On the heels of the wildly popular car show held in downtown Osseo last year, InterMarque Vintage Foreign Motorcars is back for 2013! On May 11, nearly 40 local car clubs will flood the downtown Osseo area to show off their vintage and exotic foreign cars. InterMarque is an association of 40 vintage foreign car clubs in the Upper Midwest, most of which are located in the Twin Cities area.
This event is InterMarque’s Spring Kickoff, opening the car club touring season. The show is limited to vehicles that qualify for the classic status under Minnesota Law, which is any vehicle that is twenty years old or more. This year, we’ll be adding a Modern Classics area as well. The event was a huge success last year, and City officials hope to build on that success this year.
Some of the makes you’ll be able to check out include Austin-Healey, BMW, Citroen, Jaguar, Lotus, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Triumph, and many more. In addition to the car show, this year we will host a Craft & Vendor Fair in Boerboom Park with more than 30 local vendors. The Craft & Vendor Fair offers a mix of crafters, artisans, and much more. Be sure to stop by the Park to check out the various fashion trends, jewelry, accessories, craft supplies, high quality vendors from around the Twin Cities area and more! The North Hennepin Area Chamber of Commerce will also host a Business Expo located in 5th Street NE, featuring local businesses providing information on their services and products.
This is a FREE event for Osseo residents and visitors and Central Avenue will be closed from 1st Street to 6th Street. The event begins at 11:00 AM and ends at 3:00 PM. Residents and visitors are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to local food shelves. You can drop off food donation items at the corner of 5th Street NW and Central Avenue (right next to the event registration tent). City officials also urge residents and visitors to take the opportunity to visit and shop at our great local businesses.
Come rain or shine! We hope to see many of you in downtown Osseo this Saturday, May 11!
Riley Grams, City Planner, City of Osseo