2023 marks the 34th anniversary year of this remarkable event which has contributed more than $8.3 million dollars for Colorado charities to date.
The Colorado Grand® is an annual charity tour for 1960 and earlier sports and race cars of distinction. The event was founded in 1989 by Englewood automotive enthusiast Bob Sutherland. Every September at the peak of the fall color season approximately 85 vintage cars are driven in this relaxed, non-competitive event, covering 1,000 miles through the Rockies in five days. The event is run with the cooperation of the Colorado State Patrol and spectators are invited to see the cars and meet their owners.
The tour attracts entrants from around the world and always includes several 1920’s and 1930’s cars. Typical makes include Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Porsche, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo, Bentley, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Maserati, Allard, and such exotic names as Amilcar, Cisitalia, Squire, Delahaye, and Talbot-Lago.
The Colorado Grand® currently generates well over $500,000 annually for small Colorado charities and Western Slope towns as well as college scholarships to graduating high-school seniors in those towns. Current charities include the Colorado State Patrol Family Foundation, Flight for Life, CASA, and medical facilities in small towns. Cumulative donations since 1989 are over $8.3 million.
Major sponsors include Mercedes-Benz USA, Hagerty Insurance, WeatherTech, RM Sotheby’s, Premier Financial Services, and Franck Muller.
We now have an FAQ list that we hope will help you answer
some of the more common ones.
Monday, September 11th – Saturday, September 16th
The Colorado Grand driving tour starts and ends in Vail, Colorado.
Applications must be received by May 1, 2023
1960 or older sports and sports racing cars. Later exceptions are cars that began production before 1960 but continued relatively unchanged in later years. Examples include 1963 Mercedes 300 SL’s, 1962 Porsche 356B, 1961 Ferrari SWB.
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"In my opinion, the Colorado Grand is the finest vintage rally/tour in our country and perhaps even the world. And no, I haven’t done them all. But I have done the Mille Miglia in Italy, the California Mille, and several other lesser events; I have a frame of reference. The Colorado Grand is the finest event of its kind. No question."
– Martin W. Brauns