Sunday, July 19, 2015

Back to the 50's

Back to the 50's is an annual event held in Minnesota at the State Fairgrounds.
I attended my first Back to the 50's 20 years ago. 
Yikes! Really??? Hardly seems possible, but it's a fact.

This year was the 42nd year of the event.
Only the 2nd year attending for Truckin' Man.
I think he is hooked on it.

There were almost 12,000 cars that were 1964 or older. 11,816 to be exact.
Truckin' Man wanted to try to see at least 11,000 of them. (We didn't)

This event seems to always be on the hottest day of the year, but this year the temps were on our side.

Truckin' Man has dreams of building a Rat Rod, so I snapped this picture for him.

This truck was up next to the diner we stopped at for lunch. Had to do a double take on the logo!

Have you ever been to Back to the 50's
If you are even in St. Paul, on Father's Day weekend, I highly recommend checking it out!


  1. What a great event. We have a car show here every year and it's fun to see the old style cars. I like your "Rat Rod" photo.

  2. This looks so much fun! We would love to go! On our last weekend getaway there was a antique car show held near the hotel we were at, the girls loved it!

  3. holy cow, that must be so fun! my fiance would probably plan a trip to minnesota if he knew this existed!

  4. I'd love to go to that, but it would need to be at a cooler time of year.

  5. I think it would be a great adventure.
    I do like the truck advertisement LOL

  6. Those cars are so cool! Makes me think of my dad because he loves old cars. If I'm ever up that way I'll have to check it out!

  7. I was born in the 50's (1956), but unfortunately have never been back to the 50's. I so enjoyed your post and lovely photos! I just love to reminisce about days gone by. Thank you so much for sharing, and warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. :)

  8. What a great event, Kris! LOVE that old red truck in front of the diner! I would love to ride in one of those old cars one day. : )