Meet the Cast of ‘Happy Days’ at the Iola Car Show

Happy Days from left, Henry Winkler, Ron Howard, Don Most, Anson Williams, 1974-84 (1977 photo)
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It is almost time for “The Meeting of the Muscle” aka this year’s Special Exhibit Theme for the 2024 Iola Car Show. The Iola Car Show, located in Iola, Wisconsin has been named one of the top ten best car shows in the entire country. They are truly proving that to be true as this year some nostalgic favorites will be attending including Henry Winkler, Donny Most and Anson Williams from Happy Days, Jon Provost from Lassie and Stan Livingston from My Three Sons.

HAPPY DAYS, from left: Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, (1976), 1974-84.

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Iola is one of the best places for car lovers in the Midwest since the event also features some fun concerts, food, vehicle unveilings and of course, celebrity guests. The show has over 2,400 show cars and this year will take place on July 11-13, 2024. The 52nd annual event will have some timeless concerts including one dedicated to Doo-Wop Jukebox music and pinup contests.

The car show first began in 1972 when a man named Chester Krause invited classic car enthusiasts to bring their cars to an event hosted by the Iola Lions Club. The first year, about 20 cars showed up and it only grew from there. By 1976, it had to be moved to the current showgrounds. Now, you can even camp there to be extra close to all of the event activities. There will be a huge swap meet with over 4,000 spaces plus a flea market.

If you’re interested in learning more about the schedule or attending, visit the website here. Let us know if you’ll be attending!

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