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How to Change a Tire!

Check out this our awesome new how to videos on YouTube! Jamie started out with how to change a tire! And did we mention that he is going to do it in the rain! Tune in as we are posting videos weekly. Be sure to subscribe to see all the sweet videos we are putting out! 

El Paso County Fair!

Want something fun to do with your friends and family this weekend? Do you love funnel cakes? Well if you answered yes to any of these questions then the El Paso County Fair is the place for you located just thirty minutes to the east of Colorado Springs in Calhan, the fair is running July 15-22, 2017 from 10:00 a.m but most events don't start till 11:00 a.m. And the fair closes at 10:00 p.m, but if an evening event is still running, the grounds will stay open until the event is over.
 

The fair has a lot of awesome family fun events to catch from the NSPA Truck and Tractor Pull, The Ranch Rodeo, The CPRA Rodeo, performances from Jake Worthington, and Sandy Wells. The are also holding Auto Racing and a Demolition Derby! And of course Funnel cakes! Vendors of all types and for the adults there will be beer at the fair as well as petting zoo and carnival! And again all this happens just east of Colorado Springs in Calhan. So be sure to go out and see all the the El Paso County Fair with admission prices only running for $7 for Adults, $5 Seniors, Kids 3 yrs to 12 yrs are $3 and Kids 3 and under are FREE! 

Why Buy a used car over new?

          There are Many reasons why we here at McCloksey Motors think you should buy used over new. So with that said tune in as Jamie goes over why he thinks you should buy used over new! make sure if you like this video you share and subscribe! 


4th of July!

     It sure is shaping up to be a great weekend for fourth of July activities! With the temperature looking to be in the 80's, it is going to be a great weekend to go see The First and Main First Saturday Car Show. Bringing people of Colorado Springs together for a historic, fun-filled, family friendly environment. This event is hosted in the parking lot adjacent to Tuscanos in the First & Main Town Center on Cinema Point. The event is hosted by The Southern Colorado Chevelle El Camino Club, as the host they will be providing a number of cars old and new, to give the spectators the best of both worlds. This event is free to the public and a great place for family's and friends alike. 


      If the car shows isn't up your ally than you can of course take the family to the Mount Herman up in Monument and go hiking or even mountain biking. And right around the corner from the mountain is Monument lake which is a great spot to go fishing (with proper licensing of course), and why not stop by the Rock house in Monument for a nice refreshing ice cream cone to help cool you down after a long day of family friendly fun! 


   And for the big day its self you may be wondering " Gosh where am I going to go see fireworks this year?" Well the answer may not be so easy with places to see the beautiful display being in high Supply. You can see the Summer Symphony at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs. This event will honor troops from Fort Carson, food vendors, and the Colorado Springs Philharmonic leading up to the fireworks display at 9 p.m. Or if your a little more north most of downtown Monument will be closed to make way for a series of events overtaking the town. This includes a Fun-run, pancake breakfast, street fair and parade through town. These events will start at 7 a.m and are expected to end around 7 p.m. Please have a happy and safe 4th of July and drive safe when on the roads from all of us here at McCloskey Motors Happy Independence Day! 

Pikes Peak International Hill Climb 2017

  
     Everyone knows and loves the Pikes peak international hill climb, What used to be a gas fueled day of oil burning super engines. Has become a race more centered around electric powered beasts ripping up the mountain. The interesting part about the electric division is that they aren't aloud to make many modifications to their cars. Electric cars are starting to be seen more and more due to the instant power you are able to get in and out of turns and straight away. As the benefit of running an Electric Vehicle can be stupendous, but the risk as always is substantial. One car  we can site from history would be international race legend “Monster” Tajima whom runs an Electric Vehicle called the Rimac eRunner, This car has a whooping 1,475 horsepower and 1,100 lb-ft of torque, which shoots the almost weightless 3,300 pounds of car at a top speed of 221 Mph, with a 310 mile charge distance. 

     Other competitors that run electric cars include Rhys Millen that runs the 2016 eO PP100 with a top speed of 161 Mph. Rhys won the 2015 PPIHC in this car. Tetsuya Yamano also competes in the EV division with his 2016 4-motor EV concept, modeled after the beautiful Acura NSX making this car a crowd favorite due to its famous following. This one of kind car has 1,350hp giving him the easy 3rd place in the overall standings in 2016. The last competitor brave enough to rough the mountain in one of these all electric cars is Rick Knoop driving a  2015 Entropy racing EVSR, this car has a 30-40 minute run time and only weights 2000 pounds and has 175 Hp and 180lbs of torque with 140 mph top speed.    

     These men run through the 12.42 Mile course with 156 turns, with an average grade of 7%, also having 10 high danger areas on the track. All these men finish with times from 8:57.118 with the 2nd overall ( Rhys Millen) to 15:02.413 and 76th overall ( Rick Knoop). Overall the Pikes peak international hill climb has continued to bring racers and fans from all of the world together to enjoy 3 days of fun in the sun right here in our beautiful town of Colorado Springs. 

