Mecum Auction Denver

Denver, Colorado Mecum Auction Recap 2016

Mecum Auction year #2 in Denver, Colorado – success.  The crowds were amazing and the cars were incredible at the Colorado Convention Center! This was the second year that Mecum Auctions decided to give the car folks in Colorado a chance to see and (maybe) buy some of the nicest cars around.  We saw everything from what we would call “less-collectible” cars, to some amazing examples of driveable iron.

We went on Saturday and arrived during the collectible auction that happens before the cars go across the block.  The signs and other automotive merchandise sold quickly and at some pretty hefty prices. The cars started going across the block at 10am after the national anthem and what Mecum calls “its anthem” which also happens to be Thunderstruck by AC/DC.  All the people on the stage and ringmen started dancing along with some of the crowd.  Pretty interesting to watch!

The prices seemed to be pretty much inline with what we would expect for the types of cars offered.  So, the results are in!  The top seller for the auction was an incredible 1963 Ford Galaxie 500XL. This car sold for $170,500.  We didn’t get a chance to look at it up close, but then again, we would never have expected a Galaxie to be the top seller.  The Ford GT, the 1953 Corvette, and some other cars had the opportunity to easily break that record.  However, those cars were not sold.

The Top 10 list:

1- 1963 Ford Galaxie 500XL – $170,500
2- 1963 Chevy Corvette – $154,000
3- 1957 Chevy (resto mod) – $148,500
4- 1967 Chevy Corvette – $150,000
5- 1970 Buick GSX – $1126,500
6- 1966 Chevy Corvette (resto mod) – $126,500
7- 1967 Ford Shelby GT500 – $88,000
8- 1986 Porsche 930 Turbo Coupe – $1965 Chevy Corvette – $79,200
9- 1965 Chevy Corvette – $79,200
10- 1970 Pontiac GTO  (The Judge) – $73,700

We would really like to thank the folks at Mecum for the access and the passes we were able to give out to people at the Westminster Fireworks Car Show!

Rob E

Mecum Auction – Denver, Colorado – July 8 & 9, 2016

Mecum Denver Auction

Mecum Auctions will hold its second-annual collector car auction in Denver July 8-9 at the Colorado Convention Center featuring 700 vehicles including vintage ‘Vettes, modern supercars and two private collections. Bidder registration is $100 in advance and $200 at the auction and includes admission for two for both auction days. To view the list of consigned vehicles when available, or to register as a bidder for this and all Mecum auctions, visit the Mecum website or call (262) 275-5050. General admission tickets available at the gate for $30 per person per day or $40 for a two-day pass; children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission. Doors open each day at 8 a.m. with the auction beginning with Road Art at 8:30 a.m. and the cars at 10 a.m.

This event will be televised.  If you have never been to an auction of this type or size, we highly suggest going for the experience.  The cars, the stuff to see, the food, the people, and to see how everything works is amazing.

For our loyal Colorado Car Show visitors, we would like you to enjoy the experience with a $5 discount on general admission: CLICK HERE

 

2016 4th of July Fireworks Show is Official!

Thanks to an amazing turnout for the last two shows, the City of Westminster has asked Rocky Mountain Car Club to put on the 3rd annual Fireworks Car Show!  Like last year, this event is limited to 100 spots.  Last year we managed to squeeze in 115 cars due to some added cars from some of our sponsors.  If you have not attended either of the last two shows, you really missed out on some fun.  The fireworks show put on by Westminster is second-to-none in the state!  In addition to the show cars, there is a stage with live music, food, kids activities, and more.

The website: FireworksCarShow.com has all the information on the show and online registration is open!  Our email blast sent out this morning (4/1/16) filled 45 of the 100 spots in less than an hour!  Needless to say, make sure you reserve your spot early.

Here are a few pictures from last year’s show!

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Shelby American Collection Annual Party and Car Show

After being invited to this event for several years, we were finally able to attend this year.  Special thanks to our good friend, Muff Davis, for the invite and extra ticket.  This is the annual fundraising party to benefit the day-to-day running of the Shelby American Collection Museum in Boulder, Colorado.  There was good food, great sponsors, music, lots of show cars, and some amazing special guests.

After taking some time to look at several really nice cars outside the museum, we went inside to see some truly incredible Shelby history on display.  Multiple Cobra race cars, several rare Mustangs, lots of memorabilia, a really nice gift shop, a bar, and a LeMans Ford GT40 race car that really steals the show.  We were impressed with the 1966 Shelby GT350-S prototype supercharged Mustang.  It is really nice to see such a rare, one-of-a-kind car on display for all to see.   The GT40 has some amazing history as well.  Knowing that world-renowned drivers like Mario Andretti, AJ Foyt, Dan Gurney, Bruce McLaren, and Lucien Bianchi drove this car and its sister GT40s is really impressive.

