Iowa Cars

Iowa Family Auctioning Classic Cars This Weekend

There are some fantastic rides going to new owners…. Attention classic car collectors who can get to Iowa this Saturday: a large group of vehicles will be auctioned off in Williams. The Hemken Classic Collection was amassed by Daryl Hemken over the course of decades. Now, all the amazing American and European classic cars will be going to new homes, and it’s for a good cause.
Picture for Iowa Family Auctioning Classic Cars This Weekend

Amazing Classic Car Auction in Central Iowa This Weekend [PHOTOS]

When I saw the pictures of the cars that are going to be auctioned off in central Iowa this weekend, I knew I had to share them with the car-lovers of Iowa. There are over 60 classics being auctioned. Here are photos of many of them, along with details on who will benefit from the sale. You'll love that most of all.
Picture for Amazing Classic Car Auction in Central Iowa This Weekend [PHOTOS]

Speeding crackdown in Iowa on Thursday

DES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa State Patrol says it is going to be cracking down on speeding Thursday. A special traffic enforcement initiative will be conducted during what the State Patrol called “one of the most deadly” time periods on Iowa roads in the last 10 years. The State...
Picture for Speeding crackdown in Iowa on Thursday

Iowa auction to include dozens of classic cars

WILLIAMS, Iowa — What took decades to collect, refurbish and restore should be gone in one afternoon. The Hemken Classic Car collection will auctioned off Saturday at the Hemken Farm in Williams. All the cars belong to Daryl Hemken. "He started collecting in 1960," said Steve Hemken, Daryl's son. Steve...

CATCH Auto Parts Swap Meet, Renaissance Fair, World Food/Music Festival & Iowa Dog Jog in Des Moines this week!

Brock Konrad from Catch Des Moines fills us in on several great things happening around the Des Moines area including FREE Admission events like the World Food & Music Festival and the Des Moines Auto Parts Swap Meet. Other events include the Renaissance Faire at Sleepy Hollow & the Animal Rescue League's Iowa Dog Jog! Find out more at

You Cannot Legally Do What in Your Car Here in Iowa?

If you're planning to see the state of Iowa this spring (assuming spring ever arrives), you may wish to save money and sleep in your car. It's not ideal, but it's cheap, right? Well, there are a few unique rules when it comes to sleeping in your car as it pertains to the state of Iowa. So be sure you know what these rules are before you crash... poor choice of words, sorry. Before you sleep in your vehicle.

NORTH IOWA OUTDOORS: Evening Canoe Float is September 19th at Lake Catherine

The Winnebago County Conservation Board is once again hosting its extremely popular Evening Canoe Float on September 19th. From 6 pm to 8 pm that evening, members of the community have the chance to paddle for free around Lake Catherine in Thorpe Park. Winnebago County Naturalist Lisa Ralls explains. Participants...

Major expansion planned for North Iowa RV dealer

FOREST CITY, Iowa – Lichtsinn RV says it will more than double the size of its current facility in Forest City. The company says the expansion will include a large indoor RV showroom and fixed operations improvements featuring additional service bays, a large indoor parts warehouse and shipping center, and increased parts retail space. Lichtsinn RV says it is also expanding the camping facilities east of the dealership.

CVMA IA Chapter 39-4 Hosting 9/11 Remembrance Ride

We all remember where we were on September 11th, 2001. Whether we were at school, work, or at home with our families, it is a day none of us will soon forget. This Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of this iconic day and the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association Iowa Chapter 39-4 is doing its part to make the most of it.

Central students win Grand Champion Tractor at Iowa State Fair

It was a restoration project that started with a tractor frame, boxes and buckets of parts and a desire to bring new life to old things. It ended with Central students Daniel Royer and Tristan Weigand winning Grand Champion Chapter Tractor at the Iowa State Fair, for the 1938 Farmall F20 they restored together.
Radio Iowa

Historic steam engine takes Iowans on special holiday rides

An authentic steam locomotive will chug into downtown Des Moines this morning, pulling several century-old passenger cars that will soon be filled with kids, parents and grandparents who love old trains. Ellen Lawson, spokeswoman for the Central Iowa Steam Preservation Association, says the QJ-class “Iowa Bolt” locomotive will be making...

A busy Labor Day weekend expected on Iowa waters and state parks

DES MOINES, Iowa – The unofficial end to summer this weekend is expected to draw thousands of Iowans out to their state parks and waterways. The weekend weather forecast appears to be favorable for various outdoor activities. The DNR reminds users to abide by all safety measures in order to have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day holiday weekend.

Nebraska, Iowa companies fined for diesel emission tampering

LENEXA, Kan. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has fined companies in Iowa and Nebraska for tampering with emission controls in vehicles. The EPA announced Tuesday that diesel repair shop Midwest Truck Products of Cantril, Iowa, will pay a $75,000 penalty. South Central Diesel Inc. of Holdrege, Nebraska, will pay...