Signature Downtown Event

Fuoco Motor Co. Downtown Car Show

In September, Main Street rumbles with the sound of hundreds of motors as participants pour into Downtown Grand Junction for the annual Fuoco Motor Co. Car Show. Vehicle owners bring antique cars, muscle cars, classic cars and even motorcycles to display.

Car owners and spectators from all over the Western United States visit with each other, talk cars, and participate in a friendly competition for great prizes!

Participants vie for awards in the following categories:

      • Best in Show- top 5, chosen by car show entrants

      • People’s Choice

      • Most likely to get a speeding ticket

      • Car that travelled the most miles to attend the show

      • Mayor’s Choice

      • Young Owner Award

      • Fuoco’s Most Desired Trade-in

      • Big O Tires Rad Rubber Award

      • KOOLest car


Prizes include plates and plaques, and all participants registering before September 15 will receive a Downtown Car Show t-shirt or hat. Participants are encouraged to drive one of the nearby Scenic Byways for a Sunday cruise.  Go to Visit Grand Junction for travel information and to book hotel rooms. 

Online registration opens Friday, August 3. Prices are $35 per vehicle until September 8. After September 8, price increases to $40 per vehicle.

2017 Official Results

Most Likely to Get a Speeding Ticket – #94 Sherry + Dennis Brown – 1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe

Car that Traveled the Most Miles to Attend – #30 David Debord, Santa Clara, CA 1955 Chevrolet 210

Mayor’s Choice – #65 Jim + Rhonda Bell – 1968 Shelby GT 500

Young Owner Award – #50 Jamie Johnson (10 years old) – 1973 Dodge Charger

Fuoco Motor Company Most Desired Trade-In – #60 Jim + Marilyn Grumet – 1958 Oldmobile 98

Big O Tires Rad Rubber Award – #138 Allie Dorsey – 1953 GMC Pickup

KOOLest Car Award – #28 Rob Lake – 1933 Plymoth

Best in Show:

5th place: #112 Miles Legacie, Fruita, CO – 1967 Pontiac GTO

4th place: #166 Rick Plesk, Grand Junction, CO – 1964 Volkswagen Bus

3rd place: #153 Kaylie Davis, Fruita, CO – 1958 Chevy Apache

2rd place: #109 Gary Wilsey, Grand Junction, CO – 1959 Chevrolet Biscayne

1st place: #52 Sos Valdez, Ogden, UT – 1956 Chevy 2-door Sedan

People’s Choice – #167 Paula Labbitt – Mystery Machine