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  • What is the theme for Iola 2024?
    "MEETING OF THE MUSCLE" is the Special Exhibit Theme for the 2024 Iola Car Show. There has long been debate on what defines a "Muscle Car." The term was originally applied in the mid-1960s to intermediate size two-door, rear wheel drive American passenger cars with a factory high performance, often big block, V8 engine, from model years 1964-1972. For the Iola '24 Special Exhibit display, we will stay with the original definition and include factory high performance "Pony Cars," such as Mustang and Camaro, which fit the definition soon after their introduction. Examples of models we would like to have displayed are: Pontiac GTO, Chevelle Super Sport/SS, Z28 Camaro, Plymouth Roadrunner, GTX, and AAR 'Cuda, Boss 302 and 429 Mustang, AMC Javelin/AMX 390/401, all Mopar Hemi and Wedge 426 and 340/440 Six Pack cars, Dodge Charger, Super Bee, and Challenger, Ford Fairlane GT and Thunderbolt, to name just a few. Each year the Iola Car Show is proud to recognize a theme. Although some cars will be asked to park inside the Special Exhibit building, that is usually arranged in advance by the show car director and the WSAH (Wisconsin Society Auto Historians). Theme area also has special parking south of the Iola Car Show Convention Center on the pavement. Pre-registration is required and there is no fee. They will enter Gate 4.
  • What are the hours for the Iola Car Show?
    Hours during the car show; Gates open at 7 AM for spectators and close after the concerts. Office hours for the car show during the off-season are 8 AM until 4 PM.
  • What is the cost for spectators?
    Admission for 1-day is $20 and 3-day is $30. All children 12 and under are free! Parking provided by the Iola Car show is free and a complimentary bus service is included. Follow the signs to Gate #19 for free parking.
  • Can I bring my pet?
    No, pets are not allowed. Only ADA compliant service animals are allowed on the grounds. DEFINITION OF A SERVICE ANIMAL Q1. What is a service animal? A. Under the ADA, a service animal is defined as a dog that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability. The task(s) performed by the dog must be directly related to the person's disability. Q2. Are emotional support, therapy, comfort, or companion animals considered service animals under the ADA? A. No. These terms are used to describe animals that provide comfort just by being with a person. Because they have not been trained to perform a specific job or task, they do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.
  • How do I rent a mobility scooter?
    Located near Gate #1, scooters can be rented through Vista Mobility. Copy the below link into your browser to reserve yours today! Or give them a call at 262-677-2696.
  • How do I rent a golf cart?
    You can rent a golf cart from Jim's Carts! Rentals are $132 for the day. Click this link to reserve yours today;
  • How do I register my own Golf Cart to bring to the show?
    Click here to register your personal cart. Golf carts are required to stay on the Golf Cart Path until 6 PM. The pink line on our maps shows where carts can travel, please review the map here.
  • Where is the handicap parking located?
    Handicap parking is locate at Gate #1 on County Road J. This is where the mobility scooters are located. There will also be limited handicap parking at Gate #5 on HWY 161.
  • Where can I stay when attending the show?
    If you're into camping, we offer 20'x30' and 20'x50' spaces available! See our webpage for more info; If you'd like a hotel, check out this area accommodations file below! The Iola Car Show does not have a block of rooms or discounts for using area hotels. AirBnB & VBRO are always great options to look at for a home away from home!
  • When is Iola 2025?
    Iola 2025 is July 9th-11th.
  • What are the future dates of the Iola Car Show?
    2025 - July 10-12 2026 - July 9-11 2027 - July 8-11 2028 - July 6-8
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