Twin Cities Auto Show 2021


Camera: Canon 77D; Lens: Canon L-Series 24-105mm

Aperture: f/5.6; Shutter Speed: 1/100; ISO: 800


For the first time, the Twin Cities Auto Show took on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds! The annual event had historically taken place in the Minneapolis Convention Center. Manufacturers showed off their new models - some standouts included the Ford Bronco, the Jeep Grand Wagoneer, and the Ford Mustang Mach-E. There was a great focus around EV’s, both hybrid and fully electric models. Excel Energy partnered with Jeep, Mitsubishi, Kia, and others to offer test drives of their EVs. Ford also offered test drives of their all-new Ford Mustang Mach-E, Ford Bronco Sport, and the Ford Escape. I personally had the pleasure of driving the hybrid Jeep Wrangler and the all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E.


Following the tough 2020 brought about by COVID, many food vendors were anxious to make an appearance at the show after the Minnesota State Fair was canceled the year before. Sweet Martha’s, a staple at the fairgrounds, had their cookie jar open, as well as Pronto Pups and other popular stops.


This was my experience on opening day, but the Auto Show continues until Sunday, May 23rd. Do you think the Twin Cities Auto Show will return back to the convention center next year? Or has it found a new home at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds?