October 1, 2016 saw the 5th annual Iron Invasion take over the McHenry County Fairgrounds in Woodstock, Illinois. Traditional hot rod and custom fans from around the Midwest once again came out in droves to take it all in.
This event, which came into existence after the 10 year run of the well-known Hunnert Car Pileup came to a close, was created by John and Kim Wells to benefit the Helping Hannah’s Heart Foundation. October weather can be a crap shoot and the rain or shine policy has been put to the test a few times, but that has never stopped the enthusiastic crowds from coming to take in the cars, motorcycles, live music and other fun stuff that the Invasion has come to be known for.
If the photos don’t convince you to attend, then head over to www.helpinghannahsheart.org to see the reason behind the event. It benefits families with serious needs and has enhanced the lives of many. The rodding community has responded strongly to the need.
Words: Dan Podobinski; Photos: Dan Podobinski, James Whistleman, Fritz Schenck