Iola Car Show
July 14, 2018
On Saturday, July 14th 2018 WRSDC and Badger Wheels gathered at the Iola car show grounds to display our vehicles and to sell and swap parts, Studebaker
information and to keep up with friends and meet new friends. The swap meet on row AH was also running on Thursday and Friday preceeding our get-together.
This swap meet took the place of the one usually held in Menominee, Wisconsin by Badger Wheels.
Although attendees were monitoring the weather on their mobile devices there was only blue sky and sunshine along with the hot temperatures. There;'s a saying
at Iola..."If you don't get wet with rain, you get wet with sweat" Thank goodness, we didn't get rain.
Eighteen Studebakers were present covering dates from the 1939 to 1966. Those attending with vehicles were:
Terry Frye 64 Daytona Convertible,Don and Kyle Shelton 51 Commander 2 dr sedan,Wayne Krause 55 Commander Sedan,Brian Godfrey 64 GT Hawk,Harlan Tegen 66 Commander 4- door,John Seiler 63 GT Hawk, Bob Krutke 80 Avanti II,Peter Holzman 39 Champion Coupe,Bob Strzelecki 53 Champion Coupe,Joel Drees 65 Commander 4- door,Jim Lemke 61 Hawk,Steve Kanter 51 Champion Business Coupe,Greg Grundy 51 Commander Starlight Coupe,Pete Wendt 62 GT Hawk,Jim Pepper 63 Super Lark,Milward Jones 63 Avanti,Dan Sampson 55 Speedster,Claude Chmielewski 64 Wagonaire
We had our share of goodwill ambassadors at this event including Claude Chmielewski and Jan Wilkens , Don and Kyle Shelton and of course, the organizer of this
event, Terry Frye who donated the use of his canopy for a shady place to sit. There were interesting and educational conversations ranging from people who are
familiar with Studebakers to people who had never seen a Studebaker vehicle. Terry informed us that next year the Car Show organizers are doing a car club
theme and are allowing 5 spaces in the main show tent to major car clubs and it was decided that WRSDC would participate. The fun task of which cars of our
members will get to be displayed in the tent is something that will need WRSDC participation and consideration.
Here's looking forward to Iola 2019!
Next year, let's fill up our parking area with Studebakers and give the viewers in the tent a lesson in Studebaker history that they will remember!