The 390 engine in my '62 Cadillac is just cooling following my return from the Minnesota Street Rod Association's Back to the 50's car show in St. Paul. While the coolant temperature drops, I thought I'd take a moment from our weekly Old Cars Weekly deadline to drop a few photos from the event on my blog to whet your appetite for the coverage coming in a future issue of OCW.
If you didn't make it this year, you missed a great event with perfect weather. The 39th annual Back to the 50's had about 12,000 cars and, from what I am told by State Fairground employees, record attendance on Friday. From cruising my '62 around the grounds Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and from what others said, there were Saturday-size throngs of people all day Friday. Sunday afternoon seemed just as packed. Here's a sampling of what packed the crowds last weekend, June 21-24:
Read some of my favorite past Old Cars Weekly 1950s car and truck stories in "Just '50s."