General Information

Reminder:  No carry-ins permitted.  Your cooperation and understanding would be immensely appreciated.  Our mission is to continue our  30 year tradition to present a free car show for participants and attendees.  Monies raised from the sales of food and beverage  pays for shows expenses and profits are donated to various organizations in the community.



The show is open to collector cars & trucks that are 1987 & older.



The car show and all activities on the grounds are FREE to Old Car enthusiasts and spectators, including youth activities.


Old Car Registration

There are no registration fees and each old car registered will receive the following:
  1. 39th Annual Meet Dash Plaque – First 1,000 entrants
  2. Trophies – Opportunity to win one of over 35 trophies based on popularity vote in each class.
  3. Registration for FREE Miller Welder by raffle for car show owner participants (winner must be present at time of drawing to win)


Car Show Hours

Cars may enter the show field no earlier than 8:00 a.m. and will not be allowed into show after 2:00 p.m.
6:00 amVendor Set-Up
8:00 amShow Car Registration Opens @ Pavilion Stage
1:00 pmShow Car Voting Closes
2:00 pmVehicle Entry Closes
3:30 pmMiller Electric Co. Welder Drawing (MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN)
3:45 pmShow Car Award Presentations


Park Rules

Due to the heavy concentration and close proximity of the show cars in the park, strict fire regulation will be enforced. NO OPEN FIRES, grills, or cooking fires will be permitted in the park the day of the car show.

The show sponsors wish to encourage a minimum amount of car movement in the show area and that movement should be made at a safe and respectable pace as not to hazard participants or spectators. Flame throwing, burnouts and spinning of tires in park are strictly forbidden.


Food Available

A variety of food and beverages will be available on the grounds prepared by the Appleton Fox-Cities Kiwanis as it is their major fund raiser. The food stand is located on the west side of the pavilion, and there are additional food and beverage stands located throughout the park.


Swap Meet & Car Corral

A very popular and well-attended area has been designed within the park for a Swap Area and Car Corral.
Reservations for Swap spaces and Car Corral are available by filling out the form.
The Car Corral is a designated area where cars for sale are parked in a reserved paid-for space. Please note that NO FOR SALE SIGNS are allowed on cars parked in the car show display areas. Cars with For Sale signs will be asked to remove them and/or remove their car from the show.
The Swap and Car Corral are located on the northwest side of the park. Use park map for directions.
The entrance to the Swap Meet and Car Corral for vendors is the entrance to Piece Park from Prospect on the North side of the park. Swap vendors will use the right lane and circle down through the lower parking lot then stop, check registration and be guided to their stalls.
Vehicles entering the Car Corral will use the same north entrance off Prospect, but use the left lane through the entrance, stop for registration, then proceed by direction to the Car Corral.


First Aid & Emergencies

A first aid station has been established on the south end of the pavilion for any emergency. Police are available on the grounds during the car show. For best information or for an emergency, head for the registration stand in the pavilion.


Handicapped Parking

A handicap parking area has been designed just inside and on the west side of the Prospect Street entrance to Pierce Park.


Restroom & Toilet Facilities

A newly constructed restroom is located just off of the pavilion on its Northwest corner. There are also port-a-potties located throughout the grounds.


Invited Classics

The Appleton Old Car Show has invited a select group of Classics and Old Cars to participate in The GREAT MOTORING MEMORIES display.
This tented and roped-off area, east of the pavilion, presents some of the area’s classic automobiles and outstanding examples of unique and one-of-a-kind vehicles that have achieved prominence in automobile history.
Preference is given to brass-era antique and classic cars. In past years, many of the cars featured have received the prestigious honor of having been judged national winners in concours competition.
The public is invited to view these selected old cars. When enjoying any of the hundreds of cars on display please respect the value of these cars to their owners.