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356: Gary Esse, Jefferson Swap Meet and Car Show

Show Date: 04/10/2021

(Season 15 EP 15)

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Guest: Gary Esse, Spring Jefferson Car Swap & Meet

Gary is the founder of Madison Classics which organizes the Spring Jefferson, Elkhorn and Fall Jefferson swap meet and car show. They are very proud to host 44 years of the spring event. Their website lists this one as the largest Midwest car swap and meet. Here are a few stats for this 3-day event – 20,000+ spectators, 3,100+ swap spaces, 100’s of cars for sale and 100’s of show cars.

Gary will be talking about how exciting this year is going to be after having to close last year because of the Covid 19 pandemic. In a previous conversation with Gary, he mentions how the vendors have been telling him that they have accumulated a lot of stuff to sale. And they are ready to unload their inventory.

He wants to thank everyone for supporting this show and being patient with covid restrictions.

They are still going to host a two-day car show that can attract over 500 vehicles per day. The show will be Saturday and Sunday with Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio spinning tunes on Saturday.

Event information:

Friday, April 23rd – 10 am to 6 pm.
Saturday, April 24th – 6 am to 4 pm. Car show from 10 am to 3 pm. WHRR will be there.
Sunday, April 25th – 6 am to 3 pm. Car show from 10 am to 3 pm.

503 North Jackson Avenue
Jefferson, WI 53549


Click here for more info and map

Click here to see photos

Funny Car Stories from our Listeners.

On our Facebook page we asked people to share their funny car stories. Captn’ Bob and Arlo pulled a few stories out of the mail bag. There’s a story of the “Kidnapped Celebrity”, the “Where did the road go?”, the “Car Owner Imposter” and more.

We had a winner from last week!

Michael from Oak Creek, WI won a pair of tickets to the Sock Hop Night with P.F. and the Flatheads!

Listen this week because we will be giving another pair of tickets!

Sometime during the broadcast Captn’ Bob and Arlo will announce on how you can win a pair of tickets. The band known as P. F. and Flatheads have been very popular in the Midwest. They get the crowd dancing and hopping to the songs from the 50’s and 60’s. Come dressed up in your neato outfits because it just that fun.

Event Information:

Presented by the Elkhorn American Legion
Saturday, May 1, 2021
6 to 10 pm
Walworth County Fairgrounds
411 East Court Street
Elkhorn, WI
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Food and Refreshments will be available.

Milwaukee’s ADAMM invites all to a unique car show.

Automotive Dealers Association of Mega Milwaukee

For the first time ADAMM is hosting a two-day classic, hot rod, drifting, rat rod and anything with wheels car show. This will be in conjunction with their annual Greater Milwaukee New Car Auto Show. To make room for both the old skool and new school cars they have moved the entire show to the Wisconsin State Fair Park.

Event Details:

New car auto show: May 5th to the 9th, 2021
Classic car show: May 8th to the 9th, 2021

Captn Bob and Arlo will be hosting this event. Providing entertainment, trophies, giveaways and more. Everyone in your hot rod will be given free access to the new car show.

Keep listing to WHRR radio show and watching the WHRR events calendar for more information.

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