1st Annual Emich VW Track Day Review

Emich Volkswagen held its 1st annual track day at High Plains Raceway on Sunday, April 20th. The weather was amazing for this Easter event. Nearly 50 cars/drivers came out for an entire day of private lapping. Plus, there was another 60 guests and spectators who hung out, had fun, and got some great ride-alongs in the Emich VW Jetta GLI World Challenge race car, some great VWs, and some rides in the GO 4 IT Racing School Corvette C7 Stingray. Glenn and his staff at HPR were great as usual. Emich plans on making this an annual event, so look for another day next spring.

Visit Emich VW for more information

Denver Auto Show 2014 Review

The 2014 Denver Auto Show is under way. The show opened last night to the public and runs through the weekend. The show started-off with the charity preview party on Tuesday night. Without knowing the total number of people in attendance, we can say it was a very large crowd. The attendance has gone up consistently over the past few years. There was a fashion show, great food and drinks, and the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press presented the Rocky Mountain Car, Truck, and SUV of the Year. The car of the year is the 2014 Lexus IS250/350. The truck of the year is the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado. The SUV of the year is the 2014 Jeep Cherokee. Also, John Elway was on-hand as an honorary chair of the event.

The show opened to the public last night. The selection of cars and number of manufacturers is impressive. Some of the newest vehicles include the 2015 Ford Mustang, the 2015 Chevy Silverado High Country, the 2015 VW GTI, the Nissan GT-R NISMO edition, and the latest from many other brands. Some foreign highlights are the new Jaguar F-Type Coupe, the Lamborghini Aventador, several examples from Ferrari, Maserati, Mercedes, BMW, Porsche, Lotus, Aston Martin, Bentley, Subaru, Audi, Toyota, Kia, Hyundai, Mazda, Nissan, Volkswagen, Land Rover, and Fiat. Although the foreign vehicles seemed to outnumber the Americans, there are some great examples from Chevy, GMC, Cadillac, Buick, Ford, Lincoln, Dodge, Chrysler, RAM, Tesla, and even the MV-1.

Overall, this was a great show and we are looking forward to next year.

Cars & Coffee April 5th 2014 Review

Another great day at Cars & Coffee. Probably well over 200 cars again. Nice weather had several people bring some nice cars out to play! It was great to see a bunch of the regulars mixed in with a healthy dose of newcomers.

The biggest topic of the day from nearly everyone we talked to was the serious lack of space at this venue. We watched many many cars circle around for a long time to try and find a parking spot. With the school next door having soccer games, parking was at a premium. WE NEED TO FIND A BIGGER LOCATION FOR THIS EVENT!

The selection of cars was amazing! Porches galore, at least 8 Ferraris, several Corvettes (3 C7 Stingrays), Lots of Subaru, Mitsubishi, Audi, Mercedes, classics, muscle, vintage, and even two DeLoreans made the show. Plus we saw the guys from Audizine, TFLCar.com, Purifoy Chevrolet, Boulder Nissan, Morgan Cars, Oxotic Drive, and more, out and about having a great time.

Looking forward to the May 3rd event! Hopefully the discussion about a move will happen by then.

Lincoln College of Technology March 29th Show Review

The 3rd Annual Lincoln College of Technology Hot Rod Show turned out to be a really good show. The weather was a bit cool in the morning, by quickly warmed up to be a really nice day for a car show. We saw over 150 cars, trucks, SUVs, motorcycles, and yes, even a mini van on display. The cars were parked both inside the building and outside. Food, kids activities, and several vendor booth were all available.

Overall, it was a great show for this early in the car show season! We got to talk with many friends we have not seen since the end of the season last year.

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4th of July Car Show at Westminster Fireworks Show

The City of Westminster has teamed-up with the Rocky Mountain Car Club to put on a car show at the 4th of July Fireworks Show at the Westminster City Park / Rec Center. The show will be held on the grass field right next to all the fun activities. The city does a great job organizing the event. There will be a concert, food trucks, and fun activities for the whole family. Come out and watch the fireworks! This show averages over 10,000 people at the park waiting for the show to start!

We expect to have 40-50 cars at the event along with some great local companies to display their goods and services. The preliminary schedule of events is: 4pm-5pm: the cars park in the designated area. 5pm: all cars must be in place. 5pm-9:15pm: car show, concert, and family activities. 9:15pm-9:35pm: Fireworks show. 10pm: leave (need to stay in place until majority of crowd leaves).

This is the first time the City has allowed cars on the grass at this event. We will have registration available by April 30th as the limited number of spots will fill up fast!

We are also going to allow approx. 10 local businesses to have a display booth at this event. Again, space very limited!

OutRock Car Show and Concert Series at Outlets at Castle Rock

The OutRock Car Show and Concert Series at Outlets at Castle Rock is a go!
With 200 show cars and OVER 10,000 spectators each month makes this the show series of the year. This year the show is FREE to register a vehicle and all registrants will get a FREE pancake breakfast from Chris’ Cakes!. The shows are at the Outlets of Castle Rock in Douglas County, in the east parking lot along I-25 and right under the 40 foot LED sign. We have a DJ, pancake breakfast, tons of trophies, and door prizes every hour. This year we have teamed-up with the Morgan Adams Foundation as our designated charity. A portion of the proceeds will go to this incredible organization that funds children’s cancer research. Each show will feature several local car clubs. The show on July 19th is a night show with a concert!

Dates:
Sunday, May 18th 10am – 4pm
Sunday, June 29th 10am – 4pm Presented by Sill-Terhar Motors
Saturday, July 19th 3pm – 9pm Presented by Sill-Terhar Motors (Night show and Concert!)
7pm – 9pm Concert Presented by Douglas County Diesel and Castle Rock Auto Repair
Sunday, August 17th 10am – 4pm Presented by Michael’s Auto Body

VISIT OUTROCKCARSHOW.COM for more information and to register!

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Picture from last year’s show

Corvettes & Coffee at Purifoy Chevrolet

March 8th – CORVETTES & COFFEE 9am-12pm in the incredible indoor Corvette showroom at Purifoy Chevrolet: Custom P-Series Corvette Reveal! This is the first custom C7 Stingray done by Purifoy. Also featuring an All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast with a $5.00 donation to our local Oddfellows Club

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Picture from the December 2013 Corvettes and Coffee