“Four for all in ’14” is the theme of the 42nd annual Iola Old Car Show & Swap Meet, held July 10-13.
Iola ’14 will include a display of over more than four-door vehicles through 1984. A variety of about 35 vehicles will be displayed in the theme tent by the Wisconsin Chapter of the Society of Auto Historians.
The Midwest’s largest old car show will also honor the 50th anniversary of Ford Mustangs with a display of five generations of the popular model.
Introduced in early 1964, the Mustang was Ford’s most successful sports car. Iola ’14 will feature a special display area designated for a Mustang for each production year through 2015.
The Teamed to Learn education tent continues to offer a variety of workshops and experiences related to car restoration and automotive history.
The Teamed to Learn presentations include: History of the Studebaker, Design of the ’63-64 Avanti, Motorcycle Safety and Awareness,’53 Chevy with 65k miles, and the Bortz Auto Collection’s rare prototype post-war four-door sedans.
Something special for the children will be a ‘pedal and drive’ activity in the Teamed to Learn tent. The young people will have fun on the inflatable track, hosted by the Beja Shriners with pedal cars provided by Berg Toys USA.
David and Marlese Lindsay, of Manawa, will display a sample of their vintage pedal car collection. Their restored vehicles represent the golden age of pedal cars from the 1940s through the 1960s.
Other features at Iola ’14 include a car corral, Old Cars-Young Drivers 25 Year Club, plus Blue Ribbon, modified, all-original, pre-war and post-war car exhibits.
New this year is Lobster Fest from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, July 12. The cost is $25 for steak and whole live-steamed lobster plus potato. There will also be a haddock dinner available.
Live music will be featured from 4-10 p.m. on Saturday.
The cost for a weekend pass is $15 or $8 daily. Children age 10 and under are admitted free. Everyone has free admission on Sunday.
For more information, call 715-445-4000, or visit www.iolaoldcarshow.com.