The Iola Old Car Show and Swap Meet is one of the largest annual classic car gatherings in the Midwest and, thanks to a video released this week, those who were unable to attend can relive the fun.
The show is truly massive. For most of the year, the population of Iola is about 1,300 people. During the car show, that grows to more than 120,000, essentially overnight.
“Acres on acres on acres of cars and car people, so I think we’ll probably spend a couple of weeks here,” Velocity host Christy Lee joked in the video.
“[We] went yesterday in a golf cart and he said, ‘Keep your eye on the center tower of Iola,’ and, 30 minutes later, that tower was this little thing because we were so far deep in car parts,” Josh Hancock of JoshCAR said in the video. “It was amazing.”
The video featured shots of some incredible cars and interviews with numerous participants and attendees. Keep a special eye out for Arthur Fonzarelli himself, as Henry Winkler attended and posed for photos with fans.
And how fitting that it was set to Aerosmith’s Sweet Emotion, given that the band’s original old tour bus was found in Massachusetts this week?
If you haven’t been to Iola yet, be forewarned: This video may make you want to book your tickets for next year.