Scenes from Iola Military Vehicle Show 2009

August 13, 2009

Trucks…Tanks…Tractors…Mutts and Mules descended on Iola, Wisconsin, August 11-12 to see the military vehicles, gun show, militaria vendors and “old working wheels” display.

Though fears rippled through the MV world that the conflicting schedule with the MVPA International Convention would dampen turnout at Iola, they dissipated on Friday morning, August 7. By the time the show “officially” opened on Saturday morning, more than 100 historic military vehicles were displayed; 341 vendor spaces, 83 gun show tables and 21 vendor tables were filled; and the schedule of day’s activities included two reenactments, weapons demonstrations, parade of vehicles and feature guest lectures.

The Iola Vintage Military Vehicle & Gun Show with Vintage Tractors and Equipment Show is held each year on the second weekend in August. The 2010 dates are August 14-15.

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LEFT:
The Army Reserve 428th Engineer Company from Wausau, WI
displayed a number of vehicles including one of their HMMWVs.
RIGHT:
The Engineers brought one of their M113A3s and permitted visitors
to crawl inside and get the feel of an in-service armored personnel
carrier.

LEFT:
M577 Command Vehicle belongs to the 428th Engineers Co.
RIGHT:
Michael Weaver of Kaukauna, WI displayed his M151A2 “Mutt”
and trailer.

At least fifteen M274 “Mules” were in use or on display at the 2009
Iola Show. Thirteen of them and one handsome bull terrier are seen
here.


LEFT:
This was the second Iola MV show for this handsome bull terrier.
Patton would be proud!
RIGHT:
What the heck? Looks like Harrison Buettner is trying to get the job of
official MV photographer. Better keep an eye on him!

LEFT:
Military Veterans Museum out of Oshkosh, WI, displayed this 1967
Kaiser Jeep M715 5/4-ton truck.
RIGHT:
Dan Siracusa’s M43 was just the tip of his display—he had a full
Vietnam-era MASH Station displayed nearby.

LEFT:  
Many vehicles were for sale, including this 1971 AM General M35A2C
advertised as “Needing a good home”.
RIGHT:
Kaiser Jeep M35A2 owned by Doug Diedrich.


LEFT:
M817 5-ton Dump Truck belonging to Mark Austin.
RIGHT:
Bob Burdick of Green Bay, WI, exhibited his 1945 Willys MB.

LEFT:
Reenactors portraying Vietnam-era French troops utilized this US
WWII-vintage Jeep.
RIGHT:
Hauled to the show, this M715 was offered for sale and described as
being equipped with a Ford 300 c.i., 6-cylinder engine and power
steering.

LEFT:
John Marquardt drove his multifuel 1971 AM General M35A2 with M105A2 cargo trailer from his home in Tigerton, WI.

RIGHT
Tom Schneckloth of Waupaca, WI, displayed his 1952 M38.

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1967 Kaiser M725 Ambulance equipped with DT360 IHC 7-speed transmission belonging to Lee Poehlman of Waupaca, WI.
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Al Lambrecht from Cold Spring, MN, showed his 1950 Willys M38.
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The Military Vehicles Magazine and Military Trader trailer was manned by web guru Matt Gergeni, ad sales guy extraordinaire Tom Polzer and brainiac daughter Megan, and yours truly, clumsy photographer and wordy scribe, John Adams-Graf (behind the camera—not in this shot!). See you next year, August 14-15, 2010!
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Bob Burdick of Green Bay, WI, exhibited his 1945 Willys MB.
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WWII 101st Airborne reenactors, Mike Heath and Scott Miller take a break before hitting the field where they would perform a ‘routine’ patrol and engagement with approximately 65 other reenactors before an audience of about 3,500.
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1971 Kaiser Jeep M35A2 owned by Todd Martin of Pewaukee, WI.

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