Sponsors Getting it Done!!!!

Huge shout out to our newest sponsors, helping with props and so much MORE!!

I owe these guys a lot more than this blog post, but I need to let you know now, these guys ROCK!

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Roosters Rods

Troy Hastings was at the event last year and he is a HUGE supporter!

He has gone out of his way this year to make sure this 60th Anniversary Hot Rod Hill Climb event is EPIC! He got all of these vendors together to provide a spectacular scene for the event!

Over 600 feet of barricades, Sandwich Board Signs, Paint, Start and Finish Towers, Information Tower, they are coming to set-up the event too… thank these guys for the props!

The scene will be spectacular!!

 

RoosterRodz

USI RG Insulation
2505 E. 74th Ave
Denver, CO. 80229
303.287.9625
www.USIinc.com

Ascent
Andrew Kelsey
4909 Pearl East Circle #201
Boulder, Colorado 80301
http://www.ascentgrp.com

 

Hastings Brothers

Sedalia Colorado 80135
(720) 313-9455
http://www.hastingsbrothers.com/vision.html

 

Direct Lumber and Door of Colorado
Denver Colorado
303-778-7650

http://directlumberanddoor.vpweb.com/

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Hot Rod Hill Climb Tech Inspection

Hot Rod Hill Climb participants!!

What is the Tech Inspection about?

It’s another set of eyes on your car.

The Colorado Springs Rod and Custom Club volunteered to do the inspections for Hot Rod Hill Climb 2013 and 2014, and they will be back this year. Its a great place to see the cars up close!

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What these guys offered to do for HRHC, was look over the cars for anything that might be unsafe or questionable.

  • Brakes
  • Tires & Wheels
  • Brackets & Suspension
  • Doors stay closed
  • Steering is solid and tight
  • Seat belts
  • Oil and fuel lines
  • Fluid leaks
  • Battery hold down
  • Wiring
  • Exhaust hangers
  • Fire Extinguisher (please have one in the car)
  • Helmets for Open Cars

The club uses the NSRA inspection guidlines on all the cars. Most of the cars do not pass that, because they do not have wipers, etc. But the club gets credit for the inspections. It helps them out, helps the car owner out, and gives me piece of mind.

It’s really just another set of eyes on the car, last year we had a car that had loose radius rods out back, it turned out there were some broken welds on the frame. He was able to have a local shop weld it up and all was good.

The hill is no joke… especially coming down.  One corner,  if you go off…. well, its all over.

Emergency brakes are highly recommended, just in-case you need it, safety.

That’s about it.

 

If you are not in the Hot Rod Hill Climb, and  just want your car inspected, find the tent near the Georgetown Mountain Inn between 9 and 10 am on Friday, these guys are happy to do it for you.

Ride the Georgetown Loop Saturday Night!

A Ride to Remember

The beauty of the rugged Rocky Mountains surrounds you as our old-time steam locomotive or one of our powerful diesel locomotives winds up the Clear Creek Canyon. Pass by remains of gold and silver mines and breathtaking views along the line, in fully enclosed and open cars. Great family fun for all ages.

The train ride is one hour and 15 minutes round trip.  Train ride with the mine tour is two hours and 30 minutes round trip.

* Special offer for the Hot Rod Hill Climb guests for Saturday Night *

  • Ride the Train at 6:30
  • A Cowboy BBQ Buffet dinner is served at 7:30 at the Devil’s Gate station in Georgetown
  • Cost is $37.95 per person

Call for reservations tell the you are with the Hot Rod Hill Climb!!  This is the only way to get the discounted rate. Call either 888-456-6777 or 303-569-0133 to reserve space.

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Weekend Schedule
Friday, Saturday, Sunday – Sept 12, 13, 14:
Georgetown departures:

  • 10:45
  • 12:10
  • 1:35
  • 3:00

Silver Plume departures:

  • 10:00
  • 11:25
  • 12:50
  • 2:15
  • 3:40

Mine tours are not offered on the last departure of the day from either station.

Also, Since the parking lot has been paved at Silver Plume we have 30 parking spots available.

Susan Edge
Group Reservation Manager
Georgetown Loop Railroad
888-456-6777
www.georgetownlooprr.com

 

Relive history! This Rail Road was built between 1879 and 1884 to connect Georgetown with Silver Plume, read more here.

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Ardun, Cadillac Flat Head, Riley 4 Port, Offy

Yep, one guy owns them all!

Our friend Ron Bement built all four in his garage, and when I say built I mean machined all the parts! Ron is an amazing machinist and detail wizard!

Ron recently finished his Riley 4 Port Model A miniature motor, it only took 4 years to build.

We look forward to having him at the 2014 Hot Rod Hill Climb showing off these mini-marvels!

 

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Yes.. they all run!



Our Friend Jess

Lindsey Fisher of Rod Authority wrote a really nice article on our friend Jessica MacKichan. Jess and her father John came to the Hot Rod Hill Climb last year with the Speedway Motors sponsored Hot Rod First-Aid tent, providing supplies like oil, shop rags, carb jets, etc for the participating Hot Rods.

Read the article about Jess here

Jess in her 1933 5w Coupe at the 2013 Hot Rod Hill Climb

John is bringing his 1931 Model A Roadster, it will have a Model B 4-banger engine with a Cragar head, and Halibrand quick change rear end this year.

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LA Roadster Show

We are off to the LA Roadster Show for the 50th Anniversary, learn more here.

 

Look for us in the Swap Area Friday and Saturday, come by and meet us and check out all the photos from 1953 and 1954! We will have the 60th Coupe on display and some new shirts!!

Show Display

Show Display

Event Poster!

Our 2014 Event Poster is now done!

The feature is Cal Kennedy and Don Scroggs 1934 Chevy Roadster, T-33

To get the word out, we are offering 2013 and 2014 Event Posters for $17   …..SHIPPED!  (in the Continental US)

Buy your collector 60th Anniversary set now!

 

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Support! Chrome Insurance

We have a brand new supporter this year, Paul Leuenberger and Chris Larson with American National Property and Casualty Collector Car Insurance

Chrome Insurance

1.  No age restrictions on cars–All make’s and model’s qualify
2.  No driving restrictions–drive the car when and where you want
3.  No mileage restrictions
4.  Project insurance coverage
5.  Agreed Value
6.  10% car club discount

CALL them TODAY & Thank them for supporting the Hot Rod Hill Climb!

Paul Leuenberger                        303-619-9891       North
Chris Larson                                 719-276-0211        South

Learn more at Chromeinsurance.com or Anpac.com