The Hot Rod Hill Climb has been on our "must see" list for a few years now. Fortunately, we had a weekend off between fall car shows this month to check out this unique event. Early hot rods racing up a two-lane street in an old mining town? What's not to love? We headed out to Central City, Colorado last weekend for a quick trip to catch the Hot Rod Hill Climb.
About 45 minutes west of Denver, Central City is a small, historic mining town. The main street is lined with casinos and gaming halls a few of which have been there since the mining days. For one weekend each September, the town is taken over by hot rodders from all over the country. The Hot Rod Hill Climb is open to various make of 1950's style hot rods and customs. Most participants raced up the hill in there Ford Model A's or '32s. This year's group featured nearly 150 cars from all across the USA.
Before the event, main st. in downtown was closed off for a car show. Classic cars lined the street all day for people to walk around and check out up close. Live music was playing throughout the day just off the main drag. Racing started after 9am and lasted until around 4pm. Spectators were able to enjoy racing, casino gaming, a car show and even a few wild west shoot outs during the event.
The California Car Cover Crew had a great time in Central City. We look forward to our next opportunity to attend the Hot Rod Hill Climb. For more details on the Hot rod Hill Climb, check out their website.