MSRA's BACK TO THE 50's Weekend

The clock was turned back to the 1950's on the grounds of the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul this weekend as the Minnesota Street Rod Association held their 40th Annual Back To The '50s Weekend, one of the largest car shows in the world. It's so big you have to get in your car and cruise around to see it all.

MSRA's BACK TO THE 50's Weekend

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St. Paul, MN -- Not even a torrential downpoor on Friday and Saturday could dampen the spirits of show-goers at the Back To The '50s Weekend here at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. The rumor here in St. Paul was that over 12,000 street rods and classic customs had been registered for the show this year. That would be a car show world record.

This year's show was the 40th Annual Back To The '50s Weekend. There were classic cars, street rods and customs in attendance at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul.

It's like you stepped back in time to a day when all you see on the streets are '50s and '60s classic cars and hot rods. The St. Paul fairgrounds is a small city in itself. This weekend it was be a "city of steel." And the old school atmosphere here was intoxicating. More than 125,000 spectators milled around in the streets to see classic and custom cars constantly parade through the fairground's super wide streets. People were talking cars, and you couldn't help but hear the best car stories ever as the owners of these vehicles were eager to tell you about their specialty vehicles.

Cars On was here covering the event for our newsletter readers. You can also follow the action Back To The '50s Car Showon Facebook and Twitter. Since it is not a judged show, each year the MSRA allows Cars On to pick the top cars at the show. This year we were asking our Facebook fans to do the judging. When you see a car you like, click the "Like" button to vote for it. (You have to be logged into your Facebook account to click the "Like" button successfully.) You can view the cars to pick from below.

As we have done in the past we selected cars from the following categories: Best 50s Classic, Best '60s Classic, Best Lead Sled, Best Street Rod, Best Resto Rod, Best Custom Truck, Best Paint and Best Pro Street.

Below you can see a small thumbnail of the cars that are being considered for "Best" in each category. Click the photo to view larger photos of the cars. Click the "Like" button to vote for your favorite.

CARS ON LINE picks the top cars from the MSRA BACK To The '50s WEEKEND

Click here for a look at last year's 2012 Back to the 50s Weekend or 2011 Back to the 50s Weekend as reported by Cars On