Gearing up in Frisco |

Gearing up in Frisco

Lu Snyder

Frisco’s Rod Run

What: A car show for those who love all types of old cars – classics, antiques, muscle cars, sport cars, trucks and more.

When: Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (the move in begins at 8 a.m. and departure at 4 p.m.)

Where: Frisco’s Main Street, between Second and Madison

For more information or to register for the event, contact Rich or Marilyn Lofton at 303-371-8462 or the Tubbs at (970) 668-8329.

FRISCO – David Tubbs is hoping for a traffic jam on Main Street Saturday – maybe 100 cars or so between Second and Madison.

“The more, the merrier,” said his wife, Carla.

The couple is working with Frisco to organize the town’s new Frisco Rod Run – a car show open to all types of car enthusiasts. Unlike some car shows which are geared for a certain type of show car only, David Tubbs said this car show is different.

“It’s open to any cars, not just ‘Vettes,” David said. “We just want car enthusiasts – anybody that wants to show off cars or see cars.”

David said he’s been a car lover for approximately 30 years now. He and Carla had a 57 Chevrolet for several years before selling it “for much too cheap”, he said. It wasn’t until their son, Brett, purchased a ’69 Chevelle that the Tubbs wanted to buy another car for themselves.

“We started working on his car and got the fever again,” David said.

About two years ago, the Tubbs joined the Hot Rods, Customs, Classics Car Club in Denver. They said it was primarily to meet other car lovers with whom to cruise. The club is hosting Frisco’s Rod Run with the town of Frisco.

Between David, Carla and Brett, the Tubbs will be entering three cars in Saturday’s event – all Chevelles (1966, 1968 and 1969).

So far, 30 cars have been pre-registered for the Rod Run, but the Tubbs said they’re hoping for 100 to 150 participants.

David said cars of all kinds – and in various stages of restoration or conditions – will be displayed at the show. He expects to see antiques, classics, customs, hot rods, muscle cars, sport cars, street cars, 4-wheel drives, and trucks. Some will be originals, while others have been modified for the street. Still others are in the process of being restored – like Brett’s, which is in “velvet” (primed, not yet painted).

This year, Frisco has provided two blocks on Main Street, between Madison and Second, for the car show. The Tubbs said they hope to see the event grow in future years to include several hundred cars or “as many as we can stuff in the street,” Carla said.

Meanwhile, the Tubbs are trying to spread the word to car fanatics – from gearheads to trailer queens and anyone in between. They said they know of numerous old cars in the county and hope locals will come show off their vehicles.

“It’s more for car enthusiasts that drive their cars, love their cars and want to show them,” David said. “It’s neat to go to some of these car shows because you see everything … not just one particular car.”

According to the Tubbs, the proceeds from the $15 entry fees will be used for the car show. All participants will receive a free T-shirt and those who pre-register also will receive a dash plaques. Additionally there will be door prizes, a “Best in Show” competition, and games for kids.

Participants will be asked to choose their favorite car, and the top 10 will receive “Best in Show” plaques or trophies, Carla said.

Car enthusiasts can register the day of the event, but Tubbs encourages pre-registration so they can better plan for a successful event.

The Tubbs held a Rod Run in Dillon last year, but they moved it to Frisco because Dillon lacked the room they needed. Frisco has agreed to make the Rod Run an annual event, they said.

Lu Snyder can be reached at 970-668-3998 x203 or

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