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UPDATE: The Date Has Been Changed For Our Spring Show 2018. From April 22nd to May 20th.

Heads up!

The Date Has Been Changed For Our Spring Show 2018!

From April 22nd to May 20th due to the large amount of snow that has accumulated in the past week.

It is looking like it will be a nice day for our original show date, however, there is the issue of swapper trailers being buried in snow and getting stuck in the mud from meltage. There just isn’t enough time in the next 5 days for it to be clean and dry. The roads are covered with salt too which is not so good for show cars!

We took a poll on our show event and Facebook pages, and it was heavily in favor of changing the date to May 20th, so we did. We did not come to this decision lightly and apologize if this inconveniences you in any way. Now cross your fingers that the weather will be agreeable on May 20th! 😉

First Fifty Auto Club’s 48th Annual Car Show, Swap Meet and Flea Market 2018

First Fifty Auto Club is announcing our 48th Annual Spring Car Show, Swap Meet & Flea Market for 2018. The date is Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. It is only $5 to get in this year! $5 person, Spectators, Swap, Show or Sell. FREE swap space with admission!

Military ID or 12 yrs & under get in free. 7 am to 2 pm. Award plaques handed out for club choice at 1:00 PM.

Swappers & flea market: You can set up the Saturday (April 21st) before from noon to 3 pm.

ALL VEHICLES & MOTORCYCLES ARE WELCOME.

Please see our show flyer for details – the flyer link is posted HERE.

Go to the North parking lot: Enter at main Fairgrounds entrance on Snelling & head North on Underwood St.

Hope to see you there! We’ll be there rain or shine…we have had our share of rain, so here’s hoping for LOTS of shine this year! 🙂
First Fifty Auto Club’s 47th Annual Car Show, Swap Meet and Flea Market 2017

First Fifty Auto Club is announcing our 47th Annual Spring Car Show, Swap Meet & Flea Market for 2017. The date is Sunday, May 21st, 2017 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. It is only $5 to get in this year! $5 person, Spectators, Swap, Show or Sell.

Military ID or 12 yrs & under get in free. 7 am to 2 pm. Award plaques handed out for club choice at 1:00 PM.

Swappers & flea market: You can set up the Saturday (May 20th) before from 12 to 3 pm.

ALL VEHICLES & MOTORCYCLES ARE WELCOME.

Please see our show flyer for details – the flyer link is posted HERE.

Go to the North parking lot: Enter at main Fairgrounds entrance on Snelling & head North on Underwood St.

Hope to see you there! We’ll be there rain or shine…we have had our share of rain, so here’s hoping for LOTS of shine this year! 🙂
The 8th Annual Cruise For Troops Event

This year, instead of doing our Fall show, we are volunteering at the Cruise For Troops cruise, car show & swap meet. The event raises funds to go to the Fallen Heroes Children’s Education Fund of Tribute to the Troops, and ALL proceeds will go to the fund.

 

From the Cruise For Troops website:We invite all grateful Americans to join us in paying tribute to our fallen troops. Bring out your hot rods, muscle cars, and motorcycles and take part in the largest combined car and motorcycle cruise in the upper Midwest! Don’t have a cool car, truck or bike, come join us for a great time anyway, we have plenty of activities for the entire family!”

“Patriotic cruise through the north metro back roads. (Arrive with a full tank!)

 

WHEN: Saturday, September 24th, 2016 from 9 am – 5 pm. Registration is 9 am – noon, and the cruise runs from noon – 2 pm.

 

WHERE: Running Aces Casino & Racetrack: 15201 Running Aced Blvd, Columbus, MN 55025.

It is $15 to pre-register online at Cruise For Troops (Registration closes at 9am Tuesday, September 20th) or $20 the day of the event to participate in the cruise. Spectators are FREE, with a suggested $5 donation.

 

The opening ceremony is at 11 am, followed by a mandatory safety briefing. The cruise runs from noon – 2 pm, and the car show & swap meet runs from 9 am – 5 pm.

 

There will be a raffle & drawings for a Polaris 2016 Sportsman 450, and a Hammerhead Mudhead Go Cart! Only $5.00 per entry, and you do not need to be present to win (only to purchase the tickets!)

