MN C & C was founded in 2008 by Luis Fraguada and Tyler Christopherson. After returning from a stint in Arizona, Luis reunited with his best friend and fellow car enthusiast Tyler, and together they decided to create MN C & C to organize a gathering of car enthusiasts that share their love of automobiles.
Luis and Tyler created MN C&C to unite the local car community with an event that appeals to every motor-head. We are fortunate to have some good car shows in the area, but they tend to be a specific marque or genre of automobile. They wanted to create a car show that features EVERYTHING: Italian Exotics, American Muscle, British Classics, Japanese Tuners, and many more can be seen each month at MN C&C.
The event started at a small coffee shop in Minnetonka with only 35 cars. Word spread quickly, and by August there were over 200 cars. The huge success of the event necessitated a move to its new home, at the Motorplex in Chanhassen. Now in it’s 8th season, MN C&C has grown to over 1,000 show cars and 8,000+ spectators each month. The show has quickly become the Midwest’s premiere monthly car event, and is now the largest event of its kind in the country.
Although the official start time of the event is 8am, many of the ‘regulars’ are there hours beforehand to secure the best parking spots. In fact – the show parking spaces are now full within minutes of 8am. There are three spectator lots for overflow parking, and guests that do not want to show their cars. These lots have been filling up as well, so like the show cars, it is best to arrive early.
And lastly, we wanted the event to be FREE to the participants and attendees. We even provide free coffee and donuts, thanks to our sponsors. The event is held from April through October on the first Saturday of each month, 8am – 11am, rain or shine.
Luis and Tyler’s passion for the automobile industry began long before they can remember. From Hot Wheels and slot-cars, to sports cars and track days, they live and breathe cars. Please join them at the next event and share in their passion.