Informing you of Car Shows in Wisconsin and Illinois (maybe soon to your state) Cruise Nights too! Plus great interviews and topics!
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This Week's Show
Saturday, August 1, 2015
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Jeff & Jenny Kozlowski 

Wisconsin Big Cat Rescue Car Show

Program note:
We are going to talk with Jeff about the recent sightings of a "Big Cat" like creature in the Milwaukee area.

Wisconsin Big Cat Rescue is a safe place and a comfortable home for abused, neglected, and unwanted big cats and also to educate the public about these extraordinary animals and the actions that necessitate the need for Wisconsin Big Cat Rescue & Educational Center.

Currently, there are no laws to protect lions, tigers and leopards from becoming family pets, used a stage props or used in children’s petting zoos. These animals are purchased when they are cubs where they are under tremendous stress with people trying to tame them  for house hold pets and/or are penned up for kids to pet them. The additional tragedy is that when the animal becomes too large to manage or become sick they are released into the wild – or worse – in the urban areas. Many of them die diseased or destroyed.

It was Jeff and Jenny’s desire to rescue them and give them a place to grow old peacefully. Currently they have over 30 big cats in their care.

Their goal is to build a Big Cat Rescue Educational Center that gives these cats a chance at a peaceful and happy life, a chance for the public to learn about them, and protects them from the abuse that they endure elsewhere in captivity. This rescue is good for the community, its families, and the cats, and is federally licensed.

The rescue is open to the public and run on "Strictly Donations". The rescue does not receive any state, federal, or local funding; it functions entirely on its admission fees, donations, sponsorships, and volunteer work.

Here are the event details:

Saturday, August 8th
11 am to 3:30 pm
Firemans Park, Rock Springs, WI
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Contact Jeff 608-697-8643
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Tracy Gunderson
3rd Annual Cruisin’ Hwy 16

Tracy will be on the show talking about this really cool show that will be held at Ewald Chevrolet Buick.

The show is to raise money for Wounded Warrior Project. Vietnam Veterans will be grilling up specialties along with plenty of refreshments.

This show is open to all vehicles and fast becoming a well attended show.

The famous "Bluebeard" will be featuring many of his artist abilities including cartoon car drawings.

And... Captn Bob and Arlo will be cranking out the tunes throughout the day.

The first 100 registered will recieve dash plaques and gift bags.

Your chances to win plenty of door prizes throughout the day.

Here are more event details:

Sunday, August 16th
10 am to 3 pm
Ewald Chevrolet Buick, 36833 East Wisconsin Ave., (Hwy 16 East ) Oconomowoc, WI
Pre registration before July 17th $10.00, day of show $15.00
Spectators free,
Contact Tracey Gunderson  262-569-4322
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Last Week's Show
Saturday, July 25, 2015

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Dan Riedel

Elm Grove's Cruisin’ the Grove

This will be the 3rd year for this fast growing car and motorcycle show.

It’s growing because of the great people who organize the show like Dan. Its setting is using a beautiful street in downtown Elm Grove where it’s completely blocked off allowing classics, hot rods, customs and motorcycles to park. And it gives easy access for pedestrians to spend the day looking at the vehicles, visit with friends, go shopping and dine in several specialty restaurants.

Milwaukee Heat Youth Wheelchair Basketball team

The winning spirit of the Milwaukee Heat Youth Wheelchair Basketball team will be there helping the many volunteers.  In fact, it’s the youth that do the judging for this show.

You can see last year's show by going to Richie's Photos.

Music will be provided by Captn Bob and Arlo from Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio. They have a radio program here in the Milwaukee area with a listening audience that spans the globe.

The judging is done by well informed youths who were given lessons on what to look for when judging a car or motorcycle.

