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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! 



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.

Mother's Day!!!

     Mother's day is right around the corner! And how better to show the special lady in your life that your thankful for her than Taking her down to McCloskey Truck Town or Imports and buying her the car of her dreams. Such as this beautiful Convertible 2012 Jeep Wrangler. 
 Or If your Mother is more the on road fury How about this Rare 2000 Plymouth Prowler Roadster! With A Sleek Yellow paint job and Big 3.5L V6 MPI 24V High-Output Engine. She is sure to know she loved cursing around in this eye catching car.

We Aslo Have great American Muscle cars like this 2015 Chevrolet Camaro With a gorgeous red paint job black race stripes. And this Beast also a *One Owner* 

Or For the Mopar Fan in your life we have a 2012 Dodge Charger AWD Hemi, That will let you handle all Colorado has to offer with a smile. 

Last But of Course not least is this sporty 2010 Mini Copper. With a Black Soft top she will be sure to soak up the summer rays in this exotic beauty!
And of course be sure to ask about our 4000 for your trade promotion. Have a safe and happy mother's day from all of us here at McCloskey Motors!

May the 4th Be With You!

Today you will hear this many times - especially throughout social media!

"May the 4th be with you."

What was started as a celebration warmly shared by fans has become a widely celebrated holiday: Star Wars Day, a special once-a-year celebration of the galaxy far, far away.

May the 4th has become a beloved tradition each year. The internet has allowed fans from multiple generations to connect with each other, share and celebrate. Fans online and offline each year proclaim May the 4th, “Star Wars Day.”

As a reminder to celebrate May the 4th - McCloskey Motors has our amazing $4000 minimum for your trade deal! (check out the details here). We are a very big fan of 4's in anything! :)



From the official Star Wars Blog -

"While the idea of May the 4th did not start with Lucasfilm, the film company that created Star Wars has fully embraced the spirit of fandom that makes the day so special. StarWars.com, as well as the official Star Wars social media channels (hashtag #StarWarsDay), help spread the word and showcase fan activity. More and more official partners have offered sales, giveaways, and exclusives, and have hosted parties and other activities to honor the day.

Ultimately, as Star Wars Day was created by the fans, it is truly their day. Hosting movie marathons, sharing greetings on social media, cooking Star Wars recipes -- there are no wrong ways to celebrate May the 4th, and each year we're amazed at the creative ways that fans mark the occasion. With Star Wars alive like never before, we hope you'll join in this year.


May the 4th be with you."

Classics and Customs!

McCloskey Motors Performance, Classics, and Customs. For car enthusiasts at all levels. We will be showcasing some of our inventory for those who are looking to get a new vehicle with performance in mind. For enthusiasts and newcomers alike! Check out our inventory frequently to find yourself a place here with us at McCloskey Motors! We have many performance vehicles available now. Whether you are looking for your next Classic car or truck or are wanting to sell your own, keep McCloskey Motors in mind!

Spring Clean Your Ride!

1. It's time to get your ride back into prime shape!

People hit the gym and work on getting “back” into shape before the summer season! Spring time is the right time to get everything looking great! You should make the same decision for your vehicle? Regular maintenance and tune-ups at the scheduled times will not only keep you running well but will give your vehicle and  all of it’s parts a longer life! Consult your vehicle owners manual for regular oil change schedules, check-up/tune-up  intervals and simple items like tire pressure, oil and fuel type.


2. Looking “BUFF’ is good for your cars soul! Time for the spring workout.
It's always nice to drive a clean and shiny car, there is more than just visual appeal to having a clean car. Regular washing, buffing and waxing will maintain and keep your cars paint and clear coat in good condition. This in turn keeps the road grime and weather to a minimum and will reduce long term corrosion and rust spots. Having the headlights buffed will keep your lights bright and allow you to see the road ahead! Keeping the inside clean is important too, carpet shampooing along with changing the air filter!  This can reduce internal allergens floating around in the cabin of your car and help you reduce airborne allergens and illnesses. This is especially important coming out of winter during a harsh cold and flu season in Colorado.


3. Don’t drive angry, don’t drive angry (remember Groundhog Day?)

Here, I offer you a little "car yoga" exercise, and you don’t have to stand on your head. Take a deep breath and relax behind the wheel. Aggressive driving is known to increase your fuel use by a significant amount; some say as much as 30%!!! Wow! Want to save money at the pump? Slow down, give yourself more time and planning your routes ahead of time are just a few of the many things you can do to save money and gas!


4. Tire pressure - your gateway to a smooth ride.

Measure your tire pressure regularly, as this will keep your vehicle ride smoother and believe it or not, the right tire pressure will improve fuel economy. As it warms up outside, the air in your tires expands and after winter, your tires need more attention. Cold temperatures decrease the air pressure in tires, which adds to the rolling resistance caused by snow and slush. Low tire pressure is what turns on the funky little light in the dash too (TPMS – Tire Pressure Monitoring System). This is a safety feature and can let you know when you are running low, or are going flat

From everyone here at McCloskey Motors, we hope you have a fantastic Spring Break and enjoy an awesome Colorado Summer!!