June 11, 2012….
We have been to several shows this year already, but I have been tardy in updating the website. I apologize for that.
I made it to the Gopher State Timing Association show at the MN State Fairgrounds in April. It was the first show of the year, since the World of Wheels was cancelled for St. Paul, MN this year. The coolest thing I saw was a 1949 Chevrolet Deluxe Fastback! It was painted all black and the owner had turned it into a dragster using Brodix racing parts and roll bars. I do not know if I would have gone that far, but it was really a nice looking car. Sorry, I do not have any pictures, I did not bring a camera. I also saw a couple of 1930’s Ford coupes that actually had V8 flatheads in them (one of them was a blown flathead)!! It seems everyone usually puts a Chevy 350 V8 in their Ford coupes, which I do not like.
We were also at the 25th Annual Spring Extravaganza Buick Show at the MN State Fairground in May. Jerry brought the 7 Litre, but did not win anything. I did not think there were as many cars this year as last year. But it had rained the night before, so I suppose some folks stayed home.
More recently, Jerry attended the Drag-Ons Car Club show in Faribault, MN in May. He brought the 7 Litre, but did not place. I have attached a couple of pictures from the show.
A week ago, we went to the car show at Dam Days in Morristown, MN. I drove a client’s 1968 VW Bus (with permission to attend) and Jerry took the 7 Litre. I have also attached pictures from this show. And the same weekend, Jerry attended the Apple Valley All Ford show and took 2nd place in his class.
Jerry was at the Back to the 50’s car show at the MN State Fairgrounds on June 22 and June 23. He took his 1964 Mercury Marauder one day and his 1949 Ford the other day. There were a lot of cars at the show as usual. I thought one of the coolest and rarest cars was a red and white 1957 Ford Sunliner with a 312 Y-block tripower. This was a stock car and very rare (see pictures). We got many pictures and more than I can post!!
Kolacky Days – Montgomery, MN July 28, 2012: Jerry was at Kolacky days with the 7 Litre (1966 Ford) and won 2nd place. I have posted some pictures from the car show.
February 22, 2011…..
It is the first car show of the season in Minnesota: The World of Wheels at the River Centre in Saint Paul, MN. It may not be one of the best car shows of the year, but anytime you can go to a car show in February in Minnesota (especially when there is 3 feet of snow on the ground), that is a good thing!! As we go to car shows this year, I will try and update you on the things that Jerry and I see that we thought were interesting. As you can see from our Past and Current Projects, we should have a few treasures to drive to the shows and maybe even win something.
Please feel free to contact us (e-mail, comment section, or phone) on things or projects that are of interest to you.
Smitty, the Merc Man
May 15, 2011…..
One of the nicer spring days that we have had for a car show. The “First Fifties” car club had a swap meet and car show at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds. Did not find anything of interest at the swap meet, but I did see a couple of interesting cars. I had to post a picture of a 1957 Ford Fairlane, a nice looking car and I do not know why more people don’t collect them. I also saw a really nice 1960 Ford Starliner and a 1960 Chevrolet. The tailends of these cars have a lot of similarities. I tried taking some pictures with my cell phone and I have posted them.
Smitty, the MercMan
June 4-5, 2011…..
Jerry was at 2 cars shows this weekend and the weather was beautiful: sunny and low 80’s temperatures. Saturday was Dam Days in Morristown, MN and Sunday was the All Ford Show at Apple Valley Ford in Apple Valley, MN. I have included a couple of pictures of cars we seen at Dam Days: a Cougar, and Firebird. But Sunday turned out to be pretty special as Jerry won a 1st Place Trophy for Best of Class with the 1966 Ford 7 Litre. In fact, he missed winning the Best of Show trophy by 2 votes!! I thought there was a nice Falcon convertible at Morristown (maroon with white top, see picture).
July 10, 2011….
Jerry was at the All Ford Show at Waconia Ford in Waconia, MN. He did not win a trophy today, but there was a few interesting cars. Check out the ’62 and ’58 Ford Galaxies. There were also a couple of nice Falcons and Cougars. I have attached a few pictures from the show. Enjoy!
I have pictures of the car show in Elysian, MN that Jerry attended. I have posted some pictures of cars at the show as well as his trophy. Enjoy!!
Sept. 5, 2011…..
I have been negligent in posting our travels this summer. We were to a car show in Mounds View, MN a few weeks ago and Jerry won a Sponsor Trophy for best in his class with the 7 Litre. We were to another car show in Farmington, MN a couple of weeks ago: no trophies, but a lot of interest in the car! I will post pictures as soon as I get them. – Smitty, the Merc Man.
October 2, 2011….
We are at the Fall Swap Meet and Car Show at the MN State Fairgrounds this weekend. I have attached some of the interesting cars that we saw. Notice the 1970 Mustang Boss 302, the 1966 Mercury Marauder S55 (cool!), and the 1940 Ford pickup.