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Colorado Grand car display

"This is an open invitation to attend the Colorado Grand Concours d'Non-Elegance display on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm at Lionshead in Vail.
The Concours d'Non-Elegance will be held on the Saturday after the Colorado Grand completes its 1,000 mile quest around Colorado. You'll be able to enjoy the cars replete in all of their 1,000 road grime!

This year, Mercedes-Benz and Chopard, Hyde Park, Hagerty Insurance, RM Auctions & WeatherTech are returning to help the Colorado Grand to again raise more than $120,000 for Colorado charities and communities. Founded by Bob Sutherland in 1989, the Grand is recognized worldwide as the finest event of its kind, leading distinctive pre-1961 sports and racing cars through the Colorado Rockies each fall.

The Colorado Grand is celebrating its 25th year history and is indeed proud that it has raised more than $3 million dollars for small Colorado charities and towns. Among its beneficiaries are The Robert Sutherland Foundation (combating bipolar disorder), the Colorado State Patrol Widows and Orphans Fund, and other human service programs. College scholarships are awarded to students from four towns where the event stops for lunch and the Grand helps these often remote communities to buy emergency medical equipment. The Colorado State Patrol provides motorcycle escorts for the event, and local residents pitch in to help serve lunches. The Grand creates an unusual synergy among automotive enthusiasts, the police, and local residents.

We choose Pre-War cars as our feature for the 25th year. We have an incredible 25 pre-war cars scheduled including five Bentleys and five Bugattis, three Alfa Romeos including the incredible 8C 2900 B Spider, two BMW 328s, a Lagonda, Alvis, three Jaguar SS100s, MG and three domestic entries including Chrysler, Packard and the Tommy Lee Kurtis Speedster. We have 22 Ferrari cars including four 250 Tdfs, 250 TR 59/60, 500 TRC, several one-offs such as the 375 America Coupe Speciale, the 250 GT/Comp 61 Speciale and the beautiful Series II Superamerica. Other notable Italians are represented by a Maserati 200SI and 300S, three Lancias, and the diminutive Cisitalia, OSCA and Siatas. The British contingent includes three C-Types, four ACs and an AC Zagato “Double Bubble” coupe, two Aston Martin DB4/GTs and a Austin Healey 100S. Not to be outdone, the German contingent features three 300SLs, a half-dozen SL Roadsters, three Porsche Carerras, a 550/1500 RS Spyder and a 507 Roadster. A Packard, Chevrolet and Ford round out the American classics. Great sports racers come from Allard, Bocar, Cunningham, Devin, Fitch-Jaguar, Jaguar-Aston, and three Kurtis-Kraft roadsters.

To get to the concours, simply come to Vail and take exit 176 from I-70. Take a left off the ramp around the first round about and head towards Vail. Take your first right at the next round about heading along the frontage road. From this roundabout you will be traveling a 1/2 mile where you can park in the parking structure on the left just before East Lionshead Circle. The show is located in the heart of Lionshead just South of the parking structure."

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I am suggesting a meeting place and time to go to the Colorado Grade.

Anybody wants to caravan up?

7:30 AM Saturday, Leave by 7:45.
Wooly Mammoth Park and Ride Exit 259 on I-70

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