Vintage Foreign Car Show Invades Osseo
Car owners and car enthusiasts alike enjoyed the 26th Annual Vintage Foreign Car Show in Osseo.
“There are a lot of different, wonderful cars,” says Alan Lindquist, who helped bring the car show to Osseo about six years ago. “It started out with about two blocks of cars and now we go all the way up to County Road 30.”
Lindquist didn’t come to the car show empty handed. He drove his British car, a 1971 MG MGB. He bought it thirty years ago and says he fixed everything on it. “It’s just like a brand new car, even though it looks old,” says Lindquist. He has driven the car to Chicago and all around the lakes.
Car enthusiasts like Lindquist enjoy talking shop even when they aren’t necessarily in the shop. “It’s the camaraderie,” says Lindquist. “I think if you have a problem with the car, you call one of your buddies. If they don’t know how to fix it, maybe somebody else knows how to fix it.”
Lindquist is actually trying to sell his vintage foreign car to make room in his garage for a Corvette.
Rare cars spotted at Vintage Foreign Car Show
A Corvette might be too common for a car lover like Michael Gondek. The rarer the car, the better in his opinion.
“I only like cars nobody else has got,” says Gondek. He brought a German-made car called a Lloyd that isn’t made any more. “There’s not many of these left,” says Gondek.
His current Lloyd Alexander is his second time driving a Lloyd. His father got him one in high school. “All the other kids got ’57 Chevrolets. I got a 57 Lloyd,” joked Gondek.
If you saw some of these cars pass by on the highway, you would turn to try to get a second look. On Saturday in Osseo, you could look all you like and even ask the owners a few questions too.