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One-of-a-Kind, Historic Hot Rods With Storied Pasts on Display at Hot Cars Cool Nights Car Show in Loveland, Colo. Saturday, June 6

American Hot Rod Association to display 1950’s Bonneville racer lost for 60 years and other unique finds found at event

LOVELAND, Colo. – June 4, 2015 – Loveland’s inaugural Hot Cars Cool Nights car show is bringing rare and historic hot rods to downtown Loveland on Saturday, June 6. More than 200 cars will be on display, including the following rare finds with unique stories.

When: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday, June 6, 2015
Where: Downtown Loveland, Colo. along 4th Street from Jefferson Ave. to Garfield Ave.

Why: Colorado is home to several car shows, but none that focus on and feature unique pre-1973 hot rods quite like Hot Cars Cool Nights, hosted by the Forge. Several cars at this event have unique stories and are rare to the state of Colorado. 

Video/Photo Interview Opportunities with the following cars:
(Photos attached and labeled)
  • Hot Rod lost for 60 years: Visit the American Hot Rod Foundation’s booth to view a historic hot rod with a storied past. Lost for 60 years and unearthed in Denver a few years ago--preserved in its original condition--by a local hot rod enthusiast, this striking car raced extensively at Bonneville in the early 1950s, with a particularly good showing in 1951. The American Hot Rod Foundation will display the car, along with a fascinating educational display and photos that document the vehicle’s history. The car’s owner, Scott McCann, will be on hand, along with the Director of the American Hot Rod Foundation, David Steele, for interviews—they’ll also be glad to take you for a spin in this amazing vehicle. With a mission of preserving the history of hot rodding, the American Hot Rod has collected and catalogued more than 80,000 images of old hot rods from all over the country, produced several documentaries and has, to date, recorded over 150 two-hour-plus video interviews with the sport’s most important pioneers. For more information please visit www.ahrf.com. Media Contact:  Angie Helton, 207.653.0365, nema@maine.rr.com.
  • 1969 Ford Torino Talladega: Rick Stanton built a unique car that both fits NASCAR racing specifications and is also legal for street use. Owned by Rick and his wife Sherrie, this rare and unique Talladega appeared on the St. Louis NASCAR track,Milwaukee Mile Racetrack, Willow Springs Racetrack, Talladega Super Speedway and has only had two drivers in its unique history, Rick and his daughter Mechelle Dittmer who has been racing since she was 16. This cherry-red racer was part of the Parade Lap for the NASCAR Talladega Race and will be going back there to do it again this October. Another piece of this car that attributes to it’s character are the signatures, located on the radiator, from several famous racers including Holman & Moody, Jack Roush, Ned Jarrett,Junior Johnson, Grandson to Ford. The Talladega was also one of seven cars in the nation invited to participate in the Dyno Wars atCarroll Shelby’s site in Las Vegas where it closed the event by stopping the dynamometer at 228 mph. This Talladega has topped speeds of more than 250.1 throughout its racing career. 
  • 1932 Ford Coupe: In the first five years since the car was rebuilt, Ron Pashich and his wife have driven their 1932 Ford more than 100,000 miles. Based in El Paso, Texas, the couple has taken numerous cross-country trips to New York, Vancouver, the Bonneville Salt Flats and many other fun destinations. They will showcase their burgundy beauty at Hot Cars Cool Nights. 
  • 1932 Ford Three Window Coupe: Larry and Kim Marcantonio’s 1932 Ford three window coupe was restored within the last year. Larry purchased the three-window body in hopes of someday building his dream car. After 10 years passed, Larry and Kim brought the coupe to The Forge where it was constructed and restored to its former glory. Based in Arvada, Larry and his wife enjoy taking their coupe to all of the local shows and the Golden cruise events.
  • 1927 Model T Racer: Bring the family to the grand opening of The Forge car shop on June 5. This vintage 1927 vehicle was originally used on dirt racetracks in the 1940s. Stop by the interactive photo booth to sit in and get your picture taken in this fun classic racer.
Please direct specific questions and coordinate video/photo/interview times with Lauren Rullman via call/text 970.682.2420 or email at Lauren@FynPR.com.

About Hot Cars Cool Nights
Embrace the nostalgia of vintage Americana where craftsmanship, innovation and small town values collide. Celebrate the spirit of American freedom with hundreds of unique pre-1973 hot rods and classic cars from all over Colorado and across the nation, a craft beer garden featuring local Loveland craft breweries, a classy pinup girl contest, epic entertainment, live music, prizes, deals and savings, a Kid’s Zone and more. End the day by caravanning to Thunder Mountain Harley-Davidson for a free car lover’s double feature Drive-In Movie of ‘Grease’ and ‘American Graffiti’ starting at 8 p.m. This is the only Colorado car show to include a Saturday night drive-in. For additional details, visit www.HotCarsCoolNights.com.

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