Creed – Everyone who attended the annual Cruisin’ the Canyon Car Show in Creede this past weekend was treated to a perfect fall day in Colorado. The blue sky seemed to stretch forever over the vines, custom paint, and a crowd of over 500 people.
Main Street was filled with 131 vans, trucks, and unique vehicles of all makes and models.
“People had a really great time. We had the most cars we’ve ever owned, and it was a very nice day,” said event founder Vicki Kollek. Vicki and her husband have been hosting Crusin’ the Canyon Car Show for 14 years, one of which has been during the pandemic. COVID-19.
People roamed from one cool car to another enjoying the beautiful day.
Vicki ran the audience selection booth with the older generations playing in the background.
“Everyone loves our awards and this year, the annual Best of Show award is absolutely amazing,” Kollek said.
Each year, the Best of Show winner receives a specially designed radiant trophy and this year sparkles in the late afternoon sun.
At the north end of Main Street, Creede Arts Council has been busy showcasing local artists at their third annual Steamboat event.
In the months leading up to the auto show, local artists work on creating stamps from one of their pieces which are then coated with black paint and set on a large piece of cloth.
Spectators stood and watched this unique art come to life. Several publications have been sold and all proceeds go to Creede Arts Council and its future events.
Although the trees were still in their summer clothes, the cruise to Freemons was enjoyed later that afternoon. The local favorite burger joint was on the move most of the afternoon while auto show participants and spectators enjoyed hamburgers and said goodbye to summer for another year.
The winners of this year’s fair are as follows:
Evan Wright, 1948 Ford Coupe, center
Creed Olive Oil Company
Larry Hargrove, 1952 Cadillac Coupe, Del Norte
John and Alison Strinchola, 1962 Dodge Pickup, Creed
Clifford Chase, 1956 Chevy Belair Convertible Mountain Air, New Mexico
Monica Noland, 1955 Studebaker Champion, Dolores
Downstream gas and commercial product
Mike and Laurie Olander, 1966 Ford F100 Pickup, Pleasant View
Steve Carver, 1955 Willys Pickup, Gypsum
San Juan Sports
Charles Rich, 1956 Chevy sedan delivery, Alamosa
Stroll Off Broadway
Lisa Pollard, 1978 Volkswagen West Faya, South Fork
Tomkins Hardware & Wood
Dennis O’Dowd, 1957 Chevy Pickup 1/2 Ton, Alamosa
coffee on the fly
Cecil and Betty Waldron, 1957 Ford Fairlane, rifle
David King, 1957 Chevy Bel Air, Couch, Mo.
Creedy Baptist Church
Matt Ratzloff, 1916 Ford Model T, Monte Vista
Cole and sons
Cliff Herrington, 1960 Ford F100 Pickup, Silt
Dave and Misty Williams, 1953 Studebaker Truck, Rifle
Philip Whitmore, 1969 Chevy Camaro, Colorado Springs
Jeff Klein, 1957 Chevy Bel Air, Alamosa
Mike Powers, 1941 two-door police car, Salida
Antlers Inn & Restaurant
Parker Spence, 1957 Chevy Bel Air, Centennial
John Whitmore, 1968 Ford Mustang, Colorado Springs
Northern New Mexico Street Roaders
Dave and Misty Williams, 1953 Studebaker truck, rifle
Audience Choice, curated by Creede Repertory Theater
Ray and Elaine Parnell, 2007 Chevy Corvette, Casper, yo.
Don Pacheco Award
Julian Espinosa, 1971 Chevy Blazer, La Jara
Best offer sponsored by Musa Karim
Greg Bromley, 1969 Dodge Dart GTS, Monte Vista
Photos By Lyndsie Ferrell The annual Cruisin’ the Canyon Car Show in Creede was a huge success with 131 vehicles of all different makes and models lined up on Main Street, making it the largest in the event’s history. Guests strolled down Main Street during the Cruisin’ the Canyon Car Show in Creede this past weekend, enjoying some old rock DJs and enjoying the last warm days of summer. Photo by Lindsey Ferrell The Creed Arts Council hosted its third annual print event at Creed on Saturday. These unique artworks were created by local artists and then turned into large paper prints. Image courtesy of Cruisin’ the Canyon Car Show Best of Show – Greg Brumley’s 1969 Dodge Dart GTS – pictured here at Chapman Park in Monte Vista. Bromley lives in Monte Vista
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