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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

Click to view and print your picture with Gilbert and your car(2022)

Gilbert Brown Foundation Custom & Classic Car Show & Benefit Candid Photo Gallery(2022)

2022 Car Show Award Winners 

Award Winner Pictures

Class 1 – Antique thru 1949

1st Place – Sue & Rick Stearns, Montello, WI with a 1941 Chevy (TNT) Sport Coupe   2nd Place  –

Class 2 – Street Rod 1920 -1948

1st Place – Ken & Linda Murkley, Berlin, WI with a 1947 Mercury Coupe   2nd Place –  Bill Frey, Prairie Du Sac, WI with a 1931 Ford A-Roadster

Class 3 – Stock 50’s & 60’s

1st Place – Joel Drees, Fond du Lac, WI with a 1953 Champion Studebaker  2nd Place – Joel Haseleu, Watertown, WI with a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro

Class 4 – Stock 70’s

1st Place – Rick Pattee, Waupun, WI with a 1970 Plymouth Roadrunner  2nd Place – Russell Kranz, BEaver Dam, WI with a 1977 Ford Mustang II

Class 5 – Stock 80’s 

1st Place -Robert Thill, Sheboygan, WI with a 1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass Salon  2nd Place –  S. Stevens. Green Bay, WI  with a 1989 Chevrolet Caprice Classic

Class 6 – Stock 90’s 

1st Place – Gene Sauer, Waunakee, WI  1994 Chevrolet Corvette    2nd Place – Jeff Scott, Rio, WI  with a 1996 Mercedes Benz SL 600

Class 7 – Stock 2000’s

1st Place – Kay Schoep, Green Lake, WI  with a 2018 Ford Mustang  2nd Place –  Jim Spennetta, Middleton, WI.  53562 with a 2021 Ford GT

Class 8 – Custom/Modified 50s-70s

1st Place – Tim Mace/Sandi Gosnell, Columbus, WI.  1957 Chevrolet Bel Air  2nd Place – Bob Ripp, Pardeeville, WI  with a 1968 Plymouth Roadrunner

Class 9 – Custom/Modified 80s

1st Place – Jim Economy, Wis. Dells, WI with a 1983 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2nd Place – Ryan Zimbauer, New Lisbon, WI with a 1987 Pontiac Trans Am GTA

Class 10 – Custom/Modified 90s

1st Place – Dustin Krueger, Pardeeville, WI with a 1991 Ford Mustang LX  2nd Place – 

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 –  Claude Woelfel, St Cloud, WI.  with a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro  2nd Place – John Immel / Lisa Haack, Fond du Lac, WI with a 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Class 12 – Motorcycle Custom

1st Place –  Gordy Rutkowski, 1996 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic    2nd Place – Sue & Rick Stearns,

Class 13 – Motorcycle Stock 

1st Place Kriss Boeck, Sun Prairie, WI  with a 2010 Harley Road King. 2nd Place – Steven Polega, Pardeeville, WI with a 1978 Harley FLH Anniversary Edition

Class 14 – Trucks Stock

1st Place –  Brian Dudek, Green Lake, WI with a 1950 Chevrolet 6400 2 Ton 2nd Place – John Reuter, Columbus, WI.  1992 GMC Sierra

Class 15 – Trucks Custom 

1st Place – Tony Klatt, Beaver Dam, WI with a 1951 Chevrolet 4400 2nd Place – Mike Cieliesz, Dalton, WI with a 1974 Ford Bronco

Class 16 – Rat Rods 

1st Place –  Mike Bowe, Mt. Calvary, WI.  with a 1928 Ford A  2nd Place – Jeff Marg, Appleton, WI   with a 1939 Dodge

Class 17 – Tuner/Import

1st Place – Frank Cirino Jr. Green Lake, WI with a 1953 MG TD   2nd Place – Scott & Jean Hanko, Wis. Dells, WI with a 2017 Jaguar F-Type

Class 18 – Special Interest 

1st Place  – Dan & Becky Waite, Wautoma, WI   with a 1969 AMC AMX  2nd Place – Marus & Heidi Hammitt, Plover, WI with a 2019 Mercedes Sprinter

Camper’s Choice Award

Tony Klatt, Beaver Dam, WI with a 1951 Chevrolet 4400

2021 Best In Show  

Mike Bowe, Mt. Calvary, WI.  with a 1928 Ford A

 

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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. and ends at Noon. We will not accept any registrations after noon.
$10.00 Donation to Register Custom or Classic Car

Call (608) 297-2002 for registration information.

  • 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.