Colorado Springs——Perkins Motors of Colorado Springs has partnered with the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation to support a summer menu of marvelous sports events in the city.
The dealership, which has been a fixture in the city’s business sector since 1944 will help celebrate the 75th anniversary of the organization by providing a fleet of vehicles to The Sports Corp for the Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack (June 22-23), The 97th Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (June 30), the Rocky Mountain State Games (July 19-21 & July 26-28), and the incredibly popular Labor Day Lift Off (August 31-September 2).
The dealership will provide four trucks, one van and one SUV for the Airstrip Attack, a dozen safety trucks, six operational vehicles and two cargo vans for the Hill Climb, and six trucks, two cargo vans and a pair of SUVs for the State Games and Labor Day Lift Off.
“Perkins Motors is thrilled with this opportunity to partner with the Sports Corp and these marvelous events,” said David Perkins, President of Perkins Motors. “The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is a part of our city’s rich history, and we are delighted to have a presence with the race, as well as the other summer events. It’s part of our commitment to the community, and we salute the Sports Corp for providing us with this opportunity.”
“These vehicles are critical to the success of our fantastic events this summer, and we are grateful to Perkins Motors for stepping up to support us and these community events,” said Sports Corp President & CEO Tom Osborne.
The Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack at the Colorado Springs Airport features a half-mile side-by-side trap speed competition that features the fastest stock and modified street cars in the world. In 2018, more than 7,000 spectators, 60 media outlets, 30 sponsors and 11 vendors gathered at the Colorado Springs Airport to witness the event. Roughly 1.9 million viewers across the world tuned into the live broadcast to watch 315 die-hard competitors hit the tarmac, making the Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack the largest event of its kind in the world.
Some 7,000 racing fans from as many as a dozen countries and 44 states will watch the 97th Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, brought to you by Gran Turismo, from designated spectator areas on the 14,115-foot mountain as 88 competitors from 17 countries, including 29 rookies, take on the challenge of the world’s most famous hill climb and the second-oldest motorsport race in America (1916) just in back of the famed Indianapolis 500 (1911). Competitors on the Peak will come from the USA, Canada, Great Britain, Belgium, France, Japan, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, China, Brazil, Germany, Northern Ireland and the Czech Republic.
The 18th annual Rocky Mountain State Games will take place primarily over the last two weekends in July, (July 19-21 & 26-28) with the majority of competitions in Colorado Springs. The Colorado Springs Sports Corporation, which owns and operates the Games, is looking forward to a sixth consecutive year with more than 10,000 athletes competing. Last summer, Colorado’s largest multi-sport festival attracted a record 10,874 athletes of all ages and abilities from across Colorado and other parts of the country, breaking the previous mark of 10,513 set in 2016.
More than 165,000 spectators will be at Memorial Park for the Labor Day Lift Off, with some 75+ hot air balloons filling the sky. Activities will include skydiving demonstrations, wakeboarding exhibitions, paddle boarding, live entertainment, and donut eating competitions and the popular hot air balloon glows at dusk.
For more information on all Sports Corp annual events, visit ColoradoSpringsSports.org.