Iola Car Show cruises into its 47th year
By Taylor J. Hale
IOLA – The Iola Car Show cruised into its 47th year this July as thousands gathered to appreciate custom cars and high-end automobiles. The show is one of the largest of its kind in the nation and has grown into a summer staple for central Wisconsin.
With over 300 acres of space for guests to explore, visitors could see everything from new luxury vehicles to classic 1930s cars. More than 2,000 show cars were on display at this year’s event. Show organizers reserved 1,000 parking spots in the Car Corral for patrons looking to sell their vehicles of any year, make or model.
This year’s theme was “Calling All Car Clubs,” featuring show cars manufactured before the 1990s. But cars weren’t the only thing for visitors to indulge in — more than 4,200 spaces were available for swap-meet vendors. Guests could buy steering wheels, vintage Coca-Cola machines and an eclectic mix of new and used items ranging from stereo systems to tractor supplies in the swap meet space. This year also featured a new convention area with a health and wellness display and other exhibits.
The Iola car show is held during the second weekend in July every year. This year’s show was held from July 11-13.
For more information, visit www.iolaoldcarshow.com.