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Vintage Torque Fest 2021

April 30 @ 8:00 am - May 1 @ 11:00 pm

Thursday – Downtown Parade (staging at 5:45pm Parade starts at 6pm at McGraw Hill)
Friday – Backroads Country Cruise starts at 1:30 pm

Show starts at 12 PM on Friday and goes until Midnight.

Show starts at 9:00 am on Saturday and goes until around midnight.

Open at Noon
1:00 PM – Backroads Country Cruise – Staging in West Parking Lot of Fairgrounds
1:30 PM – Backroads Country Cruise to ??? (Free event and open to all classic cars)
5:30 PM – TBA – Stage 2
7:00 PM – TBA – Stage 2
6:00 PM – AIRS Vintage Racing
7:45 PN – Chain Racing
9:15 PM – Flame Throwing Car Exhibition
9:45 PM – Stage 2 VOLK
10:45 PM – Stage 2 Droids Attack
11:45 PM – Stage 2 3 On The Tree

8:00 AM – Staging in West Spectator Lot
8:00 AM – Volunteers Enter
9:00 AM – OPEN (Please note we will try to open early, but we have to make sure volunteer staff is in place)
10:00 AM – Tuff Mudder Mini Bike Races
10:30 AM – Pin Up Contest – Stage 1
11:00 AM – Surf Zombies – Stage 2
11:00 AM – Flat Track Roundy Round Mini Bike Races(by the Tuff Mudder Races)
11:30 PM – – Stage 3
12:30 PM – Flat Track Motorcycle Exhibition
12:45 PM – – Stage 1
1:00 PM – Mini Bike Parade (starts at Camping Gate)
1:30 PM – Mix N Mingle – Meet the Pin Ups! – Stage 2
2:00 PM – Mini Bike Dirt Track Action
2:45 PM – Stage 3
2:00 PM – Helping Hannah’s Heart Adopted Family Ceremony (Inside Building 2)
2:30 PM – Art Auction (Inside Building 2)
3:30 PM – Spectator Drag Races
3:45 PM – – Stage 1
4:00 PM – – Stage 2
4:30 PM – Flat Track Motorcycle Exhibition
5:30 PM – – Stage 2 AWARDS
6:45 PM – Stage 2
8:15 PM – Stage 2
9:45 PM – Stage 2
11:15 PM -Stage 2


Please see overhead map for details on locations of different events.
This schedule will be revised 3 days prior to the event.
Please see Facebook Page for most current Information.
Search Vintage Torque Fest.
Or search the Event Page: Vintage Torque Fest 2021 – Official

Vintage Torque Fest is a fund raiser designed to help families that have children with congenital heart defects. Vintage Torque Fest is not the typical car show.  This is a festival that brings together people from around the country that have a passion for keeping the traditions of the past alive.  This means keeping the music, cars, clothes, and art alive.  This is what Vintage Torque Fest is about.  It is a festival that brings hot rods from around the country, artists from around the world, vendors from east and west coasts, and bands that have toured the world several times over into one location.  This year we will get together in Dubuque, Iowa.

This is a different kind of car show – This show is about DRIVING.

Hot Rods are allowed to make exhibition laps on the dirt track.

International and national magazine coverage – Ol Skool Rodz, Traditional Rod & Kulture, Hot Rod, Cycle Source, Kustom, Hot Rod Deluxe, Powerglide, Pinstriping & Kustom Graphics, HOG, Rebel Rodz, Street Chopper, Car Kulture Deluxe, and DicE Magazine have been on site in the past.  There has also been national television coverage as well.  Most notably is My Classic Car with Dennis Gage.
Pin Up Contest with girls from 5 different states last year!

Cruise Friday afternoon from Fairgrounds to Galena

Art Show – with artist from around the world contributing to the kustom kulture gallery and auction.

Feature cars and motorcycles will be inside the buildings

Vendors will be in the different buildings selling hot rod merchandise to the masses.


Free Entry to Children 12 and under

Free Entry to Active Military with current Military ID

Car Entry to participate in the show – NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE

All gate proceeds from this event go to

Open to the public at NOON on Friday. Closes around midnight.
Open to the public at 9:00 am Saturday morning.  Closes at ??? Saturday night.

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