Of course the Cobras in the house that drivers like Bob Bondurant, Allen Grant, and Tom Yeager drove to wins are equally impressive.  On top of that, to meet and get to chat (plus get some autographs) with all three of these amazing drivers was a treat.  All three shared some funny stories of their time racing for Carol Shelby.  We even had a great Mustang vs. Corvette conversation with Allen Grant.

With 300-400 people in attendance, we hope that the event was considered successful.  Steve Volk, founder of the collection, and his family really put on a great event.  We look forward to coming back next year!

Colorado Car Show

Some images from the event:

 

Speed Gone Wild

Speed Gone Wild was a WIN!

Despite the rain making a very unwelcome appearance at times, Speed Gone Wild Weekend at Boulder County Fairgrounds in Longmont on June 5-7 was an amazing success!

Over 3o cars braved early morning rain for our first-ever driving skills event at Colorado National Speedway.  Times were good on a wet track early in the day, but got much better as it dried up for an incredibly fun event!

Friday night, our weekend’s presenting sponsor, Longmont Ford, held a Garage Nights event at their dealership in Longmont.  Great food, free beer from Left hand Brewery and Oskar Blues Brewery made it a great evening!

Saturday morning’s Speed Gone Wild car show was a hit!  We officially had over 300 cars, trucks, and motorcycles on the grass at Boulder County Fairgounds.  We had to speed up the trophies a little as a small rain shower creeped in, but overall a great success!

Sunday morning was the Canyonball Run Rally put on by the Northern Colorado Mustang Car Club.  71 cars split into two groups going opposite ways on a beautiful run to Estes Park and back.

Everything ended up at Oskar Blues Brewery in Longmont for the end of the rally and the end of weekend car show.  Free lunch for participants, free beer and root beer from Oskar Blues, great weather and a great culmination of an amazing weekend.

We look forward to doing it again next year.  Visit SpeedGoneWild.com for driving skills event times and pictures of the event!

June 29th and July 19th OutRock Car Show Reviews

Sorry this is a month late on the first one.  Things have been extremely busy at ColoradoCarShow.com!

The 2nd and 3rd OutRock Car Shows of the year went off even better than the May show!

The June 29th show was hosted by the Good Times Corvette Club and was a great time!  We had over 225 cars and well over 10,000 spectators show up for this event!  With the Corvette Club hosting, we had over 90 Corvettes in the show!  Special thanks to the show presenting sponsor – Sill-Terhar Motors in Broomfield.  Jack Terhar and crew brought out a couple Maseratis, a beautiful Aston Martin, and the incredible Jaguar F-Type R Coupe.   We had everything from old classics to muscle, and sports to exotics at the event.  The show ended with the distribution of 36 class medals and 9 specialty trophies.

The July 19th show was also a night show and concert from the rock and roll cover band Doctor Fine.  The show was another success with over 160 cars and close to the average 10,000 spectators.  The military vehicles showed-up in force at this event!  We had several trucks, troop carriers, Jeeps, and a cannon!  The star of the military vehicles was an amazing (probably priceless) amphibious Jeep.  According to the owner, this jeep is still capable of amphibious operations!  The exotic class was another surprise.  Avery custom 1923 hot rod won the best exotic medal.   We gave out 24 medals and 5 specialty trophies.  The show ran until 7pm, when the band started playing.  Special thanks again to Sill-Terhar Motors in Broomfield for being our presenting sponsor, and to Douglas County Diesel/Castle Rock Auto Repair for being our concert presenting sponsor.

We look forward to the final OutRock Car Show of the summer on Sunday, August 17th, from 10am – 4pm.

Spirit of Flight Day Car Show and Airshow July 12th

Please join us at the Spirit of Flight Center on Saturday, July 12, 2014 from 10AM-4PM for the 6th Annual SPIRIT OF FLIGHT DAY.  Aircraft displays and fly-bys, BIG Car Show, WWII Veterans and Tributes, Re-enactors, Jet Cars, Vendors, Food, Band, Kids Stuff, Beer Garden, Museum tours, Door Prizes, Plane and Helicopter Rides, and tons of FUN! Trophies for best car/motorcycle/plane.

Fun for the entire family!  Just $5 admission!

The Spirit of Flight Center is located on the west side of the Erie Airport. Visit http://www.spiritofflight.com for more information.
(*Car registration & setup– 8:00AM.  $10 Registration fee gets admission, gift bag and door prizes tickets.  Free breakfast for the first 20 registrations.)

