Aug 11-13, 2016

New Great Location!!! The Pioneer Airport on the EAA grounds in Oshkosh! 






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. 

After bursting at the seams the last few years, and after dealing with all the mud and dirt last year, we have decided to move venues!!! The Pioneer Airport on the EAA grounds will host our 2016 show. We are gaining so much from the new facility, and not losing the stuff you love about our event.  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 plus acres and acres of general camping! The Pioneer Airport is just as nostalgic as our former show grounds and we are gaining a TON of shade! <- check out what is at the Pioneer!

Our seven year track record speaks for itself. You know the level of entertainment we provide and that will not be compromised!

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

  • Bicycle show and organized vintage bike rides every day throughout the facility.
  • Expanded Swap Meet and Commercial Vendors.  Nice flat, large spaces. New indoor vending spaces!  
  • 100% period correct traditional hot rod and custom show area mixed with vintage planes.  
  • Much larger, dry and flat campground. LOTS of shade.
  • Daily camping passes available at the show. Camping can start as early as Wednesday at 8am!
  • LOTS of camp sites with power/water hookups! All camping is onsite. 
  • Dozens of hotels within a few minutes drive.
  • More room for show cars in a park setting, both meeting criteria and our expanded general car show area.
  • 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!
  • Ford Tri-Motor and 1929 Bi-plane giving rides during the show.
  • Discounted tickets to the EAA Museum with your paid admission to The Shakedown.
  • LOTS more we can't wait to tell you about! Keep watch on our site and Facebook page for updates!

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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