Classic Cars

Car Show photoIn September when the Memorial Day Corvette Rally is just a memory, families can gear up to attend the classic car show on the first Saturday after Labor Day held on the grounds of the Chariton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Highway 14 in Chariton. Expect to see a huge display of classic cars varying from the 1920’s to modern day sports cars. Trophies are given for first, second, and third place in an array of classes. For more information, contact Jessica Downe at 641-774-5921.

Experience the thrill of the race! Every Memorial Day weekend.

Imagine riding at top speed down an airport runway in a classic Corvette! Folks who attend the All Iowa Corvette Rally held over Memorial Day weekend in Chariton have the awe-inspiring opportunity to experience a ride along in a club member’s Corvette as it speeds down the raceway. For the less adventurous, there are 50-75 Corvettes of all ages and colors lined up and shined for the show, with NO admission charge. The exciting auto races are free. Participants from at least four states compete for national points in eight to ten sanctioned events.

Race day begins at 8 a.m. with tech inspections of cars. An auto-cross course will be set up on the east/west runway of the Chariton Airport. Rain or shine, each participant tries to run the course as fast as possible, without going off course or hitting cones, which add penalty seconds to the participant’s time. Anyone with a valid driver’s license, signed waiver agreement, and car is allowed to participate in the different activities that are planned for the All Iowa Corvette Weekend. You do not have to be a member of a Corvette Club to participate. For more information, contact Diane Smith at 641-862-3348 or e-mail Tom Grogan, President, at For ongoing information about the Rally, visit