2022 Muscle Car Adventures Road Tours

​ Wisconsin back roads are perfect for driving your Muscle Car the way it was meant to be driven.  Our guided tours are designed to give you some of the best of Wisconsin's back roads. 

 

The number of Muscle Cars in each tour will be limited to 15 - 18.  In addition, some tours will have required fees for samples and tours as indicated in the tour description.  For planning purposes, we have printed all fees at the tour stops.  They’ve always been there but now they are indicated up front when you register.

 

Staging for all Muscle Car 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.  Also, don’t forget to get gas before your tour!!

 

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 manner. 

SPIRITED” – These tours are for drivers (and their co-pilot) who are confident in themselves and their cars and who enjoy driving their Muscle Cars in a more aggressive mannor 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.

 

Hot Laps at the Dells Raceway Park will be available from 3:00pm – 5:00pm on Friday, September 27.  All of the tours scheduled for Friday will stop at the track at the end of their tours except Tour #1 that may not be able to return in time to go to the track.  Anyone else who would like to experience hot laps may travel to the Raceway on their own; or, we will lead a group there from the registration area at 2:45pm.

 

Your guide will schedule a rest stop on all long drives.

 

Please join us for the Sunday morning brunch and awards presentation.  (Brunch is included with your registration).  Guided tours will have a maximum number of cars for each tour. 

Please call Ed Saari at 309-530-9235 with any questions or arrangements for a separate guided group tour.

Many wine and beer tastings will have a tasting charge.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

By popular request we will again offer two track days at Dells Raceway Park.

The first day will be on Thursday, September 23 and the track will be available for participants in Muscle Car Adventureds from 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Friday, September 23, 2022
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Dells Raceway  Park       8:30am - 10:30am 

All Friday tours will travel to Dells Raceway Park at the start of their tours for hot laps on this amazing 1/3 mile paved ashpalt track.

If you are not on a tour, you may obtain directions from the registration area and drive to the track yourself.

No helmets, no tech requirements, just you and your Muscle Car on the track driving however you want.  It is you and the track!

Come and enjoy this unique driving experience.

These tours overlap; therefore, you may only choose one tour on Friday

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All Friday Tours will go to Dells Raceway Park first

 

Tour 1 - 8:15am– Scenic - Wild Rose Fish Hatchery, Clearwater Harbor Waterfront Restaurant and Lunch Creek Vineyards & Winery– Scenic - 4 ½  hours driving time, 196 miles

The Wild Rose area is an interesting area that's been delivering fishing fun and enhancing and restoring fish populations in Wisconsin for more than a century. Wild Rose State Fish hatchery grows more trout and salmon than any other and produces musky, sturgeon and walleye to test anglers statewide. For 2022, this is an expanded tour from 2021 as all of the facilities will be open for your enjoyment.  Hatchery tour topics include the Wild Rose Hatchery Tour, Ancient Lake Sturgeon, Invasive Aquatic Species, History of the Great Lakes Fishery, and a look at the past - Historic Wild Rose Hatchery.

 

For lunch you will travel to Clear Water Harbor, a beautiful restaurant.  Clear Water Harbor is in Waupaca, WI - a lakeside hub for summertime fun. The local restaurant has been owned and operated by the Meighan family for two generations, it’s the perfect place to grab a bite to eat and take in the beauty of the Chain O’ Lakes. 

 

On the way back to Chula Vista Resort you will stop at Lunch Creek Vineyards &Winery that is a locally owned business.  The decor in the tasting room was designed using reclaimed barn boards from a building that previously stood in the winery's current location. 

 

On the property we have a large variety of apple, plum, and cherry trees, and several varieties of blueberries, raspberries, rhubarb and strawberries that will be used in the production of wine.

www.dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/Fishing/hatcheries/wildrose.html   

www.clearwaterharbor.com   

www.lunchcreekwinery.squarespace.com 

 

 

 

Tour 2 - Led by Rob & Sherri Davis  – 8:30am - Spirited –Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin & Wisconsin Riverside Resort for lunch – 3 hours driving time, 128 miles

This tour will start with a 1 ½ hour wonderful spirited drive in the country to this destination.  Then a 2 hour tour features the interior spaces and exterior courtyards and gardens of Frank Lloyd Wright’s private residence, Taliesin.  Begun in 1911, Taliesin became Wright’s work-in-progress during the next 48 years, as he reworked and added to it, bringing it ever closer to its architectural ideal.  By passing through these magnificent spaces, filled with his original furnishings and art collections, you will experience the intimacy and genius of one of America’s greatest architects.  The cost of this amazing tour is $45.00 per person. 

