Mustangs New And Old at 28th Annual Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup
Saturday, June 18: Mustangs new and old take over downtown Steamboat Springs, Colorado
We previously reported on the autocross activity from the Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup, but the event really takes place over three days, four if you count the Fun Ford Day at Bandimere Speedway in Denver (three to four hours from Steamboat Springs) on Sunday, June 12. While your Mustang Monthly reporter was making our own scenic drive from Denver International Airport to Steamboat, the RMMR early arrivals were participating in the Scenic Mountain Tour around the mountains of Steamboat Springs.
Friday of course was the autocross portion of the show, followed up by the Friday Night Social at the host hotel (and also co-sponsor), the Steamboat Grand right near the base of the ski resort. But Saturday was the “big day,” as beginning at 7:00 am the main drag through downtown Steamboat Springs was blocked off and filled with Mustangs from 1964 ½ to 2016. The weather was uncharistically hot (which means about 80 degrees for Steamboat!) but that didn’t dampen the enthusiasm, and the spectator count was fantastic. The actual car count on the street was right around 350 cars, with about 400 or so pre-registered (the difference being in that some people just participated in the autocross).
Below is the photo gallery of all the show cars on Saturday, so check it out and let us know what your favorite Mustang of the show is. A change to the RMMR program for this year was to hold the awards banquet on Saturday night (instead of previous years where it took place on Sunday morning) at the ballroom in the Steamboat Grand hotel. There were lots of door prizes given out, but the grand prize giveaway was $4,000 toward the engine of your choice from AER, which was won by Jon Medin from the Early Mustang Club.
The RMMR is put on by a handful of Mustang clubs, with the heavy lifting being done by the Denver Mustang Club, Early Mustang Club, Front Range Mustang Club, High Country Mustang Club, Rocky Mountain Mustangers, and Shelby American Automobile Club, while the sponsors were Sill-Terhar Motors, Roush Performance, AER, Hagerty, Seyfer Specialties, StangStuff, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Associated Photographics, Bandimere Speedway, and Mountain Resorts.
For more information on the Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup, check out their website at http://www.rockymountainmustangroundup.org.