Yes - It is official. Pre party April 29 - show is April 30. The Vintage Torque Fest has outgrown the Farley Speedway. For those of you that were there, you know that if we get ANY more people there it will be waaaaay too crowded. As a result, we have decided to go ahead and move the show down about 20 miles south of Dubuque. The 2010 Vintage Torque Fest was in Farley, Iowa. This was a great location and everyone seemed to enjoy the "out in the middle of nowhere" vibe that was present at the show. We feel that Maquoketa Iowa, just 20 miles SOUTH of Dubuque, will have that small town feel to it as well, but will have a couple of added bonuses. We know that the thing that makes the Vintage Torque Fest unique is the dirt track - so we have made sure that we have secured a location that DOES have a dirt track. And yes - you can take your car ON THE DIRT! We hope to be able to mix in a bit of mud this year as well for the crazy cats that wanna really wanna mix it up! Another great thing about this location is that the indoor area is about 4000 more square feet. This means we can get about the same amount of cars we had in the past, but fit them in there much more comfortably. The outdoor area will most likely host the bands, so that the vendors inside the hall will be able to carry on conversations a bit easier than in the past. We will still have some cool background music on, but it won't be so loud you are unable to talk to your fellow hot rodders. There is a bar inside so those that wish to grab a cold one will have no problems. This year we will have MORE food vendors as well so no more waiting in line for over 30 minutes (we hope). And there will be plenty of parking for the spectators on hard surface so there will be no one getting stuck in the mud (we hope). We have already begun working on getting some amazing rides lined up for the indoor custom/ show rods area. (So if you have a nice show rod/custom - please email us) We have committed to an expanded art show, since many people were wanting to purchase ORIGINAL art from many of the artists that contributed to the art show (helmets that were on display at the show). So 2011 will see artist that will contribute to an all new art show display - but also some of their art for sale will be there as well. The special guest artist that we have lined up for 2011 is Keith Weesner. He has fans all over and we are pleased to have him be coming to Iowa. Max Grundy will most likely make a return visit in 2011 and perhaps he can bring a couple of his friends along as well. We are working with the city of Maquoketa to make this a very special event for the hot rod community that came to the show in 2010. We thank all those that came from Texas, North Carolina, California, Michigan, Ohio, Kansas and all the regional folks as well. We think that April 30, 2011 is going to be a huge kick off to the season and hope that you will keep spreading the word about the show. For those that missed the show, you can take a look at the video here to see what you missed. www.vintagetorquefest.com Just click on the video on the main page and the 3 minute montage will start. There are also pictures of some of the festivities as well. Thanks again for all that have contributed to the www.helpinghannahsheart.org fund. We will again have all proceeds go to the fund for 2011. If you wish to bid on any of the helmets that were at the show, please visit the HAMB http://jalopyjournal.com/forum/ The helmets are being auctioned off on that site. If you need to know how to bid - just email me. Have a great summer and I will seeya at the Scrap Drive or Road Block or Symco Shakedown or HAMB Drags or something like that!