Car shows are a long-standing staple of the Western Colorado summer, and car enthusiasts are anxiously anticipating each unique event - as are classic car owners eager to show off their wheels. Here is a look at some of the upcoming car shows in Western Colorado.

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    12th Annual Hellman Motors and Delta Street Rodders Car Show

    July 18: 7 a.m. -2 p.m.

    As part of Deltarado Days, this year's show will be held at Confluence Park in Delta,  and features a pancake breakfast beginning at 7 a.m. For more information call Sam at 874-8130.

    (Zane Mathews)
  • 2

    12th Annual Grand River Classic Car Show

    July 25: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    This annual event, held at Glenwood Springs High School will feature not only vintage cars, but classic motorcycles and snowmobiles as well.You can get a printable registration form here.

    (Zane Mathews)
  • 4

    28th Annual Gunnison Car Show

    August 22: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    The event begins with a Cruise In Friday night and the music of the Beatles, via Doctor Robert in downtown Gunnison. The open car show will be on Saturday. For car show information, call (970) 641-2249.

    (Zane Mathews)
  • 7

    Allen Unique Autos Hot Summer Nights Car Show

    August 8: 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    The annual car show features live music, food and beverages, prizes and giveaways, lots of classic cars, and a chance to win a 1967 Mustang. Right off Highway 6 & 50 at 2285 River Road, across from Western Slope Auto. Admission to the car show is FREE. The regular fee applies to museum admission.

    (Zane Mathews)
  • 5

    Summer of Thunder Car Show

    August 8: 12 NOON

    Immediately following the Garfield County Parade in downtown Rifle will be the sixth annual car show featuring hot rods, classics, muscle cars and more.

    (Zane Mathews)
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    13th Annual Fuoco Motor Co. Downtown Car Show

    September 26: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    The car show in downtown Grand Junction pretty much marks the end of the summer and is a very popular show. It's a great setting for a car show, and the weather is absolutely perfect. Awards include the Car Most Likely to Get a Speeding Ticket, and the KOOLest Car in the show. Download an application here.

    (Zane Mathews)
  • 6

    Telluride Festival of Cars and Colors

    September 24-27

    Using three venues over four days, the Telluride car show is like no other. This is the first annual Telluride Festival of Cars and Colors, inviting car owners, car enthusiasts, and photographers to the high country for this festival, and check out the fall foilage.

    (Zane Mathews)