The pandemic was not about to stop the 2020 downtown car show from being a huge success.

A lot of things were working against the idea of the  Mobility Driven Downtown Car Show being anything but a monstrous flop. Consider all of these factors.

  • The car show had already been postponed from its originally scheduled date in June, and most September events in Mesa County had been canceled.
  • In order to adhere to local health guidelines, the show had to be moved from its traditional spot on Main Street to the parking lot of Grand Junction Convention Center.
  • There was room for only 80 classic cars.
  • Although the car show was free, guests had to go through the process of getting a ticket for admission either online or at the gate.

As it turned out, none of that mattered.

The weather was fantastic and couldn't have been better. The parking lot was packed full of classic, custom, and new automobiles. And more than 2500 car-show starved people, both young and old, came out to check out the wondrous cars, vote for their favorites, and enjoy some sense of normalcy in this crazy world.

Each year at the downtown car show, traditional awards handed out include the car most likely to get a speeding ticket, mayor's choice, and KOOLest car. The public for their favorite to select the people's choice and the car owners vote on their favorites to determine the best in the show.

Here is a list of the winners.

KOOLest CAR AWARD
1939 Chevy Master Deluxe - Steve Cejka, Grand Junction

MOST LIKELY TO GET A SPEEDING TICKET (GJPD)
2015 Ford Mustang GT Premium - Rebecca Dilbec, Grand Junction

MAYOR'S CHOICE
1963 Ford Galaxy  Randy Renner, Clifton

TRAVELED MOST MILES TO ATTEND
1956 Chevy 2-Door Sedan - Sos Valdez, Ogden, UT

MOBILITY DRIVEN'S TOP PICK
1948 Chevy 5 Window Truck - Jack Kimmel, Grand Junction

COLORAUTO'S CAR WE'D MOST LIKE TO DRIVE
1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS - Jeff Williams, Montrose

ELECTRIC AVENUE AWARD
2020 Tesla Model Y Performance - L3 Landon, Montrose

PEOPLE'S CHOICE
1956 Chevy 2 Door Sedan - Sos Valdez, Ogden, UT

BEST IN SHOW
5th PLACE 
1926 Buick Roadster, Jerry DuCray, Grand Junction
4th PLACE
1968 Chevy Camaro - Paul Brennan, Grand Junction
3rd PLACE
1960 Cadillac El Dorado Seville Custom Coupe - Warren Walcher, Grand Junction
2nd PLACE
1957 Chevrolet - Ben Down, Grand Junction
1st PLACE
1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS - Jeff Williams, Montrose

In the photo below you'll see some of the award winners as well as some of my personal favorites and highlights from this year's car show.

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