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Hot Rods Traditional hot rod shops Minneapolis St. Paul area

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Kiwi 4d, Jun 20, 2017.

  1. Kiwi 4d
    Joined: Sep 16, 2006
    Posts: 3,173

    Kiwi 4d

    hi, we are in town for Back to the 50s and have had a casual look for HAMB friendly shops., but perhaps missed them on a search , over good old local knowledge
    Any tips appreciated over the next few days ,before it gets crazy at the event.
  2. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 17,445


    Go visit Titus.
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  3. FalconMan
    Joined: Sep 9, 2008
    Posts: 1,372

    from Minnesota

    Unfortunately there are not any store front shops here that specialize in traditional cars like you see on the west coast. Plenty of guys building them in their backyard shops. As mentioned above, Titus has a great place to visit if you can find him home.
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  4. burl
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
    Posts: 763

    from Minnesota

    Union speed in Monticello just north of the citys but not sure what there building now.The Veit museum is up in the same area and has lots to see.

  5. 2MNYTYS
    Joined: Feb 29, 2008
    Posts: 39

    from MN

    I know the Street Rodder Power Tour is hitting all kinds of stops this week leading up to the show. They are all staying at the headquarters hotel and the one right next door.
  6. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 22,270

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  7. FrozenMerc
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 2,776


    Don't Forget Little Dearborn (if the University Ave shop is still open). Not sure when the relocation is supposed to happen.

  8. Kiwi 4d
    Joined: Sep 16, 2006
    Posts: 3,173

    Kiwi 4d

    Thanks Mark . Sure was worth the visit to French lake auto . A very organised yard with a old jalopy to suit anyone for what ever make. Seeing so many makes was a real blast. We got there 15mins before the street rodder power tour guys rolled in.
    Spent a few hours BSing with a guy in Mound MN looking "at his old junk" as he calls it.
    That was a treat that Mark Moriarty gave a chunk of his day to share his superb collection and as a plus we got to ride in the Astorian , and despite protest he insisted he buy us dinner at the Minnetonka drive in diner. Thanks .
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2017
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  9. titus
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
    Posts: 5,094


    awsome, Mark is a great guy and loves showing his collection to anyone that has interest. French lake is also a great place, i was there yesterday, i go often. next time your in town get in touch and stop by. nice talking to you at bttfs too.
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  10. partsdawg
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
    Posts: 3,052

    from Minnesota

    Customs Classics and Rods in Elk River.
    Tom Fritz is the owner and also a HAMBr
  11. Kiwi 4d
    Joined: Sep 16, 2006
    Posts: 3,173

    Kiwi 4d

    Darn , missed that shop ,should have done that when we were in MN . We are now 12 hrs from there heading for memphis TN this morning.
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