Centennial Airport

Full-throttle flight, fight

Barry F. Biggs
Flying a red and white Boeing Stearman bi-plane, pilot Gary Rower, right, takes to the skies with fellow stunt pilot Ryland ‘Buck” Roetman in his Pitts Special bi-plane for an aerial demonstration over Centennial Airport, Saturday, Aug. 23. Their performance was part of the Morgan Adams Concours d’Elegance, an annual charity event that raises awareness and funding for childhood cancer research.
Deborah Grigsby Smith
Veteran charity auctioneer Don Martin has helped raise millions of dollars for Colorado charity organizations. Martin worked the crowd at the 12th annual Morgan Adams Concours d’Elegance, held Saturday, Aug. 23 at Centennial Airport. Charity auction items included a variety of luxury items, such as trips, jewelry and collectable wines.
Deborah Grigsby Smith
‘Round-the-world aviatrix Amelia Earhart, left, yuks it up with KUSA anchor Gary Shapiro, right, at the 2014 Morgan Adams Concours d’Elegance, held Saturday, Aug. 23 at Centennial Airport. The annual charity event seeks to honor the love and lives of children who suffer with cancer, as well as educate and expand efforts to find a cure.
Deborah Grigsby Smith
Just one of more than 100 automobile, this 1936 Auburn 851 Boattail Speedster, courtesy of the Clive Cussler Museum in Arvada add a dash of class to the hanger at the 2104 Morgan Adams Concours d’Elegance held Saturday, Aug. 23 at Centennial Airport. Now in its 12th year, the annual event helps raise awareness and funding for childhood cancer research.
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Fast planes. Fast cars. And, hopefully, a fast and final cure for childhood cancer. Lovers of classic cars, motorcycles and aircraft gathered Aug. 23 at Centennial Airport for the 2014 Morgan Adams Concours d'Elegance.

More than 100 vintage cars and 40 aircraft lined the ramp outside the TAC Air hangar as the annual charity event got underway beneath a spectacular Colorado sky. Guests were treated to a thrilling aerial demonstration featuring airshow pilots Gary Rower and Ryland Roetman, and German National Aerobatic pilot, Dagmar Kress.

Veteran auctioneer Don Martin was on hand to help stir up a little generosity for the event's namesake, the Morgan Adams Foundation. Founded in 2003, the foundation raises money and awareness on behalf of children affected with cancer. Working with leading physicians, the foundation directly funds pediatric cancer research and therapies that strive to improve survival rates and reduce the devastating side-effects cancer treatments have on children.