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


#60 Sammy Sauer

#12 pat petrie

#20 Mike Drieth

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

#24 harry stone

#100 Bud Potter

#38 Sheriann Thurman 

#3 dick day

#57 Larry & Jean Balderston 1958

#1 Nancy Campbell 

#16D Jim Malloy

# 99 darrell carver and gary chipman

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!.


#18 Audrey Bolyard 1960

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


# 6 donnie wilson

#11 bill starks

  • #6x Donnie Wilson
  • #63 John Hochmiller
  • ​#54 Joe James Jr.


CARC The 1970's

#63 harold schafer & crew

#33 Donna Barton

# 4 blu plemmons

CARC The 1940's

#88 dan day 1957

CARC The 2000's


#73 dan day  1958

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

#88 dan day  #25 ? 1958

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

Shirley Horn 1959

#60 tony spano

#73 bob wallace 1958

# 18 harry mccool

It All Started For The CARC In The 40's

#8 Bones stevens

# 4 leonard seurer

#53 Gary schafer

# 52 Vern root


CARC The 1950's

Colorado Automobile Racing Club

#20 Sis Hochmiller 1958

We're sorry to report the passing of Clarence Krieger. Clarence was a notable figure in CARC History competing at Lakeside Speedway and Intermountain Speedway , often competing in racing programs at both tracks in the same weekend. In more recent times, he was a fixture at Colorado National Speedway, where he watched the races in his chair near the pit shack. Always one with a good word and memorable story, the "Mayor Of Garden City" will be missed by his many friends in the racing community, all of whom were so glad to see his introduction into the Colorado Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2016

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

#46 Elaine Sawin 

                                                               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! 

CARC Current Activities
  • #1 Bob Land
  • #84_Doug Longo
  • ​#4 Les Rohrig
CARC The 1980's


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

#128 Donnie Huvler or Roy Edwards 1958

 Our sincere wishes for everyone's health and safety! 

#89 Pat Hoffman

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

#1 jerry wize

#73 dan day 1958

Modified Coupes for the Ages!

CARC The1960's

##14 Fritz Wilson Atop Sammy Sauer

#12 Greta Land-Fulsom

#35 connie sutherland 1958

CARC The 1990's



                                                                                                                                      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.

#47 Larry McLaughlin

#10 Audrey Bolyard 1965

#15 Marcy Haag 

#6 Rick carelli

#20 Mike Drieth

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