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RMAP 2012 Awards video
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I took video of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press Awards presentation yesterday.  It's not very good, but it's the best my little camera can do.  You can view it on YouTube:…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Aaron Turpen Mar 22, 2012.

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3/23/17 RMAP Membership Meeting at CADA

March 23, 2017 from 5pm to 7pm
Rocky Mountain Automotive Press membership meeting on Thursday, March 23, '17 from 5-7 PM. This meeting will take place at the Colorado Auto Dealers Association building at 290 E. Speer Blvd. (near Speer and Grant street) in downtown Denver.  Besides the latest updates on RMAP plans for the 2017 Denver Auto Show, there'll be a presentation by Dr. Jody Hall, vice president of the automotive market for the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI). Dr. Hall will talk about the latest advancements…See More
Mar 15
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Feb 14
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Jan 18
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RMDE 2016 at Devils Thumb Ranch

August 31, 2016 at 6am to September 1, 2016 at 8pm
2016 RMDE ScheduleWednesday, August 31, 20167:30 - 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…See More
Jun 4, 2016
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June RMAP/Mecum Auctions Lunch Meeting at Linger at Linger Restaurant

June 1, 2016 from 11:30am to 1pm
In preparation for their July 8-9 auction in Denver, Mecum Auctions is hosting our June meeting at Linger restaurant in the Denver Highlands. RMAP members will have the opportunity to learn more about the collectible car market with an inside perspective from John Kraman, Mecum Auctions Consignment Manager and CNBC auction commentator.  We'll also have an important update on upcoming RMDE plans, so please mark your calendars and RSVP for what is sure to be an interesting (and delicious)…See More
May 4, 2016
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2016 Denver Auto Show Media Day, Wed, March 16th at Denver Convention Center

February 26, 2016 all day
The upcoming RMAP media day at the 2016 Denver Auto Show (DAS) promises to be among the highlights of the year. It will be held at the Colorado Convention Center- 700 14th St, Denver, CO. There is plenty of PAID parking at, or near, the Colorado Convention Center: Here is the schedule for the day:7:30-9:00 am Breakfast- Sponsored by Ford at the Corner Office, 1401 Curtis…See More
Feb 26, 2016
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Toyota dinner, Tuesday, March 15th 5 PM at Magianno's Little Italy

March 15, 2016 from 5pm to 6:30pm
Toyota will be hosting the opening dinner the evening before the RMAP media day. All 2016 RMAP members are invited, however Toyota has asked that this event be restricted to RMAP members only.   Magianno's Denver Pavillions500 16th StreetDenver, CO 80202Time: 5 pm-6:30 PMNote: The Denver Auto Show Preview Party will follow this dinner and has listed business wear and evening gowns as their dress code. Please plan accordingly.    See More
Feb 25, 2016
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Feb 16, 2016
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"Wish I could go, but I am tied up for time. Great event!"
Feb 8, 2016
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Feb 8, 2016
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"I'm honored to have been elected as the VP for RMAP. I'm glad to have a chance to give back to a group that's done so much to help my career"
Jan 19, 2016
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2015 RMAP Christmas party at CADA

December 10, 2015 from 5pm to 10pm
RMAP 2015 Christmas PartyThe Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP) cordially invites members and a guest to our annual Christmas/holiday party. The event will be held in central Denver at the beautiful Colorado Auto Dealers Association (CADA) building at 290 E. Speer Boulevard There is one important change regarding parking. Self parking for this gala event will now be at the neighboring back and side lots of the Visiting Nurse Association (390 Grant Street) immediately adjacent to the CADA…See More
Oct 23, 2015
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Ford Smart Mobility Tour at Sports Authority Field Parking Lot A

September 24, 2015 from 5pm to 7pm
Ford Smart Mobility Tour comes to Denver Colorado.Some of the technologies that will be featured include a F-150 equipped with the new Pro Trailer Backup Assist, the MoDe:Flex eBike, and SYNC 3, Ford’s next-generation voice-controlled smartphone connectivity system.Appetizers and non-alcoholic refreshments will be served and a cash bar will be available.See More
Sep 8, 2015
Aaron Turpen commented on Andrey Smirnov's page 2015 RMDE
"Wow, even this short list has some vehicles I've been pining after. "
Jul 30, 2015
Aaron Turpen commented on Andrey Smirnov's event 2015 RMDE
"I will be at the staging hotel the morning of the 16th and can drive a vehicle up to the event and back."
Jul 24, 2015
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RMAP Membership Lunch at Dave and Busters

June 26, 2015 from 11:30am to 1:30pm
We would like to get together and discuss what we accomplished so far this year, and what is coming up.  The 2015 RMDE event is coming up (September 16th/17th).This meeting is brought to you by Rocky Mountain Redline and RMAP.Agenda:1 Debrief on Denver Auto Show2 Rocky Mountain Driving Experience  a Event Format  b Significant Other's involvement  c Timing for RSVP, dues3 RMAP Monthly/Bimonthly meetings  a What would you like to see as an organization?  b Frequency of meetings  c Meeting…See More
Jun 9, 2015

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The 2013 VW Beetle Convertible Turbo May Be The Ultimate Chick Magnet

"The new VW Beetle Convertible Turbo is definitely not your mama’s nostalgia-mobile wandering around town in air conditioned, flower-putting grooviness. It has become far more than that and those old clichés are gone."

Read more at Cuz you know you wanna. Comon! Read it! Go! Go now!…


Posted on August 26, 2013 at 3:04pm

RMAP 4xFall in Colorado puts journalists offroad in a dozen new vehicles

The Rocky Mountain Automotive Press held its first annual 4xFall event, which puts journalists together with manufacturers in unique off road situations in the beautiful fall colors in the high altitude of Colorado's Rocky Mountains. On hand were twelve vehicles, many of which were 2013 model year trucks and SUVs that…


Posted on September 14, 2012 at 12:37pm

2012 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Premium PZEV - The Go-Anywhere Fuel Sipper

The Suburu Impreza Premium partial zero emissions vehicle (PZEV) is an all-wheel-drive sedan with impressive interior room for a compact. It sports good fuel economy and has all of the goat-like off-track power Subaru is known for.

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Its clever engineering combines trademark Subaru control and reliability with added safety, technology and interior space, all while going easier on your wallet, thanks to an impressive 36 miles per…


Posted on July 10, 2012 at 4:31am

How to become an automotive writer in 5 easy steps

This is from my site at  I think you'll enjoy it.

Just about everyone who visits websites like this or reads auto magazines thinks “Wow, what a great job those guys have. People hand them free cars to drive, feed them lunch and dinner at fancy restaurants, and even take them to the race track! And all they have to do is write about it.…


Posted on June 24, 2012 at 7:57pm

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