Our newsletter readers and Facebook and Twitter fans had a busy week keeping up with all the action when Cars On Line.com covered the Back To The ’50s Weekend in St. Paul, Minnesota. The Minnesota Street Rod Association put on its giant street rod and classic car show at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. It was the 40th Annual Back To The ’50s Weekend and it set a world record for most cars registered for a car show with over 12,000 entries.
Since this is not a judged event, Cars On Line.com posted some of the top cars at the show on its Facebook site, allowing its newsletter readers and Facebook fans to vote for their choice as “Best of Show” with their “Likes.” A 1955 Chevy Bel Air Pro Mod paying tribute to the POW-MIA situation was the car our Facebook fans chose as their favorite. A total of 37,434 people saw the car on Facebook this week.
It is a powerful symbol of what was left undone. The 1955 Chevy Bel Air Pro Mod race car which bears the legend, “POW-MIA, You Are Not Forgotten” was the buzz on Facebook this past weekend.
Next to the Back To The ’50s promo tent we came across a 1955 Chevy Pro Mod car that was a little overwhelming. It was a cool pro mod race car. But when you approached it you realized why the legend read “You Are Not Forgotten.” It was a POW-MIA tribute car. As you came up beside it you could see the names of the POW-MIA soldiers inscribed on the car. It might put a little lump in your throat when you see it. We’re here back in the world … and we never went back to get them out. You know what I mean. The car was built by Max Loffgren, one of those who never forgot. On the back wing of the car are signatures of loved ones who wanted to remember someone special. You can click this link to see Loffgren’s website.