Motorhead Madness Rolls On And Wraps Up 45th DECC Car Show

By KBJR News 1

March 24, 2013 Updated Mar 24, 2013 at 10:56 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com)
The neon lights at the DECC may be spellbinding themselves but they pale in comparison to the true stars of the show – the cars.
This is the Motorhead Madness show; an annual automotive gathering with a long pedigree.

"Car shows started in the 50's at the Armory and when the DECC was built the World Of Wheels organization came and approached people in town wondering if they wanted to host a car show." said show organizer Dale Sohlstrom.

Despite the name change from World of Wheels to Motorhead Madness a couple of year ago, this is the same show rolling along 45 years later.

"We are proud of the fact that we're the biggest indoor car show north of the Twin Cities." said Sohlstrom.

Even gearheads like Chief Meteorologist Adam Clark make the scene.

"Whoo! That was cool!" said Clark in the seat of a lowrider Buick.

The show is more than just having fun with cool cars, though.
It's a chance for young people to explore job opportunities.
Lake Superior College's Automotive Program was there recruiting for an upcoming summer class for beginners.

"If someone would like to do career exploration or get an idea what the program is for or for someone who needs to learn the basics about taking care of their own car." said Barry Lampi of LSC.

Organizers of Motorhead Madness hope young people will consider taking such a class and learning there is more to the world than what comes from the end of a computer mouse.

"If we can nurture that from a young age and up we can keep this automotive movement alive for more years." said Sohlstrom.

In Duluth, Dave Anderson, KBJR 6 and Range 11.

Lake Superior College will invite motor–heads to the annual Dennis Godfrey Memorial Car show on campus this May.