Boulder event showcases ’15 Chrysler 300

Boulder event showcases ’15 Chrysler 300

Chrysler showed off four models of its 300 flagship sedan at a gathering in Boulder Thursday evening. Parked out front of the Rembrandt Yard Art Gallery & Event Center for 30 members of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press were the…

Toyota, Ford, Subaru lead Colo. sales

Toyota, Ford, Subaru lead Colo. sales

Toyota, Ford and Subaru were the biggest sellers of new cars and trucks in Colorado during the past year, while Jeep, Audi and Ram posted large increases in sales. Registrations of new cars and trucks in the state increased by…

1st light-bodied F-150 in Castle Pines

1st light-bodied F-150 in Castle Pines

Chris and JoAnne Jones, right, of Castle Pines, show their 2015 Ford Platinum F-150 truck, the first of the new aluminum-bodied Ford trucks sold in Colorado. Jones, who traded in a 2006 F-150 with 191,000 miles, has been a Ford…

Wrangler Rubicon sparks Jeep sales

Wrangler Rubicon sparks Jeep sales

I was crawling over a snow-covered trail in a 2015 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Hard Rock the same day the final 2014 U.S. car/truck sales results were announced from Detroit. Jeep showed the largest sales jump among all makes in the…

Greeley’s Ehrlich is Time dealer

Greeley’s Ehrlich is Time dealer

Scott Ehrlich, whose family ties to the automotive business in northern Colorado go back almost 70 years, is in San Francisco this week to receive the Colorado Time Dealer of the Year award for 2015. Ehrlich operates Toyota, Nissan and…

Sweeney lands “Deal” at RMAP party

Sweeney lands “Deal” at RMAP party

“What a deal,” said an exuberant Bob Sweeney when his name was drawn as recipient of a copy of the just-published Colorado Automobile Dealers Association’s 100th anniversary history book. The 336-page, coffee-table-type book, “The 100-Year Deal,” was handed to Sweeney…

CADA opens book; tiger recalls ‘60s

CADA opens book; tiger recalls ‘60s

A “tiger-striped” jacket from a Pontiac promotion of years ago attracted “sideshow” attention at the annual meeting recently of the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association. It was CADA’s 100th Anniversary Gala at the Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center Hotel in the…

Fusion gets 1.5 turbo; ped safety explored

Fusion gets 1.5 turbo; ped safety explored

We’ve moved fully into the new model year, with 2015 cars and trucks all over the showrooms. Yet, delivered recently to me was a 2014 Ford Fusion SE, and I was glad to get it, for two reasons: In order…

’15 Mazda3 makes time for book meeting

’15 Mazda3 makes time for book meeting

The sharp-looking little compact, a 2015 model, got me to Denver on time early last week for a final meeting of the book committee before the volume’s delivery to the printer. The car is the Mazda3 five-door hatchback; the book…

Ford, YMCA gather costumes for kids

Ford, YMCA gather costumes for kids

Five Denver-area Ford stores and several YMCA locations are accepting new and gently used Halloween costumes for kids in need. Costumes for Kids, the Halloween drive, provided more than 150 costumes in the initial launch of the program last October…