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I don't know specifics of that show, but it is a blend of antiques and customs.

And the video on their website reports 12,000 of such vehicles.

The website you identified has a lot of information; and the "Contact Us"

tab there has telephone numbers and an e-mail address. If no one on this

A.A.C.A. Forum has insights, you might call one of those numbers and ask

for the "inside scoop."

When any big event like that comes to a place, watch for traffic jams.

Get a good detailed map in advance and plot all the back roads or

back streets to avoid the traffic. (I know from Hershey and Carlisle

and college football-game experience.) Typically at big events, most people

tend to take the obvious routes, while other ways have little traffic.

Ask your "inside scoop" people which routes to avoid!

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I went to the show many years ago and would go again if I was closer. It is more rods and customs than stock but it is a mixture. It is a very kinetic show taking up all of the MN State Fairgrounds. Cars are moving around and re-parking all day. High energy feel to the show with lots going on. I had planned to go just one day and went back for a second day.

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Guest AlCapone
I went to the show many years ago and would go again if I was closer. It is more rods and customs than stock but it is a mixture. It is a very kinetic show taking up all of the MN State Fairgrounds. Cars are moving around and re-parking all day. High energy feel to the show with lots going on. I had planned to go just one day and went back for a second day.

Does not sound like a kids show !

Wayne

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If the timing worked out, I would suggest heading to the South Bend, Indiana area for the following:

Tour the Studebaker Museum

Take in a local car show

Tour the Auburn/Cord/Dusenberg Museum

Attend an RM/Auctions America auction

This would cover a lot of automobile history and collector car activity in a single trip.

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If the timing worked out, I would suggest heading to the South Bend, Indiana area for the following:

Tour the Studebaker Museum

Take in a local car show

Tour the Auburn/Cord/Dusenberg Museum

Attend an RM/Auctions America auction

This would cover a lot of automobile history and collector car activity in a single trip.

South Bend and Auburn are 1.5 - 2 hrs apart.

You might also then consider the Gilmore Museum in Hickory Corners, north of South Bend

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Back when I used to go to the '50's' I had a 38 Chevy street rod, In the 1990's there were 12 - 13 thousand cars registered before 1964. Yes, there are a lot of rods and customs,

but there is something there for everyone. Every kid will enjoy going to the 50's. Of all the different cars we brought there, my wife's 1930 American Austin (bone stock) was by far the biggest hit.

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If the timing worked out, I would suggest heading to the South Bend, Indiana area for the following:

Tour the Studebaker Museum

Take in a local car show

Tour the Auburn/Cord/Dusenberg Museum

Attend an RM/Auctions America auction

This would cover a lot of automobile history and collector car activity in a single trip.

Thanks for the info..

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