Here are the event details:

Downtown Elm Grove, Watertown Plank Road, Elm Grove, WI (the street is block off)
Registration fee is a donation to benefit Milwaukee Heat Youth Wheelchair Basketball, Spectators free, All makes and models cars, trucks & motorcycles, Dash plaques to first 100 registrants, awards, Youth Judging program, Vendors, food and beverages ( please no carry ins )
Contact 262-789-2500
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Scott M. Keller
Le May America's Car Museum

Le May America's Car Museum

America's Car Museum spotlights America’s love affair with the automobile. ACM is designed to preserve history and celebrate the world’s automotive culture.

The spacious facility houses up to 350 cars, trucks and motorcycles from private owners, corporations, and the LeMay collection.

With over 165,000 square feet plus a 3.5 acre show field AMC is dedicated to preserving and interpret the history and technology of the automobile and it’s influence on American culture.

AMC is more than car collections

The facility is more than a museum with displays including the LeMay Collection. It has areas where educational training in automotive preservation and restoration are held. ACM is host to many events because it’s a natural gathering place for enthusiast from around the world.

AMC hosts many events like Cars & Cigars

Check out America’s Car Museum.

Next Week's Show
Saturday, August 8, 2015

Gary Howell,
National Chairman at SEMA State Automotive Enthusiast Leadership Caucus

He will talk about how auto citizens can have an impact on the legislative outcomes within our states. We should know how to protect the rights to drive our classics on the roads within reasonable limits. Wisconsin already has a great reputation of car enthusiast working with legislative and Department of Motor Vehicle representatives.

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Dan Riedel

St. James 21st Annual Classic Car & Cycle Show

Event details:
Saturday, August 15
11 am to 3 pm
St. James Catholic Church, 830 County Rd NN E, Mukwonago, WI
Registration:Donation made to St. James Catholic Church, All makes and models and years and bikes welcome
Dash plaques to first 100, food-soda-beer, music by Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio, awards at 3pm, festival opens: kids games, book booth, rides start at 12 noon, lazer tag 3pm-8pm, face painting, deluxe Italian dinner, live music, no carry ins
Contact: Dan
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News Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Submitted by: Quaker Steak n Lube

Driving and Dragging with the Lube with
Hot Rod Adventures of Captn Bob and Arlo

Here are the details everyone has been waiting for. The idea is to cruise to Quaker Steak n Lube in Janesville, Wisconsin on Saturday, August 22nd. Have a big breakfast then cruise further down to the Byron Dragway in Byron Illinios. Spend the afternoon taking the hot rods, classics or just your regular street car down the track. Race each other or just against the clock.  Once we are done running down the track we will head on back Janesville for a great dinner.

You will have to register soon because it will be limited to 50 vehicles. You will not be charge until the day of the event.

Contact Beth for more information at 608-575-8786 or

News Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Submitted by: WHRR

Did you like the CAR CRAFT Summer Nationals?

If you liked the Car Craft Summer Nationals in Milwaukee, WI please let them know by contacting Jenny with The Enthusiast Network - sponsors of the show. We ask only positive comments.

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News Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Submitted by: WHRR

WHRR Teams Up with STRATMAN Design

Wait until you see what Captn Bob and Arlo will be rolling out soon.

With Christopher Stratman's help our WHRR website will have a major upgrade which will include improved car show listings, an improved swap stuff section, adventure videos, better content and editorals, more sponsor support and so much more.


News Date: Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Submitted by: WHRR

New Episode of Hot Rod Adventures of Captn Bob and Arlo

Episode: Greasers and Gamblers

This episode had the boys traveling, over 130 miles, to Joliet Illinois for the Greasers and Gamblers Rockabilly show. It was hosted by the Hollywood Casino.

We got to hang out with Bo Huff, the legendary custom car builder, see pre 64 hot rods, bobbers, bombers, customs and tail draggn’ sleds. A collection that included a build for Gene Pitney, a cool ride built by Barris and an orange severely custom ride.

On the scene were car clubs like the Trouble Shooters, Voodoo Kings, Scapegoats, Retarded Sparks, 5 Aces, Drifters and more.

