Vintage Torque Fest

 

The Vintage Torque Fest (www.vintagetorquefest.com) traditional hot rod show in Dubuque, Iowa featured racing on the Dubuque Fairgrounds oval dirt track on May 1 and May 2. Racing events included motorcycle, open wheel and jalopy stock racing, as well as “chain races” with two cars chained together. Hot rodders were permitted track time if they didn’t mind getting their cars a little dirty.

About John Gunnell 103 Articles
John “Gunner” Gunnell has been writing about cars since ‘72. As a kid in Staten Island, N.Y., he played with a tin Marx “Service Garage” loaded with toy vehicles, his favorite being a Hubley hot rod. In 2010, he opened Gunner’s Great Garage, in Manawa, Wis., a shop that helps enthusiasts restore cars. To no one’s surprise, he decorated 3G’s with tin gas stations and car toys. Gunner started writing for two car club magazines. In 1978, publisher Chet Krause hired him at Old Cars Weekly, where he worked from 1978-2008. Hot rodding legend LeRoi “Tex” Smith was his boss for a while. Gunner had no formal journalism training, but working at a weekly quickly taught him the trade. Over three decades, he’s met famous collectors, penned thousands of articles and written over 85 books. He lives in Iola, Wis., with his nine old cars, three trucks and seven motorcycles.
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