#71 Velma Billinger


#18 Audrey Bolyard 1960

CARC The 2000's


#73 dan day  1958

#43 Matt Pierce


CARC The 1950's

#89 Pat Hoffman

CARC The 1990's

#68 john palmer

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

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


                                                               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 75+ 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

#51 Ken Nelson

  • #1 Bob Land
  • #54 Joe James Jr.
  • ​#16 Lynn Hunter

#100 Larry Dechant

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

Shirley Horn 1959

#20 Sis Hochmiller 1958



#39 Ron Granieri 1982

#33 Chet Gahram

#38 Sheriann Thurman 

#73 bob wallace 1958

CARC The 1970's

#6 Don Carelli

the racing russell's

It All Started For The CARC In The 40's

#33 Donna Barton

#57 Larry & Jean Balderston 1958

#1 Nancy Campbell 

Art- Tyler Hardie Image - Mike Rogers

#1 DON wilson Sr-Jr-1976

CARC The 1940's


#85 Billy Vaughn

#28 Don Hughes

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

#45 Roy Jackson

#12 Greta Land-Fulsom

go to the CARC Special Features page

#128 Donnie Huvler or Roy Edwards 1958

CARC loses another Racing Legend - Bob Land passes at 82

#15 Marcy Haag 

thanks to all the carc late model divison supporters from back in the day!!!

#88 dan day  #25 ? 1958

CARC 75th season schedule

#3 Richard Kimble

#5 Donald Grothendick

#5 Linus Drieling

some 1940's classic pictures from dave russell's collection click on the 1940's page

                                                                                                                                      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.

#147 Russ Cummings

#46 Elaine Sawin 

#78 don palmer


#10 Audrey Bolyard 1965

 Our sincere wishes for everyone's health and safety! 

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

#73 dan day 1958

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

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



CARC The1960's

#111 Wayne Stallsworth 1969 ​

#35 connie sutherland 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

#98 Bart Manley


palmer brothers  carc family racing history shared by charlie palmer

#76 Jim Mein

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

#21 Bobby Jackson 1974

#22 Rich Babak 1980

#76 Willard Meyer

                            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!.

CARC The 1980's

#88 dan day 1957

#55 Don Spencer

  • #61 Fritz Wilson
  • #63 John Hochmiller
  • #100 Dave Swan 

Modified Coupes for the Ages!

#38 Larry McLaughlin

#42 Perry Naylor​

#22 Marv Roberts 1969

#57 Jean Balderston