The year was 1974. The NSRA brought the Street Rod Nationals to St. Paul, and that first edition turned out so well they did it again… and again.. and again! Several times. As host club for the Nats, the Minnesota Street Rod Association handled its duties well enough that the Minnesota State Fairgrounds became one of the Nats’ most favored venues.
Today, thousands of cars return to those same hallowed grounds each year for the MSRA’s “Back to the Fifties Weekend”, an event that literally dwarfs the car counts of those earlier Street Rod Nationals. I think that’s a big testament to the venue AND to the club that has a forty-year tradition of hosting events there.
Doesn’t seem all that long ago, really. Thanks for dropping by, and feel free to add your comments below. Enjoy!