Last friday we posted that car events would start picking
up soon. It seems soon got here earlier than we expected.
We’ll mention some of the events here.
Today and tomorrow is Torquefest held at the Jackson
County Fairgrounds, 1212 E Quarry St., in Maquoketa, Iowa.
It runs from noon to midnight today and 9 am to 10 pm
At last count there were over 360 cars pre-registered for
this event that is held rain or shine. Both nights there
will be a showing of “American Graffiti” at the 61 Drive-In,
plenty of bands, a swap meet, an indoor car show, and more
vendors than last year both inside and out.
We’ll be cruising up saturday morning and hope the ride
doesn’t float away in the parking lot. After last year’s
rain it almost did. Spectators get in for $5.
Then Sunday, May 1st, is the 9th Annual Blessing of the
Cars at the Zion Lutheran Church, 1216 W 8th St.,
Davenport. This event runs from 1-4 pm.
Friday, May 6th is the first cruise-in of the year at
Dick N Sons, 235 N Oak Lane, Blue Grass, Iowa. The event
starts around 6 pm and is free. We don’t know how late it
goes because we can’t stay out late on a weekday.
Saturday, May 7th is the Classic Car & Cruisin’ Day, held
behind West High School, 3305 W Locust St., Davenport. The
cost is $6 per car, registration is 8:30-10 am and the
event runs from 10 am to 2 pm.
That’s some of the events in the near future that we know
of. There are probably a lot more but we can only post the
ones we hear about.
Comments are always welcome.