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					                                      Tentative 2012
                                Safety Inspection Schedule

May 26   9-12     Spring Picnic Anoka Co Frgrnds, Anoka
May 28   10-1     Studebaker Show, Blacksmith, Hugo
Jun 3    10-1     Ford Picnic, Ford Plant, St Paul
Jun 9    3-5      Saturday Picnic, St Cloud-Area (VE)
Jun 9    10-1     Roger’s Rod & Custom, E Bethel
Jun 21   9-3      Back to the 50’s, Registration Hotel
Jun 22   9-3      Back to the 50’s, State Fairgrounds
Jun 23   9-3      Back to the 50’s, State Fairgrounds
Jul 14   8-12     N Shore Rod Run, Duluth/Hermantown
Jul 28   10-1     Cops & Rodders, State Fairgrounds
Jul 29   10-1     Scavengers Car Show, MoundsView
Aug 25   10-1     So Cruisers Show, Farmington (VE)
Aug 26   10-1     Little Willies Show, Shakopee (VE)
Sep.8    TBA      Fall Campout, Two Harbors (VE)
Sep 16   10-1     N Lights Roast, Blacksmith, Hugo (VE)
Oct 6     10-1    MN Hot Rod Hdwe, W Concord
                         Season Finale
(VE) = Voting Event

     Get your photo taken with Ronald McDonald
Ronald McDonald will be at Back to the 50’s on Saturday. He will spend
some time with Dave Schaub at the “49-in-7” tent and at Kid’s World in
support of the MSRA Pop Tab program between 10am & 2pm. Show your
support for the Ronald McDonald House by bringing your pop tabs to Kids
World. There will be a barrel in there to collect your pop tabs.

PLEASE! No pets allowed at Back to the 50’s
except registered service dogs with proper

                                     MSRA Events
                                               Date: May 26
                                        MSRA Spring Picnic *
                                    Location: Anoka Co Fairgrounds
                                  Contact: Travis Fowler, 612-708-1559

                                                  June 9
                                       MSRA Saturday Picnic *
                          Location: Summerland Family Fun Park, St Cloud, MN
                                  Contact: Mike Nystrom, 320-252-9810

                                                June 22-24
                              MSRA Back to the 50’s Weekend 2012
                                       Contacts: Front inside cover

                                              August 24 - 26
                                                 SS/FR *
                                           BIR, Brainerd, MN
                                 Contact: Gordy Schwarz, 651-298-0703

                                              September 7-9
                                        MSRA Fall Campout *
                                           Two Harbors, MN
                                 Contact: Dale Sohlstrom, 218-525-3056

                                                 October 7
                                     MSRA Fall Foliage Picnic *
                                Location: Little Log House Pioneer Village
                                                Hastings, MN
                                 Contact: Tom Vollbrecht, 651-257-1934

                                             January 26, 2013
                                   MSRA Winter Awards Banquet
                                      Grand Casino, Hinckley, MN
                                 Contact: Tom Vollbrecht, 651-257-1934
                          *MSRA member only event. Have your membership card ready.

                                     FREQUENT EVENTS
    SUN EVENING, YEAR-ROUND, St Paul, MN. 6:30pm. Hardee’s Restaurant, Hamline & I-94. Contact: Brad, 651-
    2nd SUN, SUMMER CAR & CYCLE CRUZE ON MAIN, River Falls, WI. (Jun-Sep) 11am-4pm. “Cruze The Loop”
in downtown. Contact: Rosanne (RF Chamber), 715-425-2533.
    MON, CRUISE TO CULVER’S, Eagan, MN. (Til the snow flies) 6-9pm. Yankee Doodle Rd & O’Leary Ln. Contact:
Rudy Maki, 612-747-1546.
    MON, REV IT UP & ROLL-IN, Mankato, MN. (May 14-Sep 24) 4-7pm. Jerry Dutlers Bowl/Rumors Lounge, Hwy
169. Host: Auto Restorers Car Club. Contact:
    TUE, SQUIRES CAR CLUB CRUISE, Hibbing, MN. (May-Sep) Meet at Veterans Park, First Ave & Hwy 169.
6pm-? Contacts: Larry, 218-262-5157; John, 218-263-6117;
    TUE, HENDERSON CLASSIC CAR ROLL-IN, Henderson, MN. (May 29-Sep 4) Main St, 6-9pm. Contact:
Randy, 612-702-8420; Kat, 612-702-8425,
    TUE, CRUISE NIGHT, Grand Forks, ND. 6-10pm. El Roco parking lot, corner of Hwy 2 & 81. Host: Prime Steel
Car Club. Contacts: Jim Myers, 218-779-2715; Loran Fearing, 218-779-5377.
    TUE, CLASSIC & ROD ON THE LAKE, Isanti, MN. Captain’s, 27821 Bay Shore Drive, 5-dusk. Cost: donation or
Military Care Pkg Item. Contact: Captain’s, 763-444-5897
    2nd TUE, CRUISIN-IN 5&8 GRILLE & BAR, Champlin, MN. (May-Sep) 5-8pm. Contact: Jim Knowlton, 763-
315-4450; 5-8 grill, 763-425-5858.
     2nd & 4th TUE, CLASSIC CAR & STREET ROD TUESDAYS, Inver Grove Heights, MN. (Starting Apr 24) 6-
9pm. B-52 Burgers & Brew, 5639 Bishop Ave. Contact: J.J., 651-451-3838.
     3rd TUE, CRUISE NIGHT, Savage, MN. (May-Aug) 5:30-8:30pm. Culver’s, dwntwn, 2 mi w of Hwy 35. Contact:
Terry Stade, 612-716-1415.
    4th TUE, CRUISE NIGHT, Lakeville, MN. (Apr-Aug) 5:30-8:30pm. Culver’s, 3/4 mi E on Hwy 35 on 50. Contact:
Terry Stade, 612-716-1415.
    WED,CRUISE NIGHT, Bismarck, ND. 6-10pm. Scotty’s Drive In. Contact: Larry, 701-222-2069.
    WED, ISANTI WEEKLY CAR SHOW, Isanti, MN. (Jun-Aug) 5:30-8:30pm. Free, please bring a food donation.
Lake State Federal Credit Union parking lot. Host: Rum River Rods. Contacts: Dan, 763-670-0835; Rocky, 763-238-
2858; Facebook Page Isanti Weekly Car Show.
    WED, CRUISE NIGHT, Brooklyn Ctr, MN. (May 2-Sep 26) 7-9pm. Oak City Rest. Contacts: Steve Goede, 763-
561-7794; Doug Day, 612-529-4630.
    WED, HOT ROD HUMP DATES, Cottage Grove, MN. 80th & E Pt Douglas Rd just off Hwy 61. 4-dusk. Contact:
Shorty, 651-768-0303.
    WED, CRUISE NIGHT, North Mankato, MN. 5-8pm. 1680 Commerce Dr. Contact: Larry Bennett, 507-381-2995.
    WED, WOODY’S HUMP DAY CRUISE-IN’S, West Concord, MN. (5/9, 5/23, 6/6, 6/13, 6/27, 7/18, 8/1, 8/15,
8/29, 9/5) 5pm till dark. Downtown. Host: Woody’s Auto Literature. Contacts:; Woody, 507-527-
    2nd WED, CRUISE NIGHT, Big Lake, MN. (May-Oct) 4:30pm. Tootsie’s Tavern. Contacts: Jerry/Tootsie, 763-
    2nd WED, CRUISE NIGHT, S Haven, MN. (May-Sep) 5-8pm. Mom’s Place Cafe, 500 Custer St, Hwy 55.
Contact: Steve Edwards, 320-236-7559.
    3rd WED, CRUISE NIGHT, Maple Grove, MN. (May-Oct) 5-9pm. The Lookout Bar & Grill, 8672 Pineview Ln N.
Contact: Terry, 763-416-0494.
    4th WED, CRUISE NIGHT, Milaca, MN. (May-Sep) 4-8pm. Barbara Jean’s Rest, 120 10th Ave SE. Contact:
Gregory Hadley, 320-983-6288.
    THU, CRUISE NIGHT, Grand Forks, ND. 6:30pm. Culver’s. Contacts: Marna Kobe, 701-772-3569, 218-791-
0459; Dean Groseth, 701-775-2911, 701-330-5243.
    THU, ROLL IN, Prior Lake, MN. (May 10, 24, Jun 7, 21, Jul 5, 19, Aug 2, 16) 6-9pm. S Lake Village Shopping
Ctr. Contact: Carl Ekman, 952-953-3039.
    THU, CRUISE NIGHT, Grand Rapids, MN. 6pm. Dairy Queen. Contact: Steve, 218-244-1682.
    THU, CRUISE NIGHT, West St Paul, MN. (5/3-9/6) 5-9pm. The Pizza Shop, 1037 Dodd Rd. Contact: Chopper,
    1st & 3rd THU, CRUISE NIGHT, Fridley, MN. (May-Oct) 5-9pm. Ricky’s Embers, 694 & Central Ave. Contact:
Joe Rickenbach, 763-229-3900.
    4th THU, CRUISE NIGHT, Forest Lake, MN. (Apr-Aug) 5-9pm. Culver’s. Contact: Lloyd Lagoon, 651-433-3325.
    FRI, ST FRANCIS FRIDAY NITE RALLY. (May 11-Sep 7) 5-dusk, St Francis, Hwy 47 & Pederson Dr. Contact:
Dick Henz, 763-753-1092.
    FRI, HISTORY CRUISE, N St Paul, MN. (Jun 1-Sep 14)
6-10pm. Contacts: John Pontrelli,; Bruce/Sandy Fabio,
    FRI, CRUISE INS, Estherville, IA. (May 4, Jun 1, Jul 6, Aug 3, Sep 7) 5:30-? Library Square on N Sixth St.
Contacts: Ron Anderson, 712-380-9000; Marty Domek, 712-209-0644.
    VARIOUS DATES, THIEF RIVER FALLS CRUISE IN. (May-Sep) Twice per month. 6:30-9:30, Cruise from Thief
River Falls to ? Contact: Randy, 218-686-5611,
    SAT, ANOKA CLASSIC CAR SHOW, Anoka, MN. (May 12-Sep 15 except 5/26, 6/23/ 7/14, 9/1) 5pm-dusk. $3
donation per car. Dwntwn Anoka behind Courthouse. Contact: Merrill Dorstad, 612-414-5241;
    SAT VARIOUS, SHOW & GO, Pine Island, MN. (May 12, 26; Jun 9, 23; Jul 7, 21; Aug 4, 18; Sep 1, 15, 29) 4pm-
dusk. Free. Host: Island Classic Car Show. Contacts: Jerry Stofferahn, 507-269-4774; David Stolp, 507-421-2880.
SAT ALTERNATE, HASTINGS SAT NIGHT CRUISE-IN, Hastings, MN. Jun 2, 18, 30; Jul 14, 28; Aug 11, 25; sep
8, 22. Contact: Kevin, 651-437-4400; Tony, 651-437-8982;

