Colorado Grand returns to Lionshead | VailDaily.com

Colorado Grand returns to Lionshead

Daily staff report
newsroom@vaildaily.com
Vail, CO Colorado

Special to the DailyClassic cars will be on display from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday in Lionshead Village as part of the Colorado Grand.

VAIL, Colorado – More than 100 cars that have participated in the Colorado Grand will finish their multi-day journey through the state of with a victory lap through Lionshead Village.

The Colorado Grand is a 1,000-mile journey that travels the Colorado high country in September of each year. The event, which begins and ends in Vail, is a charitable event that since 1989 has donated more than $3.3 million to organizations throughout Colorado, including college scholarships for students in many of the communities through which it passes each year.

The wide array of vintage and historic racing and sports cars, includes pre-1960’s Aston Martins, Bentleys, Ferraris, Jaguars and even more-rare vehicles.

The finish line festivities will center around the entrance to the Lionshead Mall starting between 3 and 3:30 p.m. Friday. As the cars return from their expedition they will roar into Lionshead. Drivers will then continue through Lionshead Village, taking a quick victory lap as they head back towards the Cascade Resort and Spa for the evening. The cars will not all come through in one group but will arrive from approximately 3 p.m. on. as they return to the area. As part of the return celebration, the New Summit Ridge Jazz Band will perform from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

From 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 15, the Grand continues with an opportunity for the public view these special cars up close. Lionshead Village will be filled with the vehicles parked on display for the morning. Spectators can take advantage of the rare chance to view these vintage vehicles exactly as they appeared upon returning from their trek through the high country – mud, dust and all.

For more information, e-mail Sarah Franke, sarah@group970.com.