Cedar Rapids, IA Cars

Gigantic Monster Trucks Preparing to Crash Into Cedar Rapids

Three days of car-crushing entertainment are coming to Cedar Rapids during the month of October. Mega Monster Trucks Live is bringing the behemoth Monster Trucks to the Alliant Energy Powerhouse Arena in Cedar Rapids for four shows over three days in the middle of October. There's a show on Friday, October 15 at 7 p.m.; two shows on Saturday, October 16, at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.; one show on Sunday, October 17 at 2 p.m. And we're giving you the chance to win a free 4-pack of tickets!
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The Old Thresher’s Steam Whistle: Four Generations of Dewees

It started in the fifties when H.D. Dewees, a farmer from Marion, Iowa, was on a trip to Florida. On the way home he went by a Navy shipyard and, unable to contain his interest in machinery and all the activity, stopped for a tour. It just so happened that a big steam ship, known as a Liberty Ship, was being decommissioned and torn apart. H.D. noticed the big steam whistle from the ship. Being an avid attendee and participant of the Old Thresher’s Reunion in Mt. Pleasant, he asked if he could buy the steam whistle.
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Convoy of century-old steam-powered cars rolls to a close in Coralville

A convoy of steam-powered cars older than most residents rolled across parts of eastern Iowa this week. The 23-car tour took off from Cedar Rapids Saturday and came to a close at the Antique Car Museum in Coralville Thursday, with stops at the Amana Colonies, Marengo, Stone City, Anamosa and Kalona along the way.
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Monticello Express

The Monticello Express

When Kromminga Motors celebrates its 51st anniversary with an event Saturday at the Great Jones County Fairgrounds, it will showcase the continuation of a word owner Greg Kromminga uses often: legacy. “I’m third generation, and (son) Karson is with the business, so the fourth generation is on board,” Greg said....
Cedar Valley Daily Times

Vehicle restorations showed in Blairstown connect fathers and sons

When: Saturday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. (registration and prizes) 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (cruise) Where: Cruise starts on East 4th Street at the Benton County Courthouse. Kevin Ward of Belle Plaine drove a restored baby blue Chevrolet pickup to the Blairstown Car Show on September 4. What makes it a standout is the truck still has its original plates from December 11, 1965.

Taking a slow boat to Cassville

A bald eagle swooped before us as we slowly motored downriver. Soon we spotted its nest high in a bankside cottonwood. We were cruising the Mississippi River on a day trip from our home in Cedar Rapids. Instead of riding in a speedboat or an excursion steamboat replica, we were on the Pride of Cassville Ferry heading for Wisconsin.

Queen of the Ring Demolition Derby winner is forever young

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - Mud, smoking engines, and leaking vehicles are all part of the demolition derby experience, but a 74-year-old behind the wheel is something you don’t see every day. “It’s crazy,” said Mary Umbarger of Keystone. “You get plenty of bangs, but you try to hit them...

Appraisals, restringing among offerings at Sept. 26 doll show

Maquoketa will host the 40th annual doll and toy show at the AmericInn Sunday, Sept. 26. Dealers will be present from throughout the Midwest with dolls and accessories dating from the 1800s to modern for sale. Joe Davis of Cedar Rapids will be doing restringing and other minor repairs during...
Cedar Valley Daily Times

36th Vinton Cruise takes to the streets Sept. 11

The 36th Annual Vinton Cruise will have classic cars hit the streets around town from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11. Registration goes from noon-4 p.m. in front of the Benton County Courthouse with a $10 registration fee. Participants will have the opportunity to win door prizes, and the first 400 registrants receive a dash plaque.

To The Truck On 380, Thank You

If you live in Waterloo and find yourself driving to Cedar Rapids, then you know it's a straight shot on 380 to get back and forth. I have family in Cedar Rapids, so I find myself making the hour drive a lot. Yesterday as I was driving, I had some...

News Flash

Off-road utility vehicles are required to be titled and registered in the owner’s county of residence. Registration renewals for off-road vehicles (ATVs, snowmobiles, ORMs, and ORVs) begins September 1. Registrations are valid January 1 through December 31 annually. The deadline to renew registrations for off-road vehicles is December 31. Registrations...

Owner Takes Ford Mach-E GT Performance Edition To The Drag Strip

The owner of a brand-new Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition has taken it to a drag strip to see how quick it is in the real world, and has shared his experience online with fellow enthusiasts. You probably know that Ford has only recently begun deliveries of the Mach-E...