                                          ANNUAL EVENTS
     May 25-27, DAKOTA SPRING FLING IN THE BLACK HILLS, Rapid City, SD. Reg $35. Central States Frgrnds.
Contacts: Jack & Dianna Venable, 605-399-9679.
     May 26, OLD CAR SHOW, Winter, WI. School parking lot, 9am-2:30pm, $5, Host: Winter Lions Club. Contact:
Bill Voight, 715-266-2066.
     May 26, MUSIC & WHEELS CAR SHOW, Mason City, IA. 8am-3pm. $10/car. Host: River City Street Rods.
Contacts: Bill, 641-423-4779; Jeff, 641-425-5057.
     May 26, AL BAKERS CAR SHOW, Eagan, MN. 5pm. Al Bakers, 3434 Washington Dr. Contacts: 651-454-9000;
Bob, 612-860-4784; Mike Rick,
     May 27, CAR & TRACTOR SHOW, Pine City, MN. American Legion, 525 N Main St. 9am-4pm. Early entry gets
a free breakfast. Contact: Jack, 320-629-2021.
     May 27, 2nd ANNUAL TOP 21 CAR SHOW, Rogers, MN. 9am-2:30pm. $10/car, $10/swap space. Ellingson’s
Car Museum. Host: UMRCCCA Region Classic Car Club. Contact: Al Longley, 763-421-6595.
Lake Pokegama Lake. McDonald’s exit on Hwy 35, then west 4 mi, follow signs. Rain or shine. Contact: Will, 612-
(Rain or shine) 8:30am-2pm. $10 judged reg fee, $8/pre-reg by 5/12, $5/display & car corral. Holy Family Center, 13
mi north of Hillman, 1182 Co Rd 8. Host: Holy Family Parish. Contacts:; Doug, 320-692-
5726; Jimmy, 763-229-6888.
     May 28, JACK & JIM’S “TOP 50” SUMMER HOLIDAY CAR SHOW, Duelm, MN. 8am-2pm. $10/car. Host: Jack
& Jim’s Restaurant. Contact: Justin or Orson, 968-9995.
     May 28, 7th ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY LIONS CAR SHOW AND SWAP, Elk River, MN. 10am-3pm. Car $10,
Swap $15. Host: Tri-River Rodders. Contact: Swap, Jim, 763-355-2764; show, Neil, 763-441-0033.
     May 28, 38th ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY CAR SHOW, Hugo, MN. Blacksmith Lounge. 9-3, open 8am. $10.
Host: North Star Chapter Sudebaker Drivers Club. Contact: Bob Byers, 952-475-2432; Tom Ketelsen, 651-426-0535,
     Jun 1, ALMELUND NIGHT ON THE TOWN, Almelund, MN. Corner of St Croix trail (MN Hwy 95 & Park Trail
I(Chisago Co Rd 12), 10 mil from N Branch. 4-9:30pm. ‘79 or older. Free. Contact: Diane, 651-583-2295.
     Jun 1-2, SHADES OF THE PAST CAR, TRUCK & MOTORCYCLE SHOW, Marshall, MN. Fri, 7pm cruise; Sat
8am-3, show. $15 participant; $10 pre-reg, gen admission, Free. Contact Dero, 507-865-4445.
     Jun 2, 27th ANNUAL MORRISTOWN DAM DAYS CAR SHOW, Morristown, MN. 10am-3pm. $8. Host: Dam
Days Committee. Contact: Steve Nordmeier, 507-685-4677,
     Jun 2, [night before BLAST FROM THE PAST] DWNTWN CRUISE W/THE SQUIRES, Hibbing, MN. 5pm-?
See calendar on our website Contacts: Larry, 218-262-5157; John, 218-263-6117.
     Jun 2, KICKOFF TO SUMMER HOT ROD COOKOFF, Melrose, MN. Sauk River Park. Open 9:30am. Cookoff
11-11. Contact:
     Jun 2, 3rd ANNUAL RIDE FOR BOOBIES (Motorcycles & Classic Cars), Bock, MN. Reg 9:30am. $20 per
person. All proceeds donated to Pink Ribbon Riders. Host: Kountry Kettle. Contact: Laura, 320-556-3531.
Sat 5pm-? Sun 8am-3pm. Contact: Pat, 218-263-3534.
Farmington, MN. Fri Jun 1/3-5pm early reg show hrs Sat 9am-6pm Sun 9am-5pm. Dakota Cty Frgrnds. Host:
Midwest Mopars. Contacts: 952-884-9804; 952-447-4702;
     Jun 3, 3rd Annual SCABA Classic Car Show, South Minneapolis
 The South Chicago Avenue Business Alliance (SCABA) and the Street Kings Car Club invite everyone to our 3rd
 Annual Classic Car Show on Sunday, June 3, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the intersection of 48th Street
 and Chicago Avenue in south Minneapolis! Check out our website at
shine. Open to vendors at 6am, open to public at 7am. $5 adm, under 12 free w/paid adult. Winona Cty Frgrnds.
Contacts: Jim Baier, 507-280-0421; Jay Phillips, 507-775-7181; Gary Schmidt, 507-289-1274.
Rain or shine. Twin Cities Ford Assembly Plant. 10am-3pm. Free. Hosts: Twin Cities Regional Group of the Early V-8
Club & The Mini Birds. Contacts: John, 507-744-2770,; Dave, 952-431-
    Jun 8, WAITE PARK FAMILY FUN FESTIVAL CAR SHOW, Waite Park, MN. 4:30-8:30pm. $10/car, spect free.
Waite Park City Park. Host: WPFFF. Contact: Don Blonigen, 320-253-4384 after 6pm.
    Jun 8-9, EDDIE COCHRAN WEEKEND, Albert Lea, MN. Fri, 5-9pm, Cruise-In at Country Inn & Suites. Sat,
8am-4pm, Car Show & Car Cruise. Contacts: Terry Perkins, 507-383-8888; Jerry Monson, 507-473-0303.
    Jun 8-9, ROD RUN 2012, Mandan, ND. 4pm. Pre-reg $15/single, $30/2 people, after Jun 1 $20/single, $35/2
people. Riverwood RV. Host: Classtiques Rod & Custom Club. Contact: Larry, 701-222-2069.
    Jun 9, MSRA SUMMER PICNIC, E St Cloud, MN. Voting Event. MSRA members only. 2-7pm. Summerland
Family Fun Park, from Hwy 10 take Hwy 23 E exit, approx 3 mi on left. Contacts: Mike Nystrom, 320-252-9810; or 320-251-0940 day of.
    Jun 9, SCRAP DRIVE SHOW & SWAP MEET, Belvidere, IL. 6am-4pm. $10/car, $10/swap, $5/spect. Boone Cty
Frgrnds. Host: Tin Butcher’s. Contacts: 815-973-9304;; Mac McCullough, 952-473-7566.
    Jun 9, 8th ANNUAL ROSEAU CRUISE-IN CAR SHOW, Roseau, MN. 11am-3pm. $10/car. Historic Pioneer
Farm. Contacts: Larry, 218-463-2259;
    Jun 9, 15th ANNUAL NIFTY 50 CRUISERS CAR SHOW, Barnum, MN. 8am rain or shine. $7 before Jun 7, $10
after. $3/spect. Carlton County Frgrnds. Contact: Mike Tillman, 218-727-7797, 218-390-9825.
    Jun 9, 21st ANNUAL CLASSIC & ANTIQUE CAR SHOW, Fairmont, MN. 9am-3:30pm. $10/reg. Host:
Borderline Cruisers Car Club. Contacts: Butch, 507-236-1225; Denny, 507-236-4590.
MN. Rain or shine. Contact: 320-358-4743.
    Jun 10, 30th ALL GM CAR/TRUCK SHOW & SWAP MEET, St Paul, MN. 9am-3pm. Pre-reg $10, after May 15,
$15. Adm $5 adult, children under 12 free. MN St Frgrnds. Host: (GMCCA) General Motors Car Club Assn. Contact:
Milo Falk, 952-545-0134;
    Jun 10, SUNDAY IN THE PARK CAR SHOW, Spring Lake Park, MN. 10am-4pm. $5. Lakeside Lions Park, 79th
& Pleasantview Dr. Host: Minnesota Street Machine Association. Contacts:;;
Gar, 612-308-9220.
    Jun 10, 15th ANNUAL WALTER P. CHRYSLER CLUB 10,000 LAKES REGION CAR SHOW, Brooklyn Park,
MN. 10am-3pm. $10/veh. Wagner’s Drive-In, 7000 W Broadway. Hosts: Wagner’s Drive-In & the 10,000 Lakes
Region of the WPC Club. Contacts: Garry or Mickey Yazell, 651-646-5753.
    Jun 10, SHOW N SHINE, Windom, MN. 9am-2pm. Free. Cottonwood Lake. Host: Karz-N-Trux Club. Contact:
John Anderson, 1-507-022-0286.
    Jun 15-16, ANTIQUE MOTORCYCLE SHOW, ST PAUL, MN. MN State Frgrnds, Progress Center. Jun 15, 8am-
8pm, June 16 8am-6pm. $5. Host: Viking Chapter, Antique Motorcycle Club of America (AMCA). Contact: Sean
O’Neil, 612-508-4855.
    Jun 16, RALLEY IN THE VALLEY, Valley City, ND. Parade 10, show 11-5. Hosts: Bridge City Cruisers. Contact:
Terry, 701-840-8871.
4pm. $10/entry. Dwntwn Winona. Contacts: Roger Haro, 952-934-2601; Jim Remlinger, 507-254-0227; Jake, 507-
452-6832; Don Jacobs, 507-452-6832.
Great Lakes Dragaway. Contact:
   Jun 16-17, 48th ANNUAL L A ROADSTERS SHOW & SWAP 2012, Pomona, CA. 7am-4pm. Fairplex.
Contacts:; 310-544-4200.
   Jun 17, 30th ANNUAL WRIGHT CTY CAR CLUB CAR SHOW, Buffalo, MN. 9am-2pm. $10/car. Buffalo Airport.
Contact: John Hagen, 763-684-1617.
   Jun 17, GROOVY 60’S FATHERS DAY SHOW, Red Wing, MN. 10am-3pm. Free. Host: Phantoms Motor Club.
Contacts: Arlan, 651-388-1800;

       Jun 22-24, MSRA’s BACK TO THE 50’S WEEKEND, MN State Fairgrounds,
                                  St Paul, MN.

