Shiny old vehicles to fill up avenue for Car Show Aug. 20

       Street rods will have their own class for the first time at the 12th annual Good Times Car Show in Old Colorado City Sunday, Aug. 20.
       In all, about 300 cars of various makes, models and ages are scheduled to be on display from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Old Colorado City. Colorado Avenue will be closed off between 24th and 27th streets.
       The event is free.
       Host car clubs are the Southern Colorado Mopars, the Colorado Cruizers and the Rocky Mountain Mustangers.
       “You will have the opportunity to see Ford Model T's, vintage classics, street rods, muscle cars, customs, Corvettes, Mustangs, foreign cars and trucks,” said event spokesperson Tony Di Censo.
       The clubs will give trophies in different vehicle classes. Street rods, which are defined as any modified vehicles made before 1949, used to be grouped with unmodified vehicles in the “All makes up to 1948” class.
       “Many other shows have street rods in separate classes, and the [Good Times Car Show] committee felt that we needed to do the same and take the pressure off the unmodified vehicles produced prior to 1949, or what we call antiques,” Di Censo said.
       Other classes are:
       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.
       Through entry fees, the Car Show sponsors raises money for Canine Companions for Independence, a national nonprofit that provides trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to people with disabilities.
       This year's show is the 15th annual Good Times show and the 12th in Old Colorado City.

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