The 31st Annual Colorado Grand will make a stop in Salida this Friday, September 13th.
140 classic cars ranging from Alfa Romeos, Jaguars, Ferraris, Porsches and Austin-Healeys will be on display at Thonhoff Park from 11 am to 1 pm.
Colorado Grand is a charity tour for 1960 and earlier sports and race cars of distinction. The non-competitive event covers 1,000 miles through the Rockies in five days.
Salida residents will see quite a few motorcycles in town over the next few days.
The bikers are part of the Black Mountain Motorcycle Club from Cave Creek, Arizona.
Dan attended Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas from 1978-82 (where he picked up the name Dan R after his fraternity brothers couldn’t pronounce his last name), majoring in Radio/Television. Dan lived in Jonesboro for 10 years working in radio and then was a TV weatherman for ABC affiliate KAIT Channel 8.
Television was a little boring when compared to radio, so Dan returned to hosting radio morning shows in Nashville, Memphis, Oklahoma, and then eventually, Colorado.
Dan enjoys being involved in the community, having been an member of the Upper Arkansas Service Club and is currently on the board of directors for the Salida Community Center and is a member of the Chaffee County Fair Committee.
Dan and his wife Carrie spend their days doing everything the mountains have to offer: hiking, camping, fishing and skiing. They raised 3 children together and have 2 grandchildren.