Private Home Rentals Available

By pwsadmin | May 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Looking for a nice place to stay nearby during the show?

Here’s an updated list of private home rentals available in the area:


U.S. Cellular Brings 4G LTE Network to Iola

By pwsadmin | May 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Iola Car Show is always interested in establishing relationships with quality businesses and service providers.  This is most commonly done through the sponsorship program.  The connections formed with our sponsors generally work to everyone’s benefit.  Sponsors have an opportunity to market and display their products and services to the large crowds that attend the show.   They also help to provide resources that improve the car show for vendors and exhibitors, and ultimately enhance the experience for attendees.

One such sponsor is doing that in a big way.  This year, everyone on the grounds can expect to receive an improved 4G LTE experience through major network upgrades , thanks to U.S. Cellular.

“We’re very excited about the investments being made by U.S. Cellular,” said Joe Opperman, PR Director for the Iola Car show, “These improvements will be felt by everyone on the grounds and will be very well received.”

During the Car Show, Iola swells to an enormous population, with last year’s attendance in excess of 120,000 people.  “Every other day of the year, Iola is population 1,301.  For that reason, we are often overlooked when it comes to big companies providing up-to-date utility services, like any other small town.  During the show, everything changes, and our needs are comparable to some of the bigger cities in the state.  It’s awesome to see a reputable company like U.S. Cellular make such serious efforts to service the event.”

“At U.S. Cellular, we make it our business to ensure our customers can stay connected wherever and whenever they need to be by offering a fast and reliable network,” said John Heimsch, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in Wisconsin. “We want Iola residents, and everyone who comes to enjoy the Iola Old Car Show, to be able to use their device as usual and enjoy the event. U.S. Cellular invests in every aspect of our customers’ experience, including in the neighborhoods and communities that they and we call home.”

In 2016 U.S. Cellular invested $47.1 million in network, store and community support throughout Wisconsin.

U.S. Cellular will also have a team set up at their booth near the tower during the show.  They will be there provide information, answer questions and get visitors up to speed on their latest products.  There will also be a chance to win a free iPad.  Be sure to check them out during the show, and tell them thanks for partnering with the Iola Car show. makes great addition to Iola

By pwsadmin | May 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Iola Car Show is blessed in several ways.  We’ve got a great team that works together year round in planning and executing the day-to-day function of the show, we’ve got outstanding volunteers that put in tons of time during the show, and we’ve had the good fortune of attracting some real top-notch sponsors. came on last year as a first-time sponsor in the car corral, and is an ideal fit in our show.  We’re very happy to be working with them and excited about what enhancements this might mean for the future.  Here’s a bit more about

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Tundraland Home Improvements Joins Sponsor Ranks

By pwsadmin | April 20, 2017 | 0 Comments


This is what Tundraland would say about themselves and their business:

“Tundraland Home Improvements is a locally owned home improvement company that specializes in sunrooms, baths, replacement windows and decks. With a company culture based on enthusiasm and positive energy, Tundraland strives to positively impact its customers, its employees and the community. To learn more about Tundraland, visit”

We at the Car Show can tell you for certain, this is about as modest a description for this company that could ever be written.  Ask anyone who’s worked with or witnessed not only the finished product of a Tundraland job, but the people and culture, and you’ll get a lot more praise of this awesome group.  Tundraland goes well above and beyond the normal call of duty in their trade.  They are incredibly active in the community through various fund raisers, benefits, philanthropy and general improvement projects.  For all these reasons and more, we’re very proud to add Tundraland Home Improvements to our family of outstanding sponsors.

Iola to include 2nd Generation Collector Cars

By pwsadmin | April 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Iola 2017 to include 2nd Generation Collector Vehicles

Photo: Guy Carpenter with his Excalibur

April, 2017

Iola, WI

The Iola Car Show has a long tradition of honoring some of the oldest vehicles in the industry.  As the show has grown throughout the years, it’s size and the public’s general interest in various parts of the hobby have played a role in dictating the direction of the show.  With the inclusion of Second Generation Collector Vehicles, or Neo-Classics, 2017 will be no exception.

