November 19 - Holiday party. Blackstone in Iowa City.

October 22 - TBD

September 8 - After the show field and registration booths have been set up, we can discuss items that need to be taken care of for the next three days of Quad States.

August 13 - Club picnic at Thomas Mitchell Park, just off Highway 6, south of Mitchellville, Iowa. Lunch will be catered and paid for by the Club. Hoping we can get members to bring their cars and have Lynn or Bob or someone teach the rest of us how to judge cars.
July - No meeting due to Nationals.
June 25 - 11:00 am at the Isle of Capri Casino, 17th Street and Isle Parkway, Bettendorf, Iowa. We will meet in the lobby of the north tower (same place as last August). Leah Allen will be there to answer questions. Lunch will follow the meeting. Also, that is the weekend of The 9th Annual Heartland Nova Reunion show which encompasses Novas from all over the U.S.
Following is upcoming meeting dates and locations and various Car show schedule.
For a comprehensive listing of Iowa Car Shows, go to:
Central Iowa's Premier Motorsports Event Guide.

March 2015 - no Meeting

Saturday April 11, 2015, 11am - Lone Star Restaurant, 4545 First Avenue SE Cedar Rapids, IA 52402.  
Phone number (319) 393-9648  

May 16, 2015 - 11 AM - Club meeting at the Car Show. 
Wings and Wheels Car Show and Antique Aircraft Fly-In.
Sponsored by the Oldsmobile Club of Iowa
Hosted by Iowa Aviation Heritage Museum at the Ankeny, Iowa Airport.
Saturday May 16, 2015. 
Mark you Calendars, this is a go.
Flyer & Registration form for: Wings & Wheels Car show and Antique Aircraft Fly-In

June 27, 2015 – 11 AM, Carnegie Library Museum, 1123 Willis Avenue, Perry IA 50220. 515-465-2518
We will take a short tour after the meeting, then walk across the street to the Hotel Pattee for lunch. 
They are normally open Saturdays 10 am to 4 pm and Sundays 1 pm to 4 pm.


Visitors to Perry often start their journey at the Carnegie Library Museum.  Built in 1904 with
a grant from Andrew Carnegie, the building initially served as the town's public library.
Now restored to its 1910 appearance, the building is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Still a working library, its collection includes many of the library'™s original 1,000 titles,
as well as special collections of midwest literature, women’s fiction, children'€™s books,
and books on literacy and libraries.  Visitors can also explore stories through temporary
exhibits on view here.  The Court Room on the basement level recreates a brief time in
Perry'€™s history (1907-1917) when this room served as the town'€™s courthouse.  Also on
the basement level, the Women'€™s Room tells stories of the bonds formed between women
who spent time here when they came into town from neighboring farms.


July 2015 No meeting, NAOC Nationals and OCA Nationals

August 2015€“ Isle Casino Hotel (site of 2016 Quad States) Date to be determined.


Sept 2015 €“ Open TBD


OCT 2015  Open TBD


Nov 2015 €“ Open TBD (Christmas banquet)


Dec 2015 thru March 2016 – No meeting


Saturday November 15th, 2014 11:00 AM Holiday Luncheon

Okoboji Grill - 1407 West 19th Street South, Newton, Iowa
We will meet at 11:00 am; have a short meeting with lunch to follow. If you wish to
participate, we will be doing the white elephant gift exchange. Please bring a $10 -
$15 item to exchange. If your gift is men or women specific, please mark your bag.

Saturday October 11 2014. 11:00 AM, Mississippi River Fall Foliage Cruise Luncheon. Boarding at 10:30 AM on the Celebration Belle River Cruise Paddle Boat, 2501 River Drive Moline, IL  61265. 1-800-297-0034.

Originally the Olds Club of Iowa had picked the date of September 20th to take a 1 ½ hour lunch river cruise on the Mississippi River.  The cruise for that day had to be cancelled, due to the boat being sent to St Louis for repairs.

The date has been moved to October 11th due to the last minute cancelation by the River Boat Company, they offered an upgrade to a Fall Foliage Cruise & Lunch from the 1½ hour cruise, which is a 4 hour cruise which goes from 11am to 3pm, with boarding at 10:30am at no additional cost.  We have some openings on this cruise, as not everyone that signed up for the September cruise can attend on October 11th.

