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Henry Gregor Felsen Tribute Car Show

About the Event

HGF Car Show

“Remembering the spirit and the books of Henry Gregor Felsen”

Registration will be held from 9-12, with awards at 3 pm.  The Top 25 hot rods will be given awards, along with 6 special awards.  A DJ, food vendor, pinstriping, and Valve Cover Races will all be featured during this event.

Pre-Registration is $20 (by Sept 1), and day of show registration is $25.

For more information, please click here.

This year, the show in Valley Junction will have it’s first ever pinup contest! Hosted and emceed by Mimi Meow, the show will have 10 contestants competing for the top 3 prizes:

1st Place-“Hot Rod Honey”-Crown, Studio or on location shoot with THREE award winning master photographers: Johnson Photography, Whitey Ilvess, and Holly Felsen Welch, publication in Nostalgia Drag World Magazine event coverage, Gift Certificate to Mint LA, Sash, Goodie Bag

2nd Place-“Crash Club Cutie”-Mini photoshoot following contest, Sash, Goodie Bag

3rd Place- “Street Rod Sweetheart”-Sash, Goodie Bag
All contestants should report at the start of the car show to mingle and sell raffle tickets. This is important because it is your time to campaign for spectators to vote for you by placing monetary donations in your jar before the contest starts. Spectators: Bring your cash to vote for your favorites! All proceeds from this portion of the event will be donated to scholarships for students attending mechanic and auto programs to keep car culture alive!

Contest Rounds:
Pre-show-campaigning and selling raffle tickets. Contestants will get spectators to vote for them by placing money in their jar at the contest table.

Round 1: Contestants are introduced with their bio. Contestants will do 3 poses for the photographers and judges as their bio is read. They will be asked one random question about vintage culture. They will be judged on hair, makeup, attire, and personality in their poses and answer.

Round 2: Top 5 announced. Each contestant will be asked why they should win the title of Hot Rod Honey. Judges will rank their top three.

Winners will then be announced and will be available for pictures!

We are in need of volunteers at the HGF Car Show.  Please sign up by clicking the button below:



Sunday, September 16, 2018
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM


Historic Valley Junction

5th Street

West Des Moines, IA 50265

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