Rocky Mountain Automotive Press


2016 RMDE

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

7:30 - 9 am   Registration at Holiday Inn Express Golden (17140 W. Colfax Ave).  Personal cars to be parked on north side of hotel and lottery to pick RMDE program cars at registration. Breakfast sponsored by Mercedes-Benz.

9 - 10:30 am  Drive up to Devil’s Thumb Ranch, with MANDATORY stop at Berthoud Pass summit to swap vehicles.

10:45 - 11:45 am     On-road drives from DTR.

Noon - 1:00 pm        Lunch at Ranch House, sponsored by FCA.

1:15 - 5:00 pm        On-road drives from DTR, off-road course will open at 3:30 pm at DTR.

5:30 - 6:30 pm        Happy Hour at the High Lonesome Barn, sponsored by Toyota.    

6:30 pm        Dinner in High Lonesome Barn sponsored by VW.  Drawing for LemonsOfLove charity raffle to be conducted after VW presentation.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

7:30 – 9 am   Breakfast at Broad Axe Barn, sponsored by Jaguar Land Rover. Devil’s Thumb Ranch check-out time is by noon.

8 - 11:45 am On-road drives from DTR, off-road course will open at 9    am at DTR.

Noon- 1 pm   Lunch at Broad Axe Barn, sponsored by Nissan.

1:15 – 2:30 pm        On-road drives from DTR.

3- 4:30 pm              Return to Holiday Inn Express in Golden to return RMDE program vehicles and retrieve personal cars.

For those seeking an early departure from RMDE, there is a shuttle service available from the Winter Park area. It's called "Home James" and has a shuttle running each morning from 6:15 and 9:15 AM, as well as afternoons from 1:15 and 4 PM. Cost is $80/one-way to DIA or metro Denver location. Reservations must be made 72 hours ahead of the time desired to allow for pickup. Home James can be reached at (800) 359-7503 or via their website:

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