MSRA celebrates 40 years of chrome, mufflers

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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - If you like lots of chrome and mufflers this is your weekend.

Minnesota Street Rod Association's Back to the Fifties Weekend will celebrate 40 years with more than 11,000 street rods, customs, classics and restored vehicles, all dating from 1964 and earlier.

For three days, the State Fairgrounds will be blanketed with shiny automobiles, fun, music and more, including a few things that are new this year:

- The Great Race - 140 vehicles will start The Great Race from the Fairgrounds on Saturday at 11 a.m. The classic cars will travel along the Mississippi River with their final destination being Mobile, Alabama on June 30.

- Flag Raising Ceremony and National Anthem - Friday at 9:15 a.m. featuring a mini parade of military - active and retired.

- 1955 Chevy POW/MIA Dragster - Check out this rolling memorial to the POWs and MIAs from the Vietnam War built by a Vietnam Vet Max Lofgren of Calif. The names of 3,578 heroes adorn the vehicle. Located near Randall and Underwood.

- Burn Out Contest - SUNDAY at 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Grandstand

Kelly Smith joined KARE 11 News @ 4 with her '34 Chevy. Kelly is "second generation" MSRA member. Her parents, Jack and Joyce DeJoy have been active in MSRA for many, many years.

In addition to Kelly's Chevy the following cars joined us-

1950 Mercury Custom
1937 Chev Coupe Street Rod
1956 Chev
1956 Chev Pick-Up Street Rod
1935 Chev Coup Street Rod




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