Friday, June 15, 2007

Ready to Rumble? Back to the 50’s Weekend is Coming up FAST!

The Back to the 50’s Weekend Car Show is a time-honored tradition of the Minnesota Street Rod Association (MSRA). From a very humble beginning of 12 members, the association has grown to over 13,000. The Back to the 50’s Weekend car show boasts 11,000 cars and over 100,000 spectators each year. It is the 2nd largest show of its kind in the World; second only to the NSRA Street Rod Nationals.

For three days, June 22-24, Minnesotan’s get a chance to walk down memory lane as thousands of restored classic automobiles and their owners take over the state fair grounds. Street rods, classics and custom vehicles all dating from 1964 or earlier are just part of the massive show.

Believe it or not, cars aren’t the only reason to visit the show. The event also includes entertainment from Bob and the Beachcombers and Sh-Boom among others. There will be yummy food vendors, an auto auction, a ladies expo, the Crusin’-Arts and Crafts fair, exhibits and a swap meet.

It is an amazing site to pull up a chair on Friday and Saturday night along Snelling Avenue and watch the cars exit the fair grounds and head to Porky’s Drive-In on University Avenue. As the drivers cruise up and down the local roads, spectators sit in lawn chairs to admire the awesome vehicles. Families set up picnics roadside to watch and marvel at the event.

Thinking of joining in the fun? Here are the details:

WHAT: The Minnesota Street Rod Association’s “Back to the 50’s” Weekend

WHEN: June 23, 23 and 24
Friday and Saturday 8:00AM to 11:00PM
Sunday 6:00AM to 3:00PM

WHERE: The Minnesota State Fair Grounds

COST: $10 per adult
Kids 12 and under are free with each paid adult
$2 discount tickets available at O’Reilly Auto Parts Stores

Need more information? Visit the
MSRA website.
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