OGDEN — More than 300 classic cars will be on display Friday evening at the 17th annual Historic 25th Street Car Show.
The street will be closed most of the day between Wall Avenue and Washington Boulevard for the popular car show. In addition to the vehicles on display, live music, food, a fashion show and much more will be offered.
The event is also being held in conjunction with this month’s First Friday Art Stroll at participating galleries and businesses that evening.
The idea for the show came along almost two decades ago, when members of Wasatch Rods & Customs Car Club held a “cruise night” with 60 vintage vehicles driving from Layton to downtown Ogden. Upon arriving, the vehicle owners would park on Historic 25th Street and go out to dinner and stroll the art galleries and other businesses. Eventually, that morphed into an annual car show on the street.
Three years ago, a small group of car enthusiasts who'd been running the show turned management and production of the event over to Ogden Downtown Alliance.
“It’s huge every year,” said Danielle Collier, marketing and communications coordinator for Ogden Downtown Alliance. “It’s one of those events that the community knows and loves, and it’s set in such a beautiful place.”
Throughout the evening, live music will be performed on the main stage, on 25th Street at Lincoln Avenue. Bands performing will include Nuthin Special, Caleb and the Canvas, and Giants in The Oak Tree.
Again being held this year at the car show will be Endless Indulgence Retro Wear’s annual fashion show.
The car show serves as a platform for Lantern House’s annual fundraiser; Collier invites folks to stop by the homeless shelter’s booth at the main stage.
Car enthusiasts can dine in the more than 15 restaurants open along the street, or eat outside Union Station at the First Friday Art Stroll Food Truck Rally.
Ogden UnCon is also being held downtown that evening.
“With UnCon going on that day, it will add to the interesting vibe, with interesting people all dressed up on the street,” Collier said.