Vehicle limit raised to 425 for annual Good Times Car Show

       After limiting entrants to 400 for the past three years, the organizers of the Good Times Car Show have upped the maximum for this year's event to 425 vehicles.
       Free and open to the public, the 22nd annual show will feature restored and newer vehicles of various types along closed-off Colorado Avenue between 23rd and 27th streets Sunday, Aug. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
       “We know we can get 425 cars in,” said event spokesperson Kathy Quatke-meyer, pointing out that in past years extra space has been available in two private parking lots (Old Town Plaza and Colorado Square), as well as along adjacent side streets.
       Overall, she added, “our numbers are looking good. We'll have a lot of cars this year that are new to the show. If the weather cooperates, we should have an excellent turnout.”
       Supported by three local car clubs, Good Times is one of the largest car shows in the region every year. The record number of entries was 436 in 2009, when the clubs had no announced limit.
       Proceeds from entry fees will again be donated to Canine Companions, a national nonprofit that provides trained dogs for people with disabilities. Last year's event brought $6,000 for that group, and the total over the years is $67,000, the Car Show website states.
       The show's entrants are judged, with trophies presented in 11 categories. One of these will be a new category - instead of just one for GM vehicles, there will GM Chevy and GM non-Chevy, Quatkemeyer said. The reason is that nearly a quarter of last year's 380 entries were in that one GM category.
       A band, Old Dogs, will perform on the Bancroft Park stage from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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