Saturday, June 15, 2019

Cottonwood Square Car Show - Greeley

Something of an annual affair on a Saturday morning once a year. Informal, no admission, local folks. You seldom know what you will see.

There is always one that makes me lust to own.
Fun way to spend an hour or two. Unless you own this.
Camping, anyone?


Well Seasoned Fool said...

A lot of effort, not to mention money, goes into those vehicles.

Fredd said...

Yes, these old car guys sometimes spend three or four times what the vehicle will be worth once they are done gilding the door lock knobs and powder coating the frames.

Once they go to sell them, they are puzzled why they spent $75,000 on the car and it only sells for $25K. I'm not puzzled: nobody cares whether the frame is powder coated or not. Or whether the door lock knobs are gilded.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Hobbies rarely are an "investment". Hard lesson from the car biz, something is only worth what someone else is willing to pay (or loan money on).

I once bought (around 1999) a Dodge Shorty "Surfer" van for $300. At the time that was all that was in my "mad money" account. Told the couple what I would give them mid morning. Late afternoon they were back. Wasn't something for our lot inventory so I kept it for myself. Had it for eight years.

drjim said...

Too bad I didn't know about the show. Would have been fun to go see the cars.

My insurance company now values my old Toyota at about three times what I paid for it, which is about $3k more than I have in it.

But I didn't buy it to make money on it.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

It isn't always about the money. My old 86 Mighty Max isn't worth much but I have people offer to buy it.

drjim said...

Yep, I bought mine to drive, and not be a Garage Queen, although she does tend to sit more than move!

But we're planning on taking care of that this summer.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

One of the few Toyota cars I liked.

Old NFO said...

Nice! And yeah, that's NOT an original Studebaker Pickup. Body on a 'newer' 4X4?

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Not doubting you but how can you tell? Per my sister who was at his place on an insurance claim, the owner is a Studebaker collector with a large collection.