Old Town Car Show, Fort Collins Felix Wong

Undoubtedly, one of my favorite weekends of the year is when 300 classic and custom automobiles take residence on the streets of Old Town Fort Collins. Usually this occurs in June on the same weekend as the Taste of Fort Collins, but this year—due to the threat of rain—the event was rescheduled to this weekend in September.

It was a gorgeous autumn day so Leah and Faith joined me to gawk at all the metal and chrome and pick out our favorites. Actually, before they even found me, Faith had already chosen three vehicles that she wanted. Then she selected a car that she thought I should get—a 30s hot rod!

My favorite car of the show was, unsurprisingly, a convertible—a refrigerator white 50s Corvette. But I also really liked a three-door 1957 Hillman Husky, late 70s Fiat Spyder and the Shelby Cobra replicas. Actually, I liked most of the cars even though 95% of them were Detroit iron and less than 1% of them were from outside North America or Europe. The only car from Asia was a Datsun Fairlady roadster.

Enjoy the photos.

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My favorite car of the show: a 50s Corvette.The Fiat 124 Spyder was on my short list for a first car a couple decades ago.  They still look good to me after all these years.A 1941 Crosley Convertible Sedan.A 1965 Mustang.Saturn Sky -- one of the few really cool cars Saturn made.Faith liked the pink flames on this 'Vette while Leah liked the pink fuzzy dice.A funny-looking dog in front of a red Cobra replica.A gorilla in the driver's seat.The interior of a Factory Five Cobra replica.This used to be a Chevrolet El Camino.  The owner grafted on rear fenders from a MGA.A 1988 Slant Nose Porsche 930.A fastback Mustang from the mid-60s that the new Mustangs are reminiscent of.  I didn't realize the original fastback Mustangs only sat two people (at least this one did).A family of bears in a 50s Ford Thunderbird.I like how Fort Collins have painted all the utility boxes with art to discourage vandalism.This 50s Buick was nice.Someone's bike containing a whole bunch of Teletubbies locked up to a pole.Old race car... not sure of the year.A 20s or 30s custom Ford Deuce Coupe.An MGB/GT from the mid- or late-70s.A Chevrolet El Camino with a Mighty Mouse theme.There was a dog driving this convertible.I liked this color for a 30s hot rod.Coffin car.So cute!  A 1957 Hillman Husky.I thought this would make a good outfit for Leah.These have got to be the coolest Huffys I have ever seen.  They were parked out in Old Town.

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