new picture from bill peratt, thanks bill 1958 #17Al Taft #41 Larry Martell

#82 Sammy Sauer

Some cool 1970's  Lakeside pictures submitted by past CARC President and coupe owner Chris Ertler, Chris wanted to honor his driver Ed Mallo, Thanks for sharing Chris!

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CARC's Rick Carrelli (above) went on to the highest levels of nascar (below)


#60 Sammy Sauer

#46 Bernie Sawin

chris doty #5


Who Said You Can't Make $$$$ Racing!!!

                                                                                                                                      Story By Paul Bredenberg
An interesting short story. Last spring, a man named Jack Smith, Jr. called me from California, saying he is the son of the late Jack Smith who raced with the CARC from 1946 to 1951. He was also CARC President in '50 and '51. Jack, Jr. and his nephew, also named Jack Smith, were interested in his Dad's racing, so I dug up everything I had on Jack Sr. and asked some of the remaining old timers what they remembered. I put together a packet of pictures and program notes mentioning Jack. He was so grateful that I decided to build a model of the car to send to him. I got the car done in late summer but didn't get around to getting the decals finalized and printed until December. I sent him the model and received back a wonderful thank you card from his wife, Cynthia, telling me that Jack had died in September. She said that the model would be preserved as a family heirloom. Sad to receive that bit of information, but still glad to have honored this man's memory and contribution to local racing.

jean balderston 1950's powder puff driver

When I was in the home oxygen business I would occasionally run across former CARC members.  One of those was a powder puffer and whose husband was a car owner during the late fifties, George and Dolly Sykora.    dolly drove her husbands #83, she gave me several photos of the balderstons one from 1958 and one from 1959.    Looks like the same car, but with different sponsor. 

Bill peratt


click on an era to visit and take a trip through time

#10 John Thomas

                                                               Welcome to
The state of Colorado has a strong oval track Auto Racing heritage. The Colorado Automobile Racing Club (CARC), the oldest auto racing club in Colorado, has played a star role in that racing heritage. thank you for visiting our website and giving us the opportunity to bring the rich 70+ year coupe racing history to you.   Please take a few minutes to look over our History page to learn more.  Help us keep our sport alive.  we  hope you will keep the CARC and modified coupe racing a part of Colorado's racing scene for many years to come! 

steve st peter #10

2019 Final Points:

1. 55 - Gary Land  412
2. 45 - Carl Vair   397
3. 111/11 -  Steven St.Peter 360
4. 48 - Mike Cox   305
5. 43 - Matt Pierce 298
6. 99/9 - Chris Dody  260
7. 2 - Don Hoselton  219

8. 90 - Frank Denning III  90

#100 Bud Potter


#57 Larry & Jean Balderston 1958

#3 bob land

Long time carc fan and supporter el wanda rhoades Passes

CARC sends condolences to the entire rhoades family, elwanda will be dearly missed..........

CARC The 1940's

Gary clark from colorado springs in steve davis 32x


CARC The 1980's

#20 Mike Drieth

CARC The1960's

##14 Fritz Wilson Atop Sammy Sauer

Congrats to gary land and the #55 team on winning the 2019 carc championship!!

Tommy Frantz 1971

#47 Larry Balderson

#10 Audrey Bolyard 1965

thanks to long time carc supporter and driver jack backman jr. for sharing these great pictures from his collection!!

CARC The 1950's

Past CARC President Dick Pachello Passes

CARC Unfortunately, learned that 5-time CARC President and CARC Lifetime member passed away recently. Dick was part of the iconic Pachello dynasty at Lakeside and ironically President in 1988 when Lakeside Speedway closed. His funeral was today June 6. Internment will be by military honors at Mt.Olivet Cemetary of June 12.

A Tribute to Pat Fogarty 1957, 58 & 59 CARC!

CARC Current Activities

thanks to bill peratt for these treasures

carc powder puff races where very big in the 50's

A note from Tim Fogarty, Pat's son;
This is were it began . 1957 My dad and Don Wilson were best of friends . Thats my dad in the middle . My dad bought this car from Don at the end of 57.
Born August 4th 1930 . Died July 23rd 2015. Sargent in the marine corps served 18 months active duty in Korea . Machinist by trade . !
Married my Mom Mary Jane, January 1952


#63 harold schafer & crew

It All Started For The CARC In The 40's

#16D Jim Malloy

#8 Charlie Bannisterr

#18 Audrey Bolyard 1960

CARC The 2000's


#53 Gary schafer

beautiful Rick carelli  #6 restoreration by vern adler, thanks vern for this wonderful car

#20 Mike Drieth

#35 connie sutherland 1958

thanks to long time carc supporter and driver harold schafer for sharing these great pictures from his collection!!


CARC The 1990's

Colorado Automobile Racing Club

My Dad was always proud to talk about his racing days . He wasn't one of the real fast guys, but he always gave 100% for what he had !!!

Shirley Horn 1959

#20 Sis Hochmiller 1958

Little seen picture of the fritz wilson #6 vicky 1963 thanks to Richard dana losh

grier manning from colorado springs in #42

CARC The 1970's

                            PLEASE HELP US IMPROVE OUR SITE!

With 70+ years of CARC history out there, there is a lot of it that we don't have on the website and we would love to share it with our fans.  Please look over what's already on the site and go to your personal collections and take a look at what might be worth sharing (send me not your originals, but copies, also I can do the scanning/copying if you can't and will protect your valuable collections).  Please consider sharing this history with everyone!!  If you see incorrect information, please let me know. Contact Mike Wood at
and we can figure out how to get it on the site!.


Modified Coupes for the Ages!


CARC Tribute to Joe & Bob Balzano, Gall Upton, Fred Boles and Tom Gibbons, #3, #33, #133 Cars from the 1950's

From Mrs Colleen Miller
Photography by Duncan Photographers

#8 Bones stevens

please drop me an e-mail if you have pictures, stories, comments or corrections

jerry malloy #16