FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                   CONTACT: Galen Muller (319) 465-5119

January 30, 2024           

The celebration of unique and classic vehicles returns to Monticello, Iowa

with the O’Reilly Auto Parts Rod & Custom Car Show Feb. 24-25 

A winter tradition returns to Iowa when KCRG TV9 Presents the O’Reilly Auto Parts Rod & Custom Car Show. The affordable family fun event is now in its 55th year celebrating a stunning lineup of vintage street rods, custom cars, street machines, hot pickups, race cars and custom motorcycles.

Special celebrity guest this year is John Schneider, star of the hit show “Dukes of Hazzard” and a successful actor and recording artist. This will be John’s second visit to the event. Schneider will be available for autographs, photos and conversation Saturday noon to 4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This affordable fun event again will be held at the Monticello Berndes Center, 766 North Maple Street in Monticello, only 35 miles from Cedar Rapids or Dubuque on U.S. Highway 151.

Each year attendees can participate in awarding of prizes. Spectators will receive official voting ballots at the door to vote for the following People’s Choice Awards: Car/Pickup, Motorcycle, and Model Car. As always, exhibitors have the opportunity to win trophies from McAllister Electrical Services and cash awards from Citizens State Bank.

In addition to the vehicles, added attractions include:

·       3-D Sound Company DJ Dave Palmer will provide music and commentary and serve as awards MC Sunday for the 25th consecutive year;

·       Caricature artist David Fliss of Flissart Entertainment, will provide free caricatures for attendees;

·       “Papa Balloon” artist Mark Garvey will be making free balloon creations.

An impressive selection of scale model cars will compete in four categories for trophies and model car kits in the 39th Annual Model Car Contest.

Special souvenir items including posters and T-shirts will be available.

Show hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Awards presentation is set for 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $12 for adults, $5 for children. Children 12 and under are admitted free with a paid adult. Get $1 off by bringing a can of food to benefit Four Oaks family programs. Parking is free.

For more information visit or phone (319) 465-5119. Show weekend phone is (319) 465-6640.