Classic vehicles, classic rock'n'roll, classic summer fun ; it is an matchless combo that may “get your motor runnin’,” and it all occurs in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, a dramatic 150-mile drive from Denver through Glenwood Canyon. On June 10-12, the 59th annual MG Auto Club Rallye rolls into town ; this is the nation's oldest continuing road rally. On July 29-31, the [Grand Brook Classic Auto and Motorbike Days shifts into high gear, showcasing original and restored cars that represent pretty much every decade since the early 1900s. “These are 2 events that never fail to please folk of all ages,” said Lindsey Lewis, vice president of Tourism Selling for the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association.
“There is something magical about seeing these gorgeous machines on view against the background of Glenwood Springs free press release with its mountains, rivers and hot springs.” Dennis Bader, who helps organise the [Grand Brook Classic Automobile and Motorcycle Days concurs, “Classic autos represent a form of art that is particular to the US ; since the start of vehicle production American cars have been seen for their design and pleasing lines,” he claimed. Though the show is not exclusive to American-made vehicles, they have a tendency to predominate. Bader is planning on showing both his Ford Model An and his 1968 Honda CT90 motorcycle. The 8th Yearly Grand River Classic Automobile and Motorbike Days starts Friday, July twenty-nine, with a ‘cruise night’ and a street dance and barbeque that's open to the community. Revelry are targeted around Vicco’s Charcoalburger Drive-In, located along Highway 6 in West Glenwood Springs.
On Saturday morning, up to 150 automobiles and motorbikes are expected to line up along 7th Street in central Glenwood Springs, making it easy for spectators to like, possibly peek under the hood, and even ask owners questions on their unique hobby. In the show, a sound stage will play car theme songs like “Born to Be Wild,” “Mustang Sally,” “Little Deuce Coup” and more. Adding to the small-town charm, the local Kiwanis Club will be serving a pancake breakfast. Prizes for the event include Owner’s Choice, Judge’s Choice, Ladies’ Choice, and People's Choice ; anyone can cast a vote for their favorite auto in this final class. Another entertaining classic vehicle event that drives into Glenwood Springs this summer is the MG Automobile Club Rallye, June 10-12. Though this group welcomes sports cars of many varieties these days, the MG Vehicle Club Rallye originally featured cars made by Morris Garages of Oxford, England, more famous as MGs. The UK sports car devotees from the MG Car Club Rocky Mountain Centre in Denver started the once a year road rally in 1953, long before Eisenhower Tunnel and the engineering wonder of Interstate-70 through Glenwood Ravine existed.
Traversing multiple mountain passes on two-lane roads, those early races usually took twelve hours to complete. The traditional road rally is a time, speed and distance competition with drivers penalized for arriving early or late at any of the multiple check-in points along the pretty drive. 2011 marks the 59th year for the event. The three-day event starts Fri., June ten, with the rally leaving Arvada for Glenwood Springs. The next day is a driving tour and scavenger hunt that starts and ends in Glenwood Springs. The final event of the weekend encompasses a car show at Two Streams Park and a funkhana, or driving talents competition similar to an assault course. This summer, find adventure . Head out on the road to Glenwood Springs.
To find out more about with these classic auto events, please visit visitglenwood About Glenwood Springs Glenwood Springs is found between Aspen and Vail, 165 miles west of Denver or 90 miles east of Grand Junction on I-70 off Exit 116. To get more information about Glenwood Springs, Colorado, call 970-945-6589 or go to visitglenwood For lodging reservations, call 888-4-GLENWOOD (888-445-3696). A total press kit and promotional releases are going to be available at visitglenwood and visitglenwood Access to downloadable photos is available at visitglenwood Media Contacts : Lindsey Lewis, VP of Tourism Selling Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association 970-945-6589 Lindsey (at) glenwoodchamber (dot) com Or Vicky Nash, Public Relations Representative Resort Trends, Incorporated. – media communications for the travel & tourism industry 970-948-4923 Vicky (at) resorttrends (dot) com.