Thursday, March 31, 2011

Heath - River Rat Cycle Fab and Slingin Ink Tattoos coming to Torque Fest

Guess these guys go way back together.......Slingin Ink and River Rat Cycle Fab are gonna team up and hang out at the Torque Fest.
check 'em out - one of the few guys in the Quad City area that are actually pumping out some cool bikes....

and they will be there with Slingin' Ink Tattoos - so stop by and say hey.

River Rat Cycle Fab will have their contact info on site - so if you are ready to sell that bagger and get on something cool - talk to Heath.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

They Go Where They Please & Take What They Want!

Good News and Bad News..... The bad news: Mad Trucker Gone Mad will not be playing Vintage Torque Fest........ The Good News: Savage Seven will be rolling in from Killa City to lay down the real rock. People have compared them to The Rolling Stones circa be the judge. Bleach Bloodz played Torque Fest last year and they were very popular - this band contains a couple of the same guys from Bleach Bloodz. Check em out as the buses are roaring around the dirt track!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Hide the daughters.....Cheater Carl is heading to town

Cheater Carl says he will make an appearance this year........Which Roepke will be seen in Iowa over the last weekend in April?......Handsome Johnny has a special treat for all the young ladies in attendance this year as well.........The Cheaters always bring a bit of Milwaukee Magic to any gathering and this year will be no exception. Check their rides at the Vintage Torque Fest April 29-30, 2011. Maquoketa IA

Saturday, March 26, 2011

all the local leg work....Coronados CC

Man - these guys have done SO much to help the show....if you see anyone wearing Coronados CC jackets or shirts - go up and thank them!!!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Vendors a Plenty!

V1 Torque Fest V2 Cool Stuff V3 Cool Stuff V4 Cool Stuff V5 Coronados CC - car V6 Ms Metal - car V7 Sinclair V8 Mototooner/Todd Jones V9 Ed Tillrock V10 Lucky Lily V11 Cedar Creek Rod Shop - Car V12 Kansas V13 Car N Art V14 Voodoo Larry - car V15 Max Grundy V16 Ol Skool Rodz V17 Nate Grice V18 Hetz V19 Chuck the Barber V20 Fix Salon V21 Dangerous Garb V22 Motorcycle Museum V23 Marcy V24 Marcy O 1 - Imerial House O 2 Woodstock Tattoo Dubuque O 3 WI Hot Rod Radio O 4 Macs Ratz O 5 Speed Cult O 6 Salt Flat Matt O7 Flying Weasel Garage O8 Silpada Designs O9 Nash Mesman O10 Backseat Betty Bootique O 11 Heath River Rat / Slingin Ink Tattoo O 12 Kustom Kroozer O 13 Relic Kustoms * O 14 Papa Klutch * O 15 Papa Klutch * O 16 Cycle Nazi * O 17-20 Limpnickie Lot * O 21-22 Union *

O 23 Rockabilly Reign Vendor Bldg #2/Volunteer Building VB1 - Volunteer Booth VB2 - Volunteer Booth VB3 - Broken Cherry VB4 - Nate Ullrich Photography VB5 - Nate Ullrich Photography VB6 - Electric Solos
VB7 - Hardware for Her Purses

others are in the pipeline - either have not paid or waiting to hear back about placement......
so there ya go........a lot of different stuff for you to purchase at Vintage Torque Fest.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Donnie Smith Bike Show - BE THERE!

Be sure to come back in the swap meet area - we will have the coolest old biker movies for sale and propaganda for Torque Fest!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Volunteers - Thanks Oliver Group

Special Thanks to the Oliver Group from Des Moines......they are rounding up the volunteers for Torque Fest - without the volunteers - the show will be total confusion. Thanks Oliver Built!!! They have been down with the cause from the VERY beginning - for that we are truly grateful.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tiki Time - Dorr Contributes to the Torque Fest Art Show

so - all you other artists........step your game up!!! Dorr has thrown down the gauntlet. If you have not started on your cross - you got about 2.5 weeks to get it done!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Tune In - Garage 71 Tuesday Night

so there is this cool podcast dedicated to all things gearhead related.......guess who they are gonna talk to? Yeah - me.......they wanna know what is up with Vintage Torque Fest. I am gonna tell 'em the dealy-o.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Tin Butchers - Scrap Drive and swap meet at Torque Fest

The Tin Butchers will be responsible for the swap meet section of Torque Fest. Be sure to check out their show June 11th. Here is the info for Torque Fest swap meet:

Monday, March 14, 2011

Nice '30 Model A

Greg Henry is bringin' this amazing 1930 Model A Ford.....I doubt he will take it on the dirt track.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

'67 Triumph

Nate scored this bike a while back.....

no it's not for sale.....

yes it will be at Torque Fest.

Love the peanut tank - original early 80's paint.....VL front end.

OK - maybe it is for sale.....bring a bag full of cash - Ask for Nate - he will have all his cool photography on sale at the show as well.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Set the TIVO

Dont forget - My Classic Car is debuting the Vintage Torque Fest episode this weekend!!

Speed Channel.

Sunday March 13 @ 10:00pm E / 7:00pm P Monday March 14 @ 4:00 am E / 1:00 am Tuesday March 15 @ 3:00 pm E / 12:00 pm Sunday March 20 @ 1:00 pm E / 10:00 am Sunday March 27 @ 9:30 am E / 6:30 am

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Lockheed Lakester

Not sure if they are gonna bring the Lockheed Lakester to the show.....we hope so - this thing needs to be seen in person to be appreciated!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Rhythm Dragons come to Torque Fest after the German tour!

The high energy rockabilly trio from Arizona will be hitting Vintage Torque Fest on April 29, 2011! Not sure how they will feel about Iowa after touring Germany in March, but we hope that the people in Iowa will give them some love.

Monday, March 7, 2011

My Classic Car - Vintage Torque Fest Episode

My Classic Car came out to Vintage Torque Fest last year and filmed an episode.....Dennis Gage just emailed and told us the air dates for the episode that features our show.

Sunday March 13 @ 10:00pm E / 7:00pm P

Monday March 14 @ 4:00 am E / 1:00 am P

Tuesday March 15 @ 3:00 pm E / 12:00 pm P

Sunday March 20 @ 1:00 pm E / 10:00 am P

Sunday March 27 @ 9:30 am E / 6:30 am P

There is a preview of the episode on the site.....

Check it out.

Here is what Gage wrote on his blog last year:
Gage was totally cool to us and you should watch his show.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Camping options at Vintage Torque Fest

CAMPING will be on site. All camping will be handled by Jackson County Fairgrounds.
Please call (563) 652-4282

There are other places that you may want to try as well - Maquoketa Caves have a camping site as well - not sure the caves are open....but the campgrounds will be open in the middle of April.
Here is a link to the website:

Here is a link to the map to the place:

There is also camping at Horseshoe Pond Park in Maquoketa....not sure there is a contact number for that one....I think it is first come first serve.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Sinclair Hot Rod Art.....killer work

Nick Sinclair - amazing art - he will be at Torque Fest - buy something from him - he needs the gas money to get back to the frozen North