IMPORTANT INFORMATION – TOUR DESCRIPTIONS
“SCENIC” – This will be a relaxed, leisurely drive through the countryside. Take in the scenery and the beauty of the land and enjoy the sights of the countryside driven in a relaxed manner.
“SPIRITED” – These tours are for drivers (and their co-pilot) who are confident in themselves and their cars and who enjoy driving their cars in a more aggressive manner as the opportunity presents itself on a tour. Slower, more cautious drivers should either drive from the back of these tours or limit themselves to “scenic” tours for maximum enjoyment of everyone.
Friday, October 5, 2018
These tours overlap; therefore, you can only choose one tour per car on Friday
Tour 1 – THIS TOUR IS FULL
Spirited – Hartford Auto Museum and The Mineshaft Restaurant – 9:00am – 3:30pm
Wait until you see these gorgeous automobiles. We will travel to Hartford, WI and visit the Wisconsin Automotive Museum. History comes alive at the Wisconsin Automotive Museum. Showcasing transportation history, the museum is Wisconsin’s largest auto museum, featuring an ever-changing display of classic and vintage autos and artifacts plus the largest assembled group of Hartford-built Kissel luxury automobiles.
The museum’s striking art deco interior sets off 110+ vehicles on exhibit, including: Pontiacs, Studebakers, Chevrolets, Kaisers, Fords, and other cars from around the world. The collection is rounded out by displays of automotive artifacts such as gas pumps, signs, license plates, oil cans and other petroliana. An assortment of outboard engines built in Hartford from 1930s – 1990s are also on display.
The high caliber Kissel automobiles were manufactured in Hartford 1906 – 1931, making Kissel the second longest car manufacturer in Wisconsin. Of the 35,000 produced fewer than 200 are known to exist today, with 25 currently exhibited at the museum.
The Nash Car Club of America has space within the museum dedicated to the Wisconsin based vehicles and related memorabilia. Nash began in Kenosha, Wisconsin when the Thomas B. Jeffery Company was purchased by Charles Nash in 1916.
The Hudson Essex Terraplane Historical Society (their national convention was at Chula Vista Resort in 2018) and Southeastern Wisconsin Short Track Hall of Fame also maintain special display areas for their vehicles. The Museum admission is $8.00 per person. After lunch at the Mineshaft Restaurant, an amazing local restaurant you will conclude the day with hot laps at Dells Raceway Park. Just a fun “car” day for “car” people!!
Tour 2 – THIS TOUR IS FULL
Scenic - J Henry Bourbon Tour, Fitz's On The Lake & Merrimac Ferry – 9:30am – 4:00pm
This will be a fun and quick scenic tour for lunch at Fitz’s On The Lake, a favorite of Muscle Car owners for years.
After lunch you will travel to the farmstead where they produce the great J. Henry & Sons Bourbon. This bourbon is made in small batches, slow-aged a minimum of five years, in large barrels in a rustic barn on the Henry farm. This is a pure Wisconsin craft bourbon operation featuring award winning bourbon and you are able to participate in a tour, nosing, tasting and relaxing and the costs is $10.55 per person.
Then it will be a quick trip to Dells Raceway Park to finish the afternoon running hot laps on the track.
Tour 3 - THIS TOUR IS FULL
Spirited - Little Towns West & Rockton Bar for Lunch – 10:00am – 5:00pm
This is the spirited version of a majestic tour with great curvy roads and views and you will have fun as you travel west to Rockton, WI home of the famous Rockton Tavern outside of La Farge. On Saturday, this place sells ½ chicken dinners to hundreds of motorcycle customers who are driving on these great roads. You will be there on Friday when it is less busy and unfortunately they can’t offer their famous chicken, but they do have other great choices on the menu. Following lunch, you will walk next door to Wild Things Fur, a locally owned shop producing all things leather for you to purchase. You will love this tour, the drive, the food and the place for leather goods.
Saturday, October 6, 2018
3:30 pm OUR TRADITIONAL AFTERNOON CRUISE
1 1/2 hr road trip including driving time
3:30 pm - 5:00pm
Sunday, October 9, 2018
8:00 am 10:00 am
8:00 am 10:00 am
Tour 4 - THIS TOUR IS FULL
Spirited- Go North and fast – 8:00pm – 10:pm
This is a spirited ride on routes we have never used before to enjoy the drive and sights north and east of Wisconsin Dells. No stops, just a fun 2 hour spirited drive!
Tour 5 – THIS TOUR IS FULL
Scenic – Wisconsin River and Edge-O-Dells Restaurant – 10:30am – 1:00pm
This will be a fun trip around the Wisconsin River and then a stop at the famous Edge ‘O Dells Restaurant for lunch
11:00 am 1:00 pm