The trip was smooth sailing all the way down but as you will see - the ride home was a little sketchy.

Click here to see the full episode of Hot Rod Adventures of Captn Bob and Arlo

News Date: Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Submitted by: Richie

42nd "Back to the 50's" photo album

Richie just posted a new photo album of this year's "Back to the 50's" in Minnesota. There were so many photos taken that it required him to make two full albums. So make sure you check both of them.

In fact, check out all of his albums. Each year Richie shoots over 30 thousand photos and has created a historical record of events throughout the country.

Check out all his great albums.

News Date: Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Submitted by: WHRR

New Swap Items Listed

1976 Dodge Custom 100 Warlock 4x2.

1958 Chevy Apache Panel truck
5  1970-81 GM F-Body side windows
4 Pontiac Rally II wheel centers

Click here to see the full Swap Stuff listings.

News Date: Monday, June 8, 2015

Submitted by: SEMA - SAN

U.S. Congress Introduces Bill to Reform Ethanol Mandate

Legislation (HR 704) has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to prohibit the sale of E15 (gasoline that is 15% ethanol) and eliminate the federal Renewable Fuel Standard’s (RFS) mandate that 15 billion gallons of corn-based ethanol be blended into the U.S. fuel supply each year.  The EPA has turned to sales of E15 to achieve the law’s artificial mandate.  Ethanol, especially in higher concentrations such as E15, can cause damage to older vehicles. 

Please Contact Your Member of Congress (contact information below) to Request Support for HR 704

  • Ethanol can cause metal corrosion and dissolve certain plastics and rubbers, especially in older vehicles that were not constructed with ethanol-compatible materials.
  • HR 704 would eliminate the unrealistic mandates imposed under the RFS such as requiring refiners to blend 36 billion gallons of biofuels by 2022.
  • HR 704 would prohibit the sale of E15 gas in order to help meet the artificial RFS deadlines.
  • HR 704 would protect older vehicles from the risks posed by E15. 
DON’T DELAY!  Please contact your Member of Congress in Washington, DC immediately to request their support for RFS reform.  Please email a copy of your letter to Eric Snyder at  Also, please forward this Alert to your fellow automotive enthusiasts.  Urge them to join the SAN and help defend the hobby!  Thank you for your assistance.

Click here to find your U.S. Member of Congress:

There's No Excuse :)

Thousands of you listen to the live show because you want to hear it first.

However, there are some of you that work on Saturdays. Some of you are at a cool car show. And some of you just don't want to get out of bed. So we hear you say..."Dude, sorry I missed the show! I can't listen to the radio!"

Here's the can listen to Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio any time you want. WHRR shows are available on this website so you can listen when you can. Just click on the show and listen...that's it.

So there is no excuse not to hear about all the car shows + hear interviews with famous people + be informed about important topics + listen to a little music and listen to the adventures of Captn Bob and Arlo.

So...GO TO OUR PAST SHOWS LIST...and pick a show.

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Captn Bob and Arlo Appearances

Click the event for more information

Weaver AutoFest - Madison, WI - Mar 28 - 29
Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly - April 2 - 5
Griffen Ford - Waukesha, WI - May 3

Automotion - Wis Dells, WI - May 16-17
Kulwicki Park - Greenfield, WI - May 23
Quaker Steak n Lube New Berlin - Jun 4
Cousin's Subs, Muskego, WI - June 5
Highway 41 Cruise, WI - Jun 6
Quaker Steak n Lube Janesville - Jun 11
Quaker Steak n Lube Middleton - Jun 18
Triange Cruise - Middleton - Jun 27
Quaker Steak n Lube New Berlin - July 2
Quaker Steak n Lube Janesville - July 9
Big Bend Cruise by River - July 10
Delavan Time Cars Forgot - July 12
Car Craft Summer Nationals - July 17 - 19
Quaker Steak n Lube Middleton - July 23
10th Annual Cars on Main Lannon - July 26
Gandrud Chevrolet - Green Bay - Aug 1
Elm Grove Big Car Show - Aug 2

