The Vintage Car Club (VCC) of Castle Rock is proud to have supported a variety of charities over the years through donations made by the club. The majority of VCC’s revenue for donations is generated from two annual car shows the group hosts. The largest is the Classic Rock Cruise In Car Show held in June the Saturday before Father’s Day in downtown Castle Rock that brings in over 300 classic cars for the car show. Hot Rods in The Village Car Show is a smaller more intimate car show with about 100 classic cars held in August at The Village at Castle Pines shops. The entry fees collected to participate in these two car shows provides most of the dollars that are returned to the community via sponsorships to local charities.
The Club’s established annual charity is the VCC Automotive Technology Scholarship. This scholarship is designed to help a selected senior student build a successful career and rewarding life in the field of automotive technology. Each year, VCC determines a scholarship amount to be awarded and partners with the Ponderosa High School Automotive Program to select a highly motivated college-bound Douglas County high school senior student with plans to pursue a certification or degree in the automotive industry at a Colorado College. The VCC approved application and review process is managed by the Ponderosa High School Automotive Shop Instructors. The student applying for the scholarship must be (1) in good standing with the high school, (2) have maintained passing grades, (3) plans to register for College during the next fall or spring semester following high school graduation, and (4) submits an essay to the shop instructor addressing the following two questions – “Why do you want this scholarship?” and “Why do you want to be involved in the automotive industry?” The student is selected prior to graduation and is normally recognized by VCC during the award presentation at the Classic Rock Cruise In Car Show in Castle Rock. The awarded scholarship funding is sent directly to the College to be applied towards the tuition costs of the selected student.
Past winners of the VCC Automotive Technology Scholarship have attended the automotive technology programs offered at both the Arapahoe Community College and Lincoln College of Technology.
In addition to our Automotive Technology Scholarship, VCC provides funding to other selected charitable organizations that have included the Castle Rock Police Officers Foundation, Fallen Officers Fund of Douglas County, Douglas County Veterans Monument Foundation, Help & Hope Center, and Toys for Tots.
VCC is a car club that is honored to have a role in supporting our community in a very positive way that touches the lives of many.