“It’s supposed to rain all weekend,” said a friend at the climbing gym. To which I replied, “I sure hope not; the Old Town Car Show is tomorrow.”
It turned out whoever predicted precipitation was wrong. Or even cloudy skies. In fact, by noontime sunrays had not a single cirrus to pierce above Fort Collins.
As usual, the show featured mostly American iron—and fiberglass in the case of the Corvettes that were out en masse—but there were many MGs (particularly MGB/GTs), a Triumph TR3, and a Fiat Spider. Some of the more unusual marques and models included a Morgan, a Panther much in the style of the Morgan, a 1980s Zimmer Golden Spirit, and a one-of-a-kind, Chevy-motored MGA hack job that had no doors for egress or exit. Actually, this car was remarkable not only because it has been present at the show every year for as long as I can remember, but because the new ATS Leggera Roadster looks a lot like it, including having no doors. It’s as if ATS copied it!
Last year my favorite car was a beautiful, blue, mid-70s Pontiac Firebird Formula 350, but this year I’d have to say my favorites were the early Mustangs. And the Corvettes (just about any year). Especially the convertibles.
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Felix, in regards to your 1960s Corvette photo, I see that he has a 1962 license plate. Do you know if it’s legal to register your car with these old plates in Colorado? I’m having trouble finding info online, but I’d love to do this for my 70s Caddy. Thanks, and great photos!
Hi Mike. In the past, it was possible to register a new car using your older plates. I did that with my Audi TT. I brought in the custom plates from the Alfa Romeo Spider I had sold, and the Colorado DMV let me use them for the TT Roadster.
However, since January 2022, you cannot do that anymore for "safety" reasons. You have to get new plates. Even if you merely want your old license plate number, you still have to get new plates and then pay for personalized ones.
See this page:
So you can't use old plates for your classic Caddy. Sorry about that. Happy motoring!