The Oldsmobile Club of Wisconsin is a non-profit
Chapter of the Oldsmobile Club of America. We are the 3rd chartered
chapter of OCA and have been in continuous operation since 1977. Our
goal is to preserve and enjoy the cars of Oldsmobile. Anyone owning or
interested in, any year or model of Oldsmobile 1897 to present is
welcome in our ranks. We host state and regional shows as well as
membership meetings, parties, picnics and more. Our members are pleased
to aid in the restoration and maintenance of your Oldsmobile.
Benefits of OCW Membership
Meet with other Olds enthusiasts for needed
parts, information and assistance
Club picnic and Holiday Party
Receive the bi-monthly OCW newsletter
Entitled to a few classified ads in
Be listed in and receive free directory of
all OCW members
HAVE A GREAT TIME!!!
For the Oldsmobile Club of Wisconsin membership application, Click here.
Mail application(s) to:
Club of Wisconsin
5255 British Lane
Oshkosh, WI 54901
NOTE: You no longer need to be
a member of
the Oldsmobile Club of America
(OCA) to join the Oldsmobile Club of Wisconsin, but there are perks to
becoming an OCA member. Journey with Olds
magazine & Discounts from OCA on books and literature are part of OCA
For an application to join the OCA Click
Please handle your OCA application as listed on the OCA website. DO NOT send your application or dues to the Oldsmobile Club of Wisconsin address listed above.
Welcome to our Oldsmobile family.
This is just a summary of what you should expect from the club. Your membership will go through the calendar
year. If you signed up at one of our car shows, part way through the year…your
membership will be good through that year also.
You should promptly get the most recent newsletter and then will follow
the schedule of newsletters, which is normally bi-monthly, with a possibility
of a special notice sent out as needed. If you did not get a newsletter within a
month, please contact Margie or Larry.
In a normal calendar year, we have a meeting at our Treasurer’s home for
whoever can make it, in January or February.
We will try to get as many dates secured for the picnic and car shows and
go over any other items as needed for the upcoming year.
In the spring, we have our “Holiday Party” even though it is well past the
Holidays. Depending on where you live
and where the party is hosted, many club members stay overnight both Friday and
Saturday night. Usually there is an
informal get together on Friday evening where guests bring some snacks to
share, and we just reacquaint ourselves within our Oldsmobile Family. Saturday afternoon, there will be a brief
meeting going over dates for the years events, finances of the club, and
getting any committees set up, if needed for events such as the Quad State show,
like we just had in 2022. Saturday
evening, we have a banquet…at no cost to you and your spouse/guest. The club pays for your dinner(s), which is
more than what your membership fee is for the year. After dinner, there is an auction benefitting
the club...remember, they just paid for your dinner. Items being auctioned off, are items brought
by you and other members. They do not
have to be specifically car related, but items that work best are general items
and not specific, that more people would be able to use and the more
interesting, and have a general use, the fun of bidding wars begin. Please contact Greg or Connie Rothe with any
questions regarding the “Holiday Party.”
Usually in mid-May, we have our “Gravel Fest” Dust Off picnic in the
Hartford Auto Museum parking lot. Dust
off your show car (optional – daily drivers are fine too) and bring it for a
casual picnic lunch and a short meeting.
There is a $5 charge per car for the meat portion of the meal supplied
by the club. The members bring a dish to
pass and enjoy a nice afternoon. The
museum usually gives our club a discount and welcome us to visit the very
informative and interesting museum.
For the following three car shows, there is a $10 registration fee to be
paid when you arrive at the car show field at the registration table. These all currently have the same car classes
and have 2 trophies per class. All dates
and classes are described on the flyers which will be published in our newsletters
and handed out at the car shows. The
winners of the trophies are from participant votes. A voting sheet will be handed out, one per
- In early June, there is a car show in Burlington
at the Lynch dealership. Our club supplies the food, which will be
served by the Optimist club. They will
benefit from all food sales, not our club.
- In mid-July, there is a car show in Appleton at
the American Legion grounds. The
American Legion will have food available for purchase, and will benefit from
all food sales, not our club.
- In early August, there is a car show in
Watertown at the Holz dealership. Our
club supplies the food, which will be served by the Optimist club. They will benefit from all food sales, not
Quad State Show:
In early to mid September is a Quad State show. It is a 2 day event
hosted by one of four states - Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota and Iowa.
For this show, the car classes may be different than our normal
participant judged shows. This show uses volunteers that judge the cars
per OCA rules and trophies are given out at an awards banquet.
Additional information will be posted in our newsletter and our website
event calendar as soon as they are available.
In October, we have our last meeting of the year, at one of our members storage
facility and showroom. He rents out
storage spaces for the winter, so before it fills up, he hosts our meeting and
we discuss the current years finances and go over any issues that had come up
during the year and get some things discussed for the next years calendar,
especially the winter meeting date and holiday party date and information. Show cars are encouraged to be driven
(weather permitting) but do not need to be driven to this facility.
If you have any further questions, please contact Bob Lang,