The 24th Annual Vintage Celebration
Botham Vineyards & Winery • 8180 Langberry Road, Barneveld, Wisconsin
Sunday, August 11, 2019 • Featuring TRUCKS
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.**
They tell stories all by themselves; people need not even be mentioned. They are powerful and humble, the mighty workhorses of generations. Doolies and diesels, Fords and Chevys and the venerable Dodge Ram. Big trucks and car trucks (the famous Ford Ranchero and my father’s daily driver, the Chevy el Camino), for farm work and hunting, hauling and towing, these muscle-built machines reveal art and beauty that is all their own. The very first was built by Henry Ford (of course), his 1925 Model T Runabout, Willys built the first Four Wheel Drive model (1947) and in 1959, Datsun introduced the Compact Truck to its American customers; later came heavy-duty and light-duty, the Cummins Diesel and the crew cab. Trucks for every chore and exercise, on and off the road. And at the 24th Annual Botham Vineyards Vintage Celebration on Sunday, August 11, 2019, TRUCKS will take center stage.
Of course these fabulous TRUCKS will be accompanied by entries from all makes, models and eras; sleek, fast, rare, foreign, domestic, touring, racing, Sunday drivers and showroom stock, woody wagons, pre-war, post-war, American Muscle; ragtop, droptop, T-top, Coupe; boots and bonnets, vintage leather and more; all with stories, all with history, all displayed against the lush backdrop of this breathtaking vineyard at the height of the growing season and here to revel in the aesthetic allure of vintage auto-motion.
They are the vehicles of our youth and of our parents’ youth, cars that made history, that drove us to adulthood, that captivated our hearts and have never let go. The Vintage Celebration is a day replete with extraordinary sights and once-in-a-lifetime photo moments, incredible picnic food, Primitive Culture live on the terrace 11a – 4p; outdoor wine service, family, friends and so much more. Adult admission is just $10, children under 12 are admitted free of charge with an accompanying adult. No carry-in alcohol and no pets, no exceptions. Spectator parking is free and plentiful. Botham Vineyards is a smoke-free venue, buildings and grounds.
Doors open to the public at 10:00 a.m. Pre-2000 vehicles of any make and model are welcome to register. Vintage clothing welcomed and encouraged. Please join us. It’s a day for making memories in a setting beyond compare.
To register a pre-2000 vehicle in the show, please complete your entry by visiting our online entry page here or download the entry form at right (PDF) and do one of the following:
- By Mail: print, complete and mail the entry form to 8180 Langberry Rd. Barneveld, WI 53507
- By Phone: call toll free: 1-888-GR8-WINE (478-9463) and give us your information
- By Email: send us a message at [email protected] using the entry form as a guide
Entrants please see rules at right (PDF) for details.
* * The event is open to spectators from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. * *
Adults $10 • Children Under 12 admitted free with paying adult. Parking is free and plentiful.
All registration fees as well as a portion of the day’s proceeds will be donated to the Iowa County Humane Society, a no-kill shelter in Dodgeville, Wisconsin.
Please note: No pets will be allowed on the grounds. No exceptions. No carry-in alcohol please. Botham Vineyards is a smoke-free venue, building and grounds.