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 52 trophies in 23 classes, including a Mayor's Choice, Hottest Car (picked by the Fire Chief), Most Likely to Get Pulled Over (picked by the Police Chief), Best of Show, and Longest Distance Traveled Award. 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 the Cruise In. On Friday night (day before the car show) 6 pm to 9 pm there will be a free street party on Wilcox Street in Castle Rock. The street party gets bigger and better each year and it highlights show cars owned by members of the Vintage Car Club.
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’s Award for Best Promotional Event. The car show in 2018 was a milestone year for VCC as it was 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.