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367: Iola Wisconsin + Union Grove Wisconsin and Havasu Arizona

Show Date: 06/26/2021

(Season 15 EP 26)

This Week’s Topics:

  • Captn’ Bob and Arlo at the Out-A-Sight Drags
  • Iola Car Show and Swap Meet 2021
  • The Havasu Classics Car Club
  • Car Show Madness

The WHRR crew will be at this year’s Out-A-Sight Drags Car Show!
Saturday, June 26th from 9 am to 3 pm. Held at the famous Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove, WI.

Imagine parking your hot rod all along the ¾ mile drag strip. Every spot will have a great view of the “vintage-only” dragsters as they race down the track. They have over 300 registered to appear from all over the country because of the venue and the reputation of the Brew City Gassers Club.

You will be able to walk the pit area to see the dragsters up close.

There will be “repurposed” nostalgic trophies awarded. These are one-of-a-kind trophies giving for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Plus, Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio will be awarding their very own “Young Gun” trophy.

Music will be in the background all day, but won’t cover up the engines as they rip past you.

There will be the traditional “track” food and refreshments available.

Here are the event details:

Brew City Gassers present the 3rd Out-A-Sight Drags
Location: Great Lakes Dragaway, 18411 1st Street, Union Grove, WI 53182 Google MAP
Days: Friday, June 25th and Saturday, June 26th, 2021
Car show only on Saturday with Captn’ Bob and Arlo.
Times: Gates open at 9 am – racing at noon.
Facebook: Brew City Gassers

Iola Car Show and Swap Meet with Joe Opperman, Executive Director.

This event will be July 8-10th. Held in Iola, WI.

This event continues to be voted in the top 10 by automotive enthusiast throughout the USA.

The entire 300+ acres will be used for over 4 thousand vendor spots that are automotive related. It is so huge that Iola prints an extensive catalog which organizes the vendors with detailed maps to find them. For those that are cel phone savvy they made available specialized phone app that will include a unique GPS locator. This means you will type in a specific part or vendor and it will guide you to that spot. Saving you time as you navigate through rows of cool stuff.

The Car Show will be all days and is situated in special area alongside the swap area. This is not a competitive show, so you can chill and enjoy the sea of cars, trucks and motorcycles. You will receive a commemorative dash plaque for participating.

However, there is a special theme – “The 70’s” show. If you have a car that fits the groovy period theme of 1970 to 1979 you will be asked to park in a designated area. You should pre-register your vehicle to make sure make sure you are included in this theme. It’s will be so 70’s that one of the Brady Bunch kids will be there checking them out. Barry Williams who played Greg Brady will be there.

Click here for full car show description.

Do you have a favorite celebrity?
Here is who will be there – as of June, 2021
Barry Williams
Don “Big Daddy” Garlits
Jo Coddington
Gene Winfield
Ian Roussel
Linda Vaughn
Bruce Larson
Captn Bob and Arlo
Greg and Leah Stelse
Emily and Aaron’s Flying Sparks Garage
Von Hot Rod

And there are more things to do at the Iola Car Show and Swap Meet. There are national manufactures, a music stage with music by the Doo-Wop DaddiesWes Brown BandBoomBoxx BandTony “Elvis” Rocker, a hobby room, car corral, in-door museum, and a very cool pub.

Check out the Iola website for all the details…

The Havasu Classics Car Club with Ron and Barb DeFore

We will be checking in with Ron and Barb to see how the car scene is doing in Lake Havasu Arizona.

Why that area of the country? Well…because we found out that they listen to Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio. And to continue our series of talking with people around the world about what their car scene looks like since the pandemic.

Ron and Barb belong to the Havasu Classics Car Club.

Car Show Madness!
Holy cow Batman there are a lot of car shows going on this weekend.

Checking out our WHRR Car Show Event Calendar.

What can we say! Just go to our extensive car show even calendar and check it out.  We try our best to assure the information is accurate. You can view each show which includes the show flyer, important categories, location and contact information.

You can search through the inventory by name, date and location.

You can view a complete list or view it by the week or by the month.

Special note:

If you don’t see a specific car show please have the promoter contact us ASAP. They can use our easy entry form.

We will not accept information from a social media post unless instructed by the promoter. This is prompted by past experiences with misleading information. This assures quality of the information posted.

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