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New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run
Saturday, August 12, 2023
Eligibility requirements: All vehicles up through 1908 and any 1 or 2-cylinder vehicles up through 1915 are eligible to participate. This includes bikes, motorcycles, steam, and electric cars as well.
Wednesday, August 9th - Brut Worm Farms & Max Bats (50-mile tour) - This morning the tour will start from our registration spot at Peace Lutheran Church in New London. We will tour Brut worm farm; it is a family-owned company in the heart of Minnesota farm country. The farm produces worm castings and worm tea, a natural soil fertilizer. Come see this interesting farm. Next, we will tour Max Bats which manufactures custom wood bats for the baseball professional to the high school and youth baseball players. You are invited to see this well-known manufacturing facility. Lunch to follow at the Brooten Pavilion. The evening get together will be at Neer Park in New London. This year we are having a steak fry with all the fixings.
Thursday, August 10th - Kandiyohi County Fair (45-mile tour) - This morning the tour will also start from Peace Lutheran Church. We will be traveling to Willmar, the home to the annual Kandiyohi County Fair. The fair offers something for everyone-from baking and flowers to livestock and antique tractors. Come enjoy the contests, food, singing, food, grandstand entertainment and, of course, the food! Lunch at fair grounds. The evening “meet, greet, eat” will again take you to Peace Lutheran Church in New London. We have invited our volunteer tow drivers to join us, so you will have the chance to meet and exchange information.
Friday, August 11th - 36 mile warm up tour before the big day, scenic tour around Nest and Green Lakes in the New London area in the early afternoon after the morning bunch and drivers meeting. Also, in the late afternoon we will have parade in downtown New London area to show off our cars to the general public. Parade ends at the New London Legion with a ribs and chicken buffet.
Saturday, August 12th – 120+ mile tour of beautiful Minnesota countryside, 5 rest stops in communities along the way, finish line finale and award ceremony in New Brighton, part of the Stockyard Days festival.
Sunday, August 13th – 36th Annual New Brighton Car Show and Swap Meet at Long Lake Regional Park in New Brighton where Stockyard Days continues.