O ne of the best parts of the Iola Old Car Show is visiting with like-minded people. And as we all know, old car enthusiasts often like to collect or build scale versions of the automobiles they love.
Toy Cars & Models editor Merry Dudley, who has been attending the Iola Old Car Show for 27 years, will be on hand with Frankie (a 1964 Ford Falcon convertible) to talk about model cars both large and small.
If you’re around on Thursday, Friday or Saturday (July 12-14), stop by and say hello. Merry and Frankie will be parked on the pavement next to the Krause Publications offices. For those of you who have attended the show before, look for the duo in the Postwar Rod & Custom section just to the north of the KP book tent.
Visitors to Frankie can win a 1:18-scale 1961 Lincoln Continental model from Yat Ming (shown below) by signing up for the upcoming TC&M Late Brakin’ eNewsletter. This weekly newsletter will be filled with the latest information about the model car hobby, including new products, upcoming shows and model reviews.
1961 Lincoln Continental model
For those of you who won’t be able to attend the show, you can still sign up for the Late Brakin’ eNewsletter online and have a chance to win a prize. You see, online entrants can win a pre-production 1:18-scale 1972 Chevy Cheyenne pickup from Highway 61 (shown below). Just send an email to
1972 Chevy Cheyenne pickup model
You don’t need to be present to win the winners will be notified via email. The Iola Old Car Show winner will be drawn on Monday, July 16, but the online contest will be open through July 31. For more information, log on towww.toycarsandmodels.com
Hope to see you at the show!