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Winter Rod and Speed Show Returns to Linn County Expo, January 18-19!

The Winter Rod and Speed Show presented by Burgerville returns to the Linn County Fair and Expo Center in Albany, January 18-19. The hours are 6 to 10 on Friday and 9 to 6 on Saturday. It's affordable FAMILY FUN! A car show like no other where the world of speed, chrome and beauty meets comic con!

See over 100 of the finest hot rods, roadsters, muscle cars, race cars, rat rods, and trucks in the Northwest!

This includes the AA Towing Motorsports Expo in the second building. The featured attraction is a newly restored indy car, the last one with a naturally aspirated engine to ever qualify at the Brick Yard!! Rich Bailey's Rocketeer version of his Capitol Auto Group blown alcohol dragster will also be there.

Listen to live entertainment on Friday night with the Uncommon Denominators during the Friday night food drive from 6 to 10! Bring a can of food for FISH of Albany and get in the show for just 5.00!

Sadly, we recently recently learned that this will be the final appearance of the Batmobile at the Winter Rod and Speed Show if it's not already gone before the show begins. This 1967 exact replica made under license by Fiberglass Freaks is leaving its batcave outside the Portland area for parts unknown! We even took it off our advertising in the event it's already gone. Come say goodbye to this solute to American pop culture as we will never be so fortunate to have it in the show again! If the car vanishes from this page it means it's gone.

Bring the kiddie pies to meet their favorite movie characters! Free Hot Wheel cars to the first 100 kids each day courtesy of Mr. Models both days!

Get a free autographed customized poster from nationally renowned automotive artist Kenny Youngblood!

Gigantic Model Car Contest! The biggest in the entire Northwest and the only Oregon show to have one. We appreciate the scale model hobby and fully support it! Meet nationally known scale model enthusiast Ed January both days!

Author Jim Lindsay will also be in the house. Four years ago Jim debuted his novel, “The Little Bastards,” at the show. This year he is back with his just released sequel, “Swerve”. Look him up at the show as he will be signing both books. See his new book Swerve here.

Each week until the event we will have a Winter Featured Car of the Week that is already entered in the show. Who will be next? Check the page regularly to see who it is! For car no. 1 scroll below.

See Show poster here!

Online Applications!
Simply print out, fill out and send it in with a check and photo if it's a car exhibitor! No photo is needed for vendors.




Winter Show Featured Car of the Week!

This week: Thunder Struck

Troy Hannaman's Blown Alcohol Dragster

Troy Hanneman started his drag racing odyssey the prior season as a teammate on Rich Bailey's Capitol Auto Group Dragster. He had so much fun he decided to start his own team. When he got the car it was as rough as a corn cob. All winter he re-furbished the car while building a new house simultaneously as well as holding down a full time job! How many people can do that?

The car raced as a Top Alcohol Dragster in the Salt Salt Lake City area before Troy bought it. The local historian believes this car could have stated life as a Top Fuel Dragster in the 1980's! RJ Trotter anyone? What Troy did to this car to improve it from it's formal condition was nothing short of spectacular. The car was branded "Thunder Struck" with the help of ProMotion Motorsports and races on the DragParts.com Blown Alcohol Thunder circuit.



Last year's show:

2018 Another Dazzling Success!

The Winter Rod and Speed Show presented by Albany Burgerville and Wilson’s NAPA Auto Parts had all the ingredients for another great show: immaculate show cars, a celeb appearance by world famous racing artist Kenny Youngblood, vendors, live music and a wide variety of customs, race cars, trucks, motorcycles and classics. This year the eleventh annual event grew to two buildings for the first time in three years, making it the second biggest indoor car show in the state.

The event was completely full by Christmas which necessitated the need for a second building which was named the Motorsports and Special Interest Expo which attracted a wide variety of cars and earned lots of compliments from spectators. Also new this year was a classic rock band, Uncommon Denominator, which played on Friday night giving the show a much more festive atmosphere. They even got some people dancing in the isle and that was okay with us! Walking down that same isle people were buying cotton candy spun right off the machine having a great time. It was a slice of Americana that is often forgot about in today's culture.

The Crowd on Friday was larger than last year and more food was collected for the Friday Night Food Drive. Saturday was steady all day as both days combined brought in 2,500 spectators and the car count exceeded 130 vehicles. A big thanks to Rick Klampe for making the incredible trophies!

To see photos from the 2018 show CLICK HERE

Charity Disclaimer:
The Winter Rod and Speed Show is not officially recognized as a charity. Each year a very generous portion of the proceeds are donated to a 501C3 charity after expense are met while an additional amount is held back and used for seed money for the following year to cover deposits, promotions, printing etc. Time, travel expenses, air fare and lodging for featured guests may also be included while organizing this event.
In addition, a Food Drive is held on the Friday Night of the event and annually collects over 1,000 lbs of nonperishable food is collected for FISH of Albany. Your participation and understanding as a vendor, a car exhibitor or a spectator is very important to the success of these charities.



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