    Jun 24, ANNUAL FLY-IN & COUNTRY ROAD CLASSICS CAR SHOW, Aitkin, MN. 9am-3pm. Spect free, $5
part. Contact: Steve, 218-534-3892,
    Jun 24, 12th ANNUAL NEW ULM AUTOFEST CAR & MOTORCYCLE SHOW, New Ulm, MN. Maday Motors &
Joes Campers. Show 10am-4pm. FREE. Contact: Denny/Paul, 800-976-2329,
MN. 29th, Pre-reg from 6-9pm; 30th, Main show starting 9am. Contacts:; Dan Ostlund, 218-
689-5660; Dale Hartig, 218-689-8599;
    Jun 30, “ORIGINAL” BLAST FROM THE PAST 22nd ANNUAL CAR SHOW, Chetek, WI. 9am-2pm. Entry $5
driver/1 pass, spect $2. Chetek Airport area. Host: Vintage Voyagers Street Rods. Contact: Larry Axdahl, 715-924-
    Jun 30, 4th ANNUAL DUNDAS HISTORICAL SOCIETY CAR SHOW, Dundas, MN. 9am-3pm. $10/veh. Host:
King’s Color & Chrome Hot Rod Inc. Contact: Adam, 952-215-2884; Jerry, 952-826-9624.
    Jun 30, TOP 21 CAR SHOW, Brooklyn Ctr, MN. 11am-3pm. $10. Oak City, 2590 Freeway Blvd. Host: Be-Bop
Cruisers. Contacts: Steve Goede, 763-561-7794; Doug Day, 612-529-4630.
    Jun 30, 12th ANNUAL CRUISIN’ THE VALLEY, Ada, MN. 11am-3pm. $10/day. Contact: Ross Pfund, 218-784-
    Jun 30, AL BAKERS CAR SHOW, Eagan, MN. 5pm. Al Bakers, 3434 Washington Dr. Contacts: 651-454-9000;
Bob, 612-860-4784; Mike Rick,
    Jun 30, FREEDOM FEST CAR SHOW, Pine City, MN. 9am-3pm. Reg at 9am. Free. Pine County Frgrnds. Host:
Pine Classic Cruisers. Contact: Steve Ovick, 320-629-2069.
    Jul 1, MN VETERANS CLASSIC CAR & BIKE SHOW & SWAP, St Francis, MN. Host: Sons of Am Legion.
Gates 6am, show 8-3. $15 advance, Day of $20. (rain or shine). Contact: Dave
    Jul 1, RIVERFEST CELEBRATION CAR SHOW, Dawson, MN. 9am-1pm. Veterans Park, south of Business
District just south of River. Contact: John Harker, 320-226-3144,
    Jul 4, JACK & JIM’S “TOP 50” SUMMER HOLIDAY CAR SHOW, Duelm, MN. 8am-2pm. $10/car. Host: Jack &
Jim’s Restaurant. Contact: Justin or Orson, 320-968-9995.
    Jul 4, CLOQUET’S 4th OF JULY CAR SHOW, Cloquet, MN. 10am-2:30pm. Free. Northeastern Bar & Grille.
Contact: Mike Tillman, 218-727-7797, 218-390-9825.
    Jul 6, ALMELUND NIGHT ON THE TOWN, Almelund, MN. Corner of St Croix trail (MN Hwy 95 & Park Trail
I(Chisago Co Rd 12), 10 mil from N Branch. 4-9:30pm. ‘79 or older. Free. Contact: Diane, 651-583-2295.
    Jul 7, KARL OSKAR DAYS CAR SHOW, Lindstrom MN. 9am – 2 pm. St. Bridgets church lot on Hwy 8 in
downtown Lindstrom. Entry $5. Host:Lake Area Lugnuts. Contact: Larry, 651-257-3368; Dave, 651-257-7475.
    Jul 7, BAY AREA CAR SHOW, Ashland, WI. 9am-2pm. Host: Bay Area Car Club. $5. Contacts: Clay Burditt,
715-765-4334; Les Lampson, 715-682-5378; Albert Piff, 715-682-6237.
    Jul 8, 6th ANNUAL AMERICAN MUSCLE & STREET ROD SHOW, Vadnais Heights, MN. Rain or shine. 10am-
4:30pm. $5. Host: Jimmy’s Food & Drink. Contact: Jim, 651-482-1100.
    Jul 8, 11th ANNUAL FARM CITY FUN FEST CAR SHOW, Winthrop, MN. 10am-4pm. Free. City Park. Host:
Winthrop Area Chamber of Commerce. Contact: Dave, 507-381-5342.
    Jul 11, DWNTWN DULUTH’S 12th ANNUAL CLASSIC CAR SHOW, Duluth, MN. 5-8pm. Free. Superior St from
3rd Ave E to 5th Ave W. Host: Greater Dwntwn Council. Contact: Scott Childs, 218-722-5445.
     Jul 13, FOUNDERS’ DAY & CAR SHOW, Algona, IA. Cruise In show at 7pm. 45 mi south of Blue Earth, MN.
Contact: Ron at G Force Customs, 515-395-3672.
     Jul 13-14, 39th ANNUAL NORTH SHORE ROD RUN, Hermantown, MN. Reg: Fri, Noon-9pm; Sat, 8am-Noon.
Pre-reg $45/family, $25/single. Pre-reg one day only, Fri or Sat $15/person. New Headquarters: Shrine Auditorium,
5152 Miller Trunk Hwy. Contact:
     Jul 13-15, POWER CRUISE, Brainerd, MN. BIR. Host: Power Cruise from Australia.. Cost: varies depending on
day & car count. Contact: Gup, 1-800-701-3188,, 1-800-701-3188.
     Jul 14, 3rd ANNUAL CAR SHOW, Bloomington, MN. 10am-2pm. $10. 480 American Blvd W (W of Home
Depot). Hosts: Key Collision & Paint & ACME Speed Shop. Contacts: Rob Endly, 952-884-6272; Lenny Swanson,
     Jul 14, 22nd ANNUAL AUTO FAIR, Blue Earth, MN. 8am-3pm. $10. Host: Auto Fair Committee. Contacts:
Steve, 507-526-3048; Dave, 507-526-5241.
     Jul 14, RODDIN’ ROUND THE LAKE, Osakis, MN. Reg 7am-1pm. $10. Host: Central Lakes Cruzers. Contacts:
Dallas Triebenbach, 320-859-4326; Wayne Karl, 320-859-2887.
     Jul 14, CRUISE INTO NISSWA - THREE LAKES CAR SHOW, Nisswa, MN. 10am-3pm. $20/pre-reg by Jul 6,
$25/day of. Swap & Car Corral. Presented by Nisswa Automotive. Hosts: Nisswa Chamber of Commerce & Carlson
Hardware. Contact:; Shawn Hansen, 218-963-2620.
     Jul 14-15, 2nd ANNUAL IRONMAN CAR SHOWING. Chisholm, MN. Show & reg opens at 9am both days. Reg
is free for driver & 1 pass & incl use of facility. On the grounds of the Minnesota Discovery Center in Chisholm, MN.
This is a MN Discovery Center hosted event in partnership w/Iron Range Car Clubs. Contacts:; John, 218-263-6117.
     Jul 15, 7th ANNUAL SAVANNA PORTAGE CAR SHOW, Floodwood, MN. Open 10am. Awards 4pm. $10.
Contact: Marty, 218-476-2342
     Jul 15, 12th ANNUAL CAR SHOW, Thunder Bay, Ontario, CAN. 9am-3pm. $10 pre-reg by June 30, $15 day of.
Host: Northern Ontario Classic Cruisers. Contacts: Fred Pettit, 807-577-6078; Pat Bailey, 807-475-4364.
     Jul 15, 7th ANNUAL CATFISH DAYS CAR SHOW, Floodwood, MN. 10am-5pm. $10. Host: Savanna Portage,
102 E Hwy 2. Contact: 218-476-2342.
     Jul 18, EAGAN MARKET FEST CAR SHOW, Eagan, MN. 4-8pm. Eagan Community Center. Contact: Ken
Ingram, 651-216-0156.
     Jul 19-21, NORTHWEST DEUCE DAYS, Victoria, B.C., Canada. Reg starts in May. Contact: Al Clark, 250-385-
8571, al
     Jul 21, 4th ANNUAL SHUFFLE OFF TO BUFFALO CAR SHOW, Buffalo, ND. Main St. Contact: Larry Zaun,
     Jul 21, ST ALPHONSUS CAR SHOW & FUN FEST, Brooklyn Center, MN. 12-4pm. $5/car, spect free. 7025
Halifax Ave N. Host: St Alphonsus Church. Contact: Ron Weis, 763-561-9669.
     Jul 21, FARMINGTON BLOCK PARTY/CAR SHOW, Farmington, MN. 4-8pm. $5/car. 3rd St & Oak St. Contact:
Doug Pedersen, 651-463-8872,
     Jul 21, 24th ANNUAL OLD DEPOT CAR SHOW & FESTIVAL, Ironwood, MI. 9am-3pm. $5 entry fee. Old Depot
Park. Contacts: Rick, 906-364-2783; Dick, 906-932-3865.
     Jul 21, KC CAR & BIKE SHOW, Zimmerman, MN. 12pm-5pm. Free. Christ Our Light, 25909 4th St W. Host:
Knights of Columbus. Contacts: Tony, 763-670-2295; Dennis, 763-389-9109.
     Jul 21, MELTDOWN DRAGS, Byron, IL. 10am ‘til the drags are done. $15/spect, $30/drag race all day. Byron
Dragway. Host: Fugitives Drag Race Club. Contacts:;
     Jul 21, AL BAKERS CAR SHOW, Eagan, MN. 5pm. Al Bakers, 3434 Washington Dr. Contacts: 651-454-9000;
Bob, 612-860-4784; Mike Rick,
     Jul 21, EAST BETHEL BOOSTER DAYS, East Bethel, MN. 9am-4pm. 1 mi east of Hwy 65 on 221st Ave. Host:
Gopher State Chevys. Contacts: Denny, 612-501-5652; Harley, 612-718-6905.
     Jul 21-22, 3rd ANNUAL MELTDOWN DRAGS, Byron, IL. 10am til ? $15/spect, $30/drag race all day. Byron
Dragway. Hosts: Fugitives Drag Race Club. Contacts:;
     Jul 22, 29th ANNUAL PAUL BUNYAN VINTAGE AUTO SHOW, Bemidji, MN. 8am-3pm. $5/adult, under 15
free. Bemidji High School, 5th St W. Contact: 218-333-3916;
    Jul 22, 3rd ANNUAL ALL-FORD CLASSIC CAR & TRUCK SHOW, Waconia, MN. 10am-3pm, reg 10am-
12pm/$7 pre-reg, $10 at gate. Location/Host: Waconia Ford, 235 Hwy 5. Contacts: Mike Keaveny/David Gohl, 952-
442-4411, 1-800-776-6193.
    Jul 22, MOOSE LAKE AGATE DAYS CAR SHOW, Moose Lake, MN. 11am-2pm. $5. Contacts: Mike Tillman,
218-727-7797, 218-390-9825; Butch Thompson, 218-389-6941.
open at 8am. $5/reg adm, show car & driver free. Pierce Co Frgrnds. Host: Beldenville Old Car Club. Contacts: Tim,
715-273-6211; Lenny, 715-273-3390.
    Jul 28, 28th ANNUAL WEEKEND OF WHEELS CAR SHOW, Grand Rapids, MN. 7am-4pm. $20/entry. Host:
Northern Cruisers Car Club. Contacts: Kelly or Tami, 218-492-4201;
    Jul 28, KOLACKY DAYS CLASSIC CAR SHOW, Montgomery, MN. Hosts: My Hot Rod Assoc (MHRA). 9am-
3pm $8. Contacts: Jeff, 952-846-9204; Jim, 507-364-5659.
    Jul 28, 4th ANNUAL MAKE TRACKS TO GALILEE CAR SHOW, Circle Pines, MN. Rain or shine. 9am-2:30pm.
$10/veh, spect free, suggested donation of non-perishable food item. Galilee Church, 10101 Lexington Ave N.
Contact: Terry Schuveiller, 612-860-1958,
    Jul 28, RUN 81, Hillsboro, ND. 9am. $15/single, $25/couple. Woodland Park. Host: Suedes Car Club. Contact:
Blaine Duval, 623-882-6361.
trophies at 1:30pm, Expo 9am-5pm. $10/entry, $25/swap meet (must pre-reg by Jul 11), $20/craft show (must pre-reg
by Jul 11). MN State Fairgrounds, Machinery Hill. Hosts: Cops N Rodders & St Paul Police K-9 Foundation. Contacts:
Swap meet, Pat, 651-387-5178; Craft show, Renee, 651-485-7458.
    Jul 28-29, ITASCA VINTAGE CAR CLUB CAR SHOW & SWAP MEET, Grand Rapids, MN. Sat 7am-7pm; Sun
8am-4pm. Sun car show $7 pre-pay, $10 day of. Host: Itasca Vintage Car Club. Contact: Jerry Latola, 218-326-5910.
    Jul 29, SCAVENGERS CAR SHOW, Mounds View, MN. MSRA Voting Event. Mermaid. Contact: Jason
Baggenstoss, 612-290-6533.
    Jul 29, CAR & MOTORCYCLE SHOW, Shoreview, MN. 12-3:30pm. Free. Island Lake Park. Host: Slice of
Shoreview. Contacts: Dan Rustad, 612-719-7714; Mike Baker, 763-291-8969.
    Aug 2, GORDY’S CURBSIDE CLASSIC, Cloquet, MN. 4:30pm. $2. Contact: Mike Tillman, 218-727-7797, 218-
    Aug 3, BRAHAM PIE DAY CAR SHOW, Braham, MN. 9am-3pm. Free. Contacts: Steve/Jeanne Wilson, 320-
    Aug 3, ALMELUND NIGHT ON THE TOWN, Almelund, MN. Corner of St Croix trail (MN Hwy 95 & Park Trail
I(Chisago Co Rd 12), 10 mil from N Branch. 4-9:30pm. ‘79 or older. Free. Contact: Diane, 651-583-2295.
    Aug 4, 11TH ANNUAL STREET WIZARDS CRUISE-IN & CAR SHOW, Thief River Falls, MN. 9am register,
show 11-3. $10 per car. Contacts: Jason, 218-686-2969; Randy, 218-686-5611; Dave, 218-686-2995,
    Aug 4, BREEZY POINT RESORT CAR SHOW AT THE ICE CENTER, Breezy Point, MN. 8am-3pm. Show cars
pre-reg $15, adult adm $3 or 2 for $5, kids free. Proceeds to Prostate Cancer Fund. Contact: Kent Brothen, 218-562-
    Aug 4, BLACK KNIGHTS CAR CLUB CAR SHOW, Estherville, IA. Reg 10am-12pm. $10. Host: Black Knights
Car Club. Contacts: Ron Anderson, 712-380-9000; Marty Domek, 712-209-0644.
    Aug 4, 10th ANNUAL CANADIAN DAYS CLASSIC CAR SHOW, Little Canada, MN. Starts 11am, check-in
10am. $10. Spooner Park, 350 Eli Road. Sponsor: Norm’s Tire Sales. Contact: Joy, 651-483-4591.
    Aug 4, 6th ANNUAL GHENT BELGIAN-AMERICAN DAYS CAR SHOW, Ghent, MN. Reg 9:30-11am, show
11am-3:30pm. $10 for the first vehicle, $5 for each additional vehicle. Host: Ghent Cruisers. Contact: 507-428-3895.
    Aug 5, CLASSIC CARS FOR HOPE, Stillwater, MN. 9am-2pm. $10. Contact: Kathy & Larry Kuehn, 651-439-
3pm. $5. St James Catholic Church. Host: Knights of Columbus Council #3473. Contacts: Carroll Janzen, 218-927-
6119; Bob Smith, 218-927-4424.
    Aug 10-11, 2nd ANNUAL DOC MOONLIGHT GRAHAM DAYS, Chisholm, MN. Fri, 6-9pm, Cruise w/Doc; Sat
11am parade & show & shine 11:45am-3pm. Free. Hosts: Chisholm C of C. Contact: Shannon, 218-254-7930, 800-
    Aug 10-11, RUN TO THE RAPIDS, Park Rapids, MN. Fri, reg begins 4pm. Sat Show ‘n’ Shine 8am-1pm.
Sponsor: Northern Knights Car Club. Contacts: Fred, 218-732-0252; Mike, 218-732-9445; Dave, 218-732-0020.
    Aug 10-11, 34th ANNUAL MICRO MINI NATS, Spencer, IA. Reg $35. Clay Cty Frgrnds. Reg Fri 4pm, Sat Show
9-3, entertainment 3-midnight. Contacts: Pat Oviatt, 712-262-4159; Dave Schmidt, 712-264-8996;
    Aug 11, 50-60’S DAY CAR SHOW, Mabel, MN. Contact: Bob Peterson, 507-493-5465.
SHOW, Crosslake, MN. 9am-2pm. $5. 37028 Co Rd 66. Contacts: Rich, 612-865-3113; Dean, 218-251-6294; Car
Clubs: Jeff, 218-330-5160.
    Aug 11, RODS & RUST CAR SHOW & SWAP MEET, Dwntwn Mora, MN. 11am-6pm. $5 adm. Show cars:
free/outdoors, $10/indoors. Kanabec Cty Frgrnds. Sponsor: Kanabec Cty Ag Society. Host: Mora Motorworks.
Contact: Janet, 320-679-5485.
Heights, MN. Reg 11:30am, Noon-3pm. Free. 40th & Quincy St NE. Host: Minnesota Street Machine Association.
Contacts:;; Mike, 612-597-8984.
    Aug 15, 13th ANNUAL POWER HOUSE CAR SHOW, Proctor, MN. Rain date Aug 16. 3pm til dark. Free. Host:
Dick Karl. Contact: John Scanlon, 218-729-7506.
Virginia, MN. Fri cruise 6-10pm historic Main St, Sat car show 10am-2pm dwntwn. Free. Contact: Ralph Maki, 218-
    Aug 18, SWEET SUMMER NIGHTS CAR SHOW, Brooklyn Ctr, MN. 7-10pm. $10/show car, spect free. Luther
Brookdale Chevrolet. Host: Chevy’s Best Car Club. Contact: Terry, 763-416-0494;
5pm. $15. 14521 Granada Dr. Host: Sons Of The American Legion. Contacts: Bob, 612-860-4784; Kelly, 952-693-
3:30pm. $5. City Hall Park. Contacts: Carol Mueller, 763-458-2719,;
    Aug 18, HERITAGE DAYS CAR SHOW, St Paul Park, MN. 12:30pm after parade. Free. Host: City of St Paul
Park. Contact: Sue, 651-459-9575.
    Aug 18, CORVETTES AT STILLWATER, Stillwater, MN. 9am-1pm. $12/veh. Stillwater Motors. Hosts: Stillwater
Motors & St Croix Valley Corvette Association. Contacts: Dan Coyle, 651-283-6810; Stillwater Motors, 651-439-4333.
Golden Valley, MN. 9am-3pm. $10. Chester Bird American Legion Post 523, 200 N Lilac Dr. Contact: Evan B.
Komar, 612-709-1393,
Cloud, MN. 7am-3pm. Pre-reg $8, day of $15. Benton Cty Frgrnds. Host: St Cloud Antique Auto Club. Contact:
Nancy, 320-469-4447.
    Aug 19, 2nd ANNUAL AUTO MANIA CAR SHOW, Fridley, MN. 10am-3pm. $10/car. Friendly Chevrolet, 7501
Hwy 65 NE. Hosts: Minnesota Street Machine Association & Northstar Chevelle Club. Contacts:;
Mike, 612-597-8984.
MEET, Holmen, WI. 8am-4pm. $5/spect (kids 12 & under free), $5/display-only show veh & driver, $10/trophy-judged
show veh & driver, $10/swap space (2 spaces $15). Contact:
    Aug 23, “CRUISE TO THE COVE”, Albert Lea, MN. 4-9pm. Wedgewood Cove Golf Club. Contacts: Don Blake,
507-377-6080; Larry Knutson, 507-297-5407.
    Aug 24-26, SS/FR, Brainerd, MN. Contact: Gordy Schwarz, 651-298-0703.
Voting Event. Rain or shine. 8am-3pm. $10 pre-reg. $15 day of. Adm $5, 12 & under free. Dakota Cty Frgrnds. Host:
Southern Cruzers Car Club. Contact: Tim Hanna, 952-894-2395;;
    Aug 25, RIDE THE DREAM CAR SHOW, Staples, MN. 8am-3pm. $15/pre-reg, $20/day of. Host: Still Cruisin’
Car Club. Contacts: Russ, 218-296-2450; Doug, 218-296-1288;
    Aug 25, 7th ANNUAL CHRIST’S CROSS CAR & CRAFT SHOW, Ham Lake, MN. 9am-3pm. $10/veh.
Spectators cash donation or non-perishable food. FOC Church. Host: Christ’s Cross Car Club. Contacts: Scott, 612-
267-7312 vehicles; Sharon, 763-202-0284 crafters;
    Aug 25, AL BAKERS CAR SHOW, Eagan, MN. 5pm. Al Bakers, 3434 Washington Dr. Contacts: 651-454-9000;
Bob, 612-860-4784; Mike Rick,
City, MD. 9am-3pm, awards 2pm. (Hurricane/Rain date 9/2) $10 to benefit Chesapeake City Lions Club. Contact:
    Aug 26, LITTLE WILLIES CRUISERS, Shakopee, MN. MSRA Voting Event. Contact: Jim Fox, 507-665-4990.
    Sep 2, “RUN TO THE LAKE” AUTO SHOW, Mentor, MN. Reg 1pm. The Pavilion. Host: Maple Lake
Association. Contact: Eddie Amberson, 218-253-2364.
    Sep 2, 4th ANNUAL PECKERHEADZ RAT ROD RENDEZVOUS, Mahtowa, MN. 10am-2pm. $1 plus non-
perishable food item per vehicle. TJ’s Country Corner, 2751 Market St. Hosts: PeckerheadZ Rat Rod Club & TJ’s
Country Corner. Contacts: Brent, 218-591-7258, 218-389-0408; Dave, 218-879-1511;
    Sep 3, 12th ANNUAL ORPHAN & STILL MADE CAR SHOW, Hugo, MN. Blacksmith Lounge. 9am-3pm. Open
8am. $10. Host: N Star Chapter, Studebaker Drivers Club. Contact: Bob Byers, 952-475-2432; Tom Ketelsen, 651-
    Sep 3, JACK & JIM’S “TOP 50” SUMMER HOLIDAY CAR SHOW, Duelm, MN. 8am-2pm. $10/car. Host: Jack &
Jim’s Restaurant. Contact: Justin/Orson, 320-968-9995.
    Sep 3, CLOQUET’S LABOR DAY CAR SHOW, Cloquet, MN. 10am-3pm. Free. By City Hall. Contact: Mike
Tillman, 218-727-7797, 218-390-9825.
    Sep 7-9, FALL CAMPOUT, Two Harbors, MN. MSRA Voting Event. Burlington Bay Campground, N Shore of
Lake Superior. Contact: Dale Sohlstrom, 218-525-3056.
    Sep 7-9, 33rd ANNUAL ROD RUN, Watertown, SD. 5-9pm. $30 adv, $35 day of. Host: Vintiques Car Club.
Contacts: Kevin, 605-882-2952; Bill, 605-886-8585.
    Sep 8, WINGS & WHEELS AIR SHOW FLY-IN CLASSIC CAR SHOW, Valley City, ND. Car show 12-7pm, air
show 4-6pm. Barnes Cty Airport. Host: Bridge City Cruisers. Contacts: Terry, 701-840-8871; Fly-In info Lori, 701-490-
    Sep 8, 9th ANNUAL ARISTOCRATS CAR SHOW, Dwntn Northwood, IA. Reg 8-11am. $10. Host: Aristocrats
Car Club. Contacts: John Anderson, 641-324-1834; Dan at CarQuest, 641-324-2112.
    Sep 8, CLASSICS BY THE LAKE CAR SHOW, Buffalo, MN. 10am-2pm. Free. Contact: John Hagen, 763-684-
    Sep 8, 13th ANNUAL PRESCOTT DAZE CAR SHOW, Prescott, WI. Broad St. 8-4pm. Contact:
    Sep 8, 21st ANNUAL DEFEAT OF JESSE JAMES DAYS CAR SHOW, Northfield, MN. 9am-3pm. $10/pre-reg,
$15 at the gate. Riverside Park. Host: Sundowners Car Club. Contacts: Larry, 651-463-7680; Jim, 507-364-5659;;
    Sep 8, PALMER DAY TOP 20 CAR SHOW, Palmer Township, MN. 9am-3pm. $10/entry. Palmer Park. Host:
Palmer Day Committee. Contacts: Jeff Arnold, 320-980-2998; Dave Roach, 612-940-7675.
    Sep 9, 38th ANNUAL LONE EAGLE AUTO CLUB CAR SHOW/SWAP MEET, Little Falls, MN. Rain or shine.
7am-4pm. $5, under 12 free, sr citizens free. Little Falls/Morrison Cty Frgrnds, Hwy 27 E. Host: Lone Eagle Auto
Club. Contact: Wayne, 320-632-6849.
    Sep 9, KIA OF DULUTH GARFIELD AVE DRAG RACES, Duluth, MN. 8am. Contacts:; Mike
Tillman, 218-727-7797, 218-390-9825.
    Sep 9, 4th ANNUAL WAYZATA ROTARY CHARITY CAR SHOW, Wayzata, MN. 10am-4pm. $20/entry, spect
free. Host: Wayzata Rotary Club. Contacts: Marty Schneider, 612-237-3843;
    Sep 15, 27th ANNUAL NICKLE DICKLE DAY CAR & TRUCK SHOW, Waconia, MN. 8am-noon reg, 3:30
awards. $10 before Sep 2. Host: Waconia Chamber of Commerce. Contact: 952-442-5812; Mike Keaveny, 612-719-
    Sep 15, 2012 OTSEGO FESTIVAL CAR SHOW, Otsego, MN. 10am-3pm. $10/car, free spect. Prairie Park, 8899
Nashua Ave NE. Host: Otsego Rod & Custom Car Club. Contact: Brian Byrnes,,
    Sep 15, 19th ANNUAL FLOODWOOD FALL COLOR FESTIVAL, Floodwood, MN. 8am. $7. Host: Floodwood
Business & Community Partnership. Contact: Patrick Babinski, 218-476-2288.
    Sep 15, WYOMING STAGE COACH DAY CAR SHOW, Wyoming, MN. 11am-3pm. Free. Host: Wyoming Area
Business Owners. Contact:
    Sep 15, 7th ANNUAL ALL-FORD SHOW & SWAP, Roseville, MN. 9am-2pm. Spect free. Midway Ford, 2777
Snelling Ave. Host: Performance Ford Club of MN. Contacts: Ray, 651-900-3511; Richard, 651-488-4721.
    Sep 15, 5th ANNUAL HICKSON DAYS CAR & BIKE SHOW, Hickson, ND. 10am-4pm. Free. Hickson
Community Center. Contact: Mark, 701-799-5090.
    Sep 15, AL BAKERS CAR SHOW, Eagan, MN. 5pm. Al Bakers, 3434 Washington Dr. Contacts: 651-454-9000;
Bob, 612-860-4784; Mike Rick,
    Sep 16, 25th ANNUAL PIG ROAST & CAR SHOW, Hugo, MN. 7am. $20/car, driver, one passenger. Blacksmith
Lounge. Host: Northern Lights Car Club of Hugo. Contact: Diane Willis, 651-633-3498.
    Sep 16, 36th ANNUAL S MN CAR SHOW & SWAP MEET, St. Peter, MN. 8am-3pm. Show cars $15/incl dr & 1
pass. Adm: $5/person, under 12 free w/adult. Nicollet Cty Frgrnds. Host: Auto Restorers Car Club. Contacts:,
    Sep 22, CAR SHOW & DANCE, Halstad, MN. Car show 11am-5pm, dance 5-8pm. $20/car incl/2 dance tickets.
Dance $10/adult, 12 & under free. At “The LRC”. Contacts: Bruce, 218-456-2324; Dave, 218-456-2672; Jay or Lori,
    Sep 22, 7th ANNUAL MIDWEST “STUDEBAKER ONLY” SWAP MEET, Menomonie, WI. Olde Town. 8-4.
Contact: Earnie Loga, 715-832-7302, Tom Ketelsen, 651-426-0535,
    Sep 22, ANOKA CLASSIC CAR SHOW 2012 GRAND FINALE, Anoka, MN. 9am-5pm. $10 per car or $5 w/food
donation. Anoka Cty Frgrnds. Contact:; Merrill Dorstad, 612-414-5241.
    Sep 23, AIRPORT DRAGS, Spencer Municipal Airport. Pits open at 9am, races start at 11am-4pm. $5 per race
or $20 all day, spect $5. Contacts: Ron Anderson, 712-380-9000; Marty Domek, 712-209-0644.
    Sep 29, 12th ANNUAL PUMPKIN FEST CAR SHOW, Lake Park, MN. 9am-2:30pm. Free. Contact: Curt, 218-
    Oct 7, MSRA FALL FOLIAGE PICNIC, Hastings, MN. Little Log House Pioneer Village. Contact: Tom Vollbrecht,
Sr, 651-257-1934.
    Oct 7, 37th ANNUAL FALL CRUISE & FUN RUN FOR CHARITY, Rochester, MN. All proceeds to Salvation
Army & Channel One Food Shelf of SE MN. Reg 9-11am at Wal-Mart North parking lot. New Northern Route.
Destination: Zumbrota, MN. Reg $15. Host: Drifters Car Club of SE MN. Contact: Jim Ashenmacher, 507-282-2679,
    Oct 18-21, 6th ANNUAL ED’S CAMPOUT, Hinckley, MN. Grand Casino RV Park. Contacts: Ed Adams, 651-
248-7045, 320-396-0476,; Peggy Zech, 651-261-3496.
    Oct 27-28, WILD ABOUT WHEELS CAR & BIKE SHOW, Sioux City, IA. $6. Downtown Sioux City Convention
Center. Host: Lloyd’s Race Art. Contact: Lloyd Schweigert, 712-239-6199, 712-898-2943,
    Nov 11, FALL RACERS & RODDERS SWAP MEET, Sioux City, IA. $8. Downtown Sioux City Convention
Center. Host: Lloyd’s Race Art. Contact: Lloyd Schweigert, 712-239-6199, 712-898-2943,
    Nov 18, MIDWEST COLLECTOR TOY SHOW, Sioux City, NE. $5. Marina Inn Convention Center. Host: Lloyd’s
Race Art. Contact: Lloyd Schweigert, 712-239-6199, 712-898-2943,

