I'll post some pictures now and more later.
1927 Tudor, 1916 touring. Both for sale.
1929 RV. How would you like driving this in hot weather?
Tracks for sale.
Six grand is a lot of dough, but this cylinder jukebox is like new.
It plays just the way it's supposed to.
You put your V nickel in here.
Want to buy a Reo?
Is it blue enough?
Some of my haul. Ford transmission ratchet, $2; phone holster (Velcro wearing out on the old one), $5; M & Rentz plugs (plus Jordan freebee), $5 each; NOS OEM Ford plug, $15; Blue Crown plug (with hub wrench freebee), $1.
I was very impressed by the high quality of this new SOCONY porcelain sign. At $650 it was not overpriced.
I couldn't find a thing wrong with it. Somebody in Ohio is doing great work.
"Improved" 1936 Ford. Asking $20,500.
They moved Ron Paetz up to a new location on flat ground this year. He likes it.
I always enjoy sitting in the shade and visiting with Ron and the other Model T aficionados.
1925 Dodge Brothers, 1930 Ford, 1925 Studebaker.
Wow, great looking swap meet. Way older stuff in that area than here. Tim
That already about ten times the stuff that was there last year. Go figure! I was a year too early.
I thought about going down in my '19 Touring again but........sanity and the reality that "I don't need ANYTHING" set in.
That and all the walking on uneven ground kills my back.......argh........
I have never been to Iola. Always wanted to. I can never remember when it is to plan for it. Perhaps next year,if some one reminds me. Thanks for posting all the nice pictures.
Thank you Steve J for the photos and report. I hope that you had good visits with family and friends.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Jack, Iola is always the first weekend after the 4th of July.
I haven't been there in at least 10 years. At that time, it was turning into a flea-market with sun-glasses, T shirts, and car stereos... I have heard that it is better now, and they have placed some restrictions on what is allowed.
I really should go back sometime.
Iola 2017 dates are: July 6 to 8th.
The dates for the MTFCI National Tour for the last 2 years conflicted with Iola, so this is the first time in 3 years that we were able to attend. I only bought a few small items, but enjoyed seeing lots of friends.
Attendance this year did seem noticeably lighter than in previous years. They created a "Special Events" area in the area near Gate 8 where the ground has a significant slope to it, and they had a concert there on Friday and Saturday Evenings.
It was fun and we'll go again.
Who had the Regina Hexaphone for sale?
Thank you for sharing the photos. And have a great time with family while you are there.
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-Steve- Thanks for the photos!
-Derek, Keith, Kevin, and others- Back surgery kept me at home this year, but hadn't been too excited about searching between the T-shirt, license plate, baseball cap, model cars, etc. vendors anyway for the part I could use. Have even stayed away from the disappointment of going there. If they've gotten it better organized, then probably time to re-visit. If only wanting the show, then very enjoyable. FYI, there is always an 'Old Cars' show (now up to 1986 & older) and swap meet at Appleton's Pierce Park the Sunday after Iola. 1000+ cars and free admission. Sponsored by the Kiwanis. Have found more there than enduring frustration in Iola. Krause's (Iola) quarterly 'Old Car's Price Guide' publication, however, is indispensable. Steve, 'what say you' about Iola? Thx.