The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce will hold the 2014 Northern Minnesota Swap Meet & Car Show July 26-27 at the Itasca County Fairgrounds.
The swap meet and car show was an annual event formerly hosted by the Itasca Vintage Car Club and typically attracts nearly 15,000 people to the area. When the car club decided to discontinue the event, the chamber of commerce took it on.
According to chamber president Bud Stone, the venue will be similar as in the past with possible new additions.
“This event has been a piece of the Grand Rapids area’s summer heritage for 42 years, and it needs to continue.” said Stone.
The show has featured restored automobiles, vendors and concessions.
In conjunction, the Northern Cruisers Car Club has also hosted a car show the last weekend in July for the last 29 years. The 30th annual Weekend of Wheels Car Show will be held on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at the IRA Civic Center in Grand Rapids. This year’s show was chosen by the Minnesota Street Rod Association to be a voting event for Streetrod and Custom of the Year cars.
The two shows and swap meet make this weekend one of the largest events for the Grand Rapids area.
The contact for information for the chamber’s Swap Meet & Car Show for vendors and other participants, including volunteers, is Bud Stone at 218-326-6619 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.