New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run
Saturday, August 10, 2024
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 7th – Louis Industries, Paynesville, MN (55-mile tour)
This morning the tour will start from our registration spot at Peace Lutheran Church in New London. Louis Industries was started in 1940 as Louis Blacksmith shop. It began by shoeing horses, fixing agricultural equipment, and doing general repairs. Today, Louis Industries is one of the most modern steel processing facilities in the Upper Midwest. Lunch to follow provided by Louis Industries. The evening get together will be at Neer Park in New London. A premium meal with all the fixings will be served.
Thursday, August 8th – Foxhole Brewhouse and the County Historical Society, Willmar, MN (45-mile tour)
This morning the tour will also start from Peace Lutheran Church. Foxhole Brewhouse started in 2015 in downtown Willmar. In 2023, Foxhole built a new facility on North Hwy 71 in Willmar. We will tour this brand-new state-of-the-art Brewery with excellent food as a bonus. Lunch will be served at the Brewery. At the Kandiyohi County Historical Society, we will see the preservation of local history. The evening “meet, greet, eat” will be held at Peace Lutheran Church in New London. We’ve invited our volunteer tow drivers to join us, so you will have the chance to meet and exchange information.
Friday, August 9th - 36-mile warm up tour before the big day
A 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 10th – 120+ mile tour of beautiful Minnesota countryside
There are 5 rest stops in communities along the way, with a finish line finale and award ceremony in New Brighton, part of the Stockyard Days festival.
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