As I mentioned late last week, the 2010 Denver Auto Show is about to kick in to high gear next week. The official show opening will take place during a 5 p.m. ribbon cutting on April 7th at the Colorado Convention Center. However, the excitement started with a Green Car Convoy around Colorado (more here) and then a Green Car Static Parade at the State Capitol on Easter Sunday.

Green Car Parade At Colorado State Capital As a Lead In To 2010 Denver Auto Show

Green Car Parade At Colorado State Capital As a Lead In To 2010 Denver Auto Show

What is a static green car parade? Well, really, it is a selection of vehicles that demonstrate fuel efficiency and leading edge technology. Why is it static? Well, the traditional parade means driving at low speeds with cars at idle. Not very green, so the next best thing is to have a static viewing of these vehicles in a way that is most friendly to the environment. The fun of the parade part isn’t lost though, the cars on display at the Colorado State Capital left at the end of the afternoon and “paraded” over to the Colorado Convention Center with Tim Jackson, President of The Colorado Automobile Dealers Association (CADA), in the lead.

The CADA put together not only this static parade of green cars, but they also are instrumental in setting up the Green Car Convoy, Rocky Mountain Automotive Summit and the Green Tie Charity Preview invitational. Now you might be asking yourself why they do this; the simple answer is that the CADA and the participating dealers are trying to get the word out on the new technologies and give consumers an easy, no pressure way to check them out. This year at the State Capital there was a Smart ForTwo, Honda Civic Natural Gas (pictured), Honda Civic Hybrid, Volkswagen Jetta Clean Diesel, Volkswagen Touareg Clean Diesel, Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid, Nissan Cube, Kia Soul and more.

Bottom line—if you missed the Green Car Convoy and the Green Car Static Parade, then be sure to check out the 2010 Denver Auto Show opening this Wednesday, April 7th. You are sure to see some great new technology, as well as, some oldies but goodies like the display of DeLoreans and original Dodge Challengers.


For more information check out the 2010 Denver Auto Show website and keep an eye out for reports direct from the auto show floor right here at