June 29th OutRock Car Show Preview!

The June 29th OutRock Car Show  presented by Sill-Terhar Motors at the Outlets at Castle Rock is what you would call sold out! The mall has limited the show to 200 cars, trucks, motorcycles, etc…. and there are 200 vehicles registered! Everything from rods and muscle cars to a BUNCH of Corvettes and exotics. The host car club for this show is the Good Times Corvette Club. The show has Corvettes from Looking Glass, TORCA, Colorado, Colorado Springs, Rebel, and Down the Road Corvette Clubs coming. Plus there will be a multitude of Mustangs from Northern Colorado Mustang Club and Southern Colorado Mustang Club, plus several who did not list a club. This is significant since the Southern Colorado Mustang Club is hosting the July 19th OutRock Car Show, and the Northern Colorado Mustang Club is hosting the August 17th OutRock Car Show!

The OutRock shows are FREE to register, FREE for spectators, and the registrants get a FREE pancake breakfast from Chris Cakes. The June and July shows are presented by Sill-Terhar Motors in Broomfield. The July 19th show is a night show with a concert presented by Douglas County Diesel and Castle Rock Auto Repair. The August 17th show is presented by Michael’s Auto Body in Castle Rock. The May 18th show had approx. 190 cars and over 10,000 spectators. The shows are limited to 200 show vehicles and expect over 10,000 spectators at each show.

A portion of the proceeds of each show goes to the Morgan Adams Foundation to help children’s cancer research. The shows are all organized by the Rocky Mountain Car Club and ColoradoCarShow.com.

Visit OutRockCarShow.com for more information and to get registered for the July 19th and August 17th shows!
Respectfully submitted-
Rocky Mountain Car Club

OutRock Car Show – May 18th Review

The first OutRock Car Show and Concert Series event presented by the Rocky Mountain Car Club on Sunday, May 18th, 2014 was a huge success! Over 150 cars entered the show, and another 40+ cars came out to check out the event for the following months or just drove by and wanted to see what was happening. A rough estimate of the spectators who showed up over the course of the day is over 10,000. Proceeds from all four OutRock Car Shows will go to the Morgan Adams Foundation for childhood cancer research.

The vehicles that showed up were from all years, makes, models, and types. Everything from huge military wreckers, to vintage cars, sports cars, exotics, modified cars, and trucks made a splash at the show. The military vehicles were a big hit and one of them actually won 3rd place in the truck category. All registrants who came in before 10am received a free pancake breakfast from Chris Cakes. Door prizes were given away every half-hour until the 2pm awards ceremony. Thank you to the guys and gals from Fatal Creations Car Club who helped put on this show!

Here is a list of all the event winners:

Vintage Class
1st Place: Carl Rust – 1949 Chevrolet Stake
2nd Place: Penelope Allen – 1933 Dodge D.P Convertible
3rd Place: Tanner Kimberlin – 1952 Hudson Hornet

Muscle Class
1st Place: James Axtell – 1968 Hemi Dart
2nd Place: Jeff Root – Factory Five Mk1 Cobra
3rd Place: Glenn Cobb – 1968 Ford Fastback Mustang

Sports Car Class
1st Place: Matt VanDoeselaar – 1997 Dodge Viper GTS
2nd Place: Bob Gloyd – 1976 Triumph TR6
3rd Place: Walt Beerman – 1972 MGB

New Millennium Class
1st Place: Todd Hucko – 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
2nd Place: Joseph Polai – 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
3rd Place: Lee Lettig – 2007 Volkswagen EOS

Exotic Class
1st Place: Bob Duxbury – 2004 K1 Attack
2nd Place: Lisa Poggas – 1969 Jaguar XKE
3rd Place: Chuck Goldsmith – 1985 Alpha Romeo GTV6

Modified Class
1st Place: Gerry Fitzpatrick – 1932 Ford Roadster
2nd Place: Rob Trujillo – 1932 Ford Coupe
3rd Place: Eddie from Fatal Creations Car Club – 2004 Lexus 300is

Truck Class
1st Place: Dennis Frederick – 1957 Willys Jeep
2nd Place: Chance Nace – 1932 Ford Truck
3rd Place: Phil Curry – 1989 BMY/Harsco Military Wrecker

Extra Awards
Most Likely to Get a Speeding Ticket: William Arcamuzi – 2005 Ford Mustang Mongoose
Best Daily Driver: Lee Lettig – 2007 Volkswagen EOS
Best Paint: Eddie from Fatal Creations Car Club – 2004 Lexus 300is
Best Chrome: David Mertz – 2004 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible