60-plus antique, classic and specialty cars, trucks on display

Organizers hope to make the event at Rosemount Museum an annual one

From page 4B of the Sunday, July 14, 2013 edition of The Pueblo Chieftain newspaper.

By Anthony Settipani

The inaugural Rosemount Museum Car Show, held on the grounds of the historic mansion, brought together cars and car lovers of many different stripes on Saturday.

There were 64 entrants parked throughout the grounds, according to Ryan Maloney, a member of the Veteran Motor Car Club of America’s Southern Arkansas Valley Chapter, which put on the event.

“The best part is that there was no cost to get in, no cost for admission to enter a car, and everything has been entirely donated by small businesses around town,” he said.

Maloney added that his group plans to make the car show a free, annual event.

“The turnout of the businesses around town has been tremendous, and everyone says they want to help us again next year,” he said. “We’ve got some fantastic door prizes for people who have entered their cars, and right now it’s like a one in three chance of winning.”

Chuck Godinez of Pueblo Window and Door Company was one such sponsor. There with his 1935 Ford Cabriolet, he said he very much enjoyed helping out the show.

“It’s good for the community, and for the industry, too,” he said.

David McBee’s 1949 Ford Truck stood out from the other automobiles, with its homemade paint job and old-style camper in the bed.

“A lot of the car shows now, people have got their beautiful cars, and now they’ve got the newer cars,” McBee said, adding that he “went back to old school” with his, putting it together over the course of two years with plenty of parts from other vehicles.

“It’s an old tractor,” he said, “but it’s lots of fun.

“I’ve driven a lot of cars in my life, but they were always nicer. You know, where you’re afraid to drive them, park them in a lot, or take them up an alley.” Now he camps and fishes out of his truck without a worry.

“This is what you can do if you don’t have a bunch of money,” he said. “And you can have as much or more fun because you don’t have to be worried.”

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