It was my first visit to Vail. I hadn't made any plans or done much research beforehand except that I knew Oktoberfest was happening over the weekend. Our first stop was the excellent Visitors Center at Lionshead Village, which is a small European-like village a few miles from Vail Village. The lady at the Vistors Center not only helped us with our plans for the day but she also told us that there was a car show going on - only until noon so we needed to see that first.
The car show was the Colorado Grand, an annual charity tour for 1960 and older sports and race cars. According the the website, every September approximately 85 cars are driven 1000 miles through the Rockies in five days. A charity event, each year the Colorado Grand generates about $300,000 for charities in Colorado. And the day we were in Vail was the culmination of the tour. Lucky us!
You can see Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Porsche, Alfa Romeo, Bentley's,Aston Martin, and Jaguar's. They also claim several 1920's and 1930's cars are usually included.And in such a beautiful setting!
In most of the towns that the cars stop for lunch on the tour, spectators are invited to see the cars and talk with the owners. This years event is scheduled for September 14 - 19. So if you are a car gal or guy and you want to see this event in person you can go to the website here to find out more info.
Are you a car aficionado? Have you been to the Colorado Grand?