Stinky Fish Challenge

Have you ever smelled something so bad it has you running for the hills? Well, watch as Joe McCloskey Jr. unleashes a stinky can of fish that stings he and his family's nostrils. Yes, that's right, this is the Stinky Fish Challenge! Joe Jr, promises his girls and wife extraordinary prizes if they can remain sitting while he opens a can of Surstormimng, a fermented Baltic Sea herring. This stinky fish has been a traditional Swedish cuisine dating back to the time of the vikings. Laugh and enjoy as Joe and his family struggle through this putrid and foul event!  



Summer Rides!

Its finally starting to feel like summer time here in the Front Range. Check out this video with Jamie going over a beautiful Chevrolet Camaro we have down here currently at McCloskey Truck Town. You can visit us at either McCloskey Motors location; both McCloskey Imports & 4x4's and McCloskey Truck Town. And be Sure to Click around and see all the great summer time cars we have for what is shaping up to be a beautiful summer. If you like muscle cars, convertibles, or Jeeps with convertibles we have what your looking for! Also to make thing easy just click this link to find out how to get here. https://goo.gl/maps/DXNcS1M9WyS2



Memorial Day Weekend

With the temperature finally rising here in the front range, the sunny weather is welcomed by graduation, Memorial day and, a 42 year tradition Territory Day's! Before we  get in to the sheer fun that Territory Day's  has to offer let me start by thanking our troops whom are currently serving and of course our retired veterans that we are so thankful for here at McCloskey Motors. Not only is a big part of our staff retired military but we also received the 2017 Best in The Springs For used cars and Military Discounts! So if you are a vet or current service member looking for a used car be sure to  come see us so that we can roll out the red carpet for you and help you find the next car of your dreams!



Now on to the fun Territory Day's is a Street fair located in the Old Colorado City between 23rd and 27th Street. Territory Day's offer's fun for all ages with three days of one of the largest craft vendor fairs in the state. The highlights for the kids would be the pony rides, petting Zoo, kids play area, toy train rides, wild west gun fight re-enactments, gold panning, live blacksmithing, period costumed characters, live birds of pray, my favorite the quick draw competition, and more. For the adults they have three beer gardens all three day's and a mechanical bull to test your rodeo skills. They will also have native american dancers, and live music all three days. So be sure to come down to McCloskey Motors on Saturday pick up your beautiful next used car and head to Old Colorado City and see Territory Day's again located in Old Colorado City Between 23rd And 27th Street and to help you find Territory Day's here how to get there! 

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Thanks For Reading and have a Happy And Safe Memorial Day weekend from all of us here at McCloskey Motors! 

 

Capturing Unicorns

       Capturing unicorns doesn't happen often, but when it does happen the tend to be at McCloskey Motors. Our buyers were hard at work this weekend doing just that with these incredible find, the 2006 Dodge Magnum SRT8 and, the 2007 Dodge Charger SuperBee SRT 8. Both of these beautiful car's have Extremely low mileage and are fully loaded on the inside.  Starting with the Magnum, this baby has an Enormous 6.1 Liter V8 in it with a 5-speed shift-able automatic. Putting out a jaw dropping 425 horsepower and 420 Foot pounds of torque. But this amazing machine isn't just a power beast it looks, feels, and sounds absolutely astonishing as well. The SRT 8 Package adding Bigger Wheels, a premium Boston audio system, leather seats and more. This car is Truly a rare find and with only 27,000 Miles. 


           We also Got the beautiful 2007 Dodge Charger SuperBee SRT 8 is thing is just as slick as its cousin up above with leather seats, premium sound system, Sun Roof. The Super Bee made it debuted at the 2006 New York International car show for 2007 Models. Sharing the SRT 8's 6.1 liter V8 HEMI and coming in a rare detonator yellow paint with black decals. This thing is very fast with a 00-60 in only five seconds! And finished the quarter mile in an amazing 13 seconds, with a top speed of 165 mph. Oh and did we mention this baby only has 17,000 miles! 
Not only does this car look and sound good but they also just feel so good to drive make sure you come and see these babies before it to late! 

Fun in the Sun!

  With the temperature starting to rise what better thing to do than load the kids up in the car truck or SUV and take them hiking at Four Pass Loop. Starting off with the best and biggest hike Four Pass Loop in Maroon Bells Wilderness will be an adventure that will never float far from your memories. As the name implies, you will climb over four mountain passes during this four-day hike. While also encountering alpine lakes, huge wildflower fields, and very mesmerizing waterfalls. With over 8,000 feet in elevation, this hike is sure to be one for the record book. Make sure you load all the kids in the car and get the camera cause this is a hike defiantly worth the scrapbooks.        If hiking isn't your forte why not get in the Jeep and go for a quick crawl around Lizard Head Pass, a trail near Telluride about 10,000 feet in southwest Colorado, this pass offers fun Jeep trails with breath-taking views of the San Juan mountains in the Uncompahgre National Forest. This is sure to be a fun filled day of driving. Make sure you bring plenty of gas cause once you see the trails you may never want to turn around, and be sure to look for the rich Colorado wildlife on these trails. And don't worry if your currently lacking in the Jeep department, come on down and see us to pick up this one that is trail ready.
     Colorado is very rich in outdoor activities make sure you try all that it has to offer here. With the most sunny day's per year there is surely no excuse for not going and seeing everything. Be sure to share all that Colorado has to offer with your friends and family from the rich history in Old Colorado City to the roller coaster fun in Denver. Take this summer by the horn's from all of us here at McCloskey motors.