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The Gilbert Brown Foundation's mission is to service youth in an environment that promotes structure and life-skills awareness, by introducing team building skills and promoting diversity in the community. Join us for our annual Custom & Classic Car Show and much more family fun!

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The GBF Foundation provides funds for Camp Sunshine - Kids with Cancer, Gilbert Browns All-Pro Football Camp, Free Milwaukee Skills Camp Offered for Kids Ages 8-17, the Make a Wish Foundation, Mark Tauscher's Tri-Fecta Foundation, and the High School Scholarship Program.

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During the show, there any many different fun events to choose from: Meet & Greet With Former Packer Player Gilbert Brown, a Food & Beverage Tent, Raffle Items & 50/50 Raffle, take a picture with Packer Player and Your Car, plus Fundraising Games With former Green Bay Packers!

Additional Information

2021 Car Show Award Winner Pictures

Class 1 – Antique thru 1949

1st Place –  Paul Polacek, Wis. Dells, WI, 1941 Chevrolet Deluxe     2nd Place –  Ted Chesney, Portage, WI 1949 Willy’s Overland Jeepster

Class 2 – Street Rod 1920 -1948

1st Place – Ken & Linda Murkley, Berlin, WI, 1947 Mercury Coupe  2nd Place – Todd Peterson, Madison, WI,   1923 Ford T Roadster

Class 3 – Stock 50’s & 60’s

1st Place – Hugh & Norma Stedham, Wis. Dells, WI,   1962 Chevrolet Impala   2nd Place – Harry & Cindee Lenius, Watertown, WI,  1957 Chevrolet Bel Air 2 Door HT

Class 4 – Stock 70’s

1st Place –  Rick & Patti Stoltz, Nekoosa, WI   1970 Plymouth Superbird   2nd Place – Russ Kranz, Beaver Dam, WI,   1977 Ford Mustang II

Class 5 – Stock 80’s 

1st Place –  Jeff Spruill, Madison, WI,  1985 Subaru Brat   2nd Place – Keith Poole, Green Lake, WI,  1989 Ford Mustang GT

Class 6 – Stock 90’s 

1st Place – Larry Lane, DeForest, WI, 1999 Ford Mustang Cobra   2nd Place – Gene Sauer, Waunakee, WI   1994 Chevrolet Corvette

Class 7 – Stock 2000’s

1st Place – Don Budwitis, Fall River, WI,  2007 Dodge Charger   2nd Place –  Norm Lee, LaCrosse, WI,   2014 Chevrolet Camaro R/S

Class 8 – Custom/Modified 50s-70s

1st Place –  Tim Mace/Sandi Gosnell, Columbus, WI.  1957 Chevrolet Bel Air   2nd Place – Bill & Kathy Klassen, Greenville, WI, 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air

Class 9 – Custom/Modified 80s

1st Place – Jennifer Heimann, Pardeeville, WI.   1986 Chevrolet Camaro   2nd Place – Ryan Zimbauer, New Lisbon, WI.  1987 Pontiac TransAm GTA

Class 10 – Custom/Modified 90s

1st Place –  Thomas Martinson, Lodi, WI.  1993 Chevrolet Caprice Wagon  2nd Place – Left before Judging

Class 11 – Custom/Modified 2000s

1st Place – Butch Stellmacher, Rudolph, WI,   2013 Ford Shelby GT 500   2nd Place – Rick & Patti Stoltz, Nekoosa, WI   2010 Dodg Challenger Bird

Class 12 – Motorcycle Custom

1st Place – Wendy Crook, Beaver Dam, WI   2011 Kisskustom Chopper    2nd Place – Blake White, Steven Point, WI   2009 Harley Davidson Softail Rocker

Class 13 – Motorcycle Stock 

No entries

Class 14 – Trucks Stock

1st Place –  Kyle Bingen, Watertown, WI    1978 Dodge Lil Red Express  2nd Place –  Vietta & Jim Kampen, Portage, WI.  1962 GMC Suburban

Class 15 – Trucks Custom 

1st Place -Ted & Michelle MacHugo, Kingston, WI   1954 Chevy 3100    2nd Place – Brian Hankins, DeForest, WI  1952 Ford F1 Truck

Class 16 – Rat Rods 

1st Place –  Mike & Zack Blaede, Omro, WI.  1928 Ford A Rat Rod  2nd Place – No Entry

Class 17 – Tuner/Import

1st Place –  Frank Cirino Jr., Green Lake, WI.  1953 Mg TD  2nd Place – Andrew Shaw, Fond Du Lac, WI   1990 Nissan Skyline GTR

Camper’s Choice Award

Darcy Otto, Princeton, WI.  1972 Chevrolet Nova

2021 Best In Show  

Rick & Patti Stoltz, Nekoosa, WI.  1970 Plymouth Superbird

2020 Car Show Award Winner Pictures!

2019 Car Show Award Winners Pictures!

LOCATION:

Wilderness Campground
N1499 State Highway 22
Montello, WI 53949

Only 7 Miles South of Montello and 13 Miles North of Pardeeville on HWY 22.

