30% chance of rain chases off 5% of cars

      

LEFT: Jim Goodwin demonstrates the obsolete but accurate chronometric tachometer design on his MGTC 48 during the 20th annual Good Times Car Show Aug. 21 on closed-off Colorado Avenue. He has owned the car since 2006. RIGHT: An appreciative group of onlookers checks out a 1934 Plymouth sedan, owned by Marty and Irene Valdez of Pueblo.
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A 30 percent chance of rain held this year's Aug. 21 Good Times Car Show down to 383 cars - slightly less than the 400 that were hoped for - but on the plus side a downpour actually never did happen.
       “We really lucked out,” said Kathy Quatkeymeyer, a lead organizer for the four clubs that sponsor the event “And the spectators [uncounted, but typically close to 5,000] were wonderful.”
       Colorado Avenue was closed off between 23rd and 27th streets to make space for the free, 20th annual event, which has been held in Old Colorado City the last 17 years.
       The best news for the show, Quatkeymeyer said, was that it raised more than $4,500 for Canine Companions, a national nonprofit that provides trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to people with disabilities.
       Among the shiny cars parked on either side of the avenue was the MGTC 48 owned by Westside property owner Jim Goodwin. He said only 10,000 of them were built over 10 years, starting with a small run that included his in May 1948. An unusual original feature is the wood doors, wrapped with sheet metal and attached with brass nails.
       Goodwin has owned the car since 2006. “I've done a lot of mechanical work on it,” he said. “When I got it, it was just a show car, and you could barely drive it over 20 mph. Now you can drive it like a madman.”

An appreciative group of onlookers checks out a 1934 Plymouth sedan, owned by Marty and Irene Valdez of Pueblo.
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