Avenue to shut down for annual Good Times Car Show Aug. 21 in Old Town

       Shiny cars and trucks of all ages will roll into Old Colorado City for the 11th annual Good Times Car Show Sunday, Aug. 21.
       A fund-raiser for Canine Companions for Independence, the event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Old Colorado City. Colorado Avenue will be closed off between 24th and 27th streets.
       The show is hosted by the Southern Colorado Mopars, the Rocky Mountain Mustangers, and the Colorado Cruizers.
       The vehicles will be parked along the avenue as well as along the blocks north and south on 25th and 26th streets, according to event spokesperson Tony DiCenso.
       “We will have cars and trucks from the 1910s to 2005,” he said. “We have added two new classes this year, a Custom class from 1949 and up; and a class for all makes of cars and trucks from 1991 and above.”
       The emphasis on newer vehicles is in response to “some new car and truck owners customizing their new out of the showroom cars and trucks with expensive wheels, engine compartment dress-up kits, custom seats, and paint etc. and they like to show off what they have,” DiCenso said. “As for the Custom class, these cars have modifications, such as motors that were not available at the time of manufacture, or newer suspension components. This class is open to all makes of cars or trucks through 1990. Most entries in this class will be from 1949 to about 1963.”
       Awards are given for winners in the different classes. Other classes are:
       · All American cars up to 1948.
       · All American cars, 1949-60.
       · GM, 1961 and up.
       · Ford, '61 and up.
       · Mopar (a term for Chrysler products) and AMC, '61 and up.
       · Trucks, all years.
       · Foreign cars/motorcycles, all years.
       Going on simultaneously will be a “scavenger hunt,” sponsored by The Old Colorado City Associates (OCCA) merchants group, in which people try to match up a list of retail items with a list of participating stores. The activity, is open to anyone, although it's particularly geared to the people in the Car Show, according to Nancy Stovall, president of OCCA. “It gives them something to do instead of sitting all day,” she said. “And the stores like it because the car people are in there instead of sitting in the street.”
       Canine Companions for Independence is a national nonprofit that provides trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to people with disabilities.

Westside Pioneer from press release