Just turn down Wilderness Campground Rd.

Directions:

  • FROM MADISON: Take I-90/94 to Exit 132 (Hwy 51). Follow Hwy 51 North to Hwy 22 North. Entrance is 12 Miles north of Pardeeville on Hwy 22.
  • FROM THE EAST: Enter Montello on State Road 23. At stoplight turn left onto Hwy 22 South. Entrance is 7 Miles south of Montello on Hwy 22.
  • FROM THE WEST: Enter Montello on State Road 23. At stoplight turn right onto Hwy 22. Entrance is 7 Miles south of Montello on Hwy 22.

Montello’s own award winning competition BBQ Team will have a food stand open At the Car Show. All profits will be donated to the Gilbert Brown Foundation. Come on out & try some delicious BBQ!

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.
$10.00 Donation to Register Custom or Classic Car

Call (608) 297-2002 to Pre-Register

  • Pay Day of Show
  • Judges T.B.A.

Car Show Registration Form
Please Mail Registration form to the following address:

N1499 St. Hwy 22
Montello, WI 53949

Checks Can Be Made Payable To: The Gilbert Brown Foundation

Must make reservations in advance as campsites do fill up quickly. Call (608) 297-2002 to make reservations. Must be 21 or older to reserve campsite.

Car Class List:

Antique thru 1949 Except Street Rods
A motor vehicle, but not a reproduction thereof, which has been maintained in or restored to a condition which is substantially in conformity with manufacturer specifications and appearance.

Street Rod 1920-1948
A motor vehicle, or a reproduction thereof, with a model year of 1948 or older which has been materially altered or modified by the removal, addition or substitution of essential parts and with a gross weight or registered gross weight of not more than 9,000 pounds.

Stock 50’s & 60’s
A motor vehicle, but not a reproduction thereof, which has been maintained in or restored to a condition which is substantially in conformity with manufacturer specifications and appearance. Changes allowed to Rims, Air Filter, an Exhaust.

Stock 70’s
A motor vehicle, but not a reproduction thereof, which has been maintained in or restored to a condition which is substantially in conformity with manufacturer specifications and appearance. Changes allowed to Rims, Air Filter, an Exhaust.

Stock 80’s
A motor vehicle, but not a reproduction thereof, which has been maintained in or restored to a condition which is substantially in conformity with manufacturer specifications and appearance. Changes allowed to Rims, Air Filter, an Exhaust.

Stock 90’s
A motor vehicle, but not a reproduction thereof, which has been maintained in or restored to a condition which is substantially in conformity with manufacturer specifications and appearance. Changes allowed to Rims, Air Filter, an Exhaust.

Stock 2000’s
A motor vehicle, but not a reproduction thereof, which has been maintained in or restored to a condition which is substantially in conformity with manufacturer specifications and appearance. Changes allowed to Rims, Air Filter, an Exhaust.

Custom/Modified 1950-1979
A factory-built vehicle that has been modified either to improve its performance, often by altering or replacing the engine and transmission, or it may be a personal design by the builder, making the car look unique and unlike any car that might have been factory built.

Custom/Modified 1980’s
A factory-built vehicle that has been modified either to improve its performance, often by altering or replacing the engine and transmission, or it may be a personal design by the builder, making the car look unique and unlike any car that might have been factory built.

Custom/Modified 1990’s
A factory-built vehicle that has been modified either to improve its performance, often by altering or replacing the engine and transmission, or it may be a personal design by the builder, making the car look unique and unlike any car that might have been factory built.

Custom/Modified 2000’s
A factory-built vehicle that has been modified either to improve its performance, often by altering or replacing the engine and transmission, or it may be a personal design by the builder, making the car look unique and unlike any car that might have been factory built.

Trucks Stock
A motor vehicle, but not a reproduction thereof, which has been maintained in or restored to a condition which is substantially in conformity with manufacturer specifications and appearance.

Trucks Custom
A factory-built vehicle that has been modified either to improve its performance, often by altering or replacing the engine and transmission, or it may be a personal design by the builder, making the car look unique and unlike any car that might have been factory built.

Motorcycle Custom
A factory-built motorcycle that has been modified either to improve its performance, often by altering or replacing the engine and transmission, or it may be a personal design by the builder, making the car look unique and unlike any motorcycle that might have been factory built.

Motorcycle Stock
A motorcycle, but not a reproduction thereof, which has been maintained in or restored to a condition which is substantially in conformity with manufacturer specifications and appearance.

Rat Rods
A style of hot rod or custom car that imitates te early hot rods of the 40’s, 50’s or 60’s – appear unfinished with the bare essentials needed to be driven. It is a thowback to the early day of hot rodding – when the car was built more for the purpose of driving rather than appearance.

Tuners/Imports
All Imports – Custom or Stock

Special Interest
A vehicle uniquely distinguishable from the usual, and/or designed for a particular purpose, such as a race car, military vehicle or bus, or built to a specific and unusual theme, either of which would generate interest because of its uniqueness or specialty function.