Monday, June 23, 2014

Milwaukee July 12

Looks like Milwaukee will be the place to be July 12. During the day is Blue Ribbon Beer Run, and then a sneak peek of a new film at the Harley-Davidson Museum that evening.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Iron Invasion Vendors 2014

If you are considering being an indoor vendor at Iron Invasion in Woodstock IL. Please email We will have FEWER indoor spots this year. We will not be segregating motorcycles and cars this year. First vendors who pay, get first choice on where they want to be. 10 x 10 is $100.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

About two weeks....Vintage Torque Fest

Dubuque Iowa May 2-4. Cars are already registered from TX, OH, MI, MO, SD, KS, OK, NY, & MA! We even have some people coming from Australia to attend. Make plans now to be at the only traditional hot rod, cycle and Kustom car show in Iowa. Details at

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Iron Invasion rainy Success!

Iron Invasion 2013 was a success despite the rain!  Everyone saw the forecast of 80% chance of rain, but showed up anyway.  These rides are driven rain or shine, and they did get to drive in both this year!  The downpour that lasted about an hour hit around 12:45pm and lasted about 45 minutes. After that it was sunshine and smiles all around.  The number of entries that were on site this year was 854. This is
TOTAL entries, meaning friends parking (where muscle cars park), motorcycles, hot rods and kustoms. The breakdown was 160 cars in the friends section, 93 vintage cycles, and 601 rods
and customs.
There were a LOT of car clubs that stepped up and gave us volunteer shifts at the show – Tin Militia, Rod Tossers, Slackers, Five Aces, Voodoo Kings, Twisted
Pistons, Oliver Built Group, The Aces, Wreckless Chicago, Piston Jammers, Instigators, Ton Up Club, Romin’ Chariettes, Blackwalls, Chrome Czars and others.  The feature cars that were in the buildings came all the way from Washington state.  The bands, pin up contest, vendors, artists, and all the spectators that made the show special are waiting to hear what the dates will be for 2014.  Stay tuned to for details.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Retro Rewind - The Official Pre Party for Vintage Torque Fest - Jan 11

Jan 11, 2014
Cars and Guitars
Fuel Injected Film Festival
Nikki Hill is the Headliner
Make plans to join us in downtown Dubuque

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Vintage Torque Fest Returns to Dubuque for 2014

We are pleased to announce Vintage Torque Fest will return to Dubuque in 2014.
 We want to thank the volunteers, vendors, sponsors, artists, car clubs, spectators, car owners, staff of the fairgrounds, the Chamber of Commerce of Dubuque, and the Convention and Visitors Bureau of Dubuque.
All of these people helped make the show a success.
We learned a lot this first year and we are confident we will be able to iron out some of the kinks that we had to deal with. We have even more in store to keep the festival atmosphere rolling for 2014 and hope you will make plans to join us on May 2, 3, 4. 
 We are going to try our best to weather proof the show.  The fairground has agreed to be flexible with our times on the track.  So if the weather looks bad on Saturday - we will be able to get cars out on the track on Friday.  If we have weather like we did this past year, then we will be able to get some action in on Sunday before everyone takes off.  We plan on doing a Bloody Mary Brunch on Sunday morning and have a possible bluegrass band to send everyone off.  Perhaps a couple of other things as well.
This will be just one of the changes next year that we will keep everyone updated on.
Another change will be about camping - giant RVs will have limited space for  next year.
This will be given to those who reserve first, and yes, the county fairgrounds are ready to take your reservations now.  This will only be around 10 spots so don't delay.
If you had fun at Vintage Torque Fest and want to attend the same kind of show, we will be hosting
Iron Invasion in Woodstock IL October 11-12 and Retro Rewind an event with Cars & Guitars & Fuel Injected Film Festival. Retro Rewind will be the official pre party for Torque Fest-Jan. 11, 2014 at the Five Flags Theater in downtown Dubuque.
Hope to see you at a show down the road!
Vintage Torque Fest - This is not your old man's car show - Accept No Substitutes!