Colorado Car Events — May 4th / 5th

It looks like it is shaping up to be a beautiful weekend in the Colorado front range!  That means a perfect time to get out and enjoy a car show.  It is still early in the car show season but there are a few you can enjoy on May 4th and May 5th.

MAY 4th-

Lafayette Cars and Coffee hosted by Adam’s Polishes will be held from 7 am to 10 am at Flatirons Church.  That is located at 355 W. South Boulder Road in Lafayette.  Or check out the 10th Annual Car Show Series at First & Main Town Center in Colorado Springs.  It begins at 7 am.   Looking for something a little later in the day?  Take in the Golden Super Cruise, starting at 2 pm in the King Soopers parking lot on South Golden Road in Golden.

May 5th

The Annual Fiesta and Car Show is fun for the whole family!  There are vendors, food, activities, and awards.  It is being held at 3031 S. Academy Blvd in Colorado Springs.

Emich Track Day – April 2019

UPDATE – This event is now SOLD OUT for drivers.  You can still come out and get a ride with a professional driver in a fast car!

Bring YOUR car out on the track or ride along with a professional driver!  High Plains Raceway in Byers, CO is a 2.5 mile road course (recently repaved!) that will give you MORE than enough fun for your small fee.  They offer drivers who have never even seen a track to enjoy a day out at high speed.

Join Emich Volkswagen and Emich Chevrolet at High Plains Raceway twice per year! These amazing dealerships rent out the entire facility and allow almost anyone to come out and enjoy the track at a greatly-reduced rate!

DATE: Sunday, April 28, 2019
TIME: 8:00am-5pm
GATES OPEN: 7:30am
MANDATORY Driver’s meeting at 8:30am for morning-only/full day drivers. 12:30pm for afternoon only drivers.

COST: (All prices are PER DRIVER, not per vehicle, even if multiple drivers are sharing a single vehicle)

$125 full-day
$70 morning session only – Three 30 minute sessions
$90 afternoon session only – Four 30 minute sessions

You MUST purchase your tickets online in advance – we will not be accepting walk-ups for this event!

LOCATION:
High Plains Raceway in Byers, Colorado
Food will be available on-site

VISIT http://emichtrackday.com for details and to register today!

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Emich Track Day

Take YOUR car to the track with Team Emich!

Local dealership is offering an incredible opportunity to bring YOUR car out on the track or ride along with a professional driver!  High Plains Raceway in Byers, CO is a 2.5 mile road course (recently repaved!) that will give you MORE than enough fun for your small fee.  They offer drivers who have never even seen a track to enjoy a day out at high speed.

Join Emich Volkswagen and Emich Chevrolet at High Plains Raceway twice per year! These amazing dealerships rent out the entire facility and allow almost anyone to come out and enjoy the track at a greatly-reduced rate!

DATE: Sunday, September 23, 2018
TIME: 8:30am-5pm
GATES OPEN: 7:30am
MANDATORY Driver’s meeting at 8:30am for morning-only/full day drivers. 12:30pm for afternoon only drivers.

COST: (All prices are PER DRIVER, not per vehicle, even if multiple drivers are sharing a single vehicle)

$125 full-day
$70 morning session only – Three 30 minute sessions
$90 afternoon session only – Four 30 minute sessions

You MUST purchase your tickets online in advance – we will not be accepting walk-ups for this event!

LOCATION:
High Plains Raceway in Byers, Colorado
Food will be available on-site

REGISTER NOW AT EMICHTRACKDAY.COM

Supercar Saturdays at Mike Ward Maserati/McLaren

It is nice to see a local car dealership group take part in events that not only bring the community together, but also help make the world a better place.  Mike Ward has started a monthly event called Supercar Saturdays.  Supercar Saturdays are held every 3rd Saturday of the month at Mike Ward’s brand new Maserati/Alfa Romeo/McLaren/Fiat showroom located at 1850 Lucent Ct in Highlands Ranch, CO 80129.

All makes and models of cars are welcome.  Food and entertainment is provided and 100% of the food donations are donated to local charities! The local club – Highlands Ranch Hotrodders have helped to give this event series a great kick-off.

Visit: http://www.mikewardmaserati.com/carshow/ to get the latest event details and to register for one of the Saturday events.

 

Emich Track Day

Should you take your car to the track?

Most people who own some type of fast car have always wanted to “see what it can do”.  Of course, on the street this is NOT a good idea!  So what options are there to be able to see how fast or how well your car handles at speed?  Some people are really looking for a straight line speed  that can best be learned at the local drag strip.  Some people want to see how their car handles at speed.  This is best learned at a local road racing track.  Some people may want to drift their car.  This also is best done at a local track.

So what options are out there to go fast and, hopefully, be safe in the process?  Warning #1 – most insurance companies will NOT cover your car during ANY type of track activity!  However, there are companies out there who do provide track day insurance.  Be prepared to spend quite a bit on this type of insurance.  Regardless of the cost, if you are worried at all that something may happen to your car, get the insurance. Paying a couple hundred dollars vs. many thousands of dollars can sometimes make sense.
Option 1: Autocross  – high or low speed courses usually setup in a large parking lot with cones to mark the course. Only 1 car is allowed on a timed run at a time.  You compete against the clock.  Best time wins. Several of these events run throughout the year. Cost is very inexpensive.
Option 2: Track day at a local track.  Road race course or oval.  This option is easily available.  Cost can run anywhere from $100 to $600 per day. The size of the track determines how fast you can go.  Be prepared to slice and dice with many other drivers.  Be very aware of your surroundings, other drivers, the flag system, passing rules, and the proper way to drive the track.
Option 3: Drag racing – Multiple options exist for opportunities to see how fast your car is at the quarter mile.  Special events, test and tune times, and renting the track are all options.  Cost can be anywhere from $3 per run, up to several thousand dollars per day to rent out the track.
Option 4: Gokarting – try your hand at one of the higher-speed karting tracks.  Speeds can vary, but some tracks allow you to rent karts that can go over 100 mph. Most public tracks use electric or gas karts that can go anywhere between 45 and 60 mph. Cost can run anywhere from $15 to $60 per a set amount of laps.

If you are taking your car to the track, be sure to learn the rules, learn the track, and take it easy until you are used to the track layout and the way your car performs at speed.  Back to the formal question posed at the beginning of the article: should I take my car to the track? The answer is a resounding YES!

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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