Calendar: Donnie Smith Bike and Car Show in April

29 years old and going strong

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Custom cars, choppers, baggers, and more.

Courtesy of Donnie Smith

If you're reading this, I'm going to go out on a limb and guess you like yourself some custom bike. Stop by the famous Donnie Smith Show next week and you'll get a belly full of iron (in a good way, not the "crap-someone-shanked-me" way).

“There truly is something to see and do for everyone,” said Donnie Smith, famed customizer and show namesake. ”People travel from all over the country to enjoy the weekend, checking out award-winning cars and bikes, talking to famous builders, shopping and having a great time. St. Paul is a great community, and with all of its hotels, restaurants and bars, it’s the perfect setting for this show.”

The Midwest’s largest custom bike and car show will kick off the new riding season April 2-3 at the St. Paul RiverCentre. The 29th annual Dennis Kirk’s Donnie Smith Bike & Car Show will offer over 200,000 square feet jam packed with some of the country’s best custom motorcycles, cars, trucks, and, free entertainment and a swap meet billed as the largest parts extravaganza on the planet. Gear-heads, enthusiasts, and their families and friends can enjoy abundant eye-candy from 35 classes of motorcycles, including baggers, choppers, retro bobbers and cruisers and 22 classes of vintage and antique cars, hot rods and rat rods.

Families and friends are encouraged to come together to share their passions for bikes and cars, discover the latest products and services and enjoy free live entertainment. The Lamont Cranston Blues Band takes the stage in the exhibit hall on Saturday, April 2, doors open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 3 doors open 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Awards ceremonies for all classes will take place on Sunday, April 3 at 4 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased online at, by calling 800-745-3000 or in person at the RiverCentre box office at 175 West Kellogg Boulevard, Saint Paul, MN. Children under the age of 12 get in free.

About the Donnie Smith Bike and Car Show

Dennis Kirk’s Donnie Smith Bike and Car Show is the largest custom bike and car show in the Midwest. Established in 1987 by famed customizer Donnie Smith, the show now offers 35 classes of custom motorcycles, 22 classes of cars, the largest swap meet on the planet and free entertainment. Additional information can be found at

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