Southern Colorado Mopars (SCM -- http://www.southerncoloradomopars.org/ ) is a family oriented and incorporated automobile club dedicated to the interest, preservation and restoration of MoparŪ products past and present. SCM was established in 1987 and incorporated in the state of Colorado in 1991 and is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado serving the entire Southern Colorado region. We have members as far away as Yoder to the East, Denver to the North, Leadville to the West, and Arizona to the Southwest. Member # 1, Nate J., is still with us. The interest and enthusiasm we show for Chrysler, Plymouth, DeSoto, Dodge cars and trucks, AMC and Jeep vehicles is our hallmark. Ownership of a vehicle is NOT required! However, whatever brand of Mopar you may have, don't be concerned if youre just getting started, or if its not quite finished. Weve been there. Many of us are still there, and lots of us think thats the best part!
SCM is comprised of members with every skill level, from shade-tree mechanic to professional and specialized fabricators, mechanics and machinists. Within our organization we offer our members opportunities to make new friends, share common interests, exchange information, literature, parts locations, and share experiences in a number of diverse environments, enjoyable events, and club activities. We provide our membership with a monthly newsletter containing news, views, trivia, parts wanted, parts for sale, parts for free, and relevant technical advice. Members also receive discounts on parts and services from both local and national retail outlets.
Our club is run via an elected board of officers who share the interests and enthusiasm of the membership. Being an officer requires hard work and sincere dedication. Club Officers are responsible for the management of club events, activities and general organization, as well as representing SCM within the collector car community to ensure that the membership has an opportunity to participate in auto related events throughout the local area. They, as are the rest of us, work to expand the club and encourage the fullest possible involvement in activities and experiences that enhance the pride of ownership, enjoyment and appreciation of Mopar vehicles. In addition to the board, we also have an Activities committee composed of 3 members. This committee coordinates special events and develops new activities.
SCM members support and engage in a number of charitable activities that benefit our community as a whole. Our benchmark event is the Good Times Car Show which benefits The Canine Companions for Independence (CCI). CCI is a nonprofit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. CCI is funded by private contributions and receives no government funding.
Over the years SCM, with various co-sponsor clubs (The Colorado Cruisers, The Crusin Mamas Car Club, The Rocky Mountain Mustangers and Modern Mopar Muscle Club) puts on the Good Times Car Show. This is an all-makes, all-models car & truck show presented on the main street of historic Old Colorado City. There are numerous classes judged, many special awards, event t-shirts, goody-bags, and lots of door prizes. There were over 40 cars registered in 2011. It was our 20th Good Times Show and the 16th in Old Colorado City. Over the years this show has raised over $65,000 for CCI. Three SCM members partipate in the planning and execution of the Good Times Car Show and report to the board and membership monthly.
Our meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month at Perkins Motor City Dodge, located at 1205 Motor City Dr., in Colorado Springs. The meetings are held in the conference room on the second floor. Meetings begin at 7:00 P.M., although most members show up early in order to visit. The meetings are a great opportunity to talk with other Mopar owners who may know where to find that part you need or how to fix those problems that you may not have seen before. Lastly, drive your car!! These meetings are a great excuse to bang the gears, clean the pipes and get a little therapy for that Car Nut you find behind the wheel. Parking is available outside the Service entrance.
Some of our members and cars at the Garden of the Gods Visitor Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 2005.
In addition to the activities and events mentioned above, SCM offers, and its members have participated in, many exciting events and activities throughout the years. Several of our more typical activities are listed below. Please go to our Club Events link for photographs of some of these venues.
· Family pizza party (Free for members and immediate family)
· Family picnic & Member of the Year award (Free for members and immediate family)
· St Patricks day parade
· "Cars are the Stars" family dining out at the Broadmoor 5 star hotel and resort
· Family Christmas party & gift exchange
· Cruises (City wide, impromptu, club organized, or sponsored by other groups)
· 4-wheel-drive and ATV trail runs, camping, fishing and local recreational trips
· Mopar Big Block Party, Golden, Colorado
· Mopars at Thunder Mountain cruise and race.
· Mopars at the Strip in Las Vegas
· Mopar Nationals
· All Chrysler Nationals at Carlisle.
Watch this website for further information and dates for both SCM and other events of interest.
There are no prerequisites for membership. If youre interested in Mopar vehicles join us and become part of this growing and lively club! Annual dues are $25.00. If SCM sounds like something youd like to be part of, wed be pleased to have you join us. Just print out the application, send it in or simply show up at a meeting. When you join SCM you also get member discounts at Colorado Springs Dodge, Perkins Dodge, Pueblo Dodge, Year One, Mancini Racing and other retailers. Additionally, youll have access to our club e-mail group so you can keep up with the latest happenings and get items of interest in your mailbox in near real time.
Perhaps the most valuable benefit of joining
our car club is the opportunity to network and learn from all members. Each has his or her
own unique experiences to share; it could be a love of racing, restoration, a desire to
participate in shows or cruises, or just to enjoy the birds and the bees, and the power
and the speed.
Disclaimer: Southern Colorado Mopars is not part of, nor affiliated with Chrysler Group LLC. Chrysler Group LLC does not endorse SCM or this website. "Mopar" is a registered trademark of Chrysler Group LLC as are the brand names of that corporation including Dodge, Chrysler, Plymouth, Eagle, Jeep, and HEMI.