“When Guy Carpenter approached us with his hopes to see this class of vehicles included in the show, we took the opportunity to sit down with him and learn more about his passion,” said Joe Opperman, PR and Marketing Director for Iola.  “Guy is not only an enthusiast of this class, but also somewhat of a historian.”

Included in the Second Generation class are such vehicles as the Avanti II, Clenet, Duesenberg II, Excalibur, Pray Auburn, Pray Cord, Shay Model A, Thunderbird, Zimmer and more.  “Neo-Classics were, in the beginning, a modern vehicle with classic styling,” explained Guy, “They became a new niche vehicle with their own unique following.”

One of the biggest items that separates the Iola Car Show from many other shows is size.  Spread out over their 300 acre venue, that size affords the attendee the luxury of variety.  “The more we thought about it, it just made sense to include this group in the show,” Opperman said.  Anyone interested in sharing their 2nd Generation Collector Vehicles at Iola are encouraged to contact and register with the show.  The Iola Car Show is big enough for everybody.

Rawhide Returns with Awesome Give Away Car

By pwsadmin | April 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pictured in photo: Aaron Geitner of Rawhide and Joan Schultz of Iola Car Show

April, 2017

Iola, WI

The Super Saturday Give Away has fast become a fan favorite of the Iola Car Show in recent years, and it’s no surprise why. All attendees are invited to register for the FREE raffle-style drawings throughout the days of the show. Prizes are contributed by the show’s numerous sponsors ranging from gift certificates, SWAG and others, and are headlined by bigger items including equipment and auto accessories.

For the third consecutive year, the give away will be headlined by a vehicle. “We really enjoy our partnership with the Rawhide Boys Ranch. They’re a great group of people that share many of the same values as the car show,” stated Joe Opperman, PR and Marketing Director of the Iola Car Show. “There’s a long history between these groups, and once again Rawhide has absolutely nailed it with an awesome car that fits well into this year’s theme.”

One lucky winner will be driving home in a white 1999 Pontiac Firebird. The car was a donated vehicle under Rawhide’s program, and is now a co-sponsored item between the two parties. The vehicle will be on display near the tower during the show, July 6-8th, with Rawhide representatives nearby accepting registrations for the drawing.

Security Fence Helps Car Show Stretch Dollars

By pwsadmin | December 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

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Each year we try to invest back in our grounds as we’re able. One of the priorities includes updating our fences, gates and other boundaries. With the help of the guys over at Security Fence, we’ve been able to stretch our dollars, and our fences, while getting absolute top-notch quality. Their prices are great, and the crews are VERY fast and professional with the installation. The results help contribute to the high quality venue we enjoy at the Iola Car Show.

Security Fence is a family operated sales and installation company; offering 3 generations of experience. For many years, the Iola Car Show has looked to Security Fence and Supply to meet our needs for perimeter and security fencing. Stop by their outdoor showroom 24/7 and see the many available options.

Two convenient showroom locations:

N1357 Municipal Drive
Greenville, WI 54942
Tel: 920-757-7240

1508 DuBay Avenue
Stevens Point, WI 54482
Tel: 715-344-6340

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Torborgs: Official Building Materials Supplier for Iola Car Show

By pwsadmin | November 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Official Building Materials Supplier for the Iola Car Show
Serving all of Wisconsin, since 1953

Since Torborgs joined our Sponsor Team last spring, construction on the grounds has really shifted into high gear. The cost savings on supplies has equated into improved grounds and the ability to fit more projects into our budget. Thanks guys!

Trust in Torborgs Lumber for all your building needs. Knowledgeable staff and top quality products in the industry can be found at Torborgs, making it an obvious choice for your next home remodeling or home construction project. Products & Services include; Construction lumber, Treated lumber, Trusses, Plywood, Doors, Decking, Roofing, Windows, Kitchens and more…

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