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Old Town Car Show, Fort Collins

“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.

Good thing it didn’t rain.

Yellow C6 Corvette convertible.
Yellow C5 Corvette convertible.
Green C7 Corvette convertible with orange stripes. This was Maureen's favorite.
Can you believe the overhangs and overall length of this two-door Cadillac Coupe de Ville?
Fiat Spider, a regular at this show.
C1 Corvette.
1950s Ford Thunderbird.
1950 Ariel Square Four Model 4G MK1. These were produced in 1931-1958 and built in Birmingham, England. They had a 997cc 4-cylinder, 35hp engine with a top speed of 95 MPH.
Nice pickup truck.
The interior of a C1 Corvette.
1971 (I think) Mustang Mach I.
An Edsel.
A modern-day Chrysler PT Cruiser looks a lot like this 1937 Ford Delivery Sedan!
Early 1960s Corvette.
Trans Am, probably from the late 1970s.
This roadster had a hacked-up MGA body with a Chevy motor. It has no doors, just like the recently unveiled ATS Leggera. As this one-of-a-kind car has been at this show for years, it's as if ATS copied it!
Triumph TR3.
There were four MGB/GTs at the show, but no MGB roadsters.
MG Y sedan, probably from around 1950.
A red 2011 Ford Mustang with a Columbine blue "High Country Special" first-generation Mustang convertible.
C7 Corvette Stingray coupe.
Maureen texting her mom about whether she had a Mustang like this '65. Turns out her mom had a white '66 with a blue interior.