Attention all car, truck, and jeep enthusiasts in Dubuque and the Tri-States! Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 22nd, because the Dubuque County Fairgrounds is hosting an event you won’t want to miss: the First Annual Dubuque Car, Truck, and Jeep Show. This exciting event, brought to you by Toys For Trucks - Dubuque, and Low Standards, promises a day jam-packed with automotive excitement. It's all completely free to the public and sure to be fun for the whole family.

Credit: Toys For Trucks - Dubuque

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What’s Happening in Dubuque?

The event kicks off bright and early at 9:00 AM and runs until 4:30 PM, followed by an after-party from 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Whether you’re a fan of classic cars, tricked-out trucks, stylish jeeps, or roaring motorcycles, there’s something here for everyone. Ryan Spear from Toys For Trucks shared his enthusiasm, saying, “We want this thing to be an enthusiast's show. We’re not just singling out old cars, new cars. We want everybody to come out and have a good time.” Check out our quick chat with Ryan below.

Show Off Your Ride!

Got a vehicle you’re proud of? Register it for just $15 in advance or $20 on the day of the show. The competition will be fierce, with awards up for grabs in categories including Best in Show, Best Jeep/Bronco/Scout, Best Import, Best Truck, Best Classic, Best Muscle Car, and Best Motorcycle. Imagine your ride taking home one of these coveted titles!

Plus, Feel the Rev Battle Rumble!

Credit: Toys For Trucks - Dubuque
Credit: Toys For Trucks - Dubuque

One of the highlights of the day is sure to be the Rev Battle. This is your chance to see (and hear) some serious engine power. Participants get 30 seconds to rev their engines to the max, with the crowd deciding who’s got the best roar. Ryan Spear explained, “It’s a unique thing we’re going to be giving everybody 30 seconds, kind of just like back-to-back. You back one car up to the other or truck, motorcycle, or whatever you want to bring out. You get 30 seconds to rev your car out and see what the crowd says is better.”

Exciting Extras for Family Fun!

Credit: 563 RC Summer Drags Dubuque Iowa
Credit: 563 RC Summer Drags Dubuque Iowa

But that’s not all. The event also features the 563 RC Summer Drags. If you’ve never seen high-speed electric RC cars in action, you’re in for a treat. Registration for the RC Drags starts at 10:30 AM, with the first run at 11:00 AM. It’s a family-friendly event, and kids will love watching these miniature speed demons race at the top of the grandstands.

“We actually just got lined up with this local group in the community. They’re going to run them right on top of the grandstands. It’s going to be something that kids will love seeing.”

-Ryan Spear, Toys For Trucks - Dubuque

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Prizes and Giveaways

In addition to the vehicle awards and rev battles, there will be door prizes to keep the excitement going. You could win concert tickets, Dubuque race passes, and Wisconsin Dells 4-packs and more. Make sure to stop by their booth and enter for your chance to win some fantastic prizes!

Credit: Tom Drake The Wisconsin dells is always a blast!
Credit: Tom Drake
The Wisconsin Dells is always a blast: so, grab your chance to check it out by attending this free event in Dubuque!

This Event Is For The Boys (And The Girls)

Whether you’re a die-hard car enthusiast or just looking for a fun day out, the First Annual Dubuque Car, Truck, and Jeep Show has something for everyone. It’s a celebration of automotive passion and community spirit. Plus, with free entry for the public, there’s no reason not to bring the whole family.

Ryan summed it up perfectly: “At the end of the day, those kids fall in love with trucks and cars, and that’s how this thing keeps steamrolling, Right? So let’s just have a good time.”

So, gather your friends and family, and head to the Dubuque County Fairgrounds on June 22nd for a day filled with engines, excitement, and endless fun. For more details, visit the events Facebook Page. Don’t miss out on this revved-up event of the summer!

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