WINTERFEST OF WHEELS FEB. 7-9
The 6th Annual Winterfest of Wheels returns to the Sioux Falls Convention Center Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, February 7, 8, and 9.
This premier event has been a mid-winter oasis for people to gather and view a unique assortment of cars, trucks, and bikes. The featured vehicle this year is a 1936 Stainless Steel Ford. There were six models produced and this is the only one that is privately owned and restored to perfection. As if that wouldn't be enough to entice you, there will also be a 1936 Auburn, (there were only 500 produced in '35 and '36), a limited edition 1968 Z28 Smokey Yunick Camaro, and a limited edition 2012 COPO Camaro.
Those three vehicles, along with the only red 70 Hemi Charger, are coming from Bob Marvin's private collection out of Warroad, Minnesota. Winterfest also features a special collection of vintage Harley Davidson motorcycles brought in for this show by J & L Harley Davidson and Dell Hofer of Fargo.
“The key components to the success of this show are recruiting the best cars from around the country, having entertainment for everyone in the family, and mixing it up with great vendors & sponsors,” says event volunteer Karen Leisinger.
Speaking of entertainment, this year's celebrity will be the stunning Peyton List. Peyton portrays Emma Ross, a bubbly teenager eager to reorder the world as she sees fit, and the only biological child to a high-profile celebrity couple, in the Disney Channel comedy series Jessie.
List was handpicked for Red Pages™ U.S. Hot 100™ list which predicts the up and coming talent in the world of film, TV, music, fashion, sports, literature and politics. Viewers will also recognize List as Holly Hills in Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days. Additional feature film credits include Disney’sTMThe Sorcerer’sTM Apprentice opposite Nicolas Cage, Remember Me with Robert Pattinson and Chris Cooper, and 27 Dresses opposite Katherine Heigl. Peyton also starred opposite her twin brother, Spencer List, in the indie thriller Bereavement.
List will be at the show from 1pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm on Saturday, Feb 8th. To meet her personally and get a photo and autograph opportunities, there will be a $5 charge which includes receiving an 8" x 10" photo of her.
This year’s theme is based on “Classic Used Cars”. It features memorabilia from Marv Spomer's Museum in Worthington, Minnesota. The event will also feature local celebrities along with several childhood cancer survivors (HEROES).
Winterfest also features an expanded Maxwell Food Equipment's “Ditch Your Man” room for those interested in shopping, along with a “Little Cruiser’s Garage” for shopping for those not able to reach the pedal yet. There will be a coloring contest, zoo animals, other youth entertainment and a model car contest. A “Man Cave” will feature swap meet-type items. Many automotive related vendors including parts manufacturers, builders, and performance engine vendors will have displays.
As it has been from the event’s inception, all profits from the Winterfest of Wheels Show go to the Cure Kids Cancer charity. To maximize the amount of money donated to the charity, all of the committee member’s work is strictly volunteer.
“Cancer in children is a tragedy for the entire family and helping the families affected by this terrible disease is very satisfying”, Leisinger says. “Last year we were able to donate $23,174 and we would like to see those numbers grow every year.”
Tickets for the show are available at the door or receive a discount by buying them at J & L Harley-Davidson or Big Sioux Powersports in Sioux Falls.
Show hours are 5pm to 10pm Friday, 10am to 9pm Saturday, and 10am to 4pm Sunday.
Admission is $9. Kids 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Weekend passes are available for $15.
Thanks to this year's sponsors, which include: J&L Harley Davidson, Dakota Digital, Straightlines Custom Restorations, Apex Performance & Fabrication, and Sanford Health.