More cars than ever at Cruisin’ the Canyon

Photos By Lyndsie Ferrell The annual Cruisin' the Canyon Car Show in Creede was a great success with 131 vehicles of all different makes and models lining Main Street, making it the biggest in the event’s history. Guests wandered Main Street during the Cruisin’ the Canyon Car Show in Creede this past weekend, enjoying some rockin’ oldies from a DJ and soaking up the last warm days of summer. Photo by Lyndsie Ferrell The Creede Arts Council hosted its third annual print steamrolling event in Creede on Saturday. These unique works of art are created by local artists and then steamrolled onto large prints of paper. Courtesy photo Cruisin’ the Canyon Car Show Best of Show — Greg Brumley’s 1969 Dodge Dart GTS — pictured here at Chapman Park in Monte Vista. Brumley lives in Monte Vista.

CREEDE — Every person who attended the annual Cruisin’ the Canyon Car Show in Creede the past weekend was treated to a picture-perfect Colorado fall day. The blue skies seemed to stretch forever above the chrome, custom paint, and a crowd of over 500 people.

Main Street was packed with 131 hotrods, trucks, and unique vehicles of all makes and models.

“People really had a great time. We had the most cars we have ever had, and it was just an absolutely wonderful day,” said event founder Vicki Kulyk. Vicki and her husband have been hosting the Crusin’ the Canyon Car show for 14 years, one of which was during the COVID-19 pandemic.

People wandered from one gorgeous vehicle to the next enjoying the beautiful day.

Vicki manned the People’s Choice booth with oldies playing in the background.

“Everyone just adores our trophies and this year, the annual Best of Show award is just amazing,” said Kulyk.

Each year the winner of the Best of Show award receives a custom-designed radiator trophy and this year’s sparkled in the late afternoon sun.

At the north end of Main Street, the Creede Arts Council was busy featuring local artists with the third annual steamroller event.

In the months leading up to the car show, local artists work to create stamps out of one of their pieces which are then coated with black paint and steamrolled onto a large piece of canvas.

Spectators stood and watched this unique come art be brought to life. Several of the prints sold and all proceeds go to the Creede Arts Council and its future events.

Though the trees were still in their summer garb, the cruise up to Freemons was enjoyed later that afternoon. The local favorite burger joint was hopping for most of the afternoon while participants from the car show and spectators enjoyed a hamburger and bid farewell to summer for yet another year.

Winners of this year’s show are as follows:

Creede Elks Lodge 506

Ivan Wright, 1948 Ford Coupe, Center

 

Creede Olive Oil Company

Larry Hargrove, 1952 Cadillac Coupe, Del Norte

 

Tommyknocker Tavern

John and Allison Strynchula, 1962 Dodge Pickup, Creede

 

Snowshoe Lodge

Clifford Chism, 1956 Chevy Belair Convertible Mountainair, N.M.

 

Creede ATV

Monica Noland, 1955 Studebaker Champion, Dolores

 

Downstream Gas & Mercantile

Mike and Lori Olander, 1966 Ford F100 Pickup, Pleasant View

 

Pizzeria 8852

Steve Carver, 1955 Willys Pickup, Gypsum

 

San Juan Sports

Charles Riech, 1956 Chevy Sedan Delivery, Alamosa

 

Wander Off Broadway

Lisa Pollard, 1978 VW West Phaiia, South Fork

 

Tomkins Hardware and Lumber

Dennis O’Dowd, 1957 Chevy 1/2-ton pickup, Alamosa

 

Coffee on the Fly

Cecil and Betty Waldron, 1957 Ford Fairlane, Rifle

 

Kips Grill

David King, 1957 Chevy Bel Air, Couch, Mo.

 

Creede Baptist Church

Matt Ratzloff, 1916 Ford Model T, Monte Vista

 

Cooley and Sons

Cliff Herrington, 1960 Ford F100 Pickup, Silt

 

Rainbow Grocery & Fuels

Dave and Misty Williams, 1953 Studebaker Truck, Rifle

 

4UR Ranch

Phillip Whitmore, 1969 Chevy Camaro, Colorado Springs

 

Headwaters Alliance

Jeff Kline, 1957 Chevy Bel Air, Alamosa

 

Creede Hotel

Mike Bowers, 1941 2-door Police Car, Salida

 

Antlers Lodge and Restaurant

Parker Spence, 1957 Chevy Bel Air, Centennial

 

Elk Country

John Whitmore, 1968 Ford Mustang, Colorado Springs

 

Northern New Mexico Street Rodder’s

Dave and Misty Williams, 1953 Studebaker truck, Rifle

 

People's Choice, Sponsored by Creede Repertory Theatre

Ray and Elaine Parnell, 2007 Chevy Corvette, Casper, Wyo.

 

Don Pacheco Award

Julian Espinoza, 1971 Chevy Blazer, La Jara

 

Best of Show Sponsored by The Holy Moses

Greg Brumley, 1969 Dodge Dart GTS, Monte Vista

Photos By Lyndsie Ferrell The annual Cruisin' the Canyon Car Show in Creede was a great success with 131 vehicles of all different makes and models lining Main Street, making it the biggest in the event’s history. Guests wandered Main Street during the Cruisin’ the Canyon Car Show in Creede this past weekend, enjoying some rockin’ oldies from a DJ and soaking up the last warm days of summer. Photo by Lyndsie Ferrell The Creede Arts Council hosted its third annual print steamrolling event in Creede on Saturday. These unique works of art are created by local artists and then steamrolled onto large prints of paper. Courtesy photo Cruisin’ the Canyon Car Show Best of Show — Greg Brumley’s 1969 Dodge Dart GTS — pictured here at Chapman Park in Monte Vista. Brumley lives in Monte Vista.

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