On July 15, the 24th Annual Rocky Mountain International Harvester Rendezvous will have their annual event in Kremmling, CO at the Middle Park Fairgrounds. The event will be open to the public for much of the day, and with few exceptions, events are free to spectators.
The International Harvester is best known for its older Trucks and SUV’s. The International Scout is the most recognized “Binder” and began production in 1960 with the Scout 80. It was replaced by the Scout 800 in 1964, and replaced in 1971 with the Scout II. The last Scout was manufactured in October of 1980. In addition to Scouts, the event draws Internationa Pick-ups, Travelalls, Tractors, and a variety of rare International Vehicles.
This is the first year for the event to take place in Kremmling. It has previously been held in Bailey, Fairplay and Salida. Grand County Extension Director, Travis Hoesli was essential to marketing the Kremmling location to the RMIHR committee. Kremmling offered a nice fairgrounds, adequate lodging, ample 4WD trails, and a feel of the Colorado Mountains. The venue is very important as this event draws attendees from as far away as Australia (Where IH vehicles are quite popular) . We have vehicles that travel from both coasts to participate in the event.
At 10am, the “Show and Shine” will take place. Owners will line up vehicles based on model types, and sub categories that reflect the level of modification. Vehicles are judged by entrants in the show. We anticipate 100 or more vehicles to be in the Show and Shine. Later in the afternoon, once judging is complete, registered participants will move to the grandstands area and can compete in the 4- Wheel Drive Games. This includes a teeter totter for vehicles, and a ramp travel. At 4 pm Participants will line up their International Harvesters to parade thru the town of Kremmling. Vehicles will proceed from the fairgrounds to the Mercantile and return to the fairgrounds.
The Mud Bog (same pit used in the Kremmling Days) will begin at 7pm in the grandstands. This is also a free event for spectators. This will be the first year that the Mud Pit to be used in the RMIHR event, and participants are excited to try their trucks in the mud!
The participants in the event will be involved in Trail Trips in the area, so you may see a large group of trucks leaving the area on Sunday and Monday Morning.
More information on this event can be found at www.RMIHR.org