The Iola Car Show has finalized plans for the Rally for Iola 2020. With full cooperation of the Waupaca County Department of Health and the Sheriff's Department, the car show staff has put together a safe and effective plan for the car cruise scheduled for July 11th. The Rally for Iola will take place through the Iola Car Show grounds, which normally welcomes over 100,000 people during the event. Instead, this socially-distanced cruise is designed with minimal interaction, while allowing supporters to celebrate the 48 years of the car show!
Cars will begin staging through Gate 1 at 8:00 AM. Show cars will start parking in the Post-War Area, with the opportunity to buy soda, water or Gatorade in drive-thru style on the way. Non-show cars will continue along the Rally Route, where chocolate shakes, bagged cheese curds and Iola memorabilia will be available for sale (again, in drive-thru style). At 10:00 AM, the show cars will be released in groups, allowing for spacing on the road cruise. Non-show cars will follow in similar fashion. Details of the route through Waupaca County are below.
After the cruise, everyone is invited back for a drive-thru meal at the Iola Car Show Campgrounds! For $10, get a choice of a sandwich, beverage and a bag of chips. Picnic tables will be spread out over our 80 acres to allow us to maintain safe social distancing!
Full details can be found on iolaoldcarshow.com
Rally Route Plan
Car enthusiasts will enter the Iola Car Show grounds and travel through the Rally for Iola. The grounds will showcase different iconic aspects of the show for participants to view.
Participants are invited to take to the open road in this 60 mile cruise through Waupaca County led by Sheriff Timothy Wilz! Drivers will go through Iola, Big & Little Falls, Clintonville, Symco, Manawa, Ogdensburg and finally meet us back at the Iola Car Show Campground for a drive-thru meal!
Please follow all posted instructions while visiting the Iola Car Show Grounds. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to serious illness and death. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By visiting the Iola Car Show Grounds, you voluntarily assume all risk related to exposure to COVID-19.
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