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Pontiac Adventures Road Tours for 2024

The number of Pontiacs in each tour will be limited to 20.  In addition, some tours will have required fees for samples and tours as indicated in the tour description, as we have done in the past.  For planning purposes, we have printed all fees at the tour stops. 

 

Staging for all Pontiac Adventure road tours will be in the road adjacent to the registration area 15 minutes before launching.  As is our policy, we will launch all tours on time.  You will receive a route map of all tours you have signed up for in your welcome packet.

 

Please also remember that most brewery and winery tours require closed toe shoes.  We can’t emphasize this enough. . . every year someone forgets – please don’t be the one.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION – TOUR DESCRIPTIONS

“SCENIC” – This will be a relaxed, leisurely drive through the countryside.  Take in the scenery and the beauty of the land and enjoy the sights of the countryside driven in a relaxed manor. 

SPIRITED– These tours are for drivers (and their co-pilot) who are confident in themselves and their cars and who enjoy driving their Pontiacs in a more aggressive manor as the opportunity presents itself on a tour.  Slower, more cautious drivers should either drive from the back of these tours or limit themselves to “scenic” tours for maximum enjoyment of everyone. 

Friday, September 27, 2024
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Friday, September 27

Tour 91- Scenic - 7:50am -Country Crate Confectionery, Union Star Cheese & Willow Creek Creamery, Log Cabin Bar & Restaurant & Vines and Rushes Winery  Led by Jeff & Heather Fiess

The first stop will be at Country Crate Confectionery a family owned candy store in Wautoma, WI that has been serving the community since 2016. They have a wide array of confections, homemade fudge, gift baskets, balloons, sugar free candy, gourmet chocolates, and more.

The second stop will be Union Star Cheese & Willow Creek Creamery.  For four generations Union Star Cheese & Willow Creek Creamery has taken pride in being Wisconsin’s Finest. Their products are crafted from the finest ingredients and exacting qualities that you’ll taste in every bite. Enjoy Wisconsin’s finest cheese and dairy products.

You will then drive to the Log Cabin Bar & Grill outside Ripon for lunch.  This out of town bar & grill has reasonably priced food and a large paved parking lot.

After lunch you will travel to Vines and Rushes Winery.  Their focus is on cold hardy grape varieties capable of surviving Wisconsin's frigid winters.  Our wines are an expression of the soil, climate, farming and winemaking practices that provide a sense of place to each wine. You'll taste their commitment to a quality, Wisconsin grown wine with every sip.

Your guide will take you on more back roads as you travel to Dells Raceway Park for hot laps.

www.stardairy.com  www.countrycrateconfectionery.com   www.vinesandrushes.com

4 hrs 30 min driving time, 208 miles

 

 

Tour 2 – 8:00am – Spirited - Josh’s Delightful Driving Tour – Led by Josh Herrell

If you have been on one of Josh’s Tours before, then you know what to expect, and I bet you will be back!  If you have not had the experience yet, then here is what you will enjoy.

 

This tour is geared towards those of you that have modified cars with upgraded handling, braking, suspension & power.  If you are looking for a gentle sight-seeing drive, then please choose one of the other 3 tours on Friday.  This tour is about driving, and you will be driving in an enthusiastic fashion.  

 

You will start with a lengthy morning cruise, leading to your only main stop.  That will be a lunch stop to get needed nourishment, which you will probably need after the drive!  The scenery will be awesome, but it will pass by quickly on fun driving roads.  After lunch, you will be heading back on more fun driving roads, and there will be at least one comfort/gas stop planned.  Your tour will end at Dells Raceway Park where you will have the opportunity to take your car out for Hot Laps on the track.  

 

This tour will be a lot of fun for those who love to drive!

x hrs xx min driving time, xxx miles

 

 

Tour 3 – 9:30am - Scenic - Devils Lake State Park, Ice Cream, Merrimac Ferry,  lunch at Fitzs On The Lake and Baraboo Candy.  Led by Ken Boyd

On the way you will first stop at Baraboo Candy travel who has been producing hand-made chocolate goodness since 1981. Recognized world-wide as the home of The Original CowPie!®, and other cow candies including MooChews™. They also specialize in Caramel, Toffee, Fudges and Brittles as well as utilizing a variety of nuts including Pecans, Cashews,

Peanuts, and Almonds.

You will then cruise on part of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail along the south bank of the Wisconsin river.

Devils Lake is situated along the Ice Age National Scenic Trail. Devils Lake State Park offers magnificent views from 500-foot quartzite bluffs overlooking a 360-acre lake. You will travel down the east side of the lake area have time for some ice cream before boarding the Merrimac Ferry for the trip across the Wisconsin River.

Taking the ferry across the river, you will then go to Fitz’s On The Lake, a family restaurant in Lodi WI offering dinner specials and lunch deals. They are located on the shores of Lake Wisconsin.

Food hint – try the incredible deserts first!!

 

www.baraboocandy.com www.newglarusbrewing.com  www.narrowscreekwinery.com

2 hrs 13 min driving time - 93.1 miles

 

 

 

Tour 4 – 10:00am - Scenic - The Local Sights & Scenes Tour.  Led by Mike and Charlene Molitor

If you like to get out and enjoy driving your Pontiac at a leisurely pace, this is the tour for you!  Join Mike & Charlene, local Pontiac enthusiasts, who love to enjoy their classic Pontiac on the road.  

 

They will take you north from Wisconsin Dells for some fun driving and scenic stops.  You will visit Castle Rock Dam, and see both sides of Castle Rock Lake.  There are a couple of short comfort stops planned as you make your way around the lake.  

 

Then you will be heading for lunch in Mauston, WI at Dairy Island.  It is described by many as a “Charming Mom & Pop Diner”, and they love hosting car groups.  They have a diverse menu at reasonable prices.  

 

After lunch you will make a short stop at a local orchard, and then it is “off to the races!”  Your tour will finish at Dells Raceway Park where you will get an opportunity to take your Pontiac out for some hot laps!

x hrs xx min driving time, xxx miles

Saturday, September 28, 2024
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Tour 5 – 1:30pm - Spirited -headed to Hillsboro Drag-Away, eat at track, and then back just after dark

Led by Joe Morgan

 

Tour 6 – 1:45pm - Scenic -Lunch and then headed to Hillsboro Drag-Away, eat at track, and then back just after dark - Led by Chris Wachel & Deb Stebane

x hrs xx min driving time, xxx miles

Sunday, September 29, 2024
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Tour 7 – 7:15am - Scenic - Going east and north going scenic for fun - Going Left

1 hr 24 min driving time - 61.2 miles

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