Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Back to the 50's 2010, Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul...

This week I am featuring the annual June event I usually attend in St. Paul, Minnesota....There were 11,794 1964 and older custom and hot rod cars in attendance. Be sure to click on all the links stated below to view 100 more photos and 6 new videos.

Here are a few photos posted to the blog, but if you want to see 100 more photos I took, click on this link then come back, http://public.fotki.com/Canodave/back-to-the-50s-2010/
ALSO - if you want to see 6 new videos that I also took at Back to the 50's, click on this link to see them all, http://www.youtube.com/user/canroddin
ENJOY!

Here's my friend Don wiping down the car just after cleaning off all the bugs and road grime on arriving in Minneapolis/St. Paul last Thursday, June 20. The next photo and the one below is of the General Motors Futurliner that was featured at St. Paul this year. In a nutshell the brochure said, "It was known as the Parade of Progress. A group of custom built vehicles toured the US from coast to coast in the 1940's and 1950's. General Motors played a large role in the Parade by developing twelve massive machines, known as Futurliners. These vehicles helped display modern advances in science and technology, such as jet engines, stereophonic sound, microwave ovens, television and many other modern marvels of the time. You can read more about The Futurliner by clicking on this link http://www.futurliner.com/ . Be sure to come back!

The dwarf Mercury or maybe a giant "Don" photo was taken at another cruise we went to in North St. Paul on Friday night...the car was also at Back to the 50's. The builder hand built this complete dwarf car in minute detail, including all the body and chassis components. We had seen his scrap-book on the construction that took many years. This is about the 6th dwarf vehicle he had built. It is powered by a complete Toyota rear wheel drive system and the tall 6' guy and his wife could very comfortably fit inside...WOW...Very Cool!!

You see it all at Back to the 50's...and here's a cutie driving her pink lowered pedal car(well...one made into a stroller!) The final photo is just 5 miles closer to Thunder Bay from Grand Marais Minnesota on the north shore of Lake Superior....a very beautiful spot!
The weekend was a blast and always look forward to the next year. Hope you enjoyed this.
Be sure to click on all the links and also the photos to enlarge them to get the total picture!!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Heyyy Crockett ....these pic's you took of back to the 50's this year are awesome!!!!.....made one feel they were right there with you and Don....
Wonderful website as well.....
Love you guys...Patti and Big Daddy Hotrod....

Anonymous said...

good pics for sure. i remember there were a few rods built with the rounded front, sort of like the midget race cars. i want a photo of one of those so i can build that body, in laminated wood, on a local built dune buggy chassis.
(im in mexico)
probably 3 layers of door skin for the nose, and if it works, the front will be hinged and open up down the middle long ways for seats for a couple kids.
anyway, got a picture?
bhogin@hotmail.com

Dave said...

I sent you a couple of shots....Look for "Track T" on google....