 

You will eat after the tour at a near-by local restaurant, Wisconsin Riverside Resort, located on the banks of the lower Wisconsin River

www.taliesin.edu

www.wiriverside.com

 

 

 

Tour 3 – 9:00am - Scenic- Mid-Continent Railroad Museum and Scenic Train Ride, the Log Cabin Family Restaurant, Baraboo for lunch and Baraboo Candy– 2 hours driving time, 75 miles

Step back in time with a 55-minute round-trip train ride through rustic rural settings in restored 1915 railroad coaches.  The seven-mile, 55-minute round-trip train ride on a former branch line of the Chicago & North Western Railway nestled in a valley between the Baraboo Hills in rural Sauk County. Passengers ride in restored steel coaches built a century ago. An authentically attired conductor will call “all aboard!” before the train leaves from a historic wooden depot, built in 1894.The cost of this amazing experience will be $16.00 per person. 

Then visit the Mid-Continent Railway Museum filled with a nationally renowned collection of restored railroad equipment and displays from the 1885 – 1915 era of “The Golden Age of Railroading”.  Mid-Continent is much more than just a train ride. Explore the indoor/outdoor museum filled with award-winning restorations and railroad exhibits. In all, there are over 40 train cars and locomotives on display and more under restoration. 

 

After the train experience, you will have lunch at Log Cabin Family Restaurant in Baraboo and then travel to Baraboo Candy Factory as you return to Chula Vista Resort.

www.midcontinent.org

www.baraboocandy.com

 

 

 

Tour 4 - Led by Chris & Abby Peters - 9:30am –Spirited- Micro Car Museum, Base Camp Restaurant, Merrimac Ferry, Ice Cream and return via Durwards Glen & Pine Island Drive– 2 1/4 hours driving time, 100 miles

The Midwest MicroCar & Cycle Museum is located west of Madison in Mazomanie, Wisconsin.  In this quaint, yet historical and eclectic building you will find a rotating collection of some of the most bizarre and unique vehicles including microcars, bikes, mopeds, and more.  Driven by fun, it is meant to serve as a special place to look back in time at unique and bizarre means of getting around! 

 

After the Museum you will have lunch at the Base Camp Restaurant before travelling to the Merrimac Ferry, a cable ferry that crosses Lake Wisconsin.  On the other side, you will stop at a wonderful ice cream stand before travelling the Durwards Glen Road and the Pine Island Drive on the way back to the Resort.

www.midwestmicrocarmuseum.com

 

 

 

Tour 5 – 9:45am - Scenic - Wine, cheese and eat -Tumbled Rock Brewery & Restaurantand Carr Valley Cheese LaValle – 2hours driving time, 78 miles

Tumbled Rock Brewery & Kitchen located just down the road from the popular Devil's Lake State Park is an open kitchen restaurant and brewery that features a wood fired oven, pizzas and upscale pub food. The brewery features beers brewed in-house including alternating seasonal options. Tours and tastings are available in the brewhouse. A beautiful outdoor area is accessible for dining and drinking and offers plenty of adult outdoor games. Tumbled Rock Brewery & Kitchen is a family-friendly, year-round operation. 

 

After lunch you will tour to Carr Valley Cheese in LaValle for some delicious cheese.   Carr Valley Cheese Company is over one-hundred years old. Nestled amongst the rolling hills and lush pastures of central Wisconsin, we remain one of Wisconsin's traditional cheese plants, famous for making cheese the old-fashioned way!

Carr Valley Cheese has won numerous awards over the years and continues to offer delicious and unique Wisconsin Cheeses from our Aged Cheddar to our Cocoa Cardona. Try some of our quality Wisconsin Cheeses and taste our tradition.

www.tumbledrock.com

          

Saturday, September 24, 2022
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Tour 6 – Led by Chris Peters & Abby - 8:00am - Spirited – Mystery Tour–driving time, ??? miles (for a scenic Mystery Tour, please see Tour 9)

 

 

Tour 7 - 8:30am - Scenic - House on the Rock & Wisconsin Riverside Resort – 3 hours driving time, 128 miles

This is a very scenic drive to the famous House on the Rock.  The House on the Rock is more than just another unique tour of the original house built atop a chimney of rock.  This tour also includes the owners many buildings that contain eclectic, exotic and whimsical collections and displays.  Some of the displays include the world’s largest carousel featuring 260 handcrafted animals and 20,000 lights, The Streets of Yesterday, a Japanese Garden and much, much more.  If you have not been to the House on the Rock, this is a must-see destination and a place you will talk about for weeks and not be disappointed. Take a look at the video; you will not believe this house. There is an admission charge per person of $28.50 Adults/$26.50 Seniors.  It is well worth the admission and the ride to and from is free!! We will also have a lunch stop at the Wisconsin River Resort, a treat by itself. 

www.thehouseontherock.com

www.wiriverside.com

 

Tour 8 - Led by Rob & Sherri Davis - 9:00am - Spirited - Oshkosh and the EAA Historic Aviation Museum– 3 3/4 hours driving time, 170 miles

