On the Scene: The Iola Vintage MV and Gun Show

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The 22nd Iola Vintage Military Vehicle and Gun Show with Vintage Tractors (August 10-11, 2013) was the scene of WWII and Vietnam reenactments, weapon demonstrations, trail rides, driving contests and customer-packed vending area. Historic military vehicle enthusiasts displayed more than 75 machines ranging in size from Cushman scooters and M274 Mules (14 of the latter!) to massive 5-ton and 10-ton 6x6 trucks. All vendor spaces in two large buildings were occupied as were several acres of the Old Car Show ground where both vendors and vehicles mingled to make each aisle a veritable olive-drab smorgasbord.

Public attendance on Saturday pushed near to the 7,000-mark. The Iola Old Car Show staff have a proven formula that combines plenty of activity for the entire family, including hands-on farming experiences in the tractor coral, deuce-and-a-half rides, parades of vehicles and narrated battle demonstrations.

The 23rd Annual Iola Vintage Military Vehicle and Gun Show with Vintage Tractors will be held in Iola, Wisconsin, on August 9-10, 2014. Keep watching our website, enewsletters and the pages of both Military Vehicles and Military Trader for updates. In the meantime, enjoy these scenes from the show: