The Iola Car Show is one of the best car shows in America. It occurs in Iola, Wisconsin each year on the second weekend in July. In addition to being one of the largest, with more than 50 years of history, it is also one of the oldest. It is enjoyed by car enthusiasts of every age, with guests coming from all across the country. Each year, it is home to numerous vehicles, vendors, and a veritable smorgasbord of foods.

What to Do at the Iola Car Show

Check Out the Swap Meet

Are you looking for a specific part for the classic car you inherited? Perhaps you need something extra to give your muscle car the look you want. If so, then you will want to plan time for visiting the over 4,000 vendors at the swap meet. Whether it is the perfect fender, hubcaps, floor mats, or some other piece to give your vehicle that little something extra, you can be sure to find it at the Swap Meet.

The Flea Market

While the lure of the many vehicles is a huge draw, there’s more to the event than motors! You and your crew will also be delighted by the numerous vendors showing off and selling antiques, artwork, pottery, clothing, and many other items.

Iola Car ShowThe Car Show

You don’t just go to a car show to shop, you go to see the cars. The Iola Car Show organizers know this and go above and beyond to put together a show like no other. They have various classifications of vehicles. These include:

    • Modified
    • Pre-war (those vehicles from before 1942)
    • Post-war divisions
    • Original owner divisions
    • An area for those enthusiasts who are under the age of 25 but have a car that is at least 25 years old
    • A section for women who love to restore or own classics

Car Corral

Ready to rebuild a classic of your own? Then head to The Car Corral.  Here you will find as many as 400 sites with people ready to sell you the perfect vehicle for your project. All vehicles in this must run; any vehicle that doesn’t run can be found at the Swap Meet.

Payton Hobby Room

Want engines of a different type? Then head to the PHR to see 4 full model railroad layouts and an entire room of diecast cars.

Of course, the amazing cars at the Iola Car Show aren’t there by accident. They have been carefully maintained and protected. You can keep your car in top condition by using specially formulated AMSOIL products. From filters to oil, transmission fluids to protectants, your local AMSOIL dealer Lifetime Oil, has everything you need.

Looking for a great activity for July?  Then the Iola Car Show should be on your July calendar. With so much to do, you are sure to make amazing memories. Make your plans now to attend next year- you’’ be glad you did!