Rocky Mountain International Harvesters return to Kremmling

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ile photo/Kim Cameron | The mud bog and 4-wheel drive games will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 20. The mud bog will be on the east side of the fairgrounds. It is free to the public.
ile photo/Kim Cameron | The mud bog and 4-wheel drive games will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 20. The mud bog will be on the east side of the fairgrounds. It is free to the public.

On July 19-21, the 26th Annual Rocky Mountain International Harvester Rendezvous will have their annual event in Kremmling at the Grand County 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 International pick-ups, travelalls, tractors, and a variety of rare International vehicles.

This is the third year the event has taken place in Kremmling. It has previously been held in Bailey, Fairplay and Salida. The venue draws attendees from as far away as Australia (where IH vehicles are quite popular), and vehicles travel from both coasts to participate in the event.

Registration for the event opens on Friday, July 19, at 4 p.m.

On Saturday, July 20, at 10 a.m., the “Show and Shine” will take place. Owners line up vehicles based on model types, and subcategories that reflect the level of modification. Vehicles are judged by entrants in the show.

After awards, participants will line up their International Harvesters to parade thru the town of Kremmling at 4 p.m. Vehicles will proceed from the fairgrounds to the Kremmling Mercantile and back to the fairgrounds.

The 4- wheel drive games and the mud bog will begin at 6 p.m. The 4-wheel drive games include a teeter totter for vehicles and a ramp travel.

The mud bog will be on the east side of the fairgrounds and is an informally organized. Many of the vehicles take the challenge amidst laughter.

These are free events for spectators. The event concludes on Sunday, July 21, beginning at 8 a.m. with vendor displays and scenic tours.

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. The event concludes Sunday evening, beginning at 4 p.m. with awards and a BBQ pot luck.
For more information on this event can be found at www.RMIHR.net

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