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Power Wagon Rally starts June 3

May 25, 2018
LEDGER ARCHIVE PHOTO The Power Wagon Rally enters its 31st year of showcasing the Dodge Power Wagons produced from 1945 to 1981. The public can attend a few of the competitions at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds for a fee, and the June 9 parade is free.

The 31st Annual Vintage Dodge Power Wagon Rally begins June 3 and culminates in a parade through downtown Fairfield June 9.

Dodge Power Wagons were produced from 1945 to 1981, and since that time have gained a strong and passionate following of collectors around the world. Fairfield is home to Vintage Power Wagons, one of the world’s largest suppliers of Power Wagon parts and accessories. Thirty-one years ago, Vintage Power Wagons started an annual rally in Fairfield that continues this year, drawing rally participants from all over the United States, Canada, and around the globe.

Starting June 3, locals will see convoys of these antique vehicles all around southeast Iowa. During a full week of events for attendees, the participants will drive their vehicles to several southeast Iowa communities, and will hold several events in Fairfield for the public to attend.

More than 100 trucks have already registered for this year’s rally, with more expected in the next week. Many of the trucks have been restored to their original condition, while many are still used as working trucks by their owners.


Public events include:

June 6: 7:30–9:30 p.m. - Tough Truck Competition Obstacle Course at Jefferson County Fairgrounds. $5 spectator fee.

June 8: ​7:30–9:30 p.m. - Power Wagon Truck Pull at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. $5 spectator fee

June 9: 8:30 a.m. - Parade begins at Jefferson County Fairgrounds traveling east on Burlington Avenue to Fairfield’s square where trucks will be on display through the morning. Free and open to the public.


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