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Back to the 50’s celebrates 40th anniversary

The Minnesota Street Rod Association’s “Back to the ’50s” show will celebrate its 40th anniversary the weekend of June 21-23, hosting more than 11,700 street rods, customs, classics and restored vehicles, all dating from 1964 and earlier. Visitors also can see more than 350 swappers, 300 vendors and 300 crafters at the Minnesota State...

This Model A Ford truck is more typical of what lines the tree-shaded roads around Back to the 50’s in June. This red hauler is particularly sharp.

Twin Cities turns back the clock for another great Back to the 50’s

Despite its name, the Minnesota Street Rod Association’s annual Back to the 50’s event isn’t directly about the 1950s as it is about the 1973 cult classic “American Graffiti,” which takes place in 1962. That film reminded Minnesota gear heads about their own automotive heritage of cruising the loop around St. Paul in cool...

One of the most stylish cars of the 1930’s, this 1937 Lincoln Zephyr found a new buyer at $23,500 during Mecum’s Back To The 50’s auction. (B. Mitchell Carlson photo)

Lower-priced gems highlight Mecum Minnesota event

B. Mitchell Carlson, Roy Velander & Jerry Barber reporting For many years, Mecum Auctions has conducted an auction concurrent with the Minnesota Street Rod Association’s Back to the 50’s show. This year, there were nearly 12,000 pre-1965 cars in attendance on the grounds at the Minnesota State Fair grounds. The auction had 171 consignments...