Society of
Automotive Historians

2022 WSAH Summer Meeting

The WSAH Summer Meeting was called to order at 11:00 AM on Friday, July 8th, in the Special Exhibit Building at the Iola Car Show. Six officers and directors were in attendance, along with four members. The minutes and the treasurer’s report of the Spring Meeting were reviewed and approved.

Following up on discussions from the Spring Meeting, the formation of sustainable committees to handle the Chapter operations was further explored. Ralph Kalal made a motion that the WSAH volunteers working the Iola Car Show be thanked for their selfless dedication to the event. A lengthy discussion ensued about the WSAH commitment to the Iola Car Show, with the show staff requesting that the WSAH handle even more responsibilities next year. Ken Nimocks and Don Gullikson will meet with the show staff for a review of operations and the role of the WSAH at the event. This will be a topic of further discussion at the WSAH Fall Meeting and accentuates just how important new WSAH member recruitment is. Members will be asked for their input on recruitment methods and incentives.

The Summer Meeting was adjourned at 12:30.


2022 is also the 50th anniversary of the filming of the movie American Graffiti, released in 1973. Cast members from the movie were featured celebrities at the Iola Car Show this year.

WSAH Officers Ken Nimocks and Don Gullikson with (l-r) Candy Clark, Mackenzie Phillips and Cindy Williams.