CECA Aspen Open, 8/26-8/28/05

CECA's 20th Annual Aspen Open was held on the last weekend of August, 2005. Many members of the club participated in the event, including Dave Hunter, Dave Fisher & Barb Schroeder, Dave & Cindy Hall, Donny & Karen Anton, Matt Hannes, Mike Rock, Gary & Leah Bryan, Ken Hegy, and Ron Stevens. Most members drove out on Friday. Saturday's activities included a car show in downtown Aspen followed by a banquet in the evening. Sunday was a high performance driving event at Aspen Raceway (formerly Woody Creek Raceway). Photos by Matt Hannes unless noted. Click the thumbnail to view the full-size image.
Pictures from the drive to Aspen:
The group prepares to leave Morrison.
Dave Fisher arrives fashionably late.
Cruising down Kenosha Pass into South Park.
The infamous car transporter big rig.
Lunch break at Buena Vista.
After a relaxing lunch the folks head back to their cars to continue onto Aspen.
Cruising along on Highway 82.
The cars are posed for pictures on Independence Pass (EL. 12,095 feet).
The usual suspects...
The clouds on the pass provide a dramatic backdrop.
Group photo on Independence Pass courtesy of a friendly motorcyclist.
The garage at the hotel was reserved for the CECA participants, and as you can see they were really packed in! Photos by Dave Hunter.

Pictures from the car show in downtown Aspen:
A great collection of new and old cars was on hand.
High performance Fords were well represented with good examples of Cobras, Panteras, and Mustangs.
Nice shot of the Panteras courtesy of Dave Hunter.
A sharp new Lotus Elise is on the end of this row of Vipers.
A Saleen Mustang and some Shelby GT350s.
A row of Miatas.
Dave Hunter snaps a picture of this modified turbo Miata. How about those orange wheels?
Your webmaster's Subaru WRX STi.
A great "Colorado Pantera" photo by Dave Hunter.

Pictures from the track event at Aspen Raceway (formerly Woody Creek Raceway):
Cars exiting the corner at the end of the back straight.
Cars between turns 2 and 3.
Dave Hunter's Pantera and Mike Rock's Pantera (background).
Dave Hall's Pantera.
Bruce Bacon's STi and Matt Hannes' STi (background).
Dave Fisher on the track.
Dave's Pantera entering the track.
Mike Rock's Pantera with a Cobra pushing hard through the corner behind him.
Mike's Pantera approaching the start/finish line.
Ferrari 360.
A new Lotus Elise.
Tom Umberger's Cobra at speed.
Bruce Bacon's monster STi being chased by a Porsche 911
Matt's STi doing some hard cornering. Photo by Dave Hunter.
Matt's STi at speed. Photo by Dave Hunter.
Another view of Matt's STi on the track. Photo by Dave Hunter.
Dodge Viper.
All of the above track action photos were taken with a Canon Rebel X-S SLR camera using Fuji Provia 400F slide film.
Video Clips:

Dave Hunter shot some brief video clips with his digital camera in .MOV format (so you'll need QuickTime to play them). I suggest you right click on the links below and "Save Target As", and then save the files to your hard drive for smoother playing.

Dave Fisher's Pantera (5.3 MB)

Mike Rock's Pantera (6.4 MB)

Matt Hannes' STi (3.8 MB)

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