Mile High hot roddin’ returns to the Ranch Events Complex June 7-9 as Goodguys present the 16th annual Colorado Nationals! The high altitude hot rod weekend features a giant show & shine and the All American Sunday for late model American made & American powered cars on Sunday June, 9th. See over 1,500 ’72 & earlier rods, customs, muscle cars, trucks & classics, vendor exhibits, swap meet & car corral, Goodguys AutoCross, live music, model car show, Builder’s Choice awards by Pinkee’s Rod Shop and so much more!
Same Great Event – All New Attitude!
This year’s event promises to have a new, relaxed “tailgate” festival type atmosphere with a fun vibe in the air. We’ve worked hard with the facility to improve event traffic flow as well. No more log jams and overheating vehicles! As each year passes, The Ranch Events Complex property becomes more grown in and lush! If you haven’t been here in a few years – come on back and check it out! You’ll be amazed how the Ranch is all grown up! Did you know that the host hotel is literally next door to the Ranch Events Complex? The spectacular Embassy Suites-Loveland offers luxurious weekend accommodations (not to mention the free gourmet breakfast) within walking distance to the big event! It’s perfect for a fun family weekend!
Party with Pinkee’s
In what has become a favorite event tradition, the gang @ Pinkee’s Rod Shop hosts the spectacular Colorado Nationals Kick-off Party Thursday evening June 6th at their shop in Windsor! Join the builders of some of the country’s finest rods, customs and muscle cars for fellowship, food and fun and get your weekend off to a festive start!
All New Nitro Thunderfest!
For the first time ever at The Ranch Events Complex, the Goodguys Colorado Nationals will feature a Nitro Thunderfest with vintage dragsters! Led by Colorado’s favorite fuel dragster racer Junior Jaiser and the Kaiser Bros, the Colorado Nationals Nitro Thunderfest will gave fans a full dose of nitro fueled excitement! Joining the Kaiser Bros will be Danny Rice and Eddie Cox of Lakewood and Mike Harvey of Golden. The cars will be started at 1pm Friday 6/7 and 1pm & 3pm Saturday 6/8. Bring your cameras and your earplugs for a real nitro thrill!
With the spectacular Rocky Mountains located just a few minutes from Loveland, why not take a ride up scenic Highway 34 to the mountain towns of Drake and Estes Park! The mountain vistas will blow you away! For a taste of local culture, head down to Boulder to shop the Pearl Street Mall and eat at one of dozens of five star restaurants in the area!
If you’re looking for a fun local family outing head on over to Boyd Lake State Park! Boyd Lake State Park has something for everyone: boating, fishing, camping, picnicking, swimming, hiking, biking, and hunting and its just a short drive from Loveland! For more visit www.colorado.com
Builder’s Choice Awards and More!
Eric Peratt himself, the man who built Pinkee’s Rod Shop will be on hand to select the 16th Colorado Nationals Builder’s Choice Awards! The Colorado Nationals Builder’s Choice special parking area will be open from 7am to noon Saturday, June 8th. Other special awards include finalists for the Muscle Car of the Year, Truck of the Year (early), Custom Rod of the Year and many more!
All American Sunday!
Got a late model American made or American powered show car or truck? Bring it out to the event Sunday, June 9th for the All American Sunday! All American Sunday participants will have their own special parking area and re eligible for all show activities including the show & shine, Goodguys AutoCross and more! Participants will receive a commemorative dash plaque, participation in the event award ceremony Sunday afternoon & more! Don’t miss your chance to be part of a Goodguys show! Bring out those late models!
Plus these other exciting event features:
-Model Car Show
-Arts & Crafts
-FREE Kids Games!