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Photos of the 2nd annual Zombie Car Wash

Posted by Lauren Souch / August 22, 2011

Zombie Car Wash TorontoAs I pulled my car into the first stall at The Classic Coin Wash at the corner of Lansdown and College, I immediately felt like I was in a horror movie. Within seconds, hoards of zombies swarmed my car, pulling at the door handles trying to get in, growling and moaning, slamming bloodied hands onto the windows.

One ambitious Zombie half-scaled the side of my car, slamming her fists onto the sunroof.

No, this was not a nightmare — nor was it the set of The Walking Dead — it was "Bloods'n'Suds," the second annual Toronto Zombie Walk fundraiser. For $10, you could get your car, bike, or other mode of transportation washed, and for an extra 5 bucks, you got the full blood treatment: a zombie attack. I'm not sure I actually saw anyone opt for the "wash only" option, and for good reason: who would visit a zombie car wash and NOT want the thrill of being trapped in your car during your very own zombie attack?

Zombie Car Wash TorontoKids and adults alike seemed to delight in the blood treatment.

"That was totally freaky!" exclaimed one woman as she climbed out of her car post-swarm to allow the undead to get onto the washing part.

The organizers were also selling official Zombie Walk merchandise, and offered to gore-up passerby's on the spot. Some even joined in the zombie washing fun.

Zombie Car Wash TorontoSurprisingly, zombies are just as efficient at washing cars as they are at hunting for brains, as evidenced by the squeaky clean cars leaving the Classic Coin Wash; although traces of blood-tinted water did pool underneath even the cleanest cars.

All proceeds from the event went straight to the costs related to the permits necessary for the actual walk, which is taking place on Saturday, October 22. Last year's walk (http://www.blogto.com/city/2010/10/toronto_zombie_walk_2010/) drew over 6,000 participants.

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Zombie Car Wash TorontoFirst and last photos by the author. All other photos by Scott Snider.



Shannon / August 22, 2011 at 03:23 pm
Lauren & Scott it was great to meet you both yesterday, and the photo's of me came out great!
Peter / August 22, 2011 at 03:29 pm
gorf / August 22, 2011 at 04:53 pm
Ohi Adele!
Jarrett / August 22, 2011 at 08:51 pm
Get real
Scott Snider / August 22, 2011 at 08:59 pm
Thanks Shannon!
More shots posted tonight on Flickr here:
Randy / August 22, 2011 at 10:08 pm
oh ffs
thisismoronic / August 23, 2011 at 09:25 am
I'll stick to the drive thru car wash.

trolls / August 23, 2011 at 12:16 pm
good to see the trolls are out in force.
Glenn H / August 16, 2012 at 11:12 am
3rd Annual Car Wash is this weekend on Sunday August 19th at the same location!!
Mel / November 30, 2012 at 12:34 pm
I would like to do one of these in my state for a fundraiser. Does anyone know what the "Blood" Soap is?

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