Back to the 50’s Weekend – St. Paul, Minnesota
This annual event put on by the Minnesota Street Rod Assocation hosts more than 10,000 street rods, customs, classics, and restored vehicles, all dating from 64 and earlier.
This is a whole weekend full of musi, fun and cars! With over 13,000 members the club just continues to grow and bring in more and more cars that have been painstakingly put in wonderful condition for the shows the club puts on. The 50’s weekend gives everyone a chance to show their cars off in the largest arena possible, the Minnesota State Fairgrounds!
The Back to the 50’s show will have over 11,000 vehicles and be viewed by over 100,000 people! It is rhe second largest show of it’s type in the world, exceeded only by the NSRA Street Rod Nationals.
Vendors of both food and other items are available both inside and outside during the show. Just think, you can munch on a whole array of different foods while you walk around looking at some of the most fantastic cars you have ever seen. Talk to the owners, find out the history of their interest, where they got started, why they do what they do, how to find the right car for you and all kinds of different things. They would be happy to visit with you and tell you their stories!
In an era where street rod builders are television celebrities and car owners fret about where to “debut” their six-figure, pro-built rides,(you’ve seen these shows on TV and heard the bragging rights of many) Back to the ’50s is an unpretentious, bring-what-ya-got gathering. The informal vibe is probably rooted in the way the Minnesota Street Rod Association runs the event. There are no awards or trophies, which takes away the air competition and makes things comfortable for those who own less-than-perfect machines. And by opening the door to all ’64-and-earlier vehicles long ago, the MSRA has ensured a good mix of rods, customs, classics, trucks, and even a few vintage imports, most of which are believe it or not they are actually driven to the show!
MN State Fairgrounds
St Paul, MN 55108-3099
(651) 641-1992 Business 1
(952) 278-3140 Business 2