Iola 2012 Military Vehicle and Gun Show featuring Old Tractors and Equipment
With sold-out vendor spaces, the 2012 Iola (Wisconsin) Military Vehicle and Gun Show reached record attendance on Aug. 11-12. Approximately 9,000 people came to take part in what Military Vehicles Magazine Editor John Adams-Graf describes as the quintessential mix of history and fun.
"The Iola MV Show has always focused on activity for the guest, " he explained."This year was no different with events ranging from Veteran meet-and-greets, WWII and Vietnam reenactments, Deuce-and-a-half rides and all the various activities the tractor crowd bring to the show. It is a perfect event for families as there is so much to do and see."
Started 21 years ago by publisher Chet Krause, the Iola MV Show has seen a clear shift in emphasis. In years gone by, Jeeps and WWII vehicles dominated. At this year's event, however, post war vehicles outnumbered their veteran predecessors by two to one. Deuces, Mules and Mutts predominated, but there were many M37s, M715s and M1009s seen on the grounds as well. In all, it is estimated that more that collectors and dealers exhibited more than 85 military vehicles.
Enjoy dozens of photographic highlights from the 2012 show...
The 22nd Annual Iola Military Vehicle and Gun Show will be held Aug. 10-11, 2013. Log onto www.iolavms.com for more info.