The new AMSOIL Center in Superior, WI will be the site of a barbecue and car show on wedne
It is only appropriate that Classic Automobilia, a company that sells pedal cars and 50's and 60's nostalgia items, would sponsor the Road Tour that heads to Minnesota and the Back to the 50's event. The 35th edition of the famed Minnesota Street Rod Association's Back to the 50's weekend will probably break last year's attendance record of 11,532 registered vehicles. The Street Rodder / PPG Road Tour will be a part of that group in 2008.
While you can join the Tour at any point along the route, for many the Classic Automobilia Tour will begin in Bowling Green, Kentucky as the NHRA Hot Rod Reunion wraps up its weekend of fun. We will rise early on Sunday morning in Bowling Green and make the trip across Ohio to Youngstown. The Road Tourians will be guests of honor at the weekly Sunday evening cruise at the Quaker Steak and Lube restaurant in Austintown.
On Monday morning we will gather at the Classic Automobilia 50's diner showroom in Youngstown and then head to Cleveland and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. On Monday evening we will stay next to the famous Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village as our evening get-together is hosted by Ford Racing.
On Tuesday morning we will visit the headquarters of American Speed Company in Plymouth, Michigan. American Speed is the supplier of this year's steel 1933 roadster body. From Plymouth it is due north to the home of fellow Road Tourians Kathy and Dick Confer for lunch. We will also get a look at their vast collection of vintage riding vehicles and gas station nostalgia items. Our destination for Tuesday evening is the famous car town of St. Ignace, Michigan. Ed Reavie, the man behind the famous St. Ignace Straits Area car show weekend has promised us a "mini" St. Ignace get-together on the evening of our stay.
On Wednesday we will travel into the Upper Peninsula area of Michigan and the beautiful area of upper Wisconsin. The folks at AMSOIL are planning a huge get-together at the AMSOIL Center as local car enthusiasts from the Superior, Wisconsin area gather to greet the Classic Automobilia Road Tour.
On Thursday morning we will gather back at the AMSOIL Center in Superior where our Tour and any other area folks will travel as a group to St. Paul for our weekend destination of the huge Back to the 50's weekend at the Minnesota State fairgrounds.
It is going to be a fun week on the Classic Automobilia Tour. Check your schedule and make your plans. Spend the entire week or join us somewhere along the way. Check our website at www.streetrodderweb.com, watch the pages of Street Rodder and Street Scene Magazines, or call the Road Tour hotline at 1-800-664-1362 for all the latest updates.
I hope to see you on a Road Tour this summer!