Telluride Autumn Classic (formerly Cars & Colors), 9/23 – 9/26!

Telluride Autumn Classic (formerly Cars & Colors), 9/23 – 9/26!

The event known as Cars & Colors (since 2015), a world-class automotive, motorcycle and aviation event set amidst the San Juan Mountains in Telluride, CO, is now rebranded as “Telluride Autumn Classic,” and bigger and better than ever. Tickets here.

The Story (from Autumn Classic):

The U.S. is the world’s largest market for classic cars and some vintage models have become cultural icons of America’s post-war golden-era. With the classic car market in the U.S. expected to grow to 15.5 billion U.S. dollars by 2023, according to Statista Research Department, Telluride’s world-class car festival is set to return September 23-26, 2021.

The picturesque mountain town of Telluride, Colorado, is known for more than its award-winning ski slopes, cultural economy and high-end culinary destinations that have been featured on Amazon Prime’s Grand Tour and Bravo’s Top Chef. Now there is also the Telluride Autumn Classic, an evolution of the original Telluride Festival of Cars and Colors, expanding passions for excellence in craftsmanship and engineering. The four-day festival roars back to town among the spectacular display of the San Juan Mountains’ autumnal foliage.

In the Telluride Historic District, Telluride Regional Airport, and the Town of Mountain Village, enthusiasts of all makes and models will convene for the nation’s premier celebration of automobiles, motorcycles, aircraft, and more. From high-end restorations, vintage and exotic vehicles, to live music and a vibrant art scene, Autumn Classic features enough family-friendly attractions to get everyone’s motor running.

30+ Artists Feature in Telluride Autumn Classic Fine Arts and Sculpture Festival

(Click here to view details on the artists)

COVID Safety Measures (per Autumn Classic management)

The health and safety of our guests is our number one priority. That’s why we’ll be implementing the following measures in accordance with State, County, and local guidelines.

• The County of San Miguel requires that all attendees over the age of 3 must wear a mask at any indoor event, regardless of vaccination status

Note: This mask mandate applies to all public indoor spaces in San Miguel County which includes the towns of Telluride and Mountain Village and all businesses within those towns. Additionally, the Federal mandate that masks be require on all public transportation applies to the free gondola between the Town of Telluride and Mountain Village as well as Telluride’s free shuttle, the Galloping Goose.

• Physical distancing should be practiced while in attendance at all outdoor events if you have not been vaccinated.

• Frequent hand-washing or sanitizing is encouraged.

• Mask are also required in all indoor public spaces in the towns of Telluride, Mountain Village and all public transportation such as the free gondola.


A continuing road closure over Red Mountain Pass has made it necessary to re-route the annual road rally from the Million Dollar Highway to the red cliffs and lush valleys that follow Colorado’s Dolores River. Participants will now motor to the Gateway Auto Museum along the Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic Byway.

It’s the same great rally format, but now with complimentary admission to the Gateway Auto Museum!

All registrations for the Million Dollar Highway Road Rally received previously will be transferred to the new Gateway Road Rally route.

Inspired by red cliffs, winding roads and an amazing display of classic cars? Register for the Telluride Autumn Classic Gateway Road Rally today!

Prizes: Win a 4 night stay in Telluride and a gift basket from Adam’s Polishes!

To participate in the Rally and be eligible for prizes, you will need a 4-Day 2021 Festival Pass.

Rally tickets here.

Register here.

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