Spit-shined Mustangs, T-Birds, Corvettes and other automotive classics were the focal point Saturday at the Denver Automotive and Diesel Center's car show. Along with the stylin' rides, the event featured a rockabilly costume contest and other diversions. Feast your eyes on these examples of automot ... More >>
...In the Land of Sin
When my best friend was describing a near-perfect date that her boyfriend took her on last summer, I couldn't help but cringe. He got tickets to a show at Red Rocks -- and drove her in a rented, mint condition vintage Volkswagen bus. There is nothing romantic about a ride in a Volkswagen; I grew u ... More >>
What were you doing around 6 a.m. this morning? Sleeping? Rubbing your eyes? Hoping that morning cup of coffee would get your heart started? For the person living in a residence on the 5900 block of West Gill Place, the answer was, "Dealing with the SUV that drove into my house" -- a drag whether c ... More >>
On February 23, Wheat Ridge resident Leann Meyer, nicknamed Annie, had a phone conversation with a friend. That's the last time anyone has spoken to her. The Wheat Ridge Police Department hasn't called her disappearance a result of foul play thus far. But the search for her has grown as the story h ... More >>
With its accentuated curves and ability to look good in almost any color, the Volkswagen Beetle was made for customization. Until 2003, the Type1(the beloved and ubiquitous "vintage" model) bug had remained in production with few cosmetic changes for close to thirty years. Though the car has since s ... More >>
Virginia Vale. The Denver Auto Show currently running at the Colorado Convention Center is an exhibition of dreams. The real Denver Auto show is staged on neighborhood driveways reveals that Denverites like big trucks. The 2005 Volvo Condo semi truck shown above is just one of many examples t ... More >>
Because we at Westword pull hella clout in this town, we managed to snag 35 free tickets to the Denver Auto Show, which started yesterday and continues through Sunday -- and because we're pretty much benevolent gods over here, we decided to give them away to you. Tuesday, we asked you to tell ... More >>
A proud and satisfied Carstache owner.A mustache is like the modern-day equivalent of Samson's hair: a source of almost superhuman potency for all who wear it. (Also, both are made of hair.) That said, the fact that only men and certain particularly virile women are capable of mustache wearag ... More >>
Shawn Merriman.Shawn Merriman, aka the Mormon Madoff, pleaded guilty to mail fraud in December 2009, earning a twelve-year sentence for Ponzi scheming that allowed him to amass an amazing collection of classic cars and more. This Saturday, Merriman's playthings go on the block. The photos of ... More >>
From 9News coverage.What's the most memorable thing you did at age fourteen? In all likelihood, it was less audacious, and less dangerous, than the acts committed earlier today by an Eastern Colorado teen, who led the Colorado State Patrol on a high-speed chase for a hundred miles before fina ... More >>
Tuesday, May 11, Walnut Room, 303-292-1700.
A photo of Michael Hulburt from Channel 31 coverage.On May 17, 2009, Westword launched Mile High Murder, a series of posts tracking homicides in the seven county Denver/Boulder metro area. Just shy of a year later, Michael Hulburt became the 88th entry on our list. But he was far more than a ... More >>
View Larger Map Predictably, those good news stories about the murder rate in Denver being down in 2009 have been followed by bloodshed aplenty. Example: two homicides took place late last night near the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Adams Street, an area captured in the graphic a ... More >>
Not this mug's mug shotsThis just in from Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson: On December 27, 2009, at approximately 1:54 P.M., Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office Deputies responded to the Subway restaurant located at 18525 East Smoky Hill Road, Unit L, on the report of an armed robbery. ... More >>
Banana, a strain of marijuana prized for its pain relief. Even as Arapahoe County officials go beyond the call of duty in their efforts to bust Brian Wayne Coplen, who's wanted for allegedly running a marijuana grow-house in Bennett, representatives of the Boulder Police Department are questioning ... More >>
The Chrysler-Fiat merger is just the beginning of many exciting automotive design possibilities. Imagine a car that takes the retro-American design of the 1961 New Yorker and combines it with the fuel economy of the iconic Fiat 500...
Arugula restaurant, which opened at 2785 Iris Street in Boulder in February, had a BMW get a little too close for comfort last week.On March 24, an X5 parked facing the restaurant began to pull out. But instead of doing the, you know, logical thing, like reversing, the driver pressed the gas p ... More >>
Froot Loops Marshmallow Kellogg's Rating: Three and a half spoons out of four Cereal description: Yellow, green, orange, red, purple and blue circles of "multi-grain" cereal -- meaning an amalgamation of corn, wheat and oat flour swirled together in a slather of partially hydrogenated vegetable oil ... More >>
Havana Street showcases a smorgasbord of souped-up rides.
Day One Day Two Day Three Day Four Day Five Everyone who visits Cuba tells all of their inquiring friends and family the same thing, that the country seems to be trapped in the 1950s, which is the last time most of the buildings had fresh paint. Most of the population, including teenagers, do not ... More >>
The font of human intelligence overflows on Al Gore's wet dream, and this is the stuff people are using Google to search today: Cirque Lodge Lindsay Lohan is headed to this posh Utah detox center to clean herself out for the next paycheck-induced binge. Last month, Slate.com answered the question t ... More >>
Take a ride with Forza 2, the greatest car sim ever.
Driving to work today I saw a bumper sticker that said “Keep the Field in Broomfield,” obviously some sort of open space plea. But it was stuck to an old Chevrolet Suburban cruising down a tiny Capitol Hill street, which inspired me to come up with a new bumper sticker. --Luke Turf
Offense Report No: 07-46992 Date: 1-22-07 Location of Offense: 550 South Federal Boulevard Type of Premises: Restaurant Officer Jessica Wangrow writes: "Investigation disclosed that unknown suspect(s) approached the Baker's Palace in a red Jeep Cherokee. A Hispanic male entered the bakery and too ... More >>
In the August 3 edition of Westword, the lion's share of the letter below is slated to be published. Its author? Consumer advocate and self-proclaimed "troubleshooter" Tom Martino, whose local duties include hosting a weekday talk show on KHOW and reporting regularly for Channel 31, Denver's Fox-TV ... More >>
Monday, November 21, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308.
When driving with the big boys, don't panic.
Monday, April 4, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Cherry Creek Bike Rack
Rocky Mountain Shootout opens the sailing season
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Hanson's Grill and Tavern
Pueblo Bank & Trust
Urban Hummer Driving Classes
Whole Foods Market
Top Ten Reasons Why Liberals Hate the Holidays
Forney Transportation Museum
The "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" freshman seminar