Every summer in June on the Saturday before Fathers Day, the Classic Rock Cruise In transforms historic downtown Castle Rock into a showplace for all kinds of cool cars, trucks and specialty vehicles. The main streets are closed for the day so that over 300 entries can be displayed by their proud owners and admired by thousands of spectators. The Classic Rock Cruise In has something for everyone - cars, shops, live music, restaurants, attractions for the kids, Festival Park, and many specialty vendor booths. We have an entry class for everyone. Class winners are determined by a panel of experienced judges. We usually present 51 trophies in 22 classes, including a Mayor's Choice, Hottest Car (picked by the Fire Chief), Most Likely to Get Pulled Over (picked by the Police Chief), and Best of Show. It's a fun, friendly show in a beautiful small town setting. Check this website starting in April for details on how to pre-register for next year's Cruise In.
The show is organized and produced by a partnership of the Vintage Car Club and the Castle Rock Downtown Merchants Association. In 2013, our car show was the winner of the prestigious Downtown Colorado, Inc. Governor Award for Best Promotional Event. The car show in 2018 is a milestone year for VCC as it is the 10th Annual Classic Rock Cruise In Car Show held in historic downtown Castle Rock, Colorado.
The proceeds from the show are shared by the Downtown Merchants and the VCC. The VCC in turn donates a portion of its share to support local charities and sponsor an annual automotive industry scholarship.
Classic Rock Cruise In
Hotrods in the Village
The second of our annual car events is a real contrast to the Classic Rock Cruise In. Hot Rods in the Village is a smaller, more intimate and informal gathering of car owners in the Castle Pines Village, located on Happy Canyon Road at Santa Fe in Castle Rock. This show may be smaller but it offers another beautiful setting amongst the shops and restaurants of the Village. Dash plaques, trophies, a live band, and (usually) a booth selling cold beer are all included.