 

The awesome Holy Rocka Rollaz will be playing from 2 – 5 pm. There will be patriotic displays, a large silent auction, a 50’s pinup contest, live music, vendors, food & drink, and entertainment for the whole family!

 

This year they’ll have a bouncy house and obstacle course for the kids! There will also be face painting and a magician from 2-5! All kids activities are FREE!

Please tell your friends to come out and help us support the families of our fallen troops!

 

Hope to see you there 🙂

http://www.cruisefortroops.org

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First Fifty Auto Club's 46th Annual Car Show, Swap Meet & Flea Market 2016

First Fifty Auto Club is announcing our 46th Annual Spring Car Show, Swap Meet & Flea Market for 2016. The date is Sunday, May 15th 2016 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. It is only $5 to get in this year to swap or sell! $5 person/$5 swap space/$5 show cars.

Military ID or 12 yrs & under get in free. 7 am to 2 pm. Award plaques handed out for club choice at 1:00 PM.

Swappers & flea market: You can set up the Saturday (May 14th) before from 12 to 3 pm.

ALL VEHICLES & MOTORCYCLES ARE WELCOME.

Please see our show flyer for details – the flyer link is posted HERE.

Go to the North parking lot: Enter at main Fairgrounds entrance on Snelling & head North on Underwood St.

Hope to see you there! We’ll be there rain or shine…we have had our share of rain, so here’s hoping for LOTS of shine this year! 🙂

First Fifty Auto Club is proud to announce 2 shows this season. Our first show is on Sunday, May 18th 2014 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, and the second one is on Saturday, August 16th 2014 at The Mermaid Event Center in Mounds View, MN.  Both of the flyer links our posted on our Car Show Events Info page.

The spring show is our 44th Annual Car Show, Swap Meet & Flea Market, and is only *$5 to get in. This year we are adding a flea market, kids games, and a live broadcast by WDGY 740 radio! (*Admission is $5 per person or $10 swap space.)
Show cars get 2 occupants in. Military ID or 12 yrs & under get in free. 9 am to 3 pm. Award plaques handed out for club choice at 1:00 PM.

Swappers & flea market: You can set up the Saturday (May 17th) before from noon to 3.

ALL VEHICLES & MOTORCYCLES ARE WELCOME.
North parking lot: Enter at main Fairgrounds entrance on Snelling & head North on Underwood St.
Hope to see you there!

Our fall show is our 3rd Annual Darrel Goad’s Raising Hel…p Car Show. It’s free to get in, with donations requested for the Wishes & More Foundation. Last year we raised $1800 for them! I will post the link to see our flyer on the Wishes & More website soon.

This event is a fundraiser for Wishes & More, a local organization that helps sick kids in memory of club member Darrel Goad.
Free admission with donations suggested for Wishes & More. There will be live music from the fabulous Holy Rocka Rollaz, lots of prizes and games for the kids – great family event!
We have goodie bags for the first 50 cars, and will be giving out award plaques at 1:00 PM.

8:00 am to 3:00 pm – come and go throughout the day.
ALL(!) Antique, Collector, Street Rods, Customs, Muscle Cars, Imports, Motorcycles, Trucks, and specialty interest vehicles – everyone WELCOME!

 Please use our contact form if you have any questions about either show :-)

 

 

Time sure flies, and I just realized that we never wrote an update after our fall fundraiser for Wishes & More – yikes!

First off we would like to thank everyone who came out for our “2nd Annual: Darrel Goad’s Raising Hel…p Car & Bike Show” – you helped make the day a success!

We are proud to say we met our original goal of raising $1,000 for the Wishes & More organization by 12:00pm, and revised that goal to $1,500! We actually surpassed that goal too, raising $1,757 from the event. The club also threw in some nice prize donations on top of that.

We are working on how we can double that amount (or more!) for next year :-)

The weather was somewhat agreeable (for once!), and we had a ton of prize drawings throughout the day, with a grand prize drawing at the end. Plenty of kids games for family activities this year as well. Plus live music by the fabulous Holy Rocka Rollaz!

We gave out 5 plaques, and our 2nd “Goadster Award”. The Goadster Award is a trophy given out to the vehicle that we think our dear club member Darrel Goad would have chosen.

This whole show was in memory of Darrel, who passed away two years ago from cancer. The club unanimously agreed we would like to honor Darrel with this event, and give back to the community in his name. This is our 2nd show now.

