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Celebrate 2014 Collector Car Appreciation Day with us at Iola

This Friday — July 11, 2014 — marks the fifth time that Collector Car Appreciation Day is recognized nationally. Why not honor the collector car hobby at the Iola Old Car Show with your friends from Old Cars Weekly? New under the Old Cars Tent this year will be hobby speakers Yvette VanDerBrink, Joe...

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Iola ’14 to feature 3 concept cars

Three of the most valuable postwar four-doors will be coming to the 2014 Iola Old Car Show in Iola, Wis. — the 1955 Chevrolet Biscayne concept car, the 1955 LaSalle II sedan concept car and the 1966 Duesenberg prototype.

The trio looks on the 1953 Buick Wildcat concept car owned by Joe Bortz. The fiberglass-bodied car uses a shortened version of the chassis used by production 1953 Buicks.

’50s concept cars to become tools for future automotive design

Story and photos by Angelo Van Bogart In the 1950s, General Motors, Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Corp. concept cars predicted the future of the production cars Americans would be seeing at their local new-car dealership. Some of those same 1950s cars may go back to work again, forecasting the future of automobile design....