2020 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 23, 2021
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 24, 2021
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
All Friday Tours will go to Dells Raceway Park first
Tour 1 – 8:00am - 6 ½ hours driving time, 300 miles– Spirited - Kettle Moraine Drive, a local restaurant and more
The Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive is a designated scenic route in southeastern Wisconsin that links the two units of the Kettle Moraine State Forest.
The route traverses through scenic and historic areas, including landscape shaped by glaciers from the latest ice age, known as the Wisconsin glaciations.
During the drive you will have a chance to eat at a wonderful local restaurant.
Tour 2 – 8:30am - 4 ½ hours driving time, 182 miles – Scenic - Hydes Chapel, Hydes Mill, & Base Camp Restaurant
***Photo Tour*** This tour is all about the wonderful scenic route with several interesting places to visit and a wonderful restaurant. If you are looking to just enjoy a day touring with several stops with fantastic photo opportunities, this is the tour for you.
After travelling along the the Bluffs of Baraboo and Lake Wisconsin you will stop at Base Camp Café in Mazomanie, WI for lunch. From the moment you enter Base Camp, you know you are in a special place. You will love the inviting purple decor and relaxing vibe and the food is outstanding.
Hyde Mill is one of Wisconsin photographer’s favorite subjects. It’s located in Ridgeway in Iowa County in Southwest Wisconsin and is a rare wooden water wheel mill located on a stone dame at the original site of the 1850 dam on Mill Creek.
This will be a great place to stop and take pictures and hopefully, the river will be turning the mill wheel!
Hyde Chapel is nestled against a backdrop of glorious Wisconsin countryside. Hyde Chapel is deeply rooted in the history of Iowa County. Originally known as the Mill Creek Church, the Chapel was built in 1861, instituted on January 14, 1862 and proudly inducted into the National Registry of Historic Places.
Tour 3 – 9:00am - 4 ½ hours driving time, 208 miles - Spirited - Led by Rob & Sherri Davis - Country Crate Confectionery, Star Dairy Cheese, Log Cabin Bar & Restaurant, Ripon & Larson's Clydesdales
This tour is simply going to take your breath away as you will have the opportunity to be up close with Clydesdales like you have never seen them before.
You will make three stops before the Clydesdales.
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 Weyauwega Star Dairy. For four generations Weyauwega Star Dairy 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 Larson’s Famous Clydesdales at their home on the Larson farm for a 90-minute guided tour and show including a grandstand performance by the Clydesdales. This is one of the only places in the United States where visitors can see fourteen Famous Clydesdale's, close-up and personal. A truly exciting, entertaining, and fun 90-minute guided Tour with a short Grandstand Show. The cost of this amazing experience will be $15.00 per person, cash only please. Parking is on flat grass alongside the country road.
Your guide will take you on more back roads as you travel to Dells Raceway Park for hot laps.
Tour 4 - 9:30am – 2 hours driving time - 87.7 miles, Scenic - Summit House Restaurant and Carr Valley Cheese, La Valle
Spend your Thursday afternoon on a really fun route with some great straight-a-ways and some wonderful curves and half way through the cruise stop and have a great meal at Summit House Restaurant. After that you will continue on some fun roads to Carr Valley Cheese in La Valle to sample their cheeses before heading back to Chula Vista Resort. What a great way to start off your fun driving with us at Chula Vista Resort.
Tour 5- 10:00am – 1 hour driving time, 40 miles – Spirited - Log Cabin Family Restaurant in Baraboo, Baraboo Candy Co, International Crane Foundation
The International Crane Foundation is the only place on Earth where you can see all 15 of the world’s crane species!
Located in Baraboo amid the farmlands of southern Wisconsin, the International Crane Foundation’s headquarters are just ten minutes from the Wisconsin Dells and surrounding Baraboo Hills. Visitors to the site may enjoy a guided tour of the world’s cranes, take a hike on our nature trails, and browse nature-themed items from around the world in the gift shop. These are amazing birds and you will see them in a wonderful habitat. Adults (ages 18+) are admitted at a discounted rate of $10.00 per individual.
You will also have lunch at the Log Cabin Family Restaurant in Baraboo, rated as the number one restaurant you’ll want to eat at in Wisconsin in 2020 by the web site
Another stop on this tour will be an old favorite, Baraboo Candy Company,so you can satisfy your sweet tooth. They feature handmade Chocolates, Fudges, Brittles and Toffees, Taffy, Hard Candies and Retro Goodies. Home of thefamous Original Cow Pie!
Saturday, September 25, 2021
Tour 6 – 8:00am - 4 hours driving time, 176 miles - Spirited - Led by Rob & Sherri Davis - Central Wisconsin Craft Collective –Great Northern Distilling, Mikey's Bar & Grill, Stevens Point Brewery and Sunset Point Winery
If you like to SIP a little and eat at a fantastic restaurant, this is the tour for you!
You will head north fast and spirited to the Stevens Point area for your first stop, Great Northern Distilling to taste handcrafted spirits made from local ingredients. This is Central Wisconsin’s first small-batch distillery making handcrafted spirits from local ingredients featuring award winning vodka, gin, rum and whiskies.
Then it is on to Mikey’s Bar & Grill with seafood, steaks & pub fare, plus 67 draft beers, in a funky tavern with patio seating.
After a relaxing lunch it will be time to visit two more stops of the Central Wisconsin Craft Collective-Stevens Point Brewery and Sunset Point Winery.
