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Travel 'Back to the '50s' in Minnesota

Mecum Hot Rod Auction will be June 17-18
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The Minnesota Street Rod Association’s “Back to the ’50s” weekend June 17-19 will host more than 11,000 street rods, customs, classics and restored vehicles, all dating from 1964 and earlier. Visitors also can see more than 350 vendors and automotive exhibits.

Highlights of the event include the Mecum Hot Rod Auction on Friday and Saturday featuring 400-plus vehicles; a gigantic swap meet on Sunday; “Ignitors” Youth Rodders Mini Show on Saturday; and, for all three days, the MSRA Kid’s World, Reilly Auto Parts Manufacturer’s Midway and the Cruise-N-Arts Craft Fair.

Held at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul, “Back to the ’50s” is presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts. Show hours are Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m., and Sunday 6 a.m.- 3 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults. For more information, visit

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