Welcome to the 2020
Colorado Concours d’Elegance & Exotic Sports Car Show
COVID-19 Update March 26, 2020:
The recent developments around the spread of the COVID-19 virus has caused most public events scheduled for April or May to be canceled or postponed out of concerns for public safety. The Colorado Concours d’Elegance Committee and Ability Connection Colorado team share the community’s deep concerns over this outbreak, and do not want to put anyone at risk.
If our event was taking place in the April-May time-frame, our choice would be clear. However, our event doesn’t take place until mid-June, and the decision to cancel or postpone is not as clear. Since this event is a critical fundraiser for children with disabilities and other life challenges at Ability Connection Colorado, we don’t take the decision to cancel this event lightly. We remain hopeful that the situation will improve by June, and that we’ll be able to move forward with the event as scheduled on June 14, 2020.
We will continue to assess the situation, and we will closely monitor the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment and will only proceed with the event if we believe we can have a fun and safe event.
We will continue to update this site as more information becomes available.
Your participation in the Concours is much appreciated and valued. Without you, this show would not be possible. If there is anything Ability Connection Colorado can do for you, or if you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
Thank you and stay safe,
Tom Scott & Steve Saliman, 37th Annual Colorado Concours d’Elegance Committee Co-chairs
Judith Ham, President & CEO Ability Connection Colorado
Ability Connection Colorado’s Annual Colorado Concours d’Elegance & Exotic Sports Car Show is almost here. The Colorado Concours is an annual event showcasing nearly 500 rare sports and classic cars, early collectibles and the latest exotics provided by local and regional car clubs. Many of these cars venture out only once a year to help at-risk Colorado children. These prestigious beauties are treasures that few people ever get to experience.
Bring out the whole family for an outside day filled with live music, exhibitors, vendors, food and fun. Join us in supporting Ability Connection Colorado’s Creative Options for Early Childhood Education Centers. The education centers provide early care, intervention, prevention, support and education services to at-risk Colorado families and over 500 infants, toddlers and pre-school children each year. Children receive developmental screenings and assessment services, individualized mental health services and other services tailored specifically to their learning.
7:00 am – 9:00 am – Sponsor, Vehicle and Exhibitor Load-in and Set Up
On-site show vehicle registrations and pre-registered vehicles only, not open to the public
9:00 am – Gates Open to Public Spectators
8:30 am – 12:00 pm – Judging in Progress
1:00 pm – People’s Choice Voting Ends
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Awards Ceremony
3:00 pm – Show Vehicles Depart
Food and Beverage Vendors
9:00 am – 3 pm
A heartfelt “Thank You” goes out to the many sponsors, vendors, vehicle owners, and attendees who make the Colorado Concours happen. With their generous support we are able to produce the largest Concours d’Elegance of its kind in the Rocky Mountain Region and support at-risk children and their families through Ability Connection Colorado’s Creative Options for Early Childhood Education program. $.89 of every dollar raised goes directly into the program!
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Kid’s 12 & Under: Free
Military, Police and Fire Personnel: Free with ID
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Colorado Child Care Contribution Tax Credit:
When you or your business contributes funds to the Colorado Concours d’Elegance & Exotic Sports Car Show, you promote and develop child care activities! In return, you may be able to get a 50% Colorado Tax Credit*, in addition to your regular state and federal contribution deductions. A contribution to Ability Connection Colorado’s Creative Options for Early Childhood Education program qualifies for the tax credit. *Please consult with your tax advisor for more information.
If you need your Child Care Contribution Tax Credit Certification (DR 1317) for a gift made to Creative Options, please contact Charee Ficco at 303-691-9339 x 1109 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to read more about the Child Care Contribution Tax Credit (PDF).
History of the Colorado Concours d’Elegance & Exotic Sports Car Show
This event was the brain child of two Rocky Mountain Region Porsche Club of America members; Tom Scott and Stim Kennedy. In 1983, these individuals presented the idea for a car show to the Board of Directors of RMR with the idea of making the event a fundraiser for a deserving local charity. In the first two years, 1984 and 1985, the show was part of the “Carousel Days”, a benefit for The Marvin Davis Children’s Diabetes Foundation, and was held in the Cherry Creek Shopping Center parking lot. There were approximately 30 cars on display and the contribution for the charity was about $1,200. In 1986, the charity was changed to Cerebral Palsy of Colorado (name changed to Ability Connection Colorado in 2013) Children’s Program when the Davis Family moved to California. The event was then moved to the University Hills Shopping Center and was there for four or five years. In 1993, the show was moved to the present location, Arapahoe Community College. Now in its 36th year, Colorado Concours has raised over $2M for the Creative Options for Early Childhood Education Program at Ability Connection Colorado.
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