Aug 11-13, 2016

Moving to the Pioneer Airport on the EAA grounds in Oshkosh for 2016!





The Shakedown is Wisconsin's largest and oldest traditional hot rod and custom multi-day car show.  It also features a huge music festival featuring over 20 bands each year.  We get cars driven from all over the country.  A few years back, a friend labeled it "Summer Camp For Hot Rodders" and for many, that is exactly what it is. 

Exciting news!!!  We are moving to Oshkosh, WI to the Pioneer Airport on the EAA grounds!!! Same dates, same hours, same show, larger venue with expanded show car area, expanded camping with permanent shower and bathroom facilities and expanded vendor areas! We are NOT changing the layout of the event, same as always.  Minibike races, multiple stages with great bands, great vendors and a huge swap meet.  Vintage camping will be in a very nice area next to all the activities! Everything we have brought you for the last seven years is now in a larger venue with much more than ever before, plus it is just as nostalgic as our former show grounds. <- check out what is at the Pioneer!

Our track record speaks for itself. You know the level of entertainment we provide and that will not be compromised! Same show, same people, different but just as charismatic venue!  

There will be some new and VERY fun additions to the show:  

  • Organized vintage bike rides every day throughout the facility.
  • Expanded Swap Meet and Commercial Vendors.  New indoor vending spaces!  
  • Indoor car display plus 100% period correct traditional hot rod and custom show area.  
  • Much larger, dry and flat campground. Stream running through it and LOTS of mature trees.
  • Daily camping passes available. Camping can start as early as Monday of show week!
  • LOTS of camp sites with power/water/sewer hookups! All camping is onsite. 
  • Dozens of hotels within a few minutes drive.
  • More room for show cars, both meeting criteria and our general car show area.
  • Park like setting for cars meeting criteria.
  • Expanded section for 1965 and newer and cars not meeting criteria.
  • Onsite beer sales.
  • Great new food vendors plus some you will recognize from before.
  • Great local hot rod friendly restaurants and bars.
  • Great local attractions, museums, shopping and more! Close to the show!
  • LOTS more we can't wait to tell you about! Watch here for our announcement! Those worried about this event losing its charm and character will NOT be disappointed!  

Dates for 2016 are Aug 11-13. Always the second full weekend in August!

The Shakedown is a unique gathering of cars, culture and music that just has to be experienced in person. When you get here you will understand why it is so special to so many people.





Our 2016 event

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2016 Show Poster
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