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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.


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

CARC NEWS

#10 Audrey Bolyard 1965

CARC The 1990's

#10 Tom Gillen

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

CARC The 1970's

#16D Jim Malloy

CARC The 1940's

#82 Sammy Sauer

#45 Roy Jackson

#71 Velma Billinger

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!

#5 Linus Dreiling

#18 Audrey Bolyard 1960

CARC The 2000's

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

Tommy Frantz 1971

                                                               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

Shirley Horn 1959

#20 Sis Hochmiller 1958

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#26 Dal Rieck Pikes Peak Speedway

#38 Sheriann Thurman 

It All Started For The CARC In The 40's

#57 Larry & Jean Balderston 1958

#40 Doug Plue & Eddie Marquez

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#8 Bones stevens

Modified Coupes for the Ages!

#47 Larry McLaughlin

#46 Elaine Sawin 

#53 Gary schafer

mrwood@lTs4quality.com

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CARC The 1950's

#89 Pat Hoffman

CARC Current Activities

#8 Ronnie lee

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

#14 Wayne Stallsworth

#63 harold schafer & crew

#33 Donna Barton

#1 Nancy Campbell 

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#57 Jean Balderston 

CARC The 1980's


#42 Joe Krpan

#21 Greg Wilson

#35 connie sutherland 1958

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

#15 Marcy Haag 

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

#2 Joe Henry

#20 Mike Drieth

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

DEPENDING ON YOUR INTERNET SPEED PAGES MAY TAKE TIME TO LOAD

#60 Sammy Sauer

#20 Mike Drieth

#12 Greta Land-Fulsom

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

                            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!.

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CARC The1960's

##14 Fritz Wilson Atop Sammy Sauer

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

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 . 

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

#29 Dallas & Tom Hill

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#34 Joe Wyatt

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

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