    Jan 26, 2013, MSRA WINTER AWARDS BANQUET. Grand Casino, Hinckley, MN. For MSRA room rates, use
contact code MSR0126. Contact: Tom Vollbrecht, Sr, 651-257-1934.
Feb 17, 2013, ORIGINAL SIOUX CITY RACERS & RODDERS SWAP MEET, Sioux City, IA. $8. Downtown Sioux
City Convention Center. Host: Lloyd’s Race Art. Contact: Lloyd Schweigert, 712-239-6199, 712-898-2943,

                           Jim Landree’s Hot Rod Tours
  Please book tours early. Call Judy Minick at 1-800-827-4616, EXT 6963 at Travel Leaders in Vadnais
Heights, MN 55110.
    6/11-6/17. LA Roadster Show Tour, show & shop tours. Here is one you sure don’t want to miss
this year.
    7/24-7/29. Harold Lamays Car Collection, Nancy Le Mays Private Home Tour, America’s Car
Museum, Tacoma, WA. Several shop tours also & Good Guys Show.
    8/9-8/19. Hot August Nights and Bonneville Salt Flats & Salt Lake City tours. All three stops will
be in this one tour, and a private tour while in Bonneville salt flats.
10/25-11/4. Las Vegas/SEMA, Lake Havasu Shop Tours.

                          MSRA Spring Picnic *
                               Saturday, May 26, 2012
                               Anoka Co Fairgrounds
                                     10 am - 4 pm
              Come and join your MSRA friends for a
                                     Hometown Picnic!
                        No trophies, no stress, just a
                                   great time for all.
           Famous Dave’s will serve lunch about noon.
                                      * For MSRA Members only
                                Contact: Travis Fowler, 612-708-1559

                               MSRA Spring Campout
                                for May 18 - 20, 2012
                                    will be held at
                     Hidden Meadows - Pine Island, Minnesota
                   Rochester is 8 miles south of the campgrounds.
                  Campsites will have to be reserved through MSRA.
                       Contact: Ted/Randi Jacobson, 763-780-2633
                             MSRA membership cards will be needed to attend.
Friday, May 18
   Registration begins at 2pm at the campgrounds.
   Supper starts at approximately 5:30pm and is served
   until 7:30 or until gone.
   Bowling, bonfire and fellowship will round out Friday.

Saturday, May 19
   Show & shine will be held at Hidden Meadow RV Park
starting at 9am and goes until 1pm
   Safety Inspection will be from 8:45am until 10am.
   MSRA VOTING event will be held from 10am until
   Saturday afternoon has a poker run and games for all
   Dinner will be served starting approximately at 6 pm until
7 pm.
   Saturday evening will end with bonfire, fellowship and

Sunday morning breakfast will start serving approximately
8:30 am.

   The camping reservation form is found in the back of your March and April LineChaser.

                             NO PHONE RESERVATIONS PLEASE

  All questions contact: Ted or Randi Jacobson,
763-780-2633; Roger/Jann Mellman, 952-226-5383

Directions to Hidden Valley Campground
   From: 4725 S Robert Trl, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077-1108 US
   To: 6450 120th St NW, Pine Island, MN 55963-9422 US

    A) 4725 S Robert Trl, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077-1108 US
    1. Start out going SOUTH on S ROBERT TRL/MN-3 S toward MN-110. (go 0.38 miles)
    2. Take the I-494 E ramp.
If you reach SALEM CHURCH RD you’ve gone a little too far (go 0.22 miles)
    3. Merge onto MN-110 E. (go 0.24 miles)
    4. Merge onto US-52 S toward ROCHESTER. (go 59.08 miles)
    5. Turn RIGHT onto 120TH ST NW/WAZIONJA RD/CR-31 (Portions unpaved).-
If you reach 5TH RD NW you’ve gone about 0.2 miles too far (go 0.3 miles)
    6. 6450 120TH ST NW is on the LEFT.
If you reach 68TH AVE NW you’ve gone about 0.2 miles too far (go 0 miles)
    B) 6450 120th St NW, Pine Island, MN 55963-9422 US
                                        Just in case you don’t camp
                                                 ... Hotels ...
                                     Country Inn & Suites, 507-285-3335
                                        Comfort Inn, 507-289-3344
                                        Hampton Inn, 507-289-6100

            North Shore Rod Run Will Include Park Point
                                                                                          Sally Solots #494

   Vintage Times Car Club’s annual North Shore Rod Run will be held the second weekend of July the
13th and 14th. This year we will have our Friday night wiener roast back at Park Point. New this year will
be our registration site. We will be using the new Shriner’s Building up Highway 53.
   There are several motels in the area and campgrounds are also available. We will hold our Saturday
evening dance there and they have air conditioning, too. Several other things are being planned so get
your registration in and be part of the fun. You can also find out more information on our website at
   These are the new 2012 Vintage Times Car Club officers:
   President: John Prouty
   Vice President: Tim Kwapick
   Co-Secretaries: Sandee Bennett and Terry Hanninen
   Treasurer: Geraldine Gatlin
   The Board of Directors includes Larry Olson, Gene Loughren and Bob Hanninen.
   We meet the last Thursday of each month at 7pm at the Comfort Inn, off Interstate Highway 35 at the
40th Avenue W exit. New members are always welcome.
Vintage Times did door security and soldl tickets at the Peerless Motor Madness (formerly World of
Wheels) on March 30th, 31st and April 1st. It was a great show.

                 MSRA SUMMER PICNIC
                    SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2012
         Summerland Family Fun Park, Hwy 23, East St. Cloud, MN
                                    This will be a voting event.
                                         Food provided.
                                     MSRA Members Only.

                               Event runs 2 – 7 pm
                          Go Karts, Indy Karts, Jr. Karts
                            2-18 Hole Mini Golf Course
                            (320-251-0940) day of event
      From Hwy 10 take Hwy 23 E Exit, Approx 3 Mi on left, Past Honda dealership

                 Contact Mike Nystrom for additional information (320) 252-9810

   Annual Historic Hastings Saturday Night Cruise-in
  June 2, 2012
  June 16, 2012
  June 30, 2012
  July 14, 2012
  July 28, 2012
  August 11, 2012
  August 25, 2012
  September 8, 2012
  September 22, 2012
  Classic cars, food, music, shopping, Fun!! Hope to see you there!! For more information call Kevin,
651-437-4400; Tony, 651-437-8982. Check out our website at

                              MSRA River Boat Cruise
                                                                            By Charlotte Thompson #L-5968
    Come and join other MSRA members as we cruise down the St Croix River on Friday July 20th. Mark
your calendars for this relaxing evening. Our private cruise has space for 75 members and every year
our cruise grows in popularity. The deadline for reserving your spot is July 15th. Sign up now to reserve
your spot.
    The dinner this year will be the “Showboat Special” which seems to be a favorite with the members
and, of course, a cookie for dessert.
    The costs this year is $37 per person or $74 per couple. Since this is a Friday night we will start
boarding our boat at 6:30pm and depart from the St Croix Boat Works at 7 pm and return at 10pm. This
is a rain or shine event. There is plenty of room to enjoy other MSRA members either inside in pleasant
air conditioning or up on top with the wind in your hair. The choice is yours to enjoy.
   If you would like to join the fun and have a great meal, give me a call at 651-765-0554 after 5pm and
reserve your spot before it’s gone. If you prefer, you can mail your check made out to MSRA Boat Cruise:
Charlotte Thompson, 659 W County Rd C, Roseville, MN 55113.

