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A drive from the past: Drivers prepare for the 32nd Annual Antique Car Run

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Erica Dischino / Tribune An antique car heads to the Schwanke Car, Tractor and Truck Museum on Thursday morning in Willmar for a pre-tour test run before their 120-mile trip from New London to New Brighton on Saturday as a part of the 32nd annual Antique Car Run. 2 / 7
Erica Dischino / Tribune John Elliott of Edina works on his car from 1912 at the Schwanke Car, Tractor and Truck Museum Thursday morning during the pre-tour test run. Elliott is one of two drivers to have completed the entire 120-mile trip from New London to New Brighton for all 32 years that the Antique Car Run has been held.3 / 7
Erica Dischino / Tribune Participants in the Antique Car Run head to the Schwanke Car, Tractor and Truck Museum Thursday morning in Willmar for a pre-tour test run. The Grand Run from New London to New Brighton is set for Saturday.4 / 7
Erica Dischino / Tribune Drivers ride through the Schwanke Car, Tractor and Truck Museum parking lot Thursday morning in Willmar for a pre-tour test run before their 120-mile trip from New London to New Brighton on Saturday as a part of the 32nd annual Antique Car Run. 5 / 7
Erica Dischino / Tribune Rex sits in his owner Ron Fishback’s antique car Thursday morning during the pre-tour test run at the Schwanke Car, Tractor and Truck Museum. Rex has been riding with Fishback in the Antique Car Run for around nine years.6 / 7
Erica Dischino / Tribune Century-old cars line the parking lot of Schwanke Car, Tractor and Truck Museum on Thursday morning in Willmar for a pre-tour test run.7 / 7

WILLMAR — The streets of Willmar turned back a century Thursday morning when cars from the early 1900s rode from New London to the Schwanke Car, Tractor and Truck Museum in Willmar. The pre-tours held throughout the week allow the drivers to test their antique cars before their 120-mile trip from New London to New Brighton on Saturday as a part of the 32nd annual Antique Car Run.

Today's events include a pre-tour run around Green and Nest lakes, as well as a parade in New London.

Erica Dischino

Erica Dischino is the photographer for the West Central Tribune. Hailing from northern New Jersey, she graduated from Ithaca College in central New York with a bachelors in Journalism and Photography. Follow her on Instagram.

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