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Car Show at Pagosa, this week

By Mary Jo Coulehan
Special to The PREVIEW

Photo courtesy CofC The annual Car Show at Pagosa kicks off Friday at Town Park. The Show and Shine is set for Saturday on Lewis Street, in downtown Pagosa Springs.

Photo courtesy CofC
The annual Car Show at Pagosa kicks off Friday at Town Park. The Show and Shine is set for Saturday on Lewis Street, in downtown Pagosa Springs.

The first of summer 2013 events roars into town with the fifth annual Car Show at Pagosa on Friday and Saturday, May 17-18.

Festivities begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 17, on the athletic field at Town Park with the Party in the Park event. There will be car registration, a welcome barbecue, a beer and wine garden and live concert for the participants and spectators. This is a great time for the public to get a sneak preview of some of the cars that will be on display Saturday.

On Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., vehicles will be parked in the 400 block of historic Lewis Street.

Saturday’s “Show and Shine” event gives spectators a chance to admire antique and custom cars and motorcycles. Music, displays, delicious food and car-related vendors will be on hand to add to the festivities. There will be a special presentation by the Colorado State Patrol with their rollover simulator and there will be child seat safety demonstrations.

We will again be serving beers brewed by Pagosa’s own award-winning microbrewery, Pagosa Brewing Co. Representatives of AAA of Colorado will be on hand to give away a year’s free AAA membership.

Come out and see who this year’s show award winners are, at 3 p.m. on May 18.

There will be a special reception for the car show participants Saturday at 5:30 p.m., sponsored by The Springs Resort. The Participant’s Choice, Golden Odometer, Club with the Most Participants and People’s Choice Award, along with second-place awards, will be distributed at this time.

This event showcases some spectacular vehicles and attention to detail. It is a photographer’s dream and a great way to spend some time with the family for free or at a minimal cost.

For more information about the show, visit the Chamber website at www.pagosaspringschamber.com or call the Chamber office at 264-2360.

This story was posted on May 16, 2013.