The 23rd “Blast from the Past Car Show,” sponsored by the Vintage Auto Club of Delaware, will take place in downtown Delaware from 9 a.m to 8 p.m. Saturday.

More than 650 vintage vehicles will be in the downtown for one of the state’s largest shows. Also on hand will be food vendors, live bands and DJ’s.

“Sounds like we’re going to have pretty good weather,” said Jim Clements, chairman of the car show. “We expect a good crowd.”

Attendees come from as far as Michigan, West Virginia and Florida, according to Clements.

The show will take place on Sandusky Street, between Harrison Street and Central Avenue. Sandusky will be closed to traffic at 6 a.m. Other street closings will be West Winter Street to the alley next to Bun’s Restaurant, East Winter Street to the city parking lot exit, and Spring Street, to the NAPA store. William Street will not be closed.

Proceeds from the cruise-in benefit Home Reach Hospice at Grady Memorial Hospital. The show has generated more than $250,000 for Hospice at Grady since 1993.

The annual Delaware Main Street farmers market will be held at its regular time, but in front of City Hall.

This will be the 16th year of the show being held in downtown Delaware. The first year was in 2001.

The Vintage Auto Club is a family-oriented club with membership of around 50 families that was established in 1984. The club’s fundraising is primarily from a March dance and the Blast From The Past show. Last year, Blast raised $18,973.28 for hospice.

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Information for this story was provided by the Vintage Auto Club of Delaware.