Cars today aren’t made the way they used to be, laments the Forney Museum of Transportation’s Christof Keim. “Our society, as far as automobiles go, has sort of dulled down and become conformist.” But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the cars of yesteryear in all their glory. Fabulous Finned Cadillacs of the 1960sb>, an exhibition that’s open now and runs through August 31, presents vintage luxury cars made from 1959 to 1969 — all gathered in one place so you can see the way the style evolved throughout the decade.
“You’ll see everything from a bright candy-apple-red convertible to a rose-pink sedan,” says Keim. “Everybody was really fascinated with the United States sending somebody to the moon, so everything has that sort of space-age look. You’ll see a lot of influences of rocket design incorporated into the design of the cars, which is, of course, something you don’t see today.”
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The exhibit is open daily during regular admission hours, but today you can see it as part of the museum’s first annual Summer Rust Buster Fundraiser, a bike-athon to help support the museum and replace rare hood ornaments that were recently stolen. A $25 registration fee includes a T-shirt and admission. Arrive at Globeville Landing Park, down the street from the Forney at 4303 Brighton Boulevard, at 10 a.m. for a 10:30 ride to Confluence Park, where an extra $10 will get you a boxed lunch. E-mail email@example.com to register. For more information, visit forneymuseum.org.
Mondays-Saturdays. Starts: June 1. Continues through Aug. 31, 2013