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

#1 jerry wize

#73 dan day 1958

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


#57 Jean Balderston 

#82 Sammy Sauer

                            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

# 4 leonard seurer

Modified Coupes for the Ages!


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.

#12 Greta Land-Fulsom

#35 connie sutherland 1958

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


#10 Audrey Bolyard 1965

#128 Donnie Huvler or Roy Edwards 1958

#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 . 

CARC Current Activities

# 6 donnie wilson

#11 bill starks

#24 harry stone

#100 Bud Potter

#38 Sheriann Thurman 

# 18 harry mccool

#3 dick day

It All Started For The CARC In The 40's

#16D Jim Malloy


#73 dan day  1958

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


#60 Sammy Sauer

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

CARC The1960's

##14 Fritz Wilson Atop Sammy Sauer

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

#88 dan day  #25 ? 1958


CARC The 1950's
CARC The 1990's

#6 Rick carelli

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

Shirley Horn 1959

#20 Sis Hochmiller 1958

#60 tony spano

CARC The 1970's

#63 harold schafer & crew

#57 Larry & Jean Balderston 1958

#1 Nancy Campbell 

# 4 blu plemmons

CARC The 1940's

# 99 darrell carver and gary chipman

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


#18 Audrey Bolyard 1960

CARC The 2000's

#47 Larry McLaughlin

#46 Elaine Sawin 

#53 Gary schafer

# 52 Vern root

#12 pat petrie

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

#20 Mike Drieth

 Our sincere wishes for everyone's health and safety! 

#15 Marcy Haag 

                                                               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

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


#73 bob wallace 1958

There will a few coupe races this year that are not sanctioned by the CArc that were put together by steven st peter, thanks steven!  if you have any questions regarding these coupe events please contact steven at Below is the event schedule.                                   let's support these!!

see results page.........

#33 Donna Barton


#88 dan day 1957