If anyone who did not sign up the first time around would like to get in on this Fall Foliage Cruise and Lunch, please feel free to contact me.  The price for the Fall Foliage Cruise ($62.00) has been waived down to the same price as the Lunch Cruise which was $32 (and IA Olds Club pays half of) so your cost is $16.00 per person. Here is some information about the Cruise Line and the cruise.

Celebration Belle River Cruise – 2501 River Drive Moline, IL  61265  - 1-800-297-0034

Imagine yourself cruising down the Mississippi, admiring the colors of nature all around you. Beautiful scenery abounds as you float up and down the river while in the background the great sounds of music from the 40's to the present. Sit back, listen, and even dance to the sounds of your favorite tunes. Big Band, Country, and Rock and Roll, it’s all there. Don’t forget your cameras to capture the scenic views!

Your 4 hour cruise will start off with our hot homemade sticky rolls with assorted fresh fruits and our hot lunch buffet:

  • Baked Cranberry Glazed Boneless Breast of Chicken
  • Alfredo Pasta with Vegetables
  • Homemade Garlic Mashed Potato
  • Chicken Gravy
  • Baby Whole Green Beans with Sauted Bacon and Onions
  • Pasta Salad
  • Sweet Corn Salad
  • Rolls and Butter
  • Tossed Spring Salad with Dressings
  • Turtle Cheesecake
  • Coffee and Iced Tea included with your meal

Your cost will be $16.00 per person.  Even though the cruise is longer than the one we contracted for, Celebration Belle is not charging any additional charges.

The Olds Club of Iowa will pay for the other half of the cost ($16.00) of this excursion for club members and their family.

If you would like to enjoy this cruise with some wonderful car club members, please call me by September 27th to sign-up.

Lori Mestad


Directions to the Celebration Belle: 1)Take I-80 East to I-74 East. 2)Cross the Mississippi River into Illinois. 3) The River Drive Exit is closed due to road construction. 4). Take the 7th Avenue exit from Interstate 74. This is the  2nd exit after crossing the Mississippi River Bridge. Keep to the left and go under the bridge. This will put you on 7th Avenue. Follow 7th Avenue for about  3 blocks, The road will turn to the left. You will then be on 23rd Street. In 1 block , go straight on 23rd Street across the railroad tracks. Turn right on River Drive. The Celebration Belle is ahead on the left.

After the cruise we will hold a short club meeting to go over any business and updates on any new or future events at Gary & Lavonne Gleason's home 2318 west 38th Place, Davenport, IA.


Saturday, August 16 – 11:00 am at the Spaulding Center for Transportation, 829 Spring Street, Grinnell, Iowa. We will gather in their meeting room. We will hold our meeting first, followed by a potluck luncheon. Please bring something to share and your own place setting(s). After we finish lunch, we can tour the museum. There is no charge to go through the museum, but they will accept “good will” offerings from visitors. The historic Spaulding Center for Transportation, once a buggy and automobile factory during the 1900’s, has been renovated to reflect a rustic and distinctive venue.

Their website address is:


2014 Quad States - September 12th -14th,

The Marriott Lincolnshire Resort, Ten Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL 60069

2014 Quad States Flyer, click here for motel and more information


July 2014 Meeting. None. OCA Nationals.


Saturday, June 21st, 2014 Boone, IA

Iowa Olds Club Meeting will be 11 AM at:

Saints Avenue Cafe, 1312 South Story Street, Boone, IA 50036  515-432-7399. The meeting will start at 11 AM and then we will have lunch in the meeting room. After the meeting, we will take a visit to Bill Jepsen's restored 1950's -60's era Standard Oil Gas Station.

Bill has authored the book "Iowa's Automobiles", a history of the automobile in Iowa. This is an 81/2" x 11" hard cover book with full color dust jacket filled with 344 pages and over 200 photos, old advertisements, illustrations and etc. These books are for sale by Bill. You may want to pick one up while at his place. Bill has been pegged as an Automotive Historian and Writer.

Bill's location is 822 L avenue, Boone, IA 50036. His telephone is 515-432-8807. You may email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Feel free to contact Bill if you would like more info about his restored gas station full of antiques, literature and memorabilia, or purchase a book. This will be a very interesting visit. Plan to attend. This event is being planned by our good members, Ed and Betty Sorenson.