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Mustang Roundup to attract visitors from all over this weekend

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Matt Stensland

Be on the lookout for…

The Roush Mustang: it’s the new 2015 model of the Mustang and will be on display in front of the Routt County Courthouse.

Broomfield’s Still-TerHar Motors: The dealership brings a unique car to the event each year.

Ford Racing School: This year, the racing school will bring a new model of Mustang to the Roundup. The car will be on display in front of the courthouse.

The Carroll Shelby: A number of 1965 Carroll Shelby Mustangs from the Ford Motor Company will be on display this weekend as well.





Attendees of last year’s Mustang Roundup Show ’n’ Shine display check out the vehicles parked on Lincoln Avenue. Be on the lookout for Mustangs new and old this weekend

— The distant roar of engines will be heard echoing down Rabbit Ears Pass this weekend as cars from all over make the drive to Steamboat Springs for the 27th annual Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup.

Be on the lookout for…

The Roush Mustang: it’s the new 2015 model of the Mustang and will be on display in front of the Routt County Courthouse.

Broomfield’s Still-TerHar Motors: The dealership brings a unique car to the event each year.



Ford Racing School: This year, the racing school will bring a new model of Mustang to the Roundup. The car will be on display in front of the courthouse.

The Carroll Shelby: A number of 1965 Carroll Shelby Mustangs from the Ford Motor Company will be on display this weekend as well.

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The longtime Steamboat tradition opens to the public starting with the Autocross event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday in the Meadows Parking Lot, featuring about 180 Mustangs competing in timed racing throughout the day.

On Saturday, more than 450 Mustangs will line Lincoln Avenue from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the annual Show ’n” Shine event where car owners, families and friends show off one of their prized possessions.

“It’s hard to replicate how that spark got started of becoming a mustang fan,” said Joe Dietz, planning committee chairman for the event. “Whether, you’re a car guy, want to know something about the Mustang, or just like the looks of it, through the ages, that spark keeps people coming back.”

Dietz, who acquired his first Mustang at age 14, said there is something unique about this particular car that became popular with famous icons, “back in the day.”

In Steamboat, the tradition of vintage racing started with the Autocross event that is now the only form of racing left in the area.

The first year the Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup came to Steamboat, there were maybe 100 Mustangs, according to Bob Cloutier, who has served on the Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup Committee since 1999.

Initially, it was just a two-day event but now, it’s a destination vacation attraction.

“This is all just part of my love for the Mustangs and having people go out and have fun with their cars,” Cloutier said.

To reach Audrey Dwyer, call 970-871-4229, email adwyer@ExploreSteamboat.com or follow her on Twitter @Audrey_Dwyer1


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