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Revving Up for MSRA’s Back to the 50’s

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Revving Up for MSRA’s Back to the 50’s

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For vintage and collector car enthusiasts, The Minnesota Street Rod Association’s (MSRA) Back to the 50’s event is the pinnacle of the summer season in the land of 10,000 lakes. As your trusted classic car finance company, we are thrilled to highlight this year’s Back to the 50’s and invite you to join the festivities from June 21-23, 2024, at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.

A Trip Down Memory Lane: The History of “Back to the 50s”

The MSRA Back to the 50’s event has its roots in the early 1970s when a group of passionate car enthusiasts decided to organize a gathering to showcase their love for pre-1964 street rods. What started as a small get-together has since blossomed into one of the largest classic car shows in the world. With over 12,000 vehicles on display and more than 100,000 visitors, it is a testament to lively car community in Minnesota.

What to Expect This Year

This year’s event promises to be as spectacular as ever. Here are some of the highlights you won’t want to miss:

  1. Classic Car Displays: Feast your eyes on thousands of meticulously restored classic cars, from hot rods to muscle cars, each with its own unique story and charm. Expect to see iconic models like the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Bel Air, and many custom-built hot rods that epitomize the era’s creativity and engineering.
  2. Swap Meet: Hunt for rare parts, vintage memorabilia, and everything you need to complete your own restoration project. It’s a treasure trove for anyone looking to enhance their classic car or start a new project.
  3. Live Entertainment: Enjoy live music that perfectly captures the spirit of the 50s, from rock ‘n’ roll to doo-wop. Performances throughout the weekend will transport you back in time with the sounds that defined a generation.
  4. Food and Drink: Savor delicious offerings from a variety of food vendors, ranging from classic diner fare to gourmet treats. There’s something to satisfy every palate as you stroll through the event.
  5. Kids’ Activities: Bring the whole family! There are plenty of activities designed to entertain the younger generation, ensuring a fun-filled experience for all ages. From interactive exhibits to fun games, it’s an event that everyone can enjoy.
  6. Car Cruises and Parades: Don’t miss the car cruises and parades where you can see these stunning vehicles in action. It’s a moving showcase of automotive history that adds to the dynamic atmosphere of the event.
  7. 2024 Event Schedule: Ensure you see everything your heart desires by following the official 2024 Event Schedule.
  8. 2024 Event Map: Visualize parking and gate entrance with the 2024 Event Map.

The Organization Behind the Magic: Minnesota Street Rod Association (MSRA)

The Minnesota Street Rod Association (MSRA) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1970, dedicated to the enjoyment and preservation of street rods and classic cars. With a mission to foster a community of car enthusiasts, MSRA hosts events, provides resources, and advocates for the interests of classic car owners. The organization boasts over 20,000 members and plays a vital role in the classic car community, offering networking opportunities, technical advice, and a shared passion for automotive history.

MSRA’s commitment to excellence is evident in the meticulous planning and execution of the Back to the 50’s event. Their dedication to promoting and preserving classic car culture has made them a cornerstone of the automotive enthusiast community in Minnesota and beyond.

Cruise into Classic Car Ownership

If this event has you dreaming of owning your own piece of automotive history, we’re here to help. At Woodside Credit, we specialize in financing classic cars, making the process as smooth as a Sunday drive. Whether you’re looking to finance a restoration project or purchase a fully restored gem, our team of experts is ready to assist you every step of the way.

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