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Classic car show rolls into Glenwood Springs

Stina Sieg
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Kelley Cox Post Independent
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GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” Classic Car Show founder Dennis Bader gave this interview from one cool spot: the driver’s seat of his 1929 Model A Ford. And it was in motion, no less. As his wheels rumbled up, down and around Grand Avenue, passengers and pedestrians alike waved and stared. One person flashed a thumbs-up.

“It brings out the best of other people. People are more polite and friendly,” he said, “Other times, people give you the other finger.”

“I just like cars. I like old cars, old motorcycles, anything like that. It’s kind of interesting. It’s kind of fun. If I had my choice, and I had lot of money, I’d have a ’41 Willy.”



“I just like cars. I like old cars, old motorcycles, anything like that. It’s kind of interesting. It’s kind of fun. If I had my choice, and I had lot of money, I’d have a ’41 Willy.”

“I had a new Camaro when I graduated from college. That’s probably the best car I’ve ever owned.”



“Oh, that’s pretty easy. That must be a 1970 Ford Pinto.”

“I enjoy seeing the variety of the cars and talking to the owners. Seeing how much they love showing off their cars is really fun … it’s just fun getting together with the guys to do something. I mean, it’s wholesome fun. It gives you something to do and keeps you out of trouble.”

“I think the awards ceremony. I like giving out the awards. It really makes them (the car owners) happy that people enjoy their car enough to give it an award. We don’t go through, saying ‘Oh, this isn’t original’ or whatever. We go by what people enjoy. It’s enjoyable … Our definition of a “classic” car show is, is it classical to you? Then bring it on down. Other people will enjoy it, too.”

“I gave Jeannine Ford Artaz (a Glenwood local, once known as “Miss Jeanie” on television’s “Romper Room”) a ride to her 75th birthday. She was born the same year as this car, so it was very special. Every time she sees it now, she smiles.”

“People like car shows and, once again, you can take a family, stay at the car show a couple of hours, see a free movie. So, it’s real inexpensive entertainment. And it draws people downtown.”

Contact Stina Sieg: 384-9111

ssieg@postindependent.com


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