Sportsmen's Show in St. Paul this week

The annual Minnesota Sportsmen's Boat, Camping and Vacation Show fills the RiverCentre in downtown St. Paul Wednesday through Sunday, Jan. 14-18. Why should this kind of show be listed in a section devoted to autos? Well, one reason we have autos is to carry and pull all of our stuff and this show features all sorts of it, from fishing and hunting gear to trailers, conversion vans and motorized RVs. The show also offers live fishing, daily seminars by hunting and fishing experts, Ron Schara's kids fishing clinic, a wildlife show and representatives from numerous vacation spots. Daily admission is $9 ($2.50 ages 6-12) and you can print $2 off coupons for adults at the show's website ( Show hours are noon-9 Wed.-Fri., 10-9 Sat. and 10-6 Sun. For more information, visit the website or call 763-755-8111.

Other shows of note

Other automotive-related shows are on the horizon. Plan now for these events:

Feb. 6 to 8: World of Wheels, St. Paul

March 21 to 29: Greater St. Paul and Minneapolis International Auto Show

March 27 to 29: World of Wheels, Duluth

June 19 to 21: Back to the 50s

Visit MotorMouth blog

Are you a fan of collectible or classic cars? If you are, then check out the MotorMouth blog at MotorMouth Kris Palmer, freelance auto writer and editor, who also puts together this section's Weekend Garage column every Saturday, blogs about vintage cars, the collectible auto scene and just about everything else that goes vroom. And, as with any good blog, you can participate. You can post comments and converse with others about a wide variety of vintage car topics.