Car show planned on Windermere
The city will again be the site of a car show, thanks to the efforts of the Greater Englewood Chamber of Commerce.
The show will be held from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Aug. 10 on South Windermere Street between Kenyon and Nassau avenues. Colleen Mello, chamber director, said the site was selected because it is roomy plus it is near numerous firms, like Bodies by Brown and 3R Automotive, that are in the vehicle restoration business.
Plans are to have food and beverage vendors on site and T.J. Harris will be providing the music for the event.
There is no charge for admission but there is a $10 fee to enter a car in the show. However, Mello said the entrance fees will help raise the money for the Englewood Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 322 project to assist homeless veterans by purchasing items like sleeping bags, socks and coats for them.
The downtown area was the site of three Englewood Days Car Shows in years past. Each year, several hundred owners brought their cars to the event. Unfortunately, the downtown car show ended in 2009.
Mello said the Aug. 10 event is an effort to revive the show and hopefully build on the excitement the Englewood Days Car Show created.