Hot Wheels Coming to The Cloud City Tomorrow
The Colorado Grand®, a vintage car rally celebrating its 25th anniversary, will be making a stop in Leadville tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 20, from 12:30 – 3 p.m.This year is the 25th anniversary for the annual charity tour. Photo: ColoradoGrand.com
The Leadville stopover, which will be by The Delaware Hotel, offers an opportunity of a lifetime to see and photograph vintage race cars. En route from Salida to Vail, the cars will motor into Leadville and park on East 7th St. at Harrison Ave.
Spectators are invited to see them free of charge. Entrants from around the world will include pre-WWII Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Porsche, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo, Bentley, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Maserati, Allard, and such exotic names as Amilcar, Cisitalia, Squire, Delahaye, and Talbot-Lago. US models from Chrysler, Packard and Kurtis are also part of the lineup.
The Colorado Grand® is an annual charity tour for 1960 and earlier sports and race cars of distinction. Every September at the peak of the fall color season approximately 85 vintage cars motor 1,000 miles in five days through the Rockies in a relaxed, non-competitive event.Friday, the tour goes from Salida to Vail, making a stop in Leadville. Photo: ColoradoGrand.com
The event generates about $300,000 annually for small Colorado charities and Western Slope towns as well as college scholarships to graduating high-school seniors in those towns. Current charities include the Colorado State Patrol Family Foundation, the Robert Sutherland Foundation, Flight for Life, CASA, and medical facilities in small towns.