...the Miss Symco Pin-Up Contest!
Be sure to set aside the weekend of August 10-11th to attend the Symco Shakedown Traditional Hot Rod Show in Symco, Wisconsin. Don't be confused; it is not a rat rod, art car show. These are cars that would have been seen cruising the streets of America pre-1965. 'Traditional' is the key word here.
But the cars are really only half the story. The show grounds are known as Unionville, a reconstructed small town complete with general store, blacksmith, sawmill and operating saloon. The saloon and dance hall will be thumping both days with rockabilly music. Two stages for your listening enjoyment, playing until 11pm both Friday and Saturday nights. The Miss Symco Pin-Up Contest will be held in the bandshell on Saturday morning at 10am. Mini-bike drags are scheduled in the dirt track immediately following the pin-up contest. Vintage engine raffle to be given away Saturday at 6pm. Also, vendors and swap meet will be running all day, both days. And last but not least, on-site camping is available.
Last year the pin-up contest was a blast! Hosted by Lolita Haze, twenty-three contestants took the stage. Our very own Wild Kat was lucky Number 7, complete with gorgeous Victory Rolls and handmade dress from a vintage Vogue pattern #8728 (more details here.) I wasn't quite brave enough to take the stage, but Peachie and I played our parts behind the scenes.
All the contestants looked great, but only the top twelve were featured in a Miss Symco Pin-Up Calendar.
thirty girls registered to compete; a few familiar faces from last year and a whole new cast of beautiful women eager to get a shot at that calendar!
So if traditional hot rods, rockabilly music or pin-up girls sound like a good way to spend a weekend, get yourself over to the Symco Shakedown! And be sure to stop by and say hello to the Hometown Victory Girls!
Check out facebook for both the Symco Shakedown and Miss Symco Pin-Up Contest pages.