CARC The 2000's


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

#35 connie sutherland 1958

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

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


#10 Audrey Bolyard 1965

CARC The 1990's

thanks to bill peratt for these treasures

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

#100 Bud Potter

#16D Elmer Sauer

CARC The 1940's


#82 Sammy Sauer

#8 Jack Smith

Modified Coupes for the Ages!

Congrats to mike cox and the 48 team on winning the 2018 carc championship!!

Tommy Frantz 1971

#47 Larry Balderson

#53 Gary schafer

Final CARC Season Points
*48 - Mike Cox  947  (Perfect Attendance)
*98 - Frank Denning Jr.  915 (Perfect Attendance)
*90 - Frank Denning III  907
*43 - Matt Pierce  791
*55 - Gary Land - 250
*2 - Don Hoselton - 182

                                                               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! 

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 !!!

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

#34JR Esther Talley 1959

#20 Sis Hochmiller 1958

CARC The 1970's

#63 harold schafer & crew

#57 Larry & Jean Balderston 1958

congrats to the #3 starr racing team and Adam Deines 2018 cns champions!!

CARC The 1980's

#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


email - I apologize if you've had trouble contacting us on email.  godaddy has screwed up our account please use now to contact us. thanks mike

CARC The1960's

#20 Mike Drieth


Bob Haase,  carc life time member and past president passed away On Feb. 4th 2018 

Article on the CARC articles page

CARC The 1950's

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

CARC Current Activities

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


It All Started For The CARC In The 40's

Amazing how simple it use to be,1955 rule book!  (Slide Show)



#60 Sammy Sauer


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

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

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!


                                                                                                                                      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.


                            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!.

#8 Bones stevens

#18 Audrey Bolyard 1960