PHOTOS: Showing off at Centennial Car Show

Collector cars catch eyes for fourth year

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A few minutes east of the sea of modern cars at dealerships on East Arapahoe Road, flashy rides from decades past assembled just behind Centennial’s city hall.

“This is actually pretty nice,” said Steven Shermer, 41, at the city’s fourth annual Car Show Sept. 7. “I’ve been to a lot of car shows that weren’t put together very well.”

He stood next to a light blue 1972 Ford F-100, one that was donated to Smoky Hill High School’s auto shop, which later sold it to him. He enjoyed answering questions about the truck.

“It seems a lot of people are down-to-earth about talking about the cars,” said Shermer, a Centennial resident.

Nearby, Dwayne Williams sat next to his 1969 Oldsmobile 442 W30, a car he’s taken to many shows since acquiring it about two years ago. The 60-year-old southeast Aurora resident likes that car shows expose him to people and their cultures that he wouldn’t otherwise get to talk about.

“You hear their stories — `I had it when I was in high school,’ things like that,” Williams said. “It makes people reminisce on the spot.”

The car show took place at Centennial Center Park, at 13050 E. Peakview Ave., near Arapahoe Road and South Potomac Street.

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