Members Jim and Betty Hull, Shiela and Ken Koppenheffer and Joann and Bill St. Clair attended the annual meet in Savannah:
Did you miss the tours this past summer? Don't miss any more. Do you know where your name tags are? Pin them on, bring a guest, get your car out of the garage and join us on many of the tours we have planned this season. See the 2015 calendar of events for both local and national events.
April 4: Garage Tour. Meet at Office Depot parking lot at 895 W. Hampden at 8:45 a.m.. Three garages/collections and lunch. Wear your badges.
It is with great sorrow that I must announce the passing of long term club member, board member, former editor of the Classicist and good friend, Ken Matthews. The latest issue of the Classicist, to which Ken contributed, and which is now edited by Tom Goyne can be seen on our website.
December 15, 1949 – March 26, 2015
Ken Matthews passed away on March 26, 2015 following a difficult two-month bout with pancreatic cancer. He leaves his wife, Patti, his mother, Floreine, two sisters Kathleen and Pam and many nieces and nephews. Ken’s busy and productive architectural career for the City of Denver was in design and construction management. He either led or participated in many projects for the City, places we all know. This is a partial list of those projects,
Construction of the Hamilton wing of the Denver Art Museum
Renovation of Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Finishing the construction of the Red Rocks Visitor’s Center
Renovation of the Denver City and County building
Construction of the City impound lot
Construction of Denver Fire Station #10
Construction of Willis Case golf clubhouse
Renovation of the Denver Coliseum
Expansion of the Colorado Convention Center
Renovation of the Auditorium Theater into the “Ellie”
Rebuilding the Cheesman Park pagoda
Renovation of the Chief Hosa Lodge
In addition to all of this, he was an avid skier and golfer and was a Packard enthusiast and restorer. He was a long-time member of the Boards of both the Rocky Mountain Packards region of The Packard Club and the Classic Car Club of America Colorado Region, and for eight years edited the CCCA regional magazine, the Classicist. He was known as a “go-to guy” for anything Packard and would help you out of any difficulty with your car (or with your life.)
Ken had a huge circle of colleagues, friends and relations who loved him dearly, many of whom were able to be with him at the end. He will be sorely missed by all of those he touched.
-Tom Goyne, Patti Matthews and Mark Clayton
Consider attending the CCCA 2015 Annual Meeting at Beautiful Historic Savannah, Georgia – March 7-11, 2015 &
Chairman's Award at the Concours d'Elegance of America at St. John, July, 2014 was awarded to Tony & Jonna Ficco's - 1929 Duesenberg Model J
Usually the cars recognized as "CCCA Classics" were built in limited production numbers and were quite expense when new. As a group, they represent the pinnacle of engineering, styling and design for their era. While it is desireable to have a sincere interest in these fine automobiles, it is not a requirement to own a CCCA Classic to enjoy membership in the Club.
We have added a section for technical articles. we're starting with a home version of Liquid Wrench, believed to be more effective. Check it out.
Also, we have recently posted the current Colorado laws for registering and titling collector cars.
Please see the Calendar of Events link for the next opportunities to get your car out and drive it. This month several members are showing Classics or other special interest cars at Morgan Adams Concours D'Elegance. Click here for information or tickets to the event.
See pictures of past events to recall the good times we enjoyed so far this year and prior years. You can access many interesting automotive related sites on the Internet by visiting our Links page for information on other not-for-profit clubs and organizations who honor the Classic Car (r). See below for an explanation/introduction to the summary of the Colorado region's response to the recent survey conducted by the National Club. The Colorado region chose to purchase a summary of just our region. Click here to see the report: Introduction and Survey.