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139: Jenifer Dobbs, Wisconsin Dells Automotion Show

Show Date: 04/01/2017

(Show Notes and Links at bottom of the page)


Jenifer Dobbs

Jenifer Dobbs (driving)

Festivals & Events Manager
Wisconsin Dells Festivals, Inc.

Wisconsin Dells Automotion
May 20 & 21, 2017
Noah’s Ark Waterpark

Jenifer will be discussing this year’s Automotion show which averages 1,200 classic rides. It will continue to be hosted at Noah’s Art Waterpark because the waterpark won’t be open during that weekend – the entire parking lot, with some shaded areas, will be available to park vehicles with enough space between them. The show includes a huge swap meet, car corral and vendor area. There is plenty of entertainment with juggling acts, kids face painting, fire engine ladder lifts and music by Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio. Plenty of food and refreshments provided by local charities, food trucks and food vendors.

Cars are parked with lots of space.

All spectator parking is at the Tommy Bartlett lot with a shuttle service provided by the Original Wisconsin Ducks and Dells Boat Tours.

New for this year will be the “Hollywood On Broadway” exhibit of some of Hollywood’s iconic cars. Like the Smokey and the Bandit, Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, Mystery Machine, A-Team and the KITT car.

The Ring Brothers will have their trailer there along with a few of the builds. They continue to dominate the builder’s showcase at last year’s SEMA show. Out of hundreds of custom builds presented they had two vehicles in the top ten showcase.

In addition, Jenifer will share how this year’s traffic situation will be different from last year’s event. What additional resources will be used to help with cool rides get to their destination.

Click here to see Richie’s photos from last years show. 



Podcast Notes and Links:

Jenifer Dobbs – the Festivals and Events Manager for Wisconsin Dells Festivals called in to tell us more about the Automotion Show May 20 – 21

You can now register for the show online –

The Ring Brothers will be at the show – and hopefully some other surprise guests. There will be family entertainment. This show has been going on for 31 years. The show will also feature a swap meet and car corral. The show usually brings in 1200-1300 cars on a very large parking lot with tons of space.

Jenifer has been working since last year’s show to improve the experience for the better over the weekend. The Dells area is the megacenter of family fun and waterparks. Now the town has become the center for auto fun.

Capt’n Bob and Arlo stay at the Cedar Lodge when they are at the Dells.


Last week Capt’n Bob and Arlo filmed a video of Alan Kulwicki’s short track car at Johnny Safro’s shop – watch for that to be released soon. Also, the boys will be helping out Saturday May 27th as John will be bringing the car to Kulwicki Park in Greenfield Wisconsin where a bunch of Alan’s trophies and photos are on display for the Kulwicki Cruisin Car Show –


Tim McCormick will be joining us soon from the Harley-Davidson Museum to tell us about their new exhibit The Race of Gentlemen  featuring Gasser and Drag Cars and including a little area of Broadway Bob memorabilia.