Duluth Drag Race & Car Show

KIA Duluth Minnesota Drag Race & Car Show

Jo and I had a chance to catch the second day of the KIA Duluth Street Drag Race classic on Sept 8, 2013. The car show portion of the event seemed at least twice as large as last year. I’ll bet there were at least 50 cars on display. And given that almost all of the 100 street racers in attendance were custom and restored cars, it was a true smorgasbord for car lovers.

The Duluth Street Drag Race & Car Show returns in 2018. Dates Sept 8 – 9th

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The races themselves were exciting as well as loud! Ear plugs were a hot selling item. If you click on the picture to see and larger version and then look closely at my ears in the picture of Jo and me, you’ll see them sticking out of my ears.

We have some photos and links to the drag race website on our Duluth Drag Race page on our SuperiorTrails.com website. So go there for more info. For race and car fans I’ll just show here some car pictures plus a video I made from some of the races.

Duluth Car Show
Despite the roaring flames this customized 1940 Studebaker Coupe wasn’t in the race but was a strong contestant in the car show. Owned by Steve Carlton of Duluth

KIA Duluth Drag Race
But this 1969 Chevelle piloted by Ryan Humes of Superior, Wisconsin was in the race and recorded two wins before being eliminated

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This sharp customized 1951 International Pickup is owned by Matt Johnson of Duluth. This baby can really scoot, finishing under 7 seconds. But unfortunately Matt got eliminated in the first round.

KIA Duluth Drag Race
This chopped 1930 Model A Coupe is owned and raced by David Karcher of Taylor Falls, MN. Dave was a semi-final winner in his class

Here’s a video I put together. Keep your finger on the volume control because it is loud!

If you want to go to this race and car show event next year check back on our SuperiorTrails Drag Race page. We’ll post race info there when we get it.