Stevens Point Brewery is established in 1857 one of America’s longest-running breweries. Home to Point Special Lager, Point Craft Beers, Ciderboys Hard Ciders, Whole Hog Brews, Point Sodas, and now Tea Runner Hard Iced Tea. You are going to love this brewery.
Before leaving Stevens Point, you will head over to Stevens Point Winery and when you step into our tasting room they want you to relax. You should feel like your living room away from home. Stevens Point Winery carries products for everyone; you don’t need to love wine to enjoy the atmosphere and the 2nd story view of the river and city.
Tour 7 - 8:30am – 4 ¼ hours driving time, 196 miles – Spirited – Led by Chis Peters & Abby Sielaff - Mystery Tour (for a scenic Mystery Tour, please see Tour 9)
Tour 8 - 9:00am - 4 hours driving time, 177 miles – Scenic - Driftless River Run - The Ultimate Driving Tour - with a lunch stop at Tumbled Rock Brewery & Kitchen
It’s all about the Drive!! The Driftless River Run is one of the most beautiful roads in the Midwest. This route was designed to weave through the Driftless region with its many scenic areas including rivers, ponds and amazing rock formations and great views.
To start the drive, you will first stop at Tumbled Rock Brewery & Kitchen for a great lunch. The restaurant has a cozy open concept restaurant with a full bar, huge fireplace and a comfortable lounge. Our food is old world and home food with a modern twist and full flavors.
Then you will enjoy a scenic ride along the lower Wisconsin State Riverway before heading north on the back roads to Dells Raceway Park.
Tour 9 – 9:30am - 4 ¼ hours driving time, 196 miles – Scenic – Mystery Tour
Tour 10 - 10:00am – 2 ¾ hours driving time, 113 miles - Scenic - East to Amish Country, bakery, cheese, woodworking & Wayside Restaurant
***Our most complete Amish tour ever!! This is a new revised tour from 2020 adding some additional Amish stops and a revised route where you will visit some amazing Amish countryside. You will cruise east to an Amish community in Green Lake County travelling the back roads by and through the little town of Dalton and Kingston.
You will stop at fine Amish businesses, the Pleasant View Bakery featuring freshly, homemade baked goods including cinnamon rolls, a variety of breads, cookies, pies, jams, and much, much more as your first stop.
Your next stop will be Mishler’s Country Store right in the heart of Amish Country. At Mishler's Country Store you will find a huge variety of bulk foods, bulk spices, produce, canned and jar goods, kitchen utensils, oil lamps, herbal medicines, doilies, cookbooks, candy, gifts, toys, and more so come back and bring your pick-up truck!! If you have time, stop across the street at the Lilac Furniture Gallery to see their store of Amish furniture.
Then you will cruise to Salemville Cheese Factory with its award-winning blue-veined cheeses crafted in the heart of Wisconsin. They make 3 types of blue cheese: Amish Blue, Gorgonzola and a smoked blue cheese. These cheeses are renowned for their smooth, earthy flavor that perfectly accentuates burgers, salads and cheese plates. If you are lucky, Nelson will give you an overview of the cheese factory.
Next you will stop for lunch at Wayside Repair Restaurant. Yes, it’s an Amoco filling station but also a wonderful restaurant right in the heart of the Amish countryside.
Last but not least, you will stop at Oven Fresh Bakery on the way back to Chula Vista Resort.
Most, if not all, of these businesses in Amish Country only take cash – so bring plenty!!
Tour 11 – 10:30am –3 hours driving time, 104 miles – Spirited - Sunset Harbor Bar & Grill - Lake Wisconsin via Pine Island Wildlife area , The Merrimac Ferry, Ice Cream and Baraboo Candy
This is going to be a fun spirited tour starting out with a lunch stop at Sunset Harbor Bar & Grill on the shores of Lake Wisconsin. To get to lunch you will speed down the side of Lake Wisconsin on through the Pine Island Wildlife area then head southwest along the Wisconsin River to the Merrimac Ferry, stopping for ice cream before boarding the ferry to go across the Wisconsin River to Sunset Harbor Bar & Grill.
On the way to Dells Raceway Park, you will stop at Baraboo Candy Co for some of their amazing tastee treats! They feature handmade Chocolates, Fudges, Brittles and Toffees, Taffy, Hard Candies and Retro Goodies. Home of the famous Original Cow Pie!
THE PARADE - 5:0o pm departure from the registration area for downtown Wisconsin Dells. Join the other muscle cars as they parade from Chula Vista Resort with police escort to downtown Wisconsin Dells and park together for the People's Choice Award judging. Experience all that downtown Dells has to offer. www.wiscinsindells.com
Sunday, September 26, 2021
Tour 12 -7:30am – 9:30am – FOR NICKEY CARS ONLY - - 1 ½ hours driving time, 62 miles - Spirited - Led by Chis Peters & Abby Sielaff - All right turns but one as you go west – this will be fun!!
If you have a Nickey car – this is the tour for you. If you don’t have a Nickey car, then come out and hear them ROAR!! We are going east from Chula Vista Resort and this is one tour you do not want to miss if you own a Nickey Car and like to DRIVE it!!
Tour 13 – 7:45am – 9:45am - Scenic – This is the same cruise as Group 1 but driven in a scenic manner
Tour 14 - 8:00am – 10:00pm - 2 hours driving time, 90 miles - Spirited - Led by Rob & Sherri Davis -
Germania Marsh State Wildlife area and Comstock Bog-Meadow State Natural Area