                                 Friday Evening, July 20, 2012
                           Price: $37 Per Person or $74 Per Couple
                                   St Croix Boat in Stillwater
                                Pre-boarding starts at 6:30PM
                                          Depart 7PM
                                         Return 10PM
                                      Rain or Shine Event
                                   Dinner: Showboat Special
                          Contact: Charlotte Thompson, 651-765-0554

   The Mick Kieffer & Fallen Officers Memorial Car & Bike Show
                                 Sponsored by: Cops n Rodders
                                & St. Paul Police K-9 Foundation

                                      All Vehicles Welcome
                           Minnesota State Fair Grounds Machinery Hill

Saturday, July 28, 2012 from 9am to 2pm Trophies at 1:30 / Expo 9am - 5pm $10.00 Entry Fee
for Vehicles, Door Prizes, Awards, Dash Plaques to the first 100 Pre-Registered Vehicles
                                           K-9 Demo
                                      Hwy. Patrol Display
                                   Fire Safety Smoke House
                                  Public Safety Expo Display
                                       Fire Dept. Display
                               Mounted & Cycle Patrol Display
                                      Police Car Display

                          Swap Meet $25 - Must Pre-Register by July 11
                                     Call Pat 651 387-5178
                          Craft Show $20 - Must Pre-Register by July 11
                                    Call Renee 651 485-7458
                                   Must have a Sales Tax ID#
MSRA Fall Campout Update
                                                                                        Ruth Rabold #20826
                                                                    North Shore Classics Car Club Secretary

    The North Shore Classics Car Club has been busily planning for your weekend “Up North”. We have
been getting an excellent response and there are still hotel rooms available, but they are starting to fill up
fast, so if you haven’t already done so, you may want to reserve soon! Plans will continue to be revealed
as they are finalized but we promise to provide some unique activities that aren’t available anywhere else.
    Did you know that there are FIFTEEN STATE PARKS within a 100 mile radius of Two Harbors?
    FIVE of these are located within 55 miles along the North Shore which has also been designated as a
National Scenic Byway.
    You may want to take this opportunity to spend some additional time in the area experiencing all that
Minnesota’s Arrowhead Region has to offer.
    Blocks of rooms have been reserved at a reduced MSRA rate at the following hotels. Be sure to
request the special MSRA rate:
    AmericInn 218-834-3000
    Country Inn 218-834-5557, 877-604-5332
    Superior Shores 218-834-5671, 800-242-1988
    Additional lodging options can be found at
    The Two Harbors municipal campground on the shores of Lake Superior will be accepting reservations
at (218) 834-2021.
    Leave a message with your phone number and be sure to mention MSRA for a special rate.
    Camping is also available at the Knife River Campground (218-834-5044), just 10 minutes south of
Two Harbors owned and operated by an MSRA member.
    You can also find us on Facebook at: North Shore Classics Car Club or questions can be directed to:
Watch for us at Back to the 50’s, decked out in our North Shore Gold t-shirts. Check out your LineChaser
each month for updates of upcoming activities as they are revealed!

    Do you want to be included in Guinness Book of World
  Records ? Then participate in The Most Vintage Cars in a
  Continuous Drive this year at Back to The 50s’ Weekend!
    We are excited to have a new event on the Thursday evening of Back to the 50’s 2012. We will be
attempting to set a new World Record for the most vintage cars in a continuous drive! The current record
is 949 cars and was done in the Netherlands in 2002. We can beat this by simply having 10%
participation of the cars from Back to the 50’s attendees, so this is very achievable but we need your
commitment and need you to register
    Besides simply setting the record, we will also be raising funds for MSRA Scholarship Fund with a $5
donation for each registered car and absolutely all of the proceeds go to the scholarship fund. We should
be able to generate at least $5,000 with your help. We also plan to involve the Make-A-Wish Foundation
and provide a terminally ill child with a one-of-a-kind gift. We will leverage our connections to bring in
sports, political, business and artist celebrities along with sponsors to make it a truly remarkable event.
This, no doubt, will attract a tremendous amount of media coverage.
    The event will take place on the Thursday early evening prior to the start of the “Back to the 50’s
Weekend”, on June 21st in the early evening. Please pre-register either on the website or through our
marketing manager, Marcus, 612-562-6686.
    The cars need to be at the AutoMotorPlex by 6PM (Campus address: 8150 Audubon Road,
Chanhassen, 55317). It’s a 40-acre campus of private garage Man Caves. There will be refreshments
available while staging and bathrooms are available in the Clubhouse. In addition, many of the garages
will have their doors open for people wanting to see a first-of-its kind motorsports community that is going
national. You can be back to the fairgrounds by 8pm.

                   Mark your calendar for a tribute car run
                    In honor of David Manninen #L-5031
                                        Saturday June 9, 2012
         Please join our family for a tribute car run, picnic and dance in honor of David Manninen.
    Please stay tuned to the LineChaser, Caring Bridge site and on Facebook of more information about
                                                 the events.

                                 Winona Steamboat Days
                                       Show Your Ride June 16, 2012
                                  A great place to spend the weekend before
                                              Back to the 50’s!
                                    Car show, Boat Races, Midway, Craft
                              Show, Pinewood Derby, Music, Food, Scenic Drive
                                          Roger Haro, 952-934-2601
                                 Jim Remlinger, Chairman, 507-254-0227 or

                                           Back to the 50’s stuff

                               MSRA Merchandise Sales
                                 at Back to the 50’s
                                         By Gordy Schwarz #1264

  All the MSRA merchandise will be available for sale at 2012 Back to the 50’s as it has in past years.
These sales are separate from that of the 2012 Back to the 50’s event clothing sales brought to us by the
Winter Company. The MSRA Merchandise Sales will be located in the big tent at the corner of Randall
and Underwood, one block west of the Winter’s event clothing sales tent.

MSRA JACKET SALES - Pam & Loren Mogenson
   MSRA Jacket Sales will be located just across Randall Street from the merchandise tent, on the south
side of the MSRA Headquarters known as the Lester Building. MSRA jackets are sold to members only.
MSRA CLOTHING SALES - Kim & Rick Clemens                                 Visors, caps, t-shirts,
sweatshirts, women’s clothing.
MSRA Clothing Sales will be located in the big tent on the corner of Randall and Underwood along with
MSRA Novelty Sales and the MSRA Scholarship Foundation Silent Auction.

MSRA NOVELTY & COLLECTIBLES SALES - Ron & Tom Mulvaney & Cindi Bell
   MSRA Novelty Sales will also be located in the big tent on the corner of Randall and Underwood along
with MSRA Clothing Sales and the MSRA Scholarship Foundation Silent Auction.

 Back to the 50’s Applications were sent out mid-January and are currently available on the website. The new host
  hotel is the AmericInn/Mermaid Entertainment Center in Mounds View. There will be 20-minute parking spots
                                                  again this year.

                                   Back to the 50’s Event
                                      Will close at 10PM
                             1 hour earlier than in previous years.

              2012 Back to the 50’s Event Schedule
Thursday, June 21
Registration                         9am - 8pm
  Mermaid Entertainment Center, Mounds View
Mecum Auction Check-in               8am - 6pm
Vendor Setup                         8:30am - 5pm
Ladies Showcase Setup                8:30am - 5pm
MSRA/NSRA Safety Inspection          9am - 3pm
  Mermaid Entertainment Center, Mounds View
Model Car Contest                    9am - 3pm
North Campground                     9am - 4pm
South Campground                     10am
Club Registration, Lester Bldg       1 - 4pm
Drive-in Movie                       Dusk
  Cottage View Theater
  Hwy 61 & Innovation Rd

Friday, June 22
Registration                        9am - 7pm
 Mermaid Entertainment Center, Mounds View
 Registration/Shopping Bus          7:15am - 7:45pm
Main Gates Only                     7am
 See Map for Participant Gate info
Park & Ride (near Mall of America)  8:15am - 8:45pm
MSRA T-Shirt & Novelty Sales        8am - 3pm
Scholarship Foundation              8am - 5pm
Curbside Rodding                    8am - 10pm
Spectator Gates                     8am - 9pm
Park & Ride                         8am - 10pm
Ladies Showcase                     9am - 6pm
MSRA Membership                     9am - 3pm
Vendor/Outdoors                     8am - 10pm
Vendor/Indoors                      8am - 6pm
Cruise-N-Arts Craft Fair            9am - 6pm
MSRA/NSRA Safety Inspection         9am - 3pm
Model Car Contest                   9am - 3pm
Mall of America Bus to MOA          10am - 8pm
Drawing Winners posted              10am - 5pm
  At Lester Building
Michigan Rod Repair Shop            10am - 5pm
MSRA Jacket Sales                   10am -Noon
Mecum 13th Auto Auction             1pm - 6pm
  Check-In 8am - 1pm
  Viewing beginning at 8am
Evening Entertainment               6:30pm - 9:30pm
  “Shadows Tribute Band”

Saturday, June 23
Registration                         9am - Noon
  Mermaid Entertainment Center, Mounds View
Registration/Shopping Bus            7:15am - 3:45pm
Main Gates Only                      7:00am
Park & Ride Near MOA                 8:15am - 8:45pm
Vendors/Outdoors                     8am - 10pm
Vendors/Indoors                      8am - 6pm
Curbside Rodding                     8am - 10pm
Park & Ride - Spectator              8am - 10pm
Spectator Gates                      8am - 9pm
Ignitor’s Mini Car Show              8am - 3pm
MSRA T-Shirt & Novelty Sales         8am - 3pm
Drawing Winners Posted               10am - 5pm
  At Fine Arts Building
Cruise-N-Arts Fair                   9am - 6pm
Ladies Showcase                      9am - 6pm
Legislative Tent                     9am - 3pm
MSRA/NSRA Safety Inspection          9am - 3pm
MSRA Membership                      9am - 3pm
Model Car Contest                    9am - 3pm
Mall of America Bus to MOA           10am - 8pm
Michigan Rod Repair Shop             10am - 5pm
MSRA Jacket Sales                    10am - 3pm
Mecum 13th Auto Auction              10am - 8pm
  Viewing beginning at 8am
Kids World                              10am - 5pm
  Activities - Radio Disney
  Bouncers - Coloring Contest
Kids Tractor Pull                       10am -12:30pm
Kids Games                              1pm - 3pm
Kids Game prizes at game site           2:45pm
Scholarship Foundation                  8am - 5pm
Evening Entertainment                   6:30pm - 9:30pm
  “Holy Rocka Rollatz”

Sunday, June 24
All Gates Open                          6:00am
Curbside Rodding                        6am - 3pm
Spectator Gates                         6am - 2pm
Swap Meet                               6am - 1pm
MSRA T-Shirt & Novelty Sales            8am - 2pm
Scholarship Foundation                  8am - 1pm
Vendors/Outdoors                        8am - 3pm
Vendors/Indoors                         8am - 3pm
Ladies Showcase                         9am - 2pm
Model Car Contest                       9am - Noon
  Awards at Noon
Cruise-N-Art Craft Fair                 9am - 3pm
MSRA Membership                         9am - Noon
MSRA Jacket Sales                       10am - Noon
Morning Entertainment                   10am - 12:30pm
  “The Memories”
Church/Non-denominational               11am
  Chaplain - Connie Warner
Closing Ceremony                        1pm
  Final Drawing

                                     *** TIMES MAY CHANGE ***

              39th Annual Back to the 50’s Visitors’ Guide
   The Visitors’ Guide is finalized. Please look it over carefully when you pick it up at Back to the
50’s registration hotel for helpful instructions, directions and articles of interest. If you have any
suggestions on how to make it better, please send a note to Sandy Felde,,
and she will organize them and pass them on to me for 2013.
   Thank you to all those people who contributed to make this the best Visitor’s Guide ever!
                                                        Keith Klucas #L-2209, Visitors’ Guide Coordinator

                         Entry Fee $10
                    Kids under 17 - FREE!
             Advance Discount Tickets available at all
                  O’Reilly’s Auto Parts Stores

                       Free Park & Ride
                   Saturday, June 23rd ONLY
                          8am - 10pm
  South: ETC (South of Energy Park Dr, East of Snelling)
North: MN Dept of Education. (East of Target, North of Co Rd B at
State Farm Rd & Commerce Street)

Blue & Gold Star Mothers
   Thank you to the generosity of the Minnesota Street Rod Association Board of Directors and the
MSRA Legislative Committee
the Blue & Gold Star Mothers are back for the Back to the 50’s weekend..
   On Friday and Sunday of Back to the 50’s, I will have the tent and information about several groups
that support our troops and wounded warriors. There will be information about the Patriot Guard Riders,
Blue and Gold Star mothers and the Fisher House. There will be members of these groups joining me.
   The tent will be used to greet our veterans from past wars, WWII, Korea, VietNam, the Gulf War and
the present wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We want all veterans to stop by and receive a heartfelt thank
you and a chance to win the print of Captain Democracy. As far as I know, this will be the first time in the
history of Back to the 50’s there will be a place for military vets to come and be welcomed and thanked. I
also will be there with the Minnesota Fallen Heroes Remembered Calendar.
   Blue Star moms, like myself, have members of their family in the military (I have a daughter, and a
son-in-law in the Army National Guard). Gold Star mothers have received the dreaded “knock on the
door” by two military officers.
   When I realized that the mothers of these soldiers were concerned that people would forget their sons
and the sacrifice they gave, I knew I must find some way to keep their memories alive in a way that spoke
about their lives.
   A calendar came to mind and I knew that I would try and put together a calendar that honored a fallen
soldier every month. This way some mother’s son would be remembered 365 days a year. The first
graphic artist was the widow of Nick Turcotte. Jen said that doing the project would help her heal. I insist
that the graphic artist has a connection with a fallen soldier, since this is such a heartfelt project.
    The Minnesota Fallen Heroes Remembered Calendar is the first of its kind in the nation.
    The funding of the printing was a problem. Another angel came forward. It was Tom McDonough,
who lost his son Bryan in Iraq, KIA, December 2, 2006. Tom also has a huge golf tournament to raise
money for the Fisher House.
    The Fisher House allows the families of our wounded warriors to stay while their sons and daughters
recover from their battle wounds. Tom graciously offered to pay for the first calendar printing. It has been
self-financing ever since.
    The 2012 MFRC is printed by the Minnesota Prison System. I’m very happy about this. I think the
prisoners will be touched by reading the stories of our heroes. The calendars sell for $10 and the money
goes to the Military Heroes Foundation. People purchase the calendars all year long because of where
the money goes and because they are a keepsake. This is an ongoing project and a calendar will be
done every year until all our heroes are honored. The families send in the pictures and stories.
    This project has changed my life. Honoring those who have served, are serving and those who have
died for our freedoms is my passion. There isn’t anything we can really do to pay them back, only try.
    Please, if you’re a veteran, or active military, stop by; let us greet you and thank you. If you would like
to reach me, my phone number is 651-699-6536.

