Wild West Auto Roundup: Golden, CO – 6/11/2011

The Hippie Limo

Saturday was a busy day for the Hippie Limo. First there was the Wild West Auto Roundup in Golden, CO from 7am to 4pm, followed by the Chauffeured Evening with the Rockies for the winners of the Colorado School of Mines Athletics Department’s Fundraiser and Silent/Live Auction. The Roundup was the second auto show ever for the Hippie Limo after the 2011 Volkswagens on the Green sponsored by the Volkswagen Enthusiasts of Colorado, and the first non-VW show we ever ventured into. It was a bit intimidating being around all of those American muscle cars, especially since our Samba is just about as opposite from a muscle car as you can get. The orginal manufacture engine was a screaming 44 horsepower 1500 cc engine, and though the Hippie Limo “boasts” an upgrade to an 85 horsepower 1915 cc, that is not much when paired against a same year Corvette with around 300+ horsepower for the smaller stock engine! Still, our Samba held its own in term’s of admirers. Spectators picked up about 200 of our business cards, gave us at least triple that in smiles and comments, and jammed to our 60s playlists on our 1000 watt sound system. I imagine not many VWs make it to this show in the first place, so it must have been quite a unique item for the regulars. Certainly a couple of the show judges thought so, and though we didn’t take home any trophies or ribbons <sniff>, we did take home the satisfaction of a day well spent.

We saw one vintage Beetle and one Thing in the lineup, and that was about all there was in the way of foreign makes aside from a lone Citroen. Of coure, we might have missed a few cars since there were over 200 in attendance and we couldn’t spend too much time away from ours. My son enjoyed the crowds and the sparkle of the other cars and gained a few odd looks when he climbed into the Hippie Limo and began bouncing on the middle seat. What can I say, he is part owner and has the right to do a little playful but non-damaging cavorting in the microbus. In fact, daily he requests at least one driving lesson using his two-year-old vocabulary by saying “Ride in the bus,” followed by a thoughtful look and the addendum, “with music.”

If you weren’t able to make the show, you can see a brief video of it here that was created by John Spalvins of WeTubers.com, a company that produces web-friendly marketing and informational videos for small and mid-range companies.

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