Quaker Steak n Lube New Berlin - Aug 6
Big Cat Rescue - Rock Springs - Aug 8
Quaker Steak n Lube Janesville - Aug 13
St. James Mukwonago - Aug 15
Ewalds, Oconomowoc, WI - Aug 16
Quaker Steak n Lube Middleton - Aug 20
Cruisin to Byron Dragway - Aug 22
Stone Bank, WI - Aug 23
Pardeeville Car Show - Sept 5
Waukesha County Sheriff Car Show - Sep 12
Delafield Car Show - Sept 13
Grandville Business - Sept 20

Schedule Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio to DJ your car show in 2015!

Check the WHRR Car Shows / Cruise Nights Listing to find out where those two motorheads - Captn Bob and Arlo - will be.

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Thanks to all the businesses for supporting the Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio 2015 Calendar!

Ken's Custom Auto, LLC
Quaker Steak n Lube - New Berlin, Janesville and Middleton, WI - Thursday nights
Georgie Porgies - Oak Creek on Saturdays, and
Racine on Wednesdays

Gandrud Chevrolet Parts Center
Jo Coddington - Celebrity Appearances
Cruise-N-Park HWY 41 Car Show - June 6th
Woller-Anger & Company, LLC
Cruisin' The Grove Car Show - 2nd and 4th Mondays + big on street show - August 2nd
Mississippi Mayhem Car Show - Sept 11 - 12
B & B Automotive Towing & Recovery
Unique Events Specialty Shows
Ardy & Ed's Drive In
Nite Owl Drive In 414-483-2524
Kilpatrick Engine & Transmission
Hal's Harley-Davidson
Brett Mason - Hand Painted Lettering, Pinstriping & Gold Leaf
Iola'15 Show & Swap Meet - July 9 to 11th
Ken Foster Jr. Vintage Racing Posters
Speed Masters Hot Rod Club
Rods N Relics Car Club Car Show - June 28th Vintage Torque Fest Car Show- May 1-2nd
Iron Invasion Car Show - October 3rd
Retro Rewind Car Show - January 9, 2016
Starr Wheel Aligning
Fluegge Optical - Waterford
Jr's Cycle Products
Lorene Hirsch Amierican Family Insur.
McDonald's Car Shows - Tuesdays at 1st and Layton + Thursdays at Mt. Pleasant
Mark Phillips Modern Woodmen
Ol' Skool Classic Car Restoration
Bennett Coachworks
Borchardt's Speed Shop
Cool Hand Customs
Model Empire
Soupy's Gaskets
Blue Ribbon Beer Run Car Show - July 11th
Harley-Davidson Museum
Auto Parts & Services
Fibrenew - leather / plastic restorations
Performance Roofing Systems
U-Spray Custom Dry Stripping
3D Sound Company
ISI Instrument Restoration
Factory Five
Steel Horse Law
Madison Classics - Jefferson & Elkhorn
Action Organizing Services, LLC
Battery Saver
Voss Insurance Group, LLC
B'z Rods Classic Hot Rods and Race Cars
Seams Sew Perfect and Embroidery
American Garage Builders
Ken's Custom Auto, Inc. 414-235-4170
Closet Concepts Custom Storage Organizers
Metro Supersoft Weatherstrip
Wizards of Rods 34th Fun Run - June 19-21
Grandville Car Show - September 20
CMG Detailing
Hot Rods n Blues Car Show - June 28th
American Appraisers - 866-970-5024
Quality Awards, LLC
Vintage Works
Rally Insurance
Fresh Automotive Air Freshners
Byron Dragway
Wind Sports & Wellness, LLC
Final Coat
The Cars Time Forgot Car Show - July 12 - this year's host will be Dennis Gage of My Classic Car


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4900 South Moorland Rd
New Berlin, WI 53151
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