   Model Car Contest
    The Revell Make ‘n’ Take model for this year will be a 1963 Split Window Corvette.
    I’ve met with hobby shops and model car volunteers in the metro area and found a modelers paradise
of kits and supplies. I have contest flyers distributed throughout the Twin Cities and the RPM Model Club
will be taking them to upcoming model shows. There will be flyers on the table at the membership
meetings. Please pick them up for any modelers you may know and also take a few to your local auto
parts stores and ask if they will display them.
    The March 2012 issue of StreetScene Magazine has an interesting article about the history of Revell
from its beginning to where they are today. It talks of their commitment to bringing young people into our
hobby with the Make ‘n’ Take program.
    Model Empire from the Milwaukee area will be helping us. They have been long time vendors at Back
to the 50’s. You can see them this year in spaces 25 and 26 in the Merchandise Mart.
Minnesota Street Rod Association (MSRA)
listed at
    Models may be entered at the Grandstand until 2PM Saturday. Door prizes will be awarded at 1PM on
Sunday. Models may be picked up after 2PM on Sunday.
    Contest is in the Grandstand with the Commercial Vendors
    Please contact us if you have questions.
   Gary: 320-424-2153 or
   Duane: 952-894-3165 or
See you at Back to the 50s!

                         The Amazing Route 66 Diorama
   Don Bonin’s #11861 claim to fame is his Route 66 diorama and what an undertaking it has been.
   The dioramas are 1/24th scale models including the Danbury and Franklin Mint model cars. Don
enjoys “messing” with them. He rolls ‘em over, bangs on them, he crashes them, paints and repaints
them, dents the fenders, hoods and doors using the book as his guide. Don says he has spent as little as
5 hours and as much as 25 hours making a single car ready to be set into the diorama.
  Don will be featured at the Model Car Contest in the Grandstand for the Back to the 50’s Weekend.
He said he will be at his display for most of the weekend just in case you might have a question about
how he created what he created. It is just plain amazing and we’re sure there will be many fans and
many questions.

                               Cruise-N-Art Craft Fair
                                   Carol & Orrin “Bud” Clover #4763
                                        Craft Fair Coordinators

    We are now one month closer to the great Back to the 50’s Weekend. I’m getting excited. Even
though we’ve been with the Cruise-N-Art Craft Fair for over 20 years, each year seems to get another
excitement. You never know what’s going to be there or happen there. I know there are many friends
there that we’ve made over the years; some vendors and some customers we see coming through the
    1) Ray/Fay Burtner, Noblesville, IN. Spaces 30, 31, 32. Fashion jewelry, watches, hair accessories.
    2) Linda Frahm, Cedar Rapids, IA. Spaces 121, 122, 123. CZ jewelry, neck collars, head bands,
costume jewelry
    3) Kathy/Mike Bryan, Maplewood, MN. Space 79. Serving trays from repurposed glass bottles.
Custom trays available.
    4) Susan Fries, Roseville, MN. Space 101. Photographic gifts made with photos.
    5) Marieann Crow, Savage, MN. Space 75. Cool scarfs, etc.
    6) Jessica Zanke, New Ulm, MN. Space 36. Jewelry.
    7) Pattie/Bob Friesen, Johnston, IA. Spaces 134, 135. Stain glass, lamps, mirrors, window
hangings, sun catchers, etc.
    8) Beverly/Roger Jeanes, Westgate, IA. Space 109. Knitted/sewn Barbie & American Girls clothes,
dishcloths & towels.
    9) Linda Manning, Frazee, MN. Space 19. Usborne books & more for kids.
    10) Kelly Grosz, Stacy, MN. Space 117. Scentsy items.
    11) Mike/Jan Sorenson, Medford, MN. Spaces 107, 108. Made on site car/truck decals, pillow pets,
dream catchers, etc.
    12) Lee D. Shumate, Tallulah, LA. Spaces 41, 42, 55, 56. Soup, dip, muffin & cheese ball mixes.
    13) Julia/Jerry Houliston, Inver Grove Hghts, MN. Space 51. Doll clothes made to fit 18” dolls,
    14) Rich/Ellen Hoiland, Forest Lake, MN. Space 35. Hand-turned wooden tea candles, pottery.
    15) Jan Brekke, Bloomington, MN. Space 37. Temari, beaded balls, book beads, files.
    16) Jeanne E. Johnson, Crystal, MN. Space 57. Polar fleece items for all, especially infant & toddler.
    17) Youa Yang, Columbia Hghts, MN. Space 128. Embroidered bags, purses, change purses &
sand creatures.
    18) George Constans, Nevis, MN. Space 27. Emu oil based products, lotions, pain reliefs,
shampoos, body wash, lip balm, etc.
    19) Jane Ross, Arden Hills, MN. Space 28. All fabrics, hot mats, bowl cozies, pot holders, adult &
infant bibs, burp cloths, etc.
    20) Donna Rowe, Cedar Rapids, IA. Space TBA. Quilts, dolls, stuffed animals, lanyards, lunch bags,
pillow cases, etc.
    21) Kevin Larson, Kerkhoven, MN. Space TBA. Scroll saw wood art & bean bag games.
   Here are some more vendors that have entered since the list I put in the last LineChaser.
    22) Linda Jacobie, Wyoming, MN. Space 15. Stained glass, mostly night lights.
   23) Jeanette/Bonny/Myron Kasch, Crystal, MN. Space 49. Hand sewn walker bags, totes, bags,
purses, etc.
   24) Betsy Williams, Minneapolis, MN. Space 77. Doll clothes for American Girl dolls, spinner
   25) Elizabeth McKenzie, Mountain Lake, MN. Space 8. Mittens, hot dish mats, potato bags,
casserole dish carrier, baby bibs, head bands, crochet necklaces, etc.
   26) Gary/Barbara Mueller, LaCrosse, WI. Space 126. Magnetic jewelry, garden decor.
   27) Arlen/Martha Olson, White Bear Lake, MN. Spaces 2A/3. Original acrylic paintings, limited
edition prints.
   28) Jannel Harris/Kurt Olson, Robbinsdale, MN. Space 92. Towels, dishcloths, purse/cradle with doll.
   29) James/Charlotte Jordan, Minnetonka, MN. Space 46. Knitted dishcloths, scrubbies & doilies,
crocheted doilies, button dolls, wood & metal miniatures.
   30) JoAnn Lane, Bethany, OK. Spaces 80/81. Ladies jewelry, handbags, scarves, etc.
   31) Melanie Lee, Hastings, MN. Space 76. Italian charms.
   32) Sandy Sallberg/Cheryl Struve, Spring Lake Park, MN. Spaces 43/44. American Girl doll clothes
& accessories, purses, magic scarf clothing for women.
   33) Mike/Angie Armstrong, Elkhorn, NE. Space 82. Wind chimes.
   34) Angela Bergquist, Albertville, MN. Space TBA. Goat milk soap, goat milk & honey lotion, foaming
hand soap, shower gel, glycerin soap.
   35) Joanne Holkestad, Bloomington, MN. Space TBA. Bird feeders, fish hook removers,
knife/scissors sharpeners, garden items, love bugs.
   36) Chris Busby, St Paul, MN. Space TBA. Bee salve, honey, butter, kitchen towels, dish cloths.
   37) Kim Drinth, Rock Rapids, IA. Space TBA. Appliqué jacket vests, hoody sets, rhinestone t-shirts.
   38) Karen Lindeman, Lakeville, MN. Space TBA. Fabric sewn items, table runners, placemats, hot
pads, market bags, receiving blankets, burp towels, kitchen towels, machine embroidery dish towels, etc.
   39) Lee Walter, Brooklyn Park, MN. Space TBA. Goldshield elite nutritional products, wipe & glow
cleaning cloths.
   40) Mary Stokes, Wadena, MN. Space TBA. Small, medium, large homemade quilts.
   That’s all I have for this month so far. This list of vendors will never be quite complete as we get some
vendors that do not turn in their applications until after the middle of May or 1st of June
   I will explain the space numbers. If the work space has a number behind it, that means that the
vendor was in the show last year and reserved their space for this year. If the work space has TBA
behind it that means the vendor is new and has not been assigned a number yet. That will be done about
the middle of May.

                                             Craft Fair Hours
                                           Friday 9am - 6:30pm
                                          Saturday, 9am - 6:30pm
                                           Sunday, 9am - 3pm

          MSRA Legislative Committee Information Booth
                                         Saturday, June 23rd
                                         8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  The MSRA Legislative Committee will be located in the tent near the SW corner of Underwood and
Randall, by the Morton Building. This is your chance to share your car-related concerns with the
  • Discuss licensing and titling policy with a Minnesota Department of Public Safety representative.
  • If you’ve got any questions or issues regarding legislation that you think are important to MSRA
membership, stop by and let’s talk about them.
• Legislative Committee members will be at the tent all day. Come and meet them -- hear about what
the “hot” legislative items are for this year. If you’ve got any interest in hearing how the Legislative
Committee works, stop by. We can always use your help -- maybe you’d like to join us?

                         Kid’s Games at Back to the 50’s
   On Saturday at Back to the 50’s, the Vintage Times Car Club will host the Kid’s Games, which will be
held on the infield of the racetrack. The fun and games begin at 1:00 PM and go until 3:00 PM at which
time the winners will be announced and the prizes awarded. There are games for toddlers up through 16
year olds. Each participant receives a medal for participation as well as a coupon for a complimentary
event t-shirt.
   The Vintage Times have been handling this event for many years and have the organization down to a
science. So, get the kids down to the racetrack and let them work off some energy and have some fun in
the process. See you there!

                             General Information Booth
  Looking for an ATM, restrooms, first aid, crafts or mini donuts?
  The North St Paul History Cruzers will be manning the Information Booth and will point you in the right
  We will be at the corner of Dan Patch & Underwood on Friday through Sunday. Stop by for information or
just to say, “Hi.”
                       2012 Back to the 50’s Registration
                                                                              Dennis & Liz Mulvaney #6179
                                                                                 Registration Coordinators

   Back to the 50’s Weekend is almost here and we just want to share a few reminders. The deadline for
pre-registration has passed, but you can still register your 1964 and older vehicle at the Registration
Center which is The Mermaid Event Center located at County Road H and Interstate 35W (2200 Highway
10) in Mounds View, Minnesota 55112.

The hours to pick up your registration materials will be:
                              Wednesday, June 20, 2011 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
                               Thursday, June 21, 2011        9:00 am to 8:00 pm
                               Friday, June 22, 2011          9:00 am to 7:00 pm
                              Saturday, June 23, 2011         9:00 am to 11:00 am

   The cost for registration is $60 cash per vehicle. There will be NO registration at the fairgrounds.
   Please remember to bring your confirmation letter(s) as you will need them to pick up your registration
packet. If you are picking up registration materials for a friend/family member, please remember to have
written permission.
   Also, a quick reminder! There will be 20-minute parking at the west side of the Event Center. So, if
you are in a hurry, look for those 20-minute parking spots.
   Once again, let’s make this year’s Back to the 50’s the best year ever!!

Pop Tabs for the Ronald McDonald House
                                                                             By Charlotte Thompson #L-5968

    Do you have pop tabs sitting around that you don’t know where to donate them? Please bring them to
the Fine Arts Building anytime during the Back to the 50’s.
    Last year at Back to the 50’s participants and spectators brought pop tabs from all over the country.
We collected over 4,000 pounds of pop tabs last year at Back to the 50’s. Our goal once again this year
is to collect 6,000 pounds of pop tabs. Please bring the pop tabs that you’ve been collecting all year to
the Fine Arts Building and so they can be weighed. Sign the clipboard and write down how many pounds
you are donating so your name can be printed in the LineChaser as a contributor. Your contributions
could put us over the top in 2012!
    If you pop that tab just once, it becomes a habit. It doesn’t cost you a penny, but you could be helping
a family stay at the Ronald McDonald House one more day as their child recovers from a serious illness.
This is a way for you to show that we care for the wonderful work this House is doing for the people of our
   Have a great weekend enjoy the cars and please drive carefully.

                                           Kids World
                           Sponsored by Your Local Buick GMC Dealers
                                  Saturday, June 23rd, 10am-5pm
                                   Located in the old Racetrack
                                     behind the Grandstand

    For 2012, on Saturday at MSRA’s “Back to the 50’s Weekend”, we will again have MSRA Kid’s World.
    Located in the old racetrack area behind the grandstand there will be a day full of events and activities
for kids of all ages.
    From 10am until 5pm, the infield of the racetrack will be filled with inflatables ranging from bouncers for
the little ones all the way to bungee jumping and climbing walls for the older kids. Some of the other
activities will include face painting and balloon artists.
    The team from Radio Disney will be on hand to entertain and engage the kids in games and activities.
Follow the music to the fun.
    At 10am, the Kid’s Pedal Tractor Pull contest will be starting in the infield and visit with Ronald
   The Kids Games will also have a spacious area for these popular activities. On Saturday afternoon
starting at 1pm, the Kids Games will be held. There will be fun and exciting games for kids of all ages,
from toddlers through teens.
   As an added attraction this year we will have available areas with picnic tables for parents and
grandparents to rest while the kids jump and play!
   Tell your friends and neighbors to skip the traffic and use the Park and Ride to visit the 2012 MSRA
“Back to the 50’s Weekend” on Saturday. Take the kids to a car show and give them a chance to have
fun bouncing, rockin’ and running their day away.

                                  MSRA 15th Annual
                                 Kids Pedal Tractor Pull
   At 11am on Saturday morning, a Kids Pedal Tractor Pull will be held in the old racetrack, north of the
   Children and grandchildren of registered participants as well as children who are spectators at Back to
the 50’s are welcome to participate.
   The event is open to all children ages 4 – 11 years old.
   Registration will begin at 10:30am, at the site of the pull, with the 1st and 2nd place finishers in each
class qualifying for the state pull to be held later this summer.

                                 Mecum St Paul Auction
                                 Two Days, 400 vehicles
                                                                                   By Byron Nesheim #9057

    The annual Mecum St Paul Auction is 2 days and is featuring 400 collector cars up for bid on June 23 -
24, 2012, at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.
    This event is held in conjunction with the Minnesota Street Rod Association’s 39th Annual Back to the
50’s. Mecum’s St Paul Auction has located within the fairgrounds at the Cattle Building to allow more
enthusiasts to watch and bid on cars crossing the block.
    “We are excited to offer bidders nearly twice as many classic cars, muscle cars and street rods at this
year’s event compared to the 2011 auction,” said President Dana Mecum. “Combining our auction with
the Back to the 50’s event creates a fun-filled atmosphere with over 12,000 street rods, customs and
classics on display as well as vendors, arts and crafts, a swap meet and entertainment.”
    Car collectors and spectators are welcome to attend the Back to the 50’s event, with tickets available
at the gates for $10. There is no additional admission charge to attend the Mecum Auction.
    The Mecum Auction Company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 24 years, now
offering more than 5,000 collector cars per year.

