IOLA (WAOW) -- 39 years of Iola never looked so good. There's never a dull paint job and the show is never a disappointment. If you ask anyone at the show, they'll tell you the hottest ticket is under the Theme Tent. Only 45 cars make it inside. Qualifying takes pre registration with pictures. Even if your vehicle is accepted it doesn't mean it'll actually get under this tent.
Ronald Stock inherited his love of cars and his 1930 Dodge Rumble Bee Coup from his father. He's been coming to the show since 1968. And this year, an invitation from organizers to show the wire wheeled car under the Theme Tent.
"The wire wheels are an accessory because in the 30s they still had wood wheels," said Stock.
All original, the Rumble Bee is a testament to this year's theme of Delightful Dodges and De Sotos. With just over 42,000 miles, it's one of the many cars Stock has entered over the years.
He said, "The tools are under the seat just like it came from the factory."
Marla Yoho, on the other hand, is just getting started with her first entry--a Dodge Dart Hangten. It's estimated only about 6,000 were made between 1974 and mid-75.
She said, "It had the big engine, and I didn't want to go slow. It was a problem."
Yoho is happy to share this one with spectators.
"Nobody realizes that Dodge made a car like this-so they all assume I went out and bought the graphics and took a white car and made it all fancy," said Yoho.
Just a little taste of the diversity at the Iola show that keeps car lovers coming back.
"You know that every year you're going to see something that you've never seen before." said Yoho.
"I don't know, I guess that's why they call us car nuts," Stock said.