MONTICELLO — The cool automobiles are again, and so is Anson Williams.
The KCRG-TV9 O’Reilly Auto Components Rod & Customized Automotive Present is revving up for its 54th consecutive 12 months. The annual showcase of surprising and basic automobiles and bikes will probably be held Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 25 and 26, on the Berndes Heart in Monticello, 35 miles from Cedar Rapids and Dubuque through Freeway 151.
What: 2023 KCRG TV9 O’Reilly Auto Components Rod & Customized Automotive Present
The place: Berndes Heart, 766 N. Maple St., Monticello
When: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, and eight a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023; awards presentation at 6:30 p.m. Sunday
Admission: $10 adults, $5 youngsters; ages 12 and below free with a paid grownup; $1 low cost with canned meals donation for 4 Oaks household packages; free parking
Info: rodandcustomcarshow.com or cellphone (319) 465-5119; present weekend cellphone is (319) 465-6640
Williams, nominated for a Golden Globe for portraying Potsie Weber on “Completely happy Days” from 1974 to 1984, attended the 2007 present with forged member Erin Moran (Joanie Cunningham). He’s flying solo this 12 months, coming from California for 3 meet and greets, that includes autographs, photographs and dialog. These classes are slated for midday to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
Williams, now 73, has saved busy since these comfortable days, as a singer, creator, and director of hit tv reveals, together with “Beverly Hills, 90210,” “Melrose Place,” “Star Trek: Deep Area 9,” “Star Trek: Voyager,” “Xena: Warrior Princess,” “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” “Charmed” and “seventh Heaven.”
The automobile present additionally incorporates a new choice of avenue rods, customized automobiles, avenue machines, sizzling pickups, race automobiles and customized bikes from Midwest exhibitors. They’ll compete for trophies and money prizes. Spectators can vote for 3 awards: Individuals’s Selection automobile/pickup; Individuals’s Selection Motorbike; and Individuals’s Selection Mannequin automobile. Visitors are also eligible for door prizes.
Different points of interest embrace:
- Music and commentary by 3D Sound Firm DJ Dave Palmer, who additionally will emcee Sunday’s awards ceremony for the twenty fourth 12 months;
- Free balloon creations from Mark “Papa Balloon” Garvey;
- Free portraits by Wisconsin caricature artist David Fliss;
- The thirty eighth Annual Mannequin Automotive Contest, with a brand new choice of scale mannequin automobiles, competing for trophies and mannequin kits in classes for ages 12 and below, 13 to 17, and 18 and over;
- Souvenirs, together with posters and T-shirts.
The favored Saturday “Date Night time” is also returning, with all girls admitted free — with a date or with out — from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday.
The Monticello Eagles Membership Women Auxiliary 4466 will serve meals, together with turkey dressing sandwiches, with earnings going to neighborhood initiatives.
The occasion, which generally attracts about 4,000 spectators, continues the legacy and imaginative and prescient of present founder Ralph G. Muller (1940-2020), now carried on by his youthful brothers, Galen and Tom Muller, and the present’s many mates.
Feedback: (319) 368-8508; [email protected]
“Completely happy Days” forged members Anson Williams (Potsie Weber, left) and Erin Moran (Joanie Cunningham) signal autographs on the 2007 Rod & Customized Automotive Present in Monticello. Williams is returning because the particular visitor for this 12 months’s present, Feb. 25 and 26, 2023. (The Gazette)
This panoramic view reveals the number of autos on the 2018 O’Reilly Auto Components Rod & Customized Automotive Present in Monticello. This 12 months’s occasion will probably be held Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 25 and 26, 2023, on the Monticello Berndes Heart. The household pleasant occasion options uncommon and basic autos, meals, music, souvenirs, youngsters’ actions and movie star visitor Anson Williams of “Completely happy Days” fame. (Courtesy of O’Reilly Auto Components Rod & Customized Automotive Present)