Food – Where to Eat in Central City

Charlie’s Bar and Heidi HOagies (Located in Charlie’s) on Main St 303.748.8311
Drinks with no limits!

Gilpin Market 430 Lawrence Street ,Central City, CO 80427 Website
Burger Joint

Century Casino Deli and restaurant  303.582.5050  website

The Reserve Bistro 321 Chophouse  website

Johnny Z’s Casino  website
Deli and restaurant

Dostal Alley 114-116 Main Street Central City, CO 80427 303.582.1610 website
Micro Brew and Resturaunt – Pizza, Calzone, Sandwich, Salad

Easy Street Casino – Millie’s 120 Main Street, Central City, CO 80427 303.582.5914 website

The Famous Bonanza Casino 107 Main Street, Central City, CO 80427 303.582.5914

Annie Oakley’s Emporium and General Store 135 Nevada Street (South End of Main Street), Central City, CO 80427 303.582.3530

Central City KOA Campground/ RV Park 605 Lake Gulch Road, Central City, CO 80427    800.562.8613 or 303.582.3043

  • Friday
    • 7am – 10am All You Can Eat Pancakes $3.00
    • 11am – 9PM Pizza and Wing
  • Saturday
    • 7am – 10am All You Can Eat Pancakes $3.00
    • 11am – 9PM Pizza and Wing
    • 8PM Campfire with Free Marshmallow Roast
  • Sunday
    • 7am – 10am All You Can Eat Pancakes $3.00
    • 4PM – 9PM Pizza and Wing

Idaho Springs

West Bound and Down and the Buffalo Restaurant  1617 Miner St, Idaho Springs, CO 80452  720.502.3121  website

Tommyknockers Brewery  1401 Miner St, Idaho Springs, CO 80452  303.567.2688  website

Vintage Moose Tavern  123 16th Ave, Idaho Springs, CO 80452  303.567.2375

 

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 they have been doing it every year since. 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
  • Throttle Linkage (cant go over center, needs throttle return spring)
  • 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, we’ve had loose radius rods out back, broken welds on the frame, loose king pins, a few weak throttle springs, and tie rods that were too low for the road.

The hill is no joke… its a climb.

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, the crew will be at the KOA on Friday 10am-4pm, these guys are happy to do it for you.

#1 Most Viewed Gallery of 2016

WOW, What an honor! Our pal Travis at Roy Boy Productions covers nearly every kick ass show in the country, and his wrap up for 2016 is AWESOME!  Looks like Hot Rod Dirt Drags and Hot Rod Hill Climb made the top 10 list of most viewed albums! Hot Rod Hill Climb was #1 and Hot Rod Dirt Drags was #10… Book Ends Baby!

 

See it all right here

MSN – Hot Rod Magazine

Seems even MSN likes what we do, here’s a great article I missed from the 2015 Hot Rod Hill Climb!

After an overnight downpour, Mike “Nick” Nicholas and his trusty crew were up early and greeted with chilly temps in Georgetown, Colorado, to prep for his latest rendition of the Hot Rod Hill Climb (HRHC). And at 8,500 feet above sea level, the weather can be unpredictable in the mountain town, but luckily the overnight deluge gave way to blue bird skies in the a.m. and welcomed an eager bunch of hot rodders, ready to take on the 1,000 foot rise of Leavenworth Mountain. Read More

Rod Authority – Hot Rod Hill Climb Takes On New Mountains with Similar Nostalgia

Over the last three years, the Georgetown Hot Rod Hill Climb – which was originally run in 1953 and 1954 – saw a new chapter open in the same Colorado mountain town as its ancestral event . After nearly six decades of slumber, the event was revamped in 2013 as The Hot Rod Hill Climb, by Mike Nicholas of Nick’s Hot Rod Garage, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the all-out, traditional hot rod race. ….read more

Hot Rods!

Hot Rods!

 

The Big T lot was full after the Reliability Run, great times!

The Big T lot was full after the Reliability Run, great times!

 

Trevor Squires navigating the first switch back in the tudor sedan.

Trevor Squires navigating the first switch back in the tudor sedan.

 

The Robert's in "Esmerelda", a historic Colorado Hot Rod that raced back in the day with T-33.

The Robert’s in “Esmerelda”, a historic Colorado Hot Rod that raced back in the day with T-33.

 

The Bingers leading the pack during the Reliability Run.

The Bingers leading the pack during the Reliability Run.

 

McCann's rolling the 570C roadster that raced at Bonneville in 1952.

McCann’s rolling the 570C roadster that raced at Bonneville in 1952.

 

See Ya

“See Ya”

 

Cal Kennedy (driver) raced this very roadster, known as the T-33 Special, in the original 1953 Hot Rod Hill Climb. Over 60 years later, both car and driver are still making appearances at the annual event.

Cal Kennedy (driver) raced this very roadster, known as the T-33 Special, in the original 1953 Hot Rod Hill Climb. Over 60 years later, both car and driver are still making appearances at the annual event.

 

Duane Helms in his Super Charged Banger Coupe!

Duane Helms in his Super Charged Banger Coupe!