The CasualS originated back in 1966 when 4 primos and one close homie formed what began as a band. The Original CasualS were Gary Howell, Adolph and Mack Jaramillo, and Manuel and David Apodaca. Their love for music went hand in hand with their love for cars. David Apodaca, the original President, started their annual cruise called “the Annual Manuel” (named after his brother) to reflect both the love of cruising and more importantly, the love of Family. This is known today as CasualS Love! Sadly, on 9/14/03 David Apodaca passed away but he instilled in all that he knew, that CasualS love is the most important thing to carry with you no matter what you are doing. Today the CasualS are run by David’s son-in-law and President Robert “OldSkool” Gonzales, and Vice President Isaac “Smiley” Cabrera. Today OldSkool is trying to carry on the tradition that David started back in day: The CasualS can not be categorized in any one class, they have members from all over the car culture as well as members who don’t even own a car, but carry that unique personality that is required of all Crew Members.
In 2010 crew members range from band members, rap artists, music producers, dancers, community activist, moms, dads, sons, and daughters. Over the years the Colorado CasualS have had multiple performances, everywhere from Arvada to Downtown Denver. Their latest performance was on Saturday June 12th at the 1st annual CasualS car show “Dreaming on Chrome.” Despite the rain and gloomy weather the show was still a success. All the CasualS were out in full force including those from other local car clubs. Everyone involved was impressed with the show and the turn out (especially considering the weather) and earned the label of “ Die Hards” as they have proven that what they do is their lifestyle and not just a hobby. The plan is to have this show be an annual event, held at the same place and weekend for years to come. So next year The Colorado CasualS “Dreaming on Chrome” car show promises to be bigger and better, so mark your calendar… “We are not only a Crew ~ We are Family” The Colorado CasualS