Events Calendar


Car Show in Lake Park, MN: Leave Willmar Friday, September 27th and arrive at the Tutti Fruitti Cafe in Sauk Centre about 9:30 AM. Then drive up to Park Rapids for 2 nights at the AmericInn motel. I spoke with Kyle at the motel and he is giving us a deal on the rooms at $97 + tax. He did call back and I think dropped another $3 per night. The phone number is 218-732-1234 and ask for Kyle. He remembers us (and our cars) from being up there the past couple of years. There is also a 100 mile bike ride in town the same weekend so the sooner you book the room the better. He’s been holding 5-6 rooms for us as of August 6. We’ll meet up with some members again from the Park Rapids Car Club and may go out to eat with them to Clancy’s north of Park Rapids. We’ll leave for Lake Park on Saturday morning around 8 for their Pumpkin Festival car show. The construction on Main Street is done and I think the weather is going to be warm and sunny with highs in the 70’s. We’ll leave Park Rapids again on Sunday morning and be back in plenty of time for the Root Beer and Rides show at A&W in New London. Cars might be full of bugs but we’ll be there! If you are going on this cruise you must call and make your own motel reservation (info is above). Also call Gary Hotovec (612-202-5090) so he knows how many there will be.

June 2020, dates will be coming. Drive to Dyersville, Iowa and attend Ertl’s Toy Show. We do have another contact in the West Union, Iowa area and we may stop there if they are willing to show us their collections of a lot of nice things. Holly and I were there. It is absolutely amazing and unbelievable!! Maybe if enough go along, we can talk them into hosting and having the local FFA chapter put on a fundraising steak or pork chop BBQ dinner for us. Next, we will head west to the “Little Brown Church in the Vale” just outside of Nashua, Iowa. Then we will go on to Mason City and Clear Lake, Iowa. – home of the Surf Ballroom and “the day the music died”.- referring to the Buddy Holly memorial between the 2 towns. Heading west from the Mason City area we will travel to Sanborn, Iowa. For those of you that were on the car trip in ’15 or ’16 we stopped at the Yesterday’s Museum. We saw a 200 fire truck collection, car collection, truck collection and just about anything that was made. You’ll find it there in a collection of some sort. The museum was under construction when we visited there last time. The owner told me building construction is completed now. Also, on the east side of town there is a used Corvette sales we can visit.

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