Featured Festival: Hot Cars & Cool Nights, June 4, 2016

Loveland, Colorado is a great place for a car show. After all, downtown is a bit of a throwback, which works perfectly as a setting for retro cars (pre-1976), terrific tunes, cold beer and pin-up girls.

Downtown Loveland during Hot Cars Cool Nights. HeidiTown.com

We made it to the first annual Hot Cars Cool Nights last year and had lots of fun checking out the cars. Eventually we parked ourselves on the patio at Mo’Betta Gumbo, ate po’boys and watched the crowds go by.

That’s what’s great about Hot Cars Cool Nights, you can simply take your time and enjoy the experience of being in downtown Loveland.

Hot Car Cool Nights, Featured Festival HeidiTown.com

The main event at this festival is the car show. I’m not sure how many cars were shown last year, but this year they’ve capped the amount of cars allowed at 300.

In 2015, I saw lots of different types of vehicles including traditional hot rods and some interesting custom rides.I’m a sucker for the old cars like the 1955 Chevy Bel Air, which make me think of road trips and drive-ins.

In addition to the car show there’s a Pin-Up Contest, because a car show just isn’t complete without a few pretty girls strutting their stuff. Contestants are encouraged to dress up in vintage clothes and wear retro hairstyles.

Hot Cars Cool Nights pinup girls

Photo provided by Visit Loveland.

And of course there’s live, rockabilly music, food and a beer garden featuring local craft beers.

Hot Cars Cool Nights Atomic Drifters band shot

Photo courtesy of Visit Loveland.

New this year is the Rockin’ Downtown Beer Tour. It’s just $5 to participate in this walking tour of local breweries from 6 to 9 p.m. on the evening of the festival.

This event is family-friendly and there will be activities for the kids. In fact, they will even be allowed to vote for their favorite car in the Children’s People’s Choice Award. Grown ups get to vote for the People’s Choice Award.

Falcon at Hot Cars Cool nights in Loveland, Colorado. HeidiTown.com

Whether you come for the cars, the girls or the beer, it’s sure to be a good time at Hot Cars Cool Nights in Loveland, Colorado.

This event is produced by The Forge, a longstanding and nationally recognized Loveland custom restoration shop.

Hot Cars Cool Nights

June 4, 2016

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Downtown Loveland

West 4th Street & N. Railroad Avenue


To learn more, register your car or sign up for the pin-up contest visit:


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pinup poses inside a retro car at Hot Cars Cool Nights. HeidiTown.com


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