Look for BIR at these Twin Cities car, bike shows

The trade show season is officially under way, giving race fans a chance to get a jump on the racing season.

Look for Brainerd International Raceway at four trade shows this year: The Minnesota Sportsmen’s Show, the Minneapolis Motorcycle Show, the Twin Cities Auto Show and the Gopher State Timing Association (GSTA) Rod & Custom Spectacular.

BIR Performance Driving School Director Gary Curtis will be at all four trade shows, along with a variety of other BIR staff and volunteers. They’ll be able to answer questions about the upcoming race season and will have information available for the school and BIR’s racing schedule. You’ll also have a chance to register to win some great prizes from BIR.

Here are details of each show:

The 46th Annual Minnesota Sportsmen’s Show is Jan. 14-17 at the St. Paul RiverCentre in downtown St. Paul. It’s a boat, camping and vacation show with a wide variety of displays, including boats, RVs, outdoor equipment and vacation attractions and destinations. There’s something for everyone!

The Minneapolis Motorcycle Show is Feb. 5-78 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. It’s all-things bikes at this show! Hundreds of the latest street bikes, dirt bikes, cruisers, scooters and ATVs will be on display, along with riding gear and aftermarket accessories. A custom bike competition will highlight a long list of entertainment.

The 43nd Annual Twin Cities Auto Show is March 12-20 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. It’s the biggest indoor car show of the year, featuring more than 450 cars. New models represent 35 models of domestic and import vehicles. If you’re looking for the latest and greatest on four wheels, it’s here.

The 60th Annual GSTA Rod & Custom Spectacular is April 9-10 at the Minnesota State Fair Coliseum. Here, you’ll see the nastiest collection of hot rods and customs from throughout the Midwest. Don’t miss it if you’re into fins, flames and fender skirts.

See you at the show. Stop by and say hello!