Old Racing Memorabilia Found And On Display at Dakota County Fair

August 10, 2018 09:55 AM

When the Minnesota State Fair closed and destroyed the historic speedway & demolished the Fair's racing museum, it was assumed that the many Motorsports items and memorabilia were simply thrown away and lost forever. 

The International Motor Contest Association Old-Timers (IMCA) in the Twin Cities has come forward and recovered a lot of the historic items from the former museum that were believed to be gone forever, and will be putting many of them on display at this years Dakota County Fair in Farmington.

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This will be the first time these historic Minnesota racing items will be shown since the State Fair closed the Speedway in 2002. Helmets and driving suits from many of the historic names in Minnesota racing history, vintage items from the Labor Day race that brought many of the big names in NASCAR, ARCA & ASA to the Twin Cities, many original photographs that haven't been seen in decades are on display. 

The IMCA Old-Timers will have a tented area at this years Dakota County Fair in Farmington through Sunday, August 12th. The location is next to the old gas station in Dakota Village, which was recently restored by the members of the IMCA as well.

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KSTP Sports: Scott Wise

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