About the Tour
The Colorado Grand® was founded in 1989 by Englewood automotive enthusiast Bob Sutherland as an annual charity tour for 1960 and earlier sports and race cars of distinction. Created to capture and combine the inspiring beauty of Colorado and the spirit of vintage sports cars, the event aspires to give back to those in our state who need our help.
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, the Robert Sutherland Foundation, Flight for Life, CASA, and medical facilities in small towns.
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 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 event is run with the cooperation of the Colorado State Patrol.
Major sponsors include Mercedes-Benz USA, Hagerty Insurance, WeatherTech, RM Auctions and Passport Transport.