|Classic cars, a veterans tribute and racing rubber duckies will take over Peaceful Valley on Sunday.|
Highlighting the day will be the 29th annual car show and swap meet hosted by Badgerland Classics & Customs, with free spectator admission.
Registration begins at 8 a.m., continuing until noon, with activities running until 4 p.m. There will be 27 classes with 90-plus trophies awarded. Special accolades will go to the best stock and modified GM, Fords, Mopar and Orphan vehicles, along with best of show and memorial trophies.
There will also be classes for motorcycles, with first through third prizes in stock, dresser customs and vintage bikes.
Antique snowmobiles will be on display along with tractors provided by the Northwoods Tractor Club.
There will also be a craft sale for the ladies and a bake sale hosted by Compassionate Friends.
During the car show, Thrivent Financial will be raising money in support of the Never Forgotten Honor Flight, which sends local veterans to Washington D.C., free of charge, to visit memorials in their honor.
Thrivent is inviting car show spectators to stop at the Sixth Avenue bridge, located right at the edge of Peaceful Valley grounds, during the car show to purchase tickets for a special raffle benefiting the Honor Flight.
Top prizes include four Brewer tickets to the Saturday, Sept. 13 game against the Cincinnati Reds, a big screen television, a battery-operated Lil’ Red Corvette remote controlled car and more.
Tickets are priced at $5 each or three for 10. The drawing will be held at about 3:30 p.m.
Also Sunday, the Antigo First downtown promotional organization will host Antigo’s Great Duck Derby, with a 50 percent jackpot payback.
The event will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., starting from the Sixth Avenue bridge. The course will be about 100 feet long, with races done in heats.
The winner of each heat will advance to the championship and a chance to win the cash prize.
Tickets for the ducks are $5 each, $15 for a “six quack” and $25 for a “quackers dozen.” Tickets may be purchased up to the start of the final heat.
For those wanting to get an early start on all the activities, Rick’s 45 Roadhouse will host a Hot Rods and Hogs Poker Run Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., with 100 percent payout and door prizes. The event begins and ends at Rick’s, located a mile north of Antigo off Highway 45.
CAR SHOW—Some members of Badgerland Classics and Customs posed with their vintage vehicles at Peaceful Valley Park, site of Sunday’s car show. From left are Larry and Trudy Hartman, ‘75, GMC 15 flatbed; Jeff Ralph, 1955 Chevrolet Camaro; Richard Boettcher, 1969 Chevy c-10; and Tim Keen with his 1969 Ford Ranchero.