Torque Fest is in Maquoketa this day (Saturday) and there are suppose to be several hundred vehicles on display. My friend Steve Kent and I went down to the fair grounds on our lunch hour to check out all the neat cars.
If you like the sound of the old muscle cars and the loud throaty rumble of big engines then you’ll enjoy this. There are cars (and people) of all descriptions on display and occasionally driving around. There are of course the ubiquitous vendors selling everything to do with vehicles, motorcycles, and various parts.
I’m not a huge fan of this type of event but I must admit I saw a lot of mouth-watering vehicles that I’d like to drive. Did I mention there are motorcycles? Well there are including an old Harley Davidson Police three-wheeler that looks like it has seen a lot of duty, complete with the traffic ticket holder on the handlebars.
The event costs $5 per person and parking is free. You might have to walk a ways because they are expecting 8,000 or more people (depending on the weather.) If you like vintage cars, souped up hot rods, motorcycles and just weird stuff then you should drive the 30 miles to Maquoketa and head for the fair grounds. I don’t think you will be disappointed.
Well that’s it for today. Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have an enjoyable weekend and be careful. By the way my little girl turns 26 today 🙂