Tag: Minnesota Car Shows

The 8th Annual Cruise For Troops Event

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 🙂


First Fifty Auto Club’s 2014 Car & Motorcycle Shows

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.

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 :-)