Valve Cover Races – Rules

The Colorado Springs Rod and Custom Car Club is hosting a Valve Cover race following the feature Hot Rod Hill Climb Saturday September 13th, 2014.


1. Racer dimensions are

  • Max Length    30”
  • Max Width    10”
  • Max Height    10”
  • Max Weight    10 lbs
  • Max Wheel Diam    6″

2. No Engine, propulsion or moving weights. Gravity is your friend

3. There must be a total of four wheels, either inside or outside of the valve cover

4. There must be a non metallic wheel surface contacting the track




Find out more about the Colorado Springs Rod and Custom Car Club here

Road TRIP!

Mike and Emily Panos made the trip to Georgetown, Colorado (1 hour west of Denver) from Lawrence, Kansas in 34C, their 1934 Chevy Pick-Up.

They were lucky enough to get rain both ways along I-70, however they agreed, “the time of our life”.

Take a ride with them up the Hot Rod Hill Climb course!


Hot Rod Hill Climb

Attend our Event

September 13th 2014

Plan to be in Georgetown for Colorado’s greatest traditional Hot Rod gathering ever! More than 50 early 1950’s Hot Rods will take on Guanella Pass Road out of Georgetown.  There will be a Pancake Breakfast, live 1950’s Rock and Roll, 50’s Costume Contest, Valve Cover races, do not miss this event!

Find out more here

Meet the Legends – Cal Kennedy

#T33 Cal Kennedy
Cal is a regular member of the Thursday morning coffee clutch that seems to be a core of DTA members. He drives from west Denver to east Aurora to bring his long time friend Bud Irons to breakfast, they are quite the pair. Cal and his friend Don Scroggs met at the telephone company where they worked, they bonded over the Chevy bowtie. They went on through the early 50’s racing a six cylinder Chevy. The car started as a 1936 Chevy pickup and later got a 1934 Chevy roadster body. This was there entry for the Hill Climbs both years. In 1954 they had a super rare Wayne 12-port Chevy motor in the car, Vern Holmes said, “you could hear that thing coming from Denver”, describing the car at the 1954 event.

Cal attended the Historic 60th Anniversary event with his smooth black 1934 Chevrolet Roadster on 15” red wire wheels.


Wayne Chevrolet

Cal Kennedy and Don Scroggs

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Hot Rod Magazine Coverage

It was an extreme honor to have Scotty Lachenaur make the trip from New Jersey to Colorado to write this excellent article on the 2013 60th Anniversary Hot Rod Hill Climb.

Thank you Scotty!

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