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Daily show hours:
Thursday, July 12 – 6:00a.m. – 6:00p.m.
Friday, July 13 – 6:00a.m. – 6:00p.m.
Saturday, July 14 – 6:00a.m. – 6:00p.m.
Sunday, July 15 – 6:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.
What You’ll Find All Four Days Thursday-Sunday
Show Cars: Antique auto enthusiasts from throughout the nation will be present for the four days, with about 2500 fascinating vehicles ranging from the early 1900’s through 1975. Special exhibit areas include the Blue Ribbon, Pre-War, Post-War, Military, Modified and Theme. Please no “For Sale” signs in the show car areas.
Car Corral: Over 1,000 collectible cars, 1987 or older, will be offered for sale by their owners to potential buyers in this special section of the show grounds.
Swap Meet: The Swap Meet area now has 4,428 spaces, loaded with automotive related items. The Swap Meet area is open four days starting Thursday.
Displays and Exhibits: Displays from major automotive parts and manufactures, museums, and private collectors.
Movin’ On moves in to Iola Old Car Show
Those of you old enough to remember the 1970s may recall Sonny Pruett, Will Chandler and the show Movin’On. Shown on NBC between 1974 and 1976, the 60 minute drama followed the lives of two truckers Sonny Pruett, a crusty old veteran, and Will Chandler, a college educated newcomer, as they hauled freight and fought crime and worked their way across the highways of America. Pruett was played by veteran character actor Claude Akins and Frank Converse played Chandler. Forty five episodes were filmed. The pair also played the same characters in the show’s 1973 pilot called “In Tandem”, a made of television movie. The Pruett W-900, which appeared in the show during the 1974 season, is owned by Paul Sagehorn of Sparta, WI.
BJ & the Bear: a recreation of this original truck will be on site all weekend
Thursday-Friday: Gilbert Brown Signs On
Former Green Bay Packer nosetackle and avid car collector Gilbert Brown will be on hand at the Iola Old Car Show Thursday and Friday, July 12-13. Brown, who is also part owner of the Milwaukee Mile promotional group, will be signing autographs Thursday across from the Tower and Friday at the Milwaukee Mile NASCAR simulator from 2-4 p.m. each day. Proceeds from the autograph signings will go to the Gilbert Brown Foundation. While playing for the Packers, Brown’s famous “shoveling” motions after a big hit or sack garnered him the nickname “The Gravedigger.” Brown is an active car collector himself and has over 25 vehicles in his collection. For more information on Brown go to www.gilbertbrown93.com.
Friday-Saturday: Race the Mobile Mile
Live your racecar dream at the Iola Old Car Show! The Milwaukee Mobile Mile offers the ultimate racing experience for free in an interactive force feedback racing simulator with the sights and sounds of a full bore NASCAR competition. The Mobile Mile experience will be open from 8 a.m. 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, located between the theme tent and Krause Place, in the F+W Publications parking lot.
International Classic Auctions will hold a collector auto auction at the Iola Old Car Show grounds beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 14, 2007. With last year’s new location directly North of the Car Corral proving to be a hit, car buyers and sellers will have a real treat of having the option to purchase and sell in the car corral or wander two minutes across the field for buying excitement at the ICA Auction. Admission will be free this year! There is plenty of space available in this area and there will be VIP parking at a fee of $10. For additional auction information, call ICA at 1-800-243-1957.