#6 Joe Lehman

#18 Audrey Bolyard 1960

CARC The 2000's

#6D Fritz Wilson

                                                               Welcome to Modcoupes.com
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! 

Colorado Automobile Racing Club

CARC Current Activities

#90 Don Carelli


#109 John Rostek Pikes Peak Speedway

#39 Gene Clark

#99 Bob Land #55 Gary Land

#100 Bud Potter

#38 Sheriann Thurman 

#73 bob wallace 1958

FREDRICK SHERIDAN FLOTH 7/26/1940 - 3/26/2020

CARC The 1970's

#63 harold schafer & crew

It All Started For The CARC In The 40's

#33 Donna Barton

#57 Larry & Jean Balderston 1958

#1 Nancy Campbell 

#98 Don Pressley

#16D Jim Malloy

CARC The 1940's

#88 dan day 1957

#5 Velma Belk

##14 Fritz Wilson Atop Sammy Sauer

 Our sincere wishes for everyone's health and safety! 

#15 Marcy Haag 


CARC The 1990's

carc powder puff races where very big in the early years!

#20 Sis Hochmiller 1958

#82 Sammy Sauer

                                                                                                                                      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.

Thanks to bill peratt, bruce rhoades and chris ertler for these treasures

#20 Mike Drieth

#10 Ken Heffner

#89 Pat Hoffman

unfortunately the CARC has announced that, at this time, no events are scheduled for the 2020 season

the CARC, like many racing clubs, is fighting the challenge of recreating itself for a younger generation of spectators  and racers.  the carc is additionally saddled with cars that are traditional looking and anchored strongly in the past, it's roots  going back to  the 1940's.  hopefully new ideas and solutions can be found to combat dwindling cars counts . 

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

Shirley Horn 1959

thanks to Richard Dana Losh for these cool pictures, i believe most are from the dan day collection!


#57 Jean Balderston 



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

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

CARC The 1950's

We have sadly lost another CARC stalwart and two-time former Powder Puff champion. Second from left in the righthand photo, Jean Balderston has headed to the racetrack in heaven. Our condolences to the entire Balderston family. - Paul Bredenberg‎

#93 Bud Potter



Tommy Frantz 1971

#47 Larry McLaughlin


#128 Donnie Huvler or Roy Edwards 1958

#88 dan day  #25 ? 1958

CARC The 1980's

#20 Mike Drieth

#60 Sammy Sauer

CARC The1960's


#35 connie sutherland 1958

#10 Audrey Bolyard 1965

#8 Bones stevens

CARC's Rick Carrelli went on to the highest levels of nascar


Boiler Maker, Mason Shriner
Fredrick Floth of Wheat Ridge and Castle Rock, CO. He was member of The Commandry, Shriners and one of the original founders of the American Mountain Men. Fred graduated from Alameda High School, and raced cars at Lakeside Race Track and Bandimere Speedway. Fred is survived by no children. A Masonic Memorial tba.

The CARC has lost a wonderful man, Jay Saxton, Sr. A Life Time Member, car owner and driver at Lakeside Speedway. Our sympathy goes out to Jay"s son Jay Jr. and his wife Melody and to his daughter Donna. Rest In Piece Jay

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

                            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 mrwood@lts4quality.com
and we can figure out how to get it on the site!.

Modified Coupes for the Ages!

#31 Bill Freiburg

#53 Gary schafer

#12 Greta Land-Fulsom

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

#73 dan day 1958

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

#73 dan day  1958

#31 Gary Wayne Strobridge

#46 Elaine Sawin