People love car shows for different reasons. No matter the reason, you’re virtually assured of a good time with interesting people and impromptu conversations with strangers who stop to admire some of the same vehicles you are drawn to.
Among the crowd you may find photographers, mechanics, folks who are considering buying soon and want to check out the trendy new models, families seeking an outdoor excursion, wealthy collectors who hope to stumble upon a rare find, those who hold on to nostalgic memories about the racy new models they drove 50 years ago, and car dealer reps who can’t wait to explain all the new gadgets in the latest models.
Like drivers, car shows display their own personalities. Most are family-friendly outdoor events offering good food, entertainment for the kids, and lively music. Some include concerts, vendors (selling everything from car parts to accessories, clothing, audio/tech upgrades, detail services and more) and possibly a few live fast-action shows that delight their impromptu audiences. Colorado has some of the best and liveliest car shows, in a variety of formats and lengths. Start planning now for these 2021 events coming up in Colorado before you know it!
COVID-19 restrictions may dictate some modifications of dates, times, and activities of outdoor events. We recommend that you call or check the website or Facebook page of each event to check on its status before you go.
Down to Earth Days
This fourth annual event is family friendly and will include a drift show on a professional course, burnout exhibition, live DJ, food trucks, giveaways, vendors, and more attractions. Fifteen trophies will be awarded in individual categories, including Best Domestic, Best Euro, Best Unique/Creative, and best of many foreign and domestic models.
Southern Colorado Lowrider Super Show
This annual family-friendly indoor-outdoor event includes classic cars, trucks, motorcycles, pedal cars, and special interest exhibitors from across the United States. It features musical performances, food trucks, a kids’ fun zone, and face painting. A car hop competition boasts the top competitors in the country. “Best in Show” is awarded, along with generous cash prizes!
July 11, 2021
Colorado Springs Event Center
3960 Palmer Park Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO
Southern Colorado Super Show
Goodguys Colorado Nationals
This show features hot rods, muscle autos, classic vehicles, vintage models, trucks, tools and kts, street machines, automotive items, used cars and customized personal vehicles.
September 10-12, 2021
The Ranch Events Complex: Larimer County Fairgrounds
5280 Arena Circle
(970) 619-4000 or (970) 619-4001
Prices vary. Visit Goodguys for more ticket information.
Telluride Festival of Cars & Colors
The sixth annual Telluride Festival of Cars and Colors is a world-class celebration for automobile, motorcycle and aircraft aficionados and lifestyle enthusiasts set in Telluride: with the focus on high-end restorations, vintage, and some of the world’s most expensive vehicles.
The festival occupies three distinct venues: the downtown Telluride Historic District, Mountain Village and the Telluride Regional Airport. There is much to do and see!
September 27-29, 2021
Events will be held in downtown Telluride, throughout Mountain Village and on the golf course, and at the Telluride Regional Airport.
Ticket prices vary. Visit Cars and Colors for more information.
Registration is $50 per vehicle.
Insure Your Classic Cars with Farm Bureau Insurance
At Colorado Farm Bureau Insurance, we recognize how important your vehicles are to you and your family, and car shows are a great venue to educate yourself on the latest models and compare trends and values all in one place. Our local agents can guide you in making decisions about your insurance protection for your current car: or that shiny new one you spotted at the latest auto show!
If you collect a new toy this year, you’ll need to properly insure it. Colorado Farm Bureau Insurance offers specialized insurance for classic cars with low annual premiums. To learn more, contact a local agent using our Agent Finder.