                           Mecum St Paul Auction at MSRA Back to the 50’s
                                         June 22-24, 2012
                                   Minnesota State Fairgrounds
                                       1265 Snelling Avenue
                                         St Paul, MN 55108
                                Vehicle Check-in: Thursday, 8am – 6pm
                                                   Friday, 8am – 1pm
                         Preview:         Gates open at 8am, Friday & Saturday
                                    Auction:           Friday, 1pm
                                              Saturday, 10am

                                  UPS Shipping Services
   Yes UPS service will again be available at the 2012 Back to the 50’s!
   So, guys, there is no reason for you to think twice before you purchase that needed part because it’s
too big. And, gals, shop ‘til you drop at the Ladies Showcase and the Craft Fair. Then drop off your
prized purchases at the UPS station and they’ll see that they arrive at your home safe and sound!
You won’t need to haul your stuff around or set it down and forget it or even lug it home. No mess. No
fuss. UPS will take care of it. UPS service is located in the Progress Building.

   Steichen’s is a real, honest-to-goodness grocery store, filled with everything you find in a local grocery
store. You’ll be able to get all medical aids, photo supplies, snacks and even deli meals at the store.
Steichen’s will be located at both ends of the Fairgrounds … in the Progress Building and a block from
the cattle barns behind the poultry building. We welcome Steichen’s back for the third year!

                                  2012 Back to the 50’s
                                 MSRA Registration Bus
   We will be providing a bus that will be making a continuous loop between the Minnesota State
                       and the Mermaid Complex on Lexington and Hwy 694.

              The first bus will leave the Fairgrounds on Friday and Saturday at 7 am.
       The bus will leave from the north end of the Fairgrounds at Gate 2 for these buses only.
                           It will arrive at the Mermaid Complex at 7:30 am.

  The registration bus will now begin its daily route: The Minnesota State Fairgrounds from Gate 9,
                       the Mermaid Complex and then back to the Fairgrounds

       The last bus on Friday will leave Mermaid Complex at 7:10 pm and will go directly to the
                                            Fairgrounds, at
                    7:45 back to the hotel, where it will end its route for the night.

 The last bus on Saturday will leave the Fairgrounds at 3:45 pm and will go directly to the Mermaid
                                Complex where it will end for the day.

                          Please remember that all times are approximations.

                                              Rehbein Transit
                    Shuttle service courtesy of Minnesota Street Rod Association
                           On-site manager for Rehbein is Marc, 612-247-2220

                      PARK ‘n’ RIDE – Kelly Farm Lot
                                           Friday & Saturday
  Minnesota Street Rod Association along with Rehbein Transit will be offering a PARK ‘n’ RIDE
                                        by the Mall of America
                           Southeast corner of 24th Avenue and 82nd Street.
                                            Watch for signs!
The first bus will leave the PARK ‘n’ RIDE at 8:15am on both Friday/June 22 and Saturday/June 23.
 The last bus will leave the Fairgrounds to return to the PARK ‘n’ RIDE around 8:45pm. The buses
                                                will run
           at the :15 and :45 of the hour. Cost: $3 Round trip. Leaving every 30 minutes.
                                   On-site manager Marc, 612-247-2220

                                     THIS IS NOT A PARK ‘n’ RIDE

                                       10am, Friday and Saturday
                        Buses leave every 30 minutes from Fairgrounds - GATE 9
                                   Last bus to the Mall leaves at 8pm
                                 Last bus from the Mall leaves at 8:30pm
                        Shuttle Service is on the north side of the Mall of America

   Rehbein Transit will transport you to and from the Minnesota State Fairgrounds to the Mall of America
                beginning at 10am & leaving Gate 9 approximately every 30 minutes.
          Buses will continue until 8pm with the last bus leaving the Mall of America at 8:30pm

                       Shuttle service courtesy of Minnesota Street Rod Association
                                 On-site manager Marc, 612-247-2220

                                          EMT News
                                        By April Warner #8087
EMS/First Aid Team Coordinator
   Our highly qualified First Responders, Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics are ready to
render care for that “just in case” emergency medical situation you may encounter at this 39th Annual
Back to the 50’s Weekend
   The following information below will educate attendees on what to do and what to expect if you, or
others you are with, experience this type of emergency situation.
   1) First and foremost STAY CALM! Help is only minutes away.
   2) GET HELP IMMEDIATELY: Do not leave the injured or ill person alone. When possible send
someone nearby to contact any staff member on a cart with a radio to dispatch First Responders to your
area. They can also look around to see if any First Aid Team members are in the vicinity. When in doubt
call 911! If 911 is called please still try to contact and/or locate the First Aid Team staff or MSRA staff
with a radio. The First Aid Team can and will immediately render care while 911 is in route.
   3) STAY IN PLACE: Once medical personnel are summoned, it will be easier for them to find your
location. Staying in place will also prevent dispatch from sending multiple staff members to the same
medical situation.

What Will Happen:
   4) A team of approximately 2 or 3-plus members will respond to assess the situation. Sometimes on
foot or by cart. Once medical staff arrives they will begin to ask questions regarding the incident, obtain
medical information and administer first set of vital signs (blood pressure, pulse and respiration’s). First
Aid Team staff are instructed to record and complete a response medical form for each incident where
medical care was rendered per MSRA Board of Directors. At this time the staff will determine the need
and /or recommendation whether or not transportation by ambulance to a medical facility is necessary. If
ambulance transportation is not necessary, the patient will be requested to sign the response medical
form refusing transportation by ambulance.
   5) If transportation is recommended, an ambulance will be dispatched to the fairgrounds to transport
patient to the nearest appropriate facility. (Nearest hospitals to the fairgrounds listed below)
   Children’s Hospital & Clinics of MN-St Paul
   345 N Smith Ave, St Paul 55102-2392.
   Contact: 651-220-6000
   HealthEast/St Joesph’s Hospital
   69 W Exchange St, St Paul 55102-1053.
   Contact: 651-232-3000
   Regions Hospital
   640 Jackson St, St Paul 55101-2595.
   Contact: 651-254-3456
   United Hospital
   333 N Smith Ave, St Paul 55102-2389.
   Contact: 651-241-8000
   6) Some medical situations may not require immediate emergency care but it may be recommended
that you still seek medical attention for your condition as soon as possible and only if you feel comfortable
doing so. You would then be advised to have a family member or friend drive you to the hospital or
urgent care to see a physician. Nearest hospitals are listed above for reference. (Nearest urgent care
facilities to the fairgrounds)
   Aspen Bandana Square Urgent Care Clinic
   (Walk-in only, no appointment needed)
   1020 Bandana Blvd, W St Paul 55108.
   Contact: 651-241-9700
   Hours: Friday, 8am-10pm. Saturday & Sunday, 9am-5pm
   Health Partners Urgent Care Clinic
   (Walk-in only, no appointment needed)
   2500 Como Ave, St. Paul 55108.
   Contact: 952-967-7955
   Hours: Friday, 1pm-9pm. Saturday & Sunday. 9am-8pm
   I shall also share my medical knowledge with those who may benefit from what I have learned. I will serve
unselfishly and continuously in order to help make a better world for all mankind. While I continue to keep this oath
unviolated, may it be granted to me to enjoy life, and the practice of the art, respected by all men, in all times.
   Quoted from the Emergency Medical Technician oath:
                                                                                                  Charles B Gillespie, MD
Adopted by NAEMT, 1978

                                          Ignitor’s Mini Show
                                                 At Carnes & Chambers
                                          Next to State Highwwy Patrol exhibit

                                      Lots of prizes
                                Special drawing at 2pm
     Entrants for the car show must be a registered participants at Back to the 50’s.
                    Must meet all criteria including ‘64 and older.
                  Contact: Wade Arntson, 763-913-6399 or find us at

                                       Who Ya Gonna Call?
                                                                                      Marne & David Lemke #7009
                                                                                   Who Ya Gonna Call Coordinators

   Many of us enjoy taking a road trip to other car shows across the country. Some of us travel 200 miles
to go to a show, and others may travel 2,000 miles and more. Sometimes unfortunately we may
encounter a little bad luck with our street rods braking down.
   That’s where MSRA’s “Who Ya Gonna Call” comes in very handy. “Who Ya Gonna Call” is made up
of strictly MSRA volunteers from coast to coast who are willing to come to your aid. They can either help
repair your vehicle, give directions to an auto shop or just answer a question.
   We have over 300 volunteers on our “Who Ya Gonna Call” list and we are always looking for more
volunteers. The “Who Ya Gonna Call” gives you peace of mind that in the event something should
happen to your vehicle, a fellow Street Rodder is there to help you. If you would like to volunteer please
stop by and sign-up
   Come check out our booth at “Back to the 50’s” located on the corner of Cooper and Underwood.
We’ll be there:

                                                 Friday 7am - 6pm
                                                Saturday 7am - 6pm
                                                  Sunday 7am-3pm

MSRA Ladies Showcase
Lora Kinnan #3778
Ladies Showcase Coordinator
    This goes to press in April. Some changes can happen in the 2 months between that deadline and
Back to the 50’s. We’ll update in the next issue of the LineChaser and schedules will be included in your
registration packet. You can also pick schedules up at the Ladies Showcase building.
    Your MSRA Ladies Showcase is all about giving you something more to smile about during the Back
to the 50’s Weekend. Below is a list of things that are planned for the Ladies Showcase. We do hope
you can give them a try.
    Doors open at 9 am Friday – Sunday. One thousand Ladies Showcase, 2012, collectible bags will be
given out each morning beginning at 9 am. If the weather is too hot, too cold, rainy or inclement in any
way, the Ladies Showcase doors will open at 8 am so you can come inside and shop until the bags are
ready to be handed out at 9 am.
    Mickman Brothers Nursery and Landscape Design, 14630 Highway 65, Ham Lake, MN 55304, (763)
434-3346, will be helping to make your experience at the Ladies Showcase more aesthetically pleasing.
Owner, John Mickman, who is an MSRA member, has agreed to beautify our drab entryway. It will help
to heighten your senses and take you to your happy place … shopping of course.
    On     Friday,   June    22,    2012,     the     Ladies  Showcase,     Hair   Expressions      Salon, and Dress Barn, will be providing 3 recipients with a
unique opportunity. Any lady, younger to older, who wants to be considered for a hair and makeup
makeover and a $100 Dress Barn gift certificate, should come to the Ladies Showcase building at 8:15am
on Friday, June 22. The Hair Expressions Salon technicians will conduct interviews on as many
contestants as possible between 8:30 and 9am. Interviews will end at 9 am sharp. At 9:30, ten semi-
finalists will be announced and brought up onto the stage. The semi-finalists will be chosen based on
time constraints of the make over. From the group of ten semi-finalists, three will be selected. These
three will then be transported off the fairgrounds, to the Hair Expressions Salon, located at 3551
Lexington Ave, Arden Hills, MN, 55126, for the hair portion of their makeover. While they are getting their
hair done, Bonnie from the Dress Barn store in Lino Lakes will be selecting clothing for them to wear on
stage. The make up part of their make over will be performed on stage beginning at 3pm. Each of the
three winners will receive a $100 Dress Barn gift certificate. Please come to be interviewed for a
makeover only if you are willing to commit to a complete makeover AND commit your day on Friday, from
8am until the 4pm completion.
    ATTENTION: Because the makeover recipients will be chosen by a vote, we need voters. Please
bring your friends and family members to the Ladies Showcase stage at 9:30am on Friday. You can vote
to transform 3 people into their most luxurious self.
    Nancy Burgeson from Top Tier ( will be with us. We found Nancy at the State
Fair. She is a sought after demonstrator and teacher. Nancy will be doing a wonderfully “sweet” demo
each day. If you have seen her before you know that she has a wealth of information to share and great
recipes that she hands out. If you haven’t seen her before, this is your chance to become a fan. Her
demos are as follows:
    Friday, CUP CAKE CRAZY: Learn to bake, frost and fill cupcakes just like a pro;
    Saturday, CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES OOH LA LA: Easy to make lovely candies; and
    Sunday, THE PERFECT BLUEBERRY MUFFIN: Simple, easy techniques that will have folks raving.
There will be drawings for free prizes after each demonstration. Nancy will also have some sweets for
sale in her booth.
    Each year that Nancy has joined us she has provided four cakes that are decorated in Back to the 50’s
themes. The cakes are taken to the 4 major television-broadcasting stations in the Minneapolis, St Paul
area to encourage the stations to advertise our event. You could help by calling your favorite TV station
and asking them to show the cake and talk about Back to the 50’s.
    ZBO FASHIONS has had a vendor booth with us for several years now. They have agreed to present
some of their kicky fashions and cute accessories on stage on Friday at 1pm. This should be a really fun
presentation with some neat give aways at the end. Stop in and take a look at some things to round out
your wardrobe.
    Dress Barn,, will be coming back to us this year and wowing us with their new
line of summer clothing. Saturday at 1pm, you will have an opportunity to see their featured styles for this
year. You will also have a chance to win one of ten $25 Dress Barn Gift Certificates. They have stores
nation-wide so that those of you who come from far away can find a store near you when you go home.
    Contact Lora Kinnan/Ladies Showcase Coordinator. Email: Phone: 763-

             MSRA Scholarship Foundation/Auction Tent
                                                                                Mike Fruendschuh #11397,
                                                                          Scholarship Foundation President

   The purpose of the Scholarship Foundation is to promote the education of MSRA members and their
families. The MSRA Scholarship Foundation is a non-profit corporation formed under Chapter 501C3 of
the IRS tax code and all donations are tax deductible.
   The scholarship program is available to members of MSRA. There is no age limit on the scholarship
applicants; however, the applicant must be an active member of MSRA, or the son or daughter of an
active member (under age 25) as of August 1, 2012. Scholarships are awarded in $1,000 grants. The
scholarships are funded by MSRA and various fundraising events held throughout the year by the
   The officers of the Foundation are: Mike Freundschuh, President; Marge Olson, Vice President; Jonna
Lindorff, Secretary and Conrad Warner, Treasurer. Blaine Gartner, Paul Krueger, Deb DeMars and Tom
Vollbrecht Sr also serve on the Foundation Board of Directors.
   For the fifth year, we will have our silent auction tent at the corner of Underwood and Randall and will
be holding the silent auction on Friday and Saturday. Bids will close at the end of each day at 4 PM.
Volunteers will be at the tent to help with any questions during the two days of the silent auction. All
items must be picked up by 6 PM the day of the auction.
   This year’s Scholarship Art will be a picture by photographer Rich Novak. Eric Aurand did the artwork
on the project. I’ve seen the previews and it is truly a work of art. The pictures will be for sale at
registration and at the Scholarship Foundation tent. All the proceeds go to the Foundation.
   To make this year’s auction more successful than last year’s event, we need your help. Any items you
would like to donate for the silent auction and the cash and carry area is appreciated.
   All funds received go directly to the Scholarship Foundation. No fees are taken by anyone. Again, all
donations are tax deductible.
   We look forward to seeing all of you this weekend.

