Durango Old Car Club hosting Motor Expo on Saturday
For fans of classic cars, sweet motorcycles and classic rock, Sky Ute Casino in Ignacio is the place to be this weekend.
After a one-year hiatus, the Durango Old Car Club will host its annual Durango Motor Expo from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the casino.
Members of the old car club are excited to be back hosting their annual big show. This year’s expo will be “wonderful,” predicted Elaine Nobriga, who is chairing the event. “It’s a whole new ballgame. We hope lots of people come out to see these beautiful cars.” Awards will be presented in 28 classes of classic cars, along with Best of Show, People’s Choice, and Club Choice.
This 1967 Corvette is owned by Don Kilinski.
The club is expecting 150 to 200 cars to be on display, and members are excited to have plenty of room at the casino to show off their shiny rides. There is no charge to come see the cars Saturday in Ignacio, or the evening before in Durango. The club will host an ice cream social and pre-registration for the show from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Durango Transit Center, located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Camino del Rio. Registration to be in the show is $25.
Gary Aragon is the owner of this 1941 Chevrolet.
The return of the classic car show complements the Indian Durango Rendezvous, which brings riders of Indian motorcycles to Southwest Colorado this week. Grand Fund Railroad takes the stage on Saturday night at the casino, with doors opening at 7 p.m. and the show starting at 8 p.m. VIP tickets are $49, reserved seats are $39, and general admission is $29.
A 1937 MG convertible belonging to Randy Schultz.
“The Sky Ute Casino Resort, the local businesses, the Ignacio Chamber of Commerce, and the Town of Ignacio have been amazing in helping with the show,” Nobriga said. Last year, show organizers were running out of space to host their event, which was spread out over seven blocks in downtown Durango, and they also needed to find more volunteers and enthusiasm to run the event. After taking last year off, Nobriga said club members are enthusiastic to bring the expo back in the larger location.
For more information and entry forms, visit durangomotorexpo.com or call 247-8761.
This 1956 Ford Crown Victoria was on display at a past Durango Motor Expo. The car is owned by Steve Callaghan.