Longer avenue ‘wheelbase’ for Good Times Car Show

       Three years ago, Territory Days expanded down to 23rd Street and the event got bigger.
       This year's Good Times Car Show - scheduled Sunday, Aug. 19 - is moving in the same direction. With the added space, the annual event may draw a record number of entries, according to co-organizer Tony DiCenso.
       The free show will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
       Colorado Avenue will be closed off between 23rd and 27th streets. In past years, it was 24th to 27th.
       The event features original, restored and modified cars and trucks of various makes, models and ages from throughout the Rocky Mountain region.
       Last year's Car Show drew a record 341 participants. “It looks like we are ahead of last year's pace and may surpass 350 this year,” DiCenso said this week.
       Traditionally attracting at least 3,000 people, the show is hosted by the Southern Colorado Mopars, the Colorado Cruizers, Cruisin' Mamas and the Rocky Mountain Mustangers. The Old Colorado City Associates (OCCA) merchants group supports the event through a scavenger hunt for Car Show participants.
       For this year's Car Show, there will also be a deejay playing oldies music at 25th Street and Colorado Avenue (cosponsored by the OCCA, Badda Bing and the Old Town GuestHouse).
       In 2006, the Good Times Car Show donated $5,000 in event proceeds to Canine Companions for Independence, a national nonprofit that provides trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to people with disabilities. The group will also be the benificiary for this year's event.
       This year's show is the 16th annual Good Times show and the 13th in Old Colorado City.

Westside Pioneer/press release