YORBA LINDA, Calif. (Feb. 19, 2018) — The Greater Milwaukee International Car and Truck Show has partnered with Milwaukee Area Technical College and PEAK to bring John Force, 16-time Funny Car world champion, to the Wisconsin Center. Force will meet fans, sign autographs, and take photos with attendees on Wednesday, February 28 from 6-8 p.m. CT in Room 201 at the Wisconsin Center located at 400 W. Wisconsin Ave.
“I’m excited to get back to Milwaukee and meet the fans and interact with the students. PEAK is big on education. How do you think I got my doctorate? Seriously though, the skills these students are learning can set them up for a successful future. I started out as a truck driver so I know how valuable those skills are. All the automotive techs, machinists and fabricators are learning the same stuff my crew guys on all the teams do every day at the shop and the races. Learning those skills in school is an opportunity I wish I’d had. I’m looking forward to encouraging the students and everyone who visits the booth.”
Force’s Hall of Fame career includes a record 16 Funny Car championships and 148 NHRA victories. He is still hungry to add to his legacy, coming off a strong 2017 where he won in Gainesville, Fla. and finished seventh in the NHRA Funny Car point standings. It was the 33rd consecutive season he ended up in the top 10 – another NHRA record. Force continues to race along with his teammates Robert Hight, the 2017 Funny Car champion, and daughters Brittany Force, 2017 Top Fuel champion and Courtney Force, the winningest female Funny Car driver in NHRA history.
The Greater Milwaukee International Car and Truck Show is presented by the Automobile Dealers Association of Mega Milwaukee (ADAMM) and produced by Motor Trend Auto Shows. The Show will be open to the public Saturday, February 24 through Sunday, March 4 at the Wisconsin Center (400 W. Wisconsin Ave.). Show hours are Saturdays 10am to 10pm, Sundays 10am to 6pm, Monday – Thursday 3pm to 9pm, and Friday 1pm to 9pm. Admission is $12 for adults (13 and over), $9 for senior citizens (62 and older, valid Monday-Thursday only), and $6 for children ages 7-12. Children 6 and under are admitted free. Kids 12 and under are admitted free on Family Days, Saturday and Sunday, March 3 and 4. Purchase e-tickets at www.AutoShowMilwaukee.com to save $1 on adult admission and receive a FREE one-year subscription to Motor Trend™, sponsored by ADAMM.