I felt comfortable with. Regretfully, I left, but it was still good to be back at one of my favorite summertime events.

Part jalopy?


  1. Glad you got to sketch at the event. You've come such a long way with your car sketches!! We had a car show locally on Sunday but it was very hot and the pool was calling me. lol

    1. Last week was super-comfortable for this event, but I've also sketched this show in the blistering sun and in the rain! I'm hardcore. ;-)


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