WEST BEND, Wis. - More than just a car show, Motor Mania is taking over the Washington County Fair Park this weekend.
For those looking to blow off steam or create some smoke, the Motor Mania burnout pit is open to everyone and every car.
"You can burn your tires and spin around and take out your aggression," said John Bagley, the event's founder. "We get people who go in there with old cop cars. Minivans we’ve had in there."
That is the general theme of the weekend event.
"There’s car shows all over the place," Bagley said. "We wanted to get every genre involved: all the tuners, muscle cars, exotics – the bikes."
For Bagley, it is a dream come true. A place where gearheads can spend the entire day. He planned Motor Mania for a decade, and it finally kicked into high gear two years ago.
"The attendance (Friday) night was just under 5,000 people," he said.
A drag-racing rocket, known as the "Mullet Machine," is a show itself. But it's hard to top one legendary monster; it doesn't get any bigger than "Bigfoot" from the International Monster Truck Hall of Fame.
"Those are 66-inch tires," Bagley said of Bigfoot. "The original truck from 1974 is over here. It’s an amazing machine."
Bigfoot is parked among rows of classic and contemporary cars. Each one holds a special memory and the promise of high-octane thrills.
"I wanted to have a big party and share with everyone how I grew up," said Bagley.
Motor Mania continues on Sunday, June 26 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Admission is $8.