Antique Cars

My List Of The Top Ten Classic Cars At The 2011 Car Show

The annual Fourth of July weekend car show transpired on East Main Street in Buena Vista, Colorado recently. Once again, I picked out the top ten antique cars that I liked the most. By the way, my definition of the term "antique car" includes any vehicle 40 years or older.

I made this list for fun, of course, but a few of the criteria were as follows: Overall impression of the car, makes and models I liked and even the friendliness of the owner. Another important factor is the level to which the car has been kept original. Although I can be forgiving of many things, if an old classic had a modern "hot rod" steering wheel, I immediately walked away and gave no attention to it. Sadly, many were like that.

You can enjoy my photos from previous shows here: 2008 car show and 2010 car show.

The Winner 1958 Chevrolet Brookwood
1958 Chevrolet Brookwood - This year, I did pick one ultimate winner. This beautiful 1958 Chevrolet Brookwood station wagon with beautiful purple paint and silver highlights won my heart. The sporty look ... and it's a station wagon!

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1930 Ford
The Remaining Nine of the Top Ten Cars

1930 Ford - A beautiful beige and black 1930 Ford in its original form. No tacky hot rodding done to this vehicle!

1948 International - A bright green coat of paint that begs to be admired. One photo tells a wonderful story about the restoration of this truck.
1955 Ford Crown Victoria - Owned by a local in Salida, CO who is an avid Ford classic car collector. This car is for sale.
1956 Ford Customline - The light blue color on the outside and inside was so pretty.
1957 Buick Century 1957 Buick Century - Friendly owner who drove this beautiful old Buick from Denver to attend today's show.
1959 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham - Much of the time, I sat with my friend who is the owner of this rare 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham. I confess I only took one picture of it during the car show, but the link leads to photos and a video taken two days earlier. This was the only Cadillac in the entire show.
1965 Pontiac GTO 1965 Pontiac GTO - You can't go wrong with a mid-1960s GTO. What a sports car!
1967 AMC Marlin 1967 AMC Marlin - The only AMC in the entire car show.
1967 Chevrolet Camaro 1967 Chevrolet Camaro - The beautiful deep red color and friendly owner helped push this Camaro into the top ten.

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