Most weekends during the summer there is a small informal car show in the Plaza Vieja in Albuquerque's Old Town. Two or three classic cars are parked in the shade under the trees on the plaza's west side, and their owners sit on a nearby bench to talk about them.
When I walked down to the Plaza in the morning on Friday, there was a large Mariachi group tuning up and rows of chairs set out near the gazebo for spectators. A two-generation row of five Chevys stretched down the curb and around the corner. A red and white '57 convertible was parked on the other side of the street in front of the church.