Photos: Hot Rod Street Festival joins up with Electric Vehicle Showcase in Lawrence

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The Rev It Up! Hot Rod Street Festival returned to downtown Lawrence Saturday, and for the first time, it’s partnering with the Sustainability Action Network for the Lawrence Electric Vehicle Showcase.

Rev It Up is a benefit for the Ballard Center. You can also help by bringing nonperishable food, shampoo, laundry soap and other household goods to the street festival to fill the center’s pantry, according to the show’s website.

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National Drive Electric Week is Sept. 25 – Oct. 3.

“Electric vehicles are smooth and quiet, with high torque and instant acceleration. Driving on electricity is about five times cheaper than fueling with gasoline, and maintenance is cheaper too,” according to a news release from the Sustainability Action Network. “Because they get 100mpg equivalent or better, EVs are one the most effective ways that motor vehicles can reduce petroleum use and cut air pollution.”

Find a full schedule for the hot rod show at this link. Find out more about the third annual electric vehicle showcase here. It continues through 3 p.m. Saturday, and the hot rod show closes out with an awards ceremony at 3:30 p.m.

Mark Potts / The Lawrence Times For the first time, the Rev it Up Hot Rod Street Festival has partnered with Lawrence’s Sustainability Action Network, which presented its Lawrence Electric Vehicle Showcase. The red car shown is the 28th Tesla Model S ever made, in 2012. The electric vehicles were showcased in the parking lot east of South Park, Sept. 25, 2021.
Mark Potts / The Lawrence Times Cars have their engines on display at the Hot Rod Street Festival, Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021.
Mark Potts / The Lawrence Times For the first time, the Rev it Up Hot Rod Street Festival has partnered with Lawrence’s Sustainability Action Network, which presented its Lawrence Electric Vehicle Showcase. The electric vehicles were showcased in the parking lot east of South Park, Sept. 25, 2021.
Mark Potts / The Lawrence Times Cars line Massachusetts Street for the Hot Rod Street Festival, Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021.
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Mark Potts / The Lawrence Times Cars have their engines on display at the Hot Rod Street Festival, Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021.
Mark Potts / The Lawrence Times Car aficionados browse the Hot Rod Street Festival, Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021.
Mark Potts / The Lawrence Times Cars have their engines on display at the Hot Rod Street Festival, Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021.
Mark Potts / The Lawrence Times This hot rod from The Tint Guy shows off its trick suspension at the Hot Rod Street Festival, Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021.

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