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Great Line Up of Cars for the 2016 Winter Rod and Speed Show!
The Winter Rod and Speed Show presented by Burgerville is back this time for two big days, January 22-23. For those that have never been, the event benefits the Children's Cancer Association and has the flavor of the famous World of Wheels car shows of the 1970's, back when the cars were stars. The event is held at the beautiful Linn County Fair and Expo Center in Albany, OR.
The marquee cars this year include the World Famous Batmobile*, Double Trouble, a twin engine roadster, once named one of the most beautiful roadsters by Hot Rod Magazine, the World's Fastest Ford Vic, a nitro burning fuel altered! The original Pretty Boy Floyd Mobster car, Drag Racing Hall of Fame artist Kenny Youngblood returns to do free collectable posters for all show patrons.
The pinstripe pavilion returns after a two year absence as does the Oregon Ducks NASCAR simulator! Also back is the valley's largest and best model car contest and nationally recognized model car expert Ed January! Free Hot Wheels for the first 100 kids, face painting and a visit from Mango the Parrot!
On opening night from 7-10 it's FRIDAY NIGHT FOOD DRIVE! patrons can help the local community by brining a nonperishable food item for half price admission. That's only $4.00 to get in on Friday night!
*The Batmobile is a replica licensed by DC Comics and not the original
Winter Rod and Speed Show Returns January 22-23 2016...It's Not too Late to Sign up
Applications are now available at Graffiti Alley in Eugene, The Filling Station in Lebanon NAPA Auto Parts in Albany and A Step Above Hobby in Albany. Or print one off below:
To Enter click here to download and Car Exhibitor application
To Enter click here to download and Vendor application
Call Rich Bailey at 503-370-9164 for show information. Early Bird REGISTATION extended through November.
There is no deadline but the show eventually fills up so get your application in soon!
Kenny Youngblood Returns as Celebrity Guest!
Drag Racing Hall of Fame and world renowned motorsports artist Kenny Youngblood will be our celebrity guest at the 2016 Winter Rod and Speed Show presented by Burgerville.
This is a tremendous honor to once again have someone of Kenny talent and stature at our show as he is arguably one of the biggest names in the sport that is not a driver in racing. Kenny is the "painter of the stars" and has designed some of the most iconic race cars in the history of drag racing along with mind blowing paintings and other work seen in national magazines and movies. Some of Kenny's work include Don Prudhomme's Army Monza, Tom McEwen's funny cars, the Snake and Mongoose logos, the Blue Max and many more very recognizable cars. But, probably the most seen car Kenny has designed is the ZZ Top "Eliminator" Street Rod as seen on the famous ZZ Top album cover and video.
Kenny is still active in the sport today and at the show, Kenny will custom design a car picture for show patrons to take home free of charge. The pictures measure 11x17 and are similar to the photo above. If you got one last year you have four more to choose from this year!
Car exhibitors that want him to draw a cartoon of their hot rod, can have it done for a fee while he is at the show. The fee is arranged directly between the artist and the car exhibitor. Click here to contact us for an appointment time.
Last Year's Show
The Winter Rod and Speed Show presented by Burgerville was another great show. In fact, this year the quality of the cars surpassed its former years as some of the best in the Northwest were on display.
Kenny Youngblood who came all the way from Vegas was a hit as always and had more requests for pictures this year than last year. A BIG Thanks to everyone that supported the show as a exhibitor, vendor, volunteer, sponsor or a spectator. Your participation is very much appreciated.
To see photos taken by PDX Car Culture prior to the opening of the show: Click here to see photos
Read the story from the local Newspaper here
his year our local headliner was a car that was signed up months in advance to take center stage but sadly the owner of the car, Mike Vogler, suddenly passed away since then. Fortunately, the family agreed to bring the car to the show as a memorial to Mike and the Winter Rod and Speed Show was dedicated to Mike's memory.
Returning was the legenday automotive artist Kenny Youngblood (see below), a giant model car contest including nationally known model car figure Ed January, lots of vendors, great food and Mago the Parrott entertained the kids!
A portion of the proceeds went to The Children's Cancer Association. There was also a giant food drive where 700 pounds of food was collected for Operation Home Front.