Event benefits CROSS, Girl Scouts Traveling Europe
More than 200 vintage, foreign cars are expected to attend the 25th Annual Intermarque Spring Kick-Off Car Show on the streets of downtown Osseo Saturday, May 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a casual car show organized by the Intermarque — a multi-marque car show organization made up of more than 20 foreign car clubs from across the upper Midwest. Admission for show cars and spectators is free, but everyone is asked to bring a non-perishable food item to donate.
All non-perishable food items collected at the show will be donated to CROSS, a non-profit organization serving families and individuals in need in Osseo and surrounding suburbs. Last year, almost 350 pounds of food were collected at the show for CROSS food shelf. “This year our goal is 500 pounds of food for CROSS,” said John Engstrom, Intermarque Event Chair. “It’s a lofty goal. I think we can do it if everyone pitches in. We’re going to need help from all the participating car clubs and the spectators attending the show.”
The local Girls Scouts of America get involved by handling show judging and selling voting tickets for a dollar a piece. At each show car show-goers can deposit a ticket in a bucket to vote for their favorite car representing each club. The cars with the most tickets at the end of the show are the “People’s Choice Winners.” The Girl Scouts will put the money they raise toward their upcoming trip to Europe via the “Girl Scouts Traveling Europe” program.
In addition to the car show, the city of Osseo hosts a craft show in Boerboom Veteran’s Memorial Park, the downtown park that serves as the center of the car show festivities. “It’s a great day of cars and family fun,” according to Engstrom. “We try to involve the community in the show so even if someone isn’t necessarily a car person, they can come out and have fun, but the cars are still the main attraction. Some very rare and valuable cars show up every year, chances are there will be cars most people have never seen or heard of before.”
Sponsor car clubs this year include Lotus Owners Oftha North (LOON), Jaguar Club of MN, Citroen Club of MN, MN MG Group, Alfa Romeo Owners Club – Stella del Nord Chapter, MN Austin-Healey Club, MN MG T Register, Mercedes-Benz Club of America – MN MB Section, Metropolitans from MN, MN Triumphs, MN United Minis (MUM), Vintage Sports Car Racing (VSCR), North Coast Borgward Club.
Participating vendors from the local car community include: BMC British Automobile in Isanti, Broadway Auto Tech in Robbinsdale, Eau Claire British Car in Eau Claire, Wisconsin; Jaguar Land Rover Minneapolis, Morrie’s Heritage Car Connection in Golden Valley, Quality Coaches in Minneapolis, Strictly British in Shoreview, and Tesla Motors Minneapolis in Eden Prairie.
Intermarque is a multi-marque consortium of more than 40 foreign car clubs from across the upper Midwest dedicated to the enjoyment and preservation of vintage, foreign automobiles through community involvement. Intermarque hosts car shows and car club picnics year round and publishes an e-newsletter “The Intermarque Monthly” 10 times a year. Visit www.intermarque.org for more information.
CROSS’s facility in Rogers is open to clients on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Friday mornings, and there are five mobile food shelf programs in surrounding communities. CROSS serves Champlin, Corcoran, Dayton, Maple Grove, Osseo and Rogers. CROSS’s facility in Rogers is open to clients on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Friday mornings, and there are five mobile food shelf programs in surrounding communities. CROSS serves Champlin, Corcoran, More information about CROSS is available at www.CROSSserices.org or by calling 763-425-1050.