The Start Cart
                                                                                       Travis Fowler #7791

    Here we are again at Back to the 50’s and your vehicle is having “issues.” What do you do now? Run
all over the fairgrounds looking for that one part you need?
   Ask your friends for help whom may or may not be able to help you until after all the parts stores
   Maybe your problem is much larger than that and you don’t even know where to begin.
   Unfortunately, scenarios like this happen every year at Back to the 50’s and they can happen to
anybody. Don’t let this frighten you and reconsider bringing your vehicle to the show because the
Minnesota Street Rod Association has you covered.
   The Start Cart has been in service at the 50’s for the last 11 years and is there to help any participant
who may need assistance during the event. This cart is equipped with tools, air, jump box, gasoline and
even a tow strap if needed to help aid in any misfortune (don’t let the size of that little cart fool you it can
move very large vehicles!). The volunteers operating the cart can bring you the tools you need to help
you get back to enjoying the event as quickly as possible. These volunteers provide a service of bringing
you tools or supplies; they do not repair your vehicle for you.
   How do you get in contact with the Start Cart if help is needed? Simply find any official with a radio
and have them ask for the Start Cart. Please know where your vehicle is located and where you will be
so the Start Cart can easily find you. It sometimes gets difficult when the description they get is “I have a
red ‘55 Chevy and I’m wearing a street rodding t shirt.”
   If your vehicle is having much larger problems than what the Start Cart can handle, they can help get
your vehicle safely to the Michigan Hot Rod Repair Shop located on the grounds on Friday and Saturday.
The Michigan Hot Rod Repair Shop consists of volunteers, with seemingly unlimited knowledge and
resources, can help get you car back up and running as quickly as possible.

   This may be your last chance to enjoy a Back to the 50’s movie at the Cottage View
Drive in.
   Confirmed reports suggest that the Cottage View is permanently closing. Join us at this
historical event on Thursday evening. Pick up your Drive-in souvenirs that evening.
                               Cottage View Drive In Movie
                                 Thursday, June 21, 2012
                                Cottage Grove, Minnesota
                                 Innovation Rd & Hwy 61
                                    Gates open at 6pm
                                       Movies TBA

   We have some very special guests coming to our “Back to the 50’s Weekend” celebration this year.
We all have our viewpoint of what hot/street rodding is all about and these guys have expanded that
definition. If you get a chance to stop by their tent, be sure to stop and say, “Hello!” If you can’t find
them, just ask an MSRA Board member to locate them for you.

The L A Roadsters are coming.
    There are 6 cars coming including John Kiley, John Corno, Joe Mitchell, John Buck, Tom Tifadill and
Lynn Houchin. Several of Jim Landree’s friends from Florida are also coming including Bob Shuckert with
his ‘32 Ford Coupe. He is driving from Florida to Pomona to Back to the 50’s. Tom & Donna Spencer are
driving a ‘47 Chev Suburban, which is extremely well done, and Howard & Kathy Korman will be here with
a ‘38 Ford 2Dr Sedan Standard. They should all be in Minnesota between 12:30 and 2:30 PM on
Thursday just before the 50’s. Jim Landree will be on the entire trip from Pomona to Minnesota. If you
want to contact Jim, just give him a call at 612-240-1267.
Powercruize USA 2
    Dan Pennell arrives in the states on the 25th of April and I will be staying until their event at Brainerd
International Raceway on the July 13 - 15th.
    The Powercruise is shipping 2 of the Aussie cars all the way over to attend the event in Brainerd as
well as their Aussie drivers, just to show how we crazy Aussies do things at Powercruise. Their show is
very unique not only in Australia and New Zealand but we have not found anything like it in the USA
either, so its definitely the Wildest Car Show you will ever go to ! Their website has lots of photos and
video links to look at
    Dan Pennell will personally be attending every show he can possibly get to during the interim weeks,
including MSRA’s Back to the 50’s Weekend. They were here last year and had a booth with one of the
Aussie cars on display. They were impressed. Their description of our Back to the 50’s, “Wow what a
massive show!”

49 in 7
Dave Schaub is on His Way!
    Hot rodding’s ultimate iron man, Dave Schaub, drove his Brizio-built ’32 roadster through all 49
continental United States in an amazing 7 days, 14 hours and 21 minutes in a fundraising effort for the
kids of the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford University. It was the second trip through all 49 states
for Schaub in the last two years!
    He took off from Maine in the wee morning hours of Saturday, September 10th and after 8,680 miles
drove into Hyder, Alaska Saturday afternoon September 17th. He went through 542 gallons of gas and
averaged 63.7mph. Why would a hot rodder like Dave put himself through something like this? “I’m
creating an opportunity for people to get involved in helping others,” he said. “It’s my way of getting
people with similar interests to step up and support something they can connect with and be proud they
did. Besides it’s just a few weeks out of my life to help make a difference”.

Friday, June 22 & Saturday, June 23
Opening for the “Shadows Tribute Band” on Friday
and “The Holy Rocka Rollaz” on Saturday.

“Nick Bretz” Magician/Imaginick

   Nick has been a student of the art of magic since age 5. Nick keeps his show fresh for kids of all ages.
He includes juggling, magic, yo-yo tricks, balloon art and animals in his act … all with humor. He relates
and interacts with people with respect, and just a hint of mischief. Nick helps us all recapture the fun part
of our inner child. Nick has brought his act to the Back to the ‘50’s before. He is funny and is a master at
his magician craft.

Friday, June 22, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Shadows Tribute
presents ...
“I Remember Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison” also presented as “The Night the Music Died”. Jeff Boxell
performs the Buddy Holly tribute.

   Jeff is a teacher with the Chaska school district. He is a veteran musician with 18 years of experience.
He starred in the Broadway musical “The Buddy Holly Story” in 2006 in the Chaska Theatre presentation.
   Wayne Luchau (pronounced Lew-Cow) performs tributes to Richie Valens and Roy Orbison. Wayne
performed on the National Ted Mack TV Talent Show in New York and won 3 weeks in a row in 1967. He
graduated from Moorhead State U and performed with various singing groups in the Midwest and in
California and recently retired from General Electric Capitol in Eden Prairie.
   Dick Dunkirk performs tributes to The Big Bopper and Bobby Vee. Dick was raised in Fargo, ND.
Dick played bass in a jazz combo and started a rock band called the Shadows with drummer Bob Korum
and lead guitarist Bill Velline in 1958. They added Bill’s 15 yr old brother Bobby Velline who shortened
his name to Bobby Vee. Bobby Vee and the Shadows filled in at the Moorhead Armory for Holly, Valens
and the Big Bopper and Bobby Vee went on to record 4 million seller singles and 20 albums for a total of
13 million records. Bobby Vee and the Shadows performed in the Miss USA Pageant, Miami and Las
Vegas showrooms, Paramount Theatre shows in New York, and many State Fairs.
   The original band broke up in 1964 after the music scene was dominated by the English groups. Bob
Korum and Dick Dunkirk both had successful careers in business. Bill Velline died of a heart attack at
age 59. The band was revived in 2005 when they were elected to the Mid-America Music Hall of Fame,
and have been presenting the Show in theatres, ballrooms, and casinos around the Midwest. The show
has been a consistent sellout since its debut.

   Act One: Reenactment of the Last performance of Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and The Big Bopper at
the Surf Ballroom, Clear Lake, Iowa on February 2, 1959. All the million seller songs by the 3 artists are

  Act Two: Tributes to Bobby Vee and Roy Orbison, who were heavily influenced by Buddy Holly. Roy
Orbison songs include “Only the Lonely”, “Running Scared”, “Uptown”, “Leah”, “In Dreams”, “Mean
Woman Blues”, “It’s Over”, “Crying”, “The Crowd”, “You Got It”, “Falling” & “Pretty Woman.”

Saturday, June 23, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
The Holy Rocka Rollaz
   Take an authentic trip back to the fantastic ‘50s with The Holy Rocka Rollaz! If it’s the classic early
rock ‘n’ roll of Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry and Johnny Cash that you want, played just the
way those legends played it, Minnesota’s own Holy Rocka Rollaz bring back the sound, the look, the
memories and nostalgia of one of America’s most treasured eras. There’s nothing but pure early
American rock ‘n’ roll.
   Nothing would please these rock ‘n’ roll veterans more than seeing different generations enjoying this
classic music together. The Holy Rocka Rollaz play with such energy and joy that people of all ages can’t
help but pack the dance floor and celebrate. The trio collectively brings decades of live and studio
experience to their shows and music.
   Front man Mark Flora says his proudest moment came while playing the legendary Surf Ballroom in
2007. “Knowing that I was singing and playing guitar in the same spot on the stage Buddy Holly played
his last show, well, it just gave me chills,” he said.
   With fellow musicians, standup bassist Paul Jongeward and drummer Matt Alexander, the three
musicians have played many stages; including First Avenue, the Cabooze, the historic Surf Ballroom in
Clear Lake, Iowa, the Hinckley Grand Casino Convention Center, the Uptown Bar, the Fine Line, the 400
Bar, wedding dances, barn dances, car shows, private shows and prisons. Mark’s wife, Lisa, and Matt’s
wife, Steph, often join them on vocals.
   Actually, the band’s first show together was in the South Dakota State Penitentiary several years ago,
serving in a ministry capacity, where Flora has been sharing good news to inmates for eight years. We
were having so much fun playing in the State Pen that we decided to take our music to car shows and
other events. We really do enjoy playing ‘50s rock ‘n’ roll just the way it was played back in the day.
Seeing people light up when we really go for it brings this band a lot of joy. We hope we can do this for
many years and for many people,” said Flora.

Sunday, June 24, 10 am
“The Memories”
   The Memories will also perform on Sunday with Connie Warner for worship, and again before the
closing program at 1pm.
   For more than 30 years The Memories have been entertaining audiences from coast to coast. With
their unique harmonies and great songs, this Wisconsin-based group is made up of Warren Petryk and
Tim Stevens.
   The Memories show has been described as a show full of music, laughter, and wonderful times. These
guys are true pros. You hear it in their voices and see it with the way they connect with each and every
audience they perform for. If you enjoy music and showmanship done right, then you are going to enjoy
The Memories.
   Warren Petryk and Tim Stevens first met each other at Boyceville, Wisconsin High School in 1961.
They began performing music together during their grade school years playing trombone in Junior High
Band and later as members of the high school choir and band.
   Today, Tim and Warren continue the tradition of their trademark “Music, Laughter and Wonderful
Times!” The Memories have traveled the country entertaining audiences at fairs and festivals, concerts,
conventions and other special events. They perform a wide variety of popular music, plus special
comedy and novelty songs enjoyed by audiences of all ages.

                                     Guest DJ
                            “Back to the 50’s Weekend”
   Your music hostess/DJ this year to spin all those great tunes of the ‘50s and, hopefully, some of your
                                   favorites, is local talent Grace Lorenzi!
    Her radio and television experience spans just a couple of years here in the Twin Cities, and includes
stints on KS95-FM, Metro Traffic Control, Metro Networks News, and guest appearances on KSTP-TV
and KSTP-AM. From morning radio to afternoon drive and a bunch of commercials in between, you’ve
probably heard her voice, along with that infectious laugh. She’s been an emcee for the St Paul Winter
Carnival and participated in numerous events around Minnesota. Under the direction of Wings Kallahan,
she has promised to do her very best.
    She says she LOVES all the cars, the people, the State Fairgrounds, the great music and only wants
world peace. As a professional bungee jumper and stunt fill-in for Bruce Willis and Cher, Grace loves to

                       Special Guest of “Wings” Kalahan
                                     Courtney Hansen
   Courtney Hansen just began her 7th season as vibrant and loveable host of Spike TV’s two-hour
“Powerblock,” where she is seen every Saturday and Sunday in a block of programming comprised of
four automotive shows, during which she knowledgeably talks cars with celebrity guests and shows off
million dollar rides, rare classics, tricked vehicles and cars belonging to Jay Leno and other famous
   In addition to becoming the spokesperson for Auto Week, Courtney recently hosted ABC’s pilot “Crash
Course,” the Spike TV special “Great Builds” and Versus Network’s series of outdoor adventure specials
“The Total Outdoorsman Challenge.” Hansen can be seen in re-runs as host of the travel adventure
series “Destination Wild,” on Fox Sports Net, which received a Silver Telly Award. Courtney takes
viewers on exciting vacation adventures across the United States, showing off towns and fearlessly
tackling adventure sports from Class 5 white water rafting and motorcycle rallies to rodeo events and
Olympic bob sledding.
   Courtney first attained popularity and a devoted worldwide following as the gorgeous, spunky co-host
of TLC’autos hit car makeover show “Overhaulin’,” where she worked with automotive design legend,
Chip Foose, transforming a viewer’s scrappy ride into an ultimate show car in one week. The show
continues to air across the world on TLC and Discovery. Soon after she co-hosted two other TLC
specials, “Rides: Biggest Spenders” and “Million Dollar Motors”. In 2006 Hansen was a key player in
Spike TV’s live award show “Auto Rox.”
   Courtney modeled and acted as a child. As a young teen she attended an international talent
competition, took home several awards and was offered a contract in NYC with one of the largest
theatrical agencies. During high school she became a spokeswoman for Dodge Motors in Florida, doing
22 of their TV commercials. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing at Florida State University and
then went on to work for a short time as a marketing specialist before leaving the corporate world to
pursue a career in entertainment. After the completion of the pilot, “Killer Golf” at Universal Studios,
Courtney decided to commit to a full time career in entertainment.
      Hansen’s automotive roots run deep. She was a pit kid who grew up in Orono, Minnesota. Her
family once owned Minnesota’s Brainerd International Raceway, and her father, Jerry Hansen holds the
SCCA racing record with 27 national titles.
      Hansen’s charitable endeavors will always be the most fulfilling part of her life. She is on the
regional board for The Painted Turtle, a camp for children with life threatening illnesses, she has worked
on the board for the March of Dimes, and has volunteered with LA foster homes, the Special Olympics,
the NBA’s Read to Achieve Program, the Ronald McDonald House and other charities. One of her most
rewarding experiences was the opportunity to be part of a small team who participated in mission work in
Russia and parts of Asia, devising marketing plans and providing business consulting for an
underprivileged society.

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