In 1984, when the Road Knight’s Car Club of Loveland was just three years old, they had their first Blue Light Special Rod Run, with forty-eight vehicles participating. Each year this popular event has grown to a record 666 vehicles attending the three day event this year at the Ranch in Loveland!
One thing that jumped out at me about this year’s show was the number of ’32 Fords on display. I’ve never seen that many deuce coupes, roadsters, Vicky’s and sedans congregated in one location. There were also several ’32 Chevy rods there, which you don’t see often. In addition, there were numerous other street rods, rat rods, ‘50s customs and ‘60s muscle cars. The attached slide show will give you a glimpse of the great cars and trucks at this show. I say ‘glimpse’ because with a car show this big with so many beautiful cars, it’s right-down frustrating to pick just a few to include in the slide show! I’ll post another slide show later this week with addtional cars from this show.
While the Blue Light Special Rod Run and show is the biggest annual event the Road Knights sponsor, they also conduct several cruise-ins during the summer season. Additionally, they are the host club for the largest car event in our area, the annual Good Guys Colorado Nationals that takes place in early summer each year. See my article and slide show on this year’s Colorado Good Guys Nationals event at: http://joltleft.com/classic-cars-in-fort-collins/colorado-good-guy-auto-show-2011-high-beams
Membership in the Road Knights Car Club is limited to pre-1949 street rods. The purpose of the Club is to promote the sport of street rodding and having a good time doing it! Road Knights work closely with local law enforcement and the community, making donations to charitable causes including breast cancer awareness and an annual scholarship awarded to local automotive vocational and technical schools.
You can learn more about the Road Knights Car Club at: www.roadknightsco.com. The Club also has a Facebook page, search for the Road Knights Car Club of Colorado. “Like” this site and you can participate in the discussions of street rods and Club activities. You can view additional pictures of the show that people have posted on this Facebook page.
This week’s Trivia Question: Edsel and Fairlane were model names of Fords. Who (or what) were they named for?
Answer to last week’s Trivia Question: Balonies, boots and hides are all hot rod slang words for tires. Balonies usually refer to super-sized tires on the rear of a street rod.
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