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2018 Rocky Mountain Driving Experience (RMDE)

Event Details

2018 Rocky Mountain Driving Experience (RMDE)

Time: August 22, 2018 at 7:30am to August 23, 2018 at 7pm
Location: Woolley's Classic Suite, CO
Street: 16450 EAST 40TH CIRCLE
City/Town: AURORA, CO 80011
Website or Map:…
Phone: 1.720.599.3750
Event Type: rmde
Organized By: Craig Conover
Latest Activity: Aug 22

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Event Description

Wednesday Aug 22:

7:30 am to 9 am Breakfast and Registration at the Woolley’s Hotel.

9:30 am leave on drive heading to Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, CO, there will be 3 vehicle swap points on the way.

12:30 pm lunch at the Stanley Hotel hosted by FCA.

2 pm leave the Stanley on a return trip to Woolley’s Hotel with 2 swap points along the way.

5 pm to 6 pm cocktails at the Woolley’s Hotel.

7 pm dinner at Woolley’s Hotel Sponsored by Nissan

 Thursday Aug 23:

7 to 8:30 breakfast at Woolley’s Hotel

9 am to Noon all vehicles available for drive routes from the Hotel.

Noon Lunch at Woolley’s Hotel.

1 pm to 3 pm additional time available with the vehicles at the Hotel.

Year Brand Vehicle
2018 Mazda Mazda6
2019 Mazda MX-5 RS
2018 BMW M5
2019 Volkswagen Jetta SEL
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL Premium
2018 Volkswagen Alltrack
2018 Kia Stinger
2019 Subaru Ascent
2018 Subaru BRZ
2019 Volvo XC40
2018 Jeep Wrangler Sahara
2018 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
2019 Ram 1500 Longhorn Crew Cab
2018 Fiat 500X
2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
2018 Nissan Leaf
2018 Nissan Titan Midnight Edition
2018 Nissan Rogue AWD with ProPilot
2018 Mercedes Sprinter Van
2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt

After the first RMAP board meeting of the year, It became clear that RMDE would need to be restructured to keep it financially viable.

While the dates (August 22-23) remain in place, it appears the restructured RMDE 2018 will have to be focused on providing increased coverage of the latest cars, trucks and crossover SUVs at the event. Day two will consist of short drive routes from the Woolley’s Classic Suites giving the journalists the opportunity to get into vehicles they may not have had a chance to experience the day before.

The reason for this is car makers increased focus on return on investment with events like RMDE throughout the country. The RMAP board hopes to keep this on your "can't miss" list of events for 2018, but will be mandating coverage from all participants in order to keep RMDE viable. Keep watching this area as specific details on #RMDE18 continue to be released in the near future. 

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Comment by Joe Sage on August 15, 2018 at 3:46am

Thanks, David... hope so!

Comment by David Beardsley on August 15, 2018 at 1:13am

Hi Roger, Stuart, Courtney, Dave & Joe;

Thank you for the message.  Sorry you are unable to attend RMDE18.

Hope to see you all at the next event. 


Comment by Roger Gray on August 1, 2018 at 1:32pm

Guys, I apologize, but I won’t be able to make the event. I have one reporter on vacation and it’s right in the middle of the news week. It will be all hands on deck covering for him. I do appreciate the invitation, and really hate not being there.

Roger Gray

Wyoming Regional News Director

Townsquare Media



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Comment by Stuart Milan Wright on July 29, 2018 at 1:52pm

Tending to ill family member until Sept. 14th.  Sounds like a great event.  

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Comment by Courtney A. E. Messenbaugh on July 27, 2018 at 2:22pm

I cannot do those dates - very sorry to miss this. Looks like it will be great! 

Comment by Dave Taylor on July 27, 2018 at 1:02pm

Really disappointed I cannot join you all for this always fun event, but I'm afraid three weeks notice is a sure recipe for collisions on my calendar. And me without collision insurance. :-)

Comment by Joe Sage on July 27, 2018 at 12:32pm

Would love to do it, but am booked solid that week. Whole month, really.

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