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 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

Elevation Auto Cars & Coffee Saturday, April 19th Review

Elevation Motors and Elevation Auto Spa put on their first monthly cars & coffee event at the LeMay Car Museum building near 8th Ave and Simms in Lakewood. They will have a cars & coffee every third Saturday of the month with free coffee and doughnuts. The museum and Elevation Motors has some incredible cars to see in the building in addition to the great show cars.

The weather was not looking too good early in the day, but gradually got nicer throughout the morning. We estimate approximately 75 cars came through at various times during the time of the show. Some of the cars included Ferrari, Porsche, Audi (several – including R8), Corvette, Pantera, Buick GNX, Camaro, Aston Martin, Lotus, Mustang, Lamborghini, Nissan GT-R, Viper, Acura NSX, and several older muscle cars of various makes and models. Throw in the great selection of cars inside, and the show was well worth the visit.

We look forward to visiting the event next month.

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.