It started off cool and breezy and quickly grew to sticky, sweltering temps in St. Paul, MN on Saturday for day 2 of the MSRA Back to the 50s Weekend, but that was stopping any of the registrants (nearly 12,000 registered vehicles) or the visitors who came in droves. Despite the heat (and my healthy sunburn), we had a great day chatting with folks from local car clubs (and sampling a number of types of local beer as a mini-upper midwest standoff occurred over which craft beer reigned supreme. We had to help. It was our duty.) Sorry Wisconsin, Summit still slays the rest of the midwest, even if a number of delicious alternatives are showing up.
One of the best parts of this event is talking to people who are generations deep into this hobby – have worked on vehicles with parents and grandparents, having been coming to these shows since they were being pushed in strollers. It’s a family affair to the very core (and particularly so when those family members are old enough to carry stuff, and man the grill themselves:)
Due to the heat, we didn’t see as much of the show as we were planning to, but we still covered a ton of ground (at least 6 miles of walking, and that really was a fraction of what we normally accomplished). Enjoy the gallery, and let us know if you attend this or any other shows.