The Wishes & More organization was chosen as our recipients because Darrel (or “Papa D”) loved kids (himself a Father of four, and Grandfather of six beautiful children), and we know he would have wanted to help them.

Joelle, a member of the Wishes & More organization gave a speech on behalf of Wishes & More, and a wish recipient, Mark, and his family were there to talk to people about the cause.

We can really help the kids and their families that are dealing with life threatening illnesses, and every little bit counts. Our thanks go to Joelle and Mark & his family for coming out and helping to raise awareness of this very worthy cause.

We will definitely be doing a “Third Annual” show next year, and we would love for you to come back!

Special thanks goes to Carol at The Mermaid, Joelle at Wishes & More, and The Holy Rocka Rollaz, and all of the businesses that donated prizes and/or distributed flyers for us.

P.S. We miss you Darrel!

First Fifty Auto Club

Fall Show Marquee

Goadster Award Recipient Holy Rocka Rollaz

Yay! Spring is FINALLY, reluctantly, making it’s way in. Do you know what that means? It’s CAR SHOW SEASON again!

I don’t know about you, but I cannot wait to start taking pictures of vintage cars again. (I have resorted to taking pictures of flowers – ugh.)

Anyhow, First Fifty Auto Club is proud to announce 2 shows this season. Our first show is on Sunday, May 19th at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, and the second one is on Sunday, August 11th at The Mermaid Event Center in Mounds View, MN. – I will be posting both of the flyer links shortly on our Car Show Events Info page.

The spring show is our 43rd Annual Car Show & Swap Meet, and is only $5 to get in.

Our fall show is our 2nd Annual Darrel Goad’s Raising Hel…p Car Show, and will be a MSRA voting event this year. It’s free to get in, with donations requested for the Wishes & More Foundation. Last year we raised $2,000 for them! Here is the link to see our flyer on the Wishes & More website: Click right here

Please use our contact form if you have any questions about either show 🙂

 

First off we would like to thank everyone who came out for our “First Annual: Darrel Goad’s Raising Hel…p Car & Bike Show” – you helped make the day a success!

We are proud to say we met our original goal of raising $1,000 for the Wishes & More organization by 11:00am, and revised that goal to $1,500! We actually surpassed that goal too, raising $1,722 from the event, and with the club throwing in a bit more, our total came to $1,982! Not bad for our first crack at it. We would like to see that amount doubled or tripled for next year 🙂

***REVISED: Since this was posted, we received one more donation from Karla @ Wishes & More – she donated $18 to make our show total an even $2,000!

The day started out with the constant threat of rain, so there were big concerns as to how many people would come, and whether or not the sweet band we had lined up would be able to play, but we set everything up and kept moving forward anyway. It did rain a bit here and there, but it did not seem to bother our day too much.

However, there were some tricky moments – like when The Holy Rocka Rollaz came, and couldn’t set up their equipment due to some rain. Carol at The Mermaid saved the day by moving the band into a large tent, and we are very grateful for that – the band made the event the coolest one in town!

We had a ton of prize drawings throughout the day, and a grand prize drawing at the end. We gave out 5 plaques, and the first ever “Goadster Award”. The Goadster Award is a trophy (this year’s was made with pistons!) given out to the vehicle that we think our dear club member Darrel Goad would have chosen. Darrel’s wife Lanette, a club member also, made the choice this year. (We will be posting pictures of the event soon)

This whole show was in memory of Darrel, who passed away a year ago today from cancer. The club unanimously agreed we would like to honor Darrel with this event, and giving back to the community in his name. The Wishes & More organization was chosen as our recipients because Darrel (or “Papa D”) loved kids (himself a Father of four, and Grandfather of five beautiful children), and we know he would have wanted to help them.

Karla, the President of the organization gave a very moving speech on behalf of Wishes & More, and that just cemented the fact that we can really help the kids and their families that are dealing with life threatening illnesses. Our thanks go to Karla for coming and helping to raise awareness of this very worthy cause.

We will definitely be doing a “Second Annual” show next year, and we would love for you to come back!

Special thanks goes to Carol at The Mermaid, Joelle at Wishes & More, and The Holy Rocka Rollaz, and all of the businesses that donated prizes and/or distributed flyers for us.

P.S. We miss you Darrel!

First Fifty Auto Club