Guest Post: Dan at Vintage Torque Fest

Guest Blog!
My buddy Dan Podobinski is a photographer based out of Indiana, he attends a lot of the same type of shows that I do.  Since I can’t be everywhere at once, Dan was nice enough to share some of his images from the 2014 Vintage Torque Fest with all of you through the blog here. Okay class now all together say “Thank You Dan!” You may have seen some of his work recently in Car Kulture Deluxe Magazine, or on the HAMB. You need to go follow his page on Facebook here and buy some prints of his great photographs!


When one thinks about hot beds of this lifestyle known as hot rodding, Dubuque, Iowa almost certainly does not come to mind.  However, this charming little city on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi has whole heartedly embraced Vintage Torque Fest and has truly made it a part of the city.  From the kickoff cruise night in historic downtown until the very last cars roll out of town and head for home, Dubuque has proven to be a great host.

The event, which benefits the Helping Hannah’s Heart foundation, attracted cars from all over the U.S.A. and even Canada!  Mother Nature was much more forgiving this year, serving up only a few random sprinkles on Friday and breaking out in full sunshine for Saturday, making for a jam packed scene.  The improved weather also allowed for plenty of action on the clay oval, with everything from vintage flat track motorcycles and sprints to everyday hot rods making hot laps to the delight of the throngs of spectators.  In between the action there was plenty to do and see.  Live music, a nice little swap meet, tons of great lifestyle vendors and last, but not least, the car show itself!

Mark your calendar for next year’s Vintage Torque Fest and do what you can to make it to Iowa and be a part of the action.  If you would like to learn more about the reason behind this event, visit

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