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HRHR Summer 2022 Summarized

Updated: Oct 29, 2022

The summer of 2022 was a good year for the Highlands Ranch Hot Rodders. We had many events and I'll touch on each one of them in this blog.


Lets start with our weekly event of going to the Highlands Ranch Freddy's located at 900 Sergeant Jon Stiles Dr, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129. Ron Latine was there almost every Friday to meet and greet members as well as to talk to anybody that has questions on the car club. If Ron wasn't there it was because it was either raining or snowing.

Here's a few videos of the guys leaving Freddy's. No burnouts!

Tom and Tami Accardi - 1999 C5 Corvette

Anthony Galletta - 2002 Pontiac Trans Am

Paul Cattich - 1971 Cuda Convertible

4th Saturday Cruise

4th Saturday of the month Highlands Ranch Cruise & Show and Shine held at Highlands Ranch Kaiser Permanente. It was hit and miss for the Saturday Cruises weather wise sometimes we had lots of cars and other Saturdays the crowd was a little slim. Starting in June and ending in September we put the cruises on Rain or Shine. Its always fun to take your Hot Rod out for a cruise with other Hot Rods. To make it even more fun, if you attend a lot of our functions, you get to know the Hot Rod owners.

Club Outings

Many thanks to Rod Newberry for arranging the club outings this year. There were 4 private club events this year allowing members to meet and learn more about each other. All the members own cars and enjoy the the club comradery that's why they are members of the Highlands Ranch Hot Rodders!

  • March 5th Breckenridge brewery - Tour of the brewery and Lunch

  • April 16th Adams Detailing Tour - Tour of the Adams facility as well as Lunch at Cinzettis Italian restaurant, 8 attended

  • June 4th Cussler Museum Tour 24 attended and went to for lunch at Rib City Grill afterwards

  • July 4th Wood's 4th of July open house 62 attended Burritos for everybody!

The Highlands Ranch Hot Rodders enjoyed a tour of the Woods's "Diner Town" and "Saloon Town" decorated with many collectables and memorabilia. The club would like to extend many thanks to Diana and Woody for opening their car condos for the event. Club members enjoyed Breakfast Burritos from Casa Caliente on the club.

July 4th Highlands Ranch Parade was also held on the 4th, Downing Events sponsor the parade each year. We had good attendance with 22 Members Cars attending.

July 16th Titan Car Condos Summer Picnic

This was a HRHR club event held at Mark Allen's house.

The event was catered by Hickory House BBQ.

Not too many Hot Rods showed up as it was a rainy day. A few brave ones brought their cars but many just brought their daily drivers. A total of 57 people attended Picnic.

  • Carol Lovelace - 68 Camaro

  • Part of Mark Allen's collection 67 Mustang "Elenore", 69 Mach 1 and others

  • Ed Varela - 40 Chevy

  • Mark's latest purchase

I was talking to Mark Allen recently, the materials to build the car condos has arrived and they have broke ground on the project. If you are interested in a car condo please be sure to reach out to Mark Allen 303-349-8738 or

Car Shows

July 24th: Bank of Colorado Car Show

Fund raiser for Vets at American Legion Post 1260 donations raised $1236.00

53 donated 65-70 cars attended

  • Raffled Adams Polishes - Ceramic Coating Kit & Essentials Wash Kit

  • The bank also gave away and Adams Essentials Wash Kit

The attendance was lower than expected as rain was forecasted for early afternoon. The HRHR board was there as well as many volunteers

July 30th Gateway Classics Cars - HRHR Club of the month

20 Cars attended

$200 Donated to the club by Gateway for attending the show.