Spring of ’69 at Spring Jefferson

A 1969 Dodge Super Bee will be among the “cars of 1969”
display at Spring Jefferson in Jefferson, Wis.

For average Joes, 1969 represents Woodstock, the lunar landing and Richard Nixon’s presidential inauguration. For those with oil running through their veins, 1969 equates to AMX’s, Super Bees, Boss Mustangs and 35-cents-per-gallon Sunoco.

For their 32nd annual Jefferson Swap Meet on April 25-26, event producer Madison Classics will honor the year with steel and rubber representing the last year of the swinging ’60s. The show, which will be held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Jefferson, Wis., will feature vehicles built in 1969 with a display in the fairgrounds’ main activity center.

The feature cars will include a 1969 Hurst/Oldsmobile owned by Lyle Rudolph, a Six Pack 1969 Dodge Super Bee owned by John Grinwald and a low-mileage 1969 Corvair 500 sport coupe owned by Everett and Darlene White. These vehicles will be displayed all weekend in the fairgrounds’ main building. More than 150 other 1969 vehicles are expected in front of the main building on Sunday.

The event’s swap meet and car corral run all three days and include vehicles and parts from eras beyond those of the 40-year-old ‘cars of ’69.” In addition, a Sunday-only car show will accept vehicles built before and after the “middle-aged” ’69s.

Spectator gates for the swap meet and car corral open April 24 at 1 p.m. and remain open until 7 p.m. that day. From April 25-26, gates are open from 6 a.m.-4 p.m. The car show gate opens at 6 a.m. on Sunday and is first come, first served with space limited.

For more information on Spring Jefferson, go to www.madisonclassics.com, or call 608-244-8416.

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