2015 MSRA Back To The 50s Weekend …
Cars On Line.com announced today that the winner of the Best of Show award for the big MSRA 2015 Back To The 50s Weekend is an Electric Green 1941 Willys Coupe owned by Nancy and John Clausen of Sedan, Minnesota. John blended the color himself. It is a fiberglass kit that John obtained “because you just can’t find Willys parts anywhere,” he said. The headlights alone cost $600 apiece and the grille is about $800. All the other parts John fabricated himself, including the hood hardware, headliner, dash, center console and shifter. His 1941 Willys was selected Best of Show in our Cars On Line.com judging from among the cars we selected at the 2015 MSRA Back To The 50s Weekend event. Cars On Line.com’s Facebook followers were able to vote for the Best of Show award on their Facebook page.
As always, we had a great time seeing thousands of cars at the 2015 MSRA Back To The 50s Weekend in St Paul, Mnnesota. No disappointments here! This is the largest car show in the country. There were 11,950 registered cars participating in the MSRA event this year. The Minnesota Street Rod Association (largest car club in the country) had over 2,000 volunteers to run this massive show.
Every year the Minnesota Street Rod Association (MSRA) puts on the biggest collector car show in the country. They call it Back to the 50s Weekend. There is nothing like it anywhere else. You’d swear you’d been transported in a time machine back to the Good Ole Days as you walk through the streets of the Minnesota State Fairgrounds and see nothing but classic cars all around you, girls dressed in poodle skirts and hot rods cruising constantly. It is so cool to revisit the 1950s and 1960s with all the cars and trucks you might have seen along the streets of any American town. Each year, Cars On Line.com reports on all the action at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds as hot rods, classic cars and classic customs cruise the fairgrounds complex.
Here is a video to give you a look at the action at Back To The 50s Weekend:
Since Back To The 50s is not a judged show, Cars On Line.com picks the top cars at the event. As we post them here and on Facebook we let our Facebook fans select the most popular cars from a list of judging categories. Throughout the weekend we selected the “best” cars from the following categories: Best 50s Classic, Best Resto Rod, Best Custom Truck, Best Paint and Best Pro Street. Then we’ll ask our newsletter readers and Facebook fans to vote for their choice as “Best of Show” by using their “Likes” on our Facebook page. You can still vote for your favorite with your “Like.”
Below, view some of the rides in the running for Best of Show 2015:
Old School Hot Rod
For a moment in time we taveled back to the Good Ole Days. It was a dream come true. Too bad its over. But there’s always next year!
Click here for a complete look at the 2014 Back To The 50s Weekend as reported by Cars On Line
Click here for a look back at the 2013 Back To The 50s Weekend as reported by Cars On Line