This will be a spirited drive via the lakes of Wisconsin to Oshkosh, WI.  At Oshkosh you will have the opportunity to visit the EAA Historic Aviation Museum.  The EAA AirVenture Museum is a museum dedicated to the preservation and display of historical and experimental aircraft.  The current updated museum and headquarters was built in 1982, opening in 1983. The museum's collection displays over one hundred and fifty planes.  There will be an admission charge of Adults $12.50 and Seniors and Veterans $10.50 payable at the entrance to the museum.  Lunch will be at TJ’s Harbor Restaurant on Lake Winnebago.

www.airventuremuseum.org

www.tjsharbor.com

 

 

Tour 9 – Led by Abby & Chris Peters9:30am - Scenic - Mystery Tour – ?? driving time, ?? miles

This is the same MYSTERY TOUR as in Tour 6 but driven in a more scenic manner. 

 

 

 

Tour 10 - 10:00am –Scenic– The Amish tour west to the largest Amish Settlement in Wisconsin and Wildcat Mountain, including stops at Down a Country Road and Old Country Cheese and lunch at Rockton Bar and Wild Things Fur – 3 ½ hours driving time, 153 miles

Take a fun drive west to Cashton, Wisconsin and Amish country where the largest Amish community in Wisconsin is located.  Your tour of Amish Country will start at Down a Country Road, a village of six gift shops located in the heart of Wisconsin's largest Amish community. Chuck and Kathy Kuderer and family (non-Amish) became friends with their Amish neighbors over 20 years ago.  In 1994 the Amish began building their gift shops on the Kuderer's farm to have an outlet to sell their handmade products. Today Chuck and Kathy continue to work with about 50 Amish families to sell their furniture, quilts, produce, baskets, jams and jellies, homemade candies and much, much more as well as some lovely non-Amish goods.Following time at the shops you will travel through the Amish area viewing some of the more than 300 Amish farms that are located in this area. 

 

Your tour will also include routes on Wildcat Mountain and also a stop at Old Country Cheese.  The Old Country Cheese Factory is located in the heart of the Amish community in Southwestern Wisconsin. They accept fresh can milk from 230 Amish milk producers who live around Cashton, Hillsboro, Tomah, Wilton, Sylvan, Readstown, Liberty Pole, and Chaseburg and theybring in 120,000 pounds of milk a day from over 230 Amish milk producers!

 

Lunch will be at Rockton Bar, one of the largest restaurants and bars in the area! Family owned and operated since 1969 they provide great food at reasonable prices.

https://www.facebook.com/Rockton-Bar-352720164854265/

www.downacountryroad.com

www.oldcountry cheese.com

Tour 11 – 10:30am –Spirited- Lunch at Edge of Dells and a fun, trip around Castle Rock Lake and Petenwell Lake– 2 ½ hours driving time, 125 miles

Come to Muscle Car Adventures late and enjoy this tour for lunch and a great tour.  Edge of Dells Restaurant is just a short distance away and is a local favorite featuring outdoor seating and a full menu.  Then it is on to a great trip around Castle Rock Lake and Petenwell Lake before returning to Chula Vista Resort to enjoy the late afternoon and the Meet ‘n Greet event.

www.edgeodells.com

 

 


Join us Saturday night as we caravan from Chula Vista Resort to Dells Raceway Park for an eventing of racing.  We will have a reserved parking for all the Muscle Cars.

You will see some exciting race in the Midwest Championship Weekend on Friday

Late Models, UMA Asphalt Mods, Sportsman, Bandit, Legends, CWRA-SLM

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Tour 12 - Led by Chris & Abby Peters7:30am – 9:30am – FOR NICKEY CARS ONLY - Spirited -A Fun Loop –Going West, Going FAST!!-1 ¾hoursdriving time, 72 miles

What a great way to spend your Sunday morning, just before the Awards Brunch.  You will travel North and West from Chula Vista Resort travelling around Castle Rock Lake and Petenwell Lake.  You will have fun going through some of the small towns east of the Resort. 

 

This will just be a fun, quick spirited drive with no stops. 

 

 

 

Tour 13 – 7:45am – 9:45am - Scenic - Lake Wisconsin and Castle Rock slower ride- go right-1 ¾   hours driving time, 72 miles

This is the time for a nice scenic tour north around Lake Wisconsin and Castle Rock.  You will be back in time for the Brunch.

 

 

 

Tour 14 - Led by Rob & Sherri Davis - 8:00am – 10:00am – Spirited - Lake Wisconsin and Castle Rock in a hurry!! - go right-1 ¾   hours driving time, 72 miles

This is a spirited tour north around Lake Wisconsin and Castle Rock going the opposite direction as Tour 13 – so don’t forget to wave and you’ll be back in time for the Brunch.

 

September 23 - 25, 2022

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