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  • Event Title Allen Park Classic Car Show
  • Event Date(s) Wednesday, June 19 5:30 - 9 p.m.
  • Event Location Allen Road between Southfield and Roosevelt in Downtown Allen Park
  • Event Description Join over 250 vintage cars for a FREE night of fun. Dash plaques to the first 250 exibitors. Trophies, music, refreshments, door prizes and more! ALL cool cars welcome: special section for cars 1984 and newer. Registration 4 - 5:15 p.m. Rain date Wednesday, June 26.

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  • Event Title Classic Car Club of America Grand Classic
  • Event Date(s) June 1-2, 2019 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Event Location Gilmore Car Museum
  • Event Description The Classic Car Club of America will host a GRAND CLASSIC at the Gilmore Car Museum, bringing the best of the best Full Classics® to the Southwest Michigan, including some of the nation’s most stunningly restored Classic automobiles. Visit the CCCA Museum website for vehicle registration information and show details.

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  • Event Title Vintage Motorcycle Weekend
  • Event Date(s) June 8-9, 2019
  • Event Location Gilmore Car Museum, Hickory Corners, MI
  • Event Description Saturday kicks off with the 12th Annual Vintage Motorcycle Ride (8 a.m. - 4 p.m.). The event continues on Sunday with The 24th Annual Vintage Motorcycle Show & Swap Meet (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) will feature hundreds of motorcycles and vendors on the Gilmore Car Museum's Historic Campus! The judged show field is open to all motorcycles 25 years and older, plus spectators arriving on motorcycles will park their rides in a special lot inside the Museum's Campus making this one gigantic bike show, held rain or shine!

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  • Event Title All Air-Cooled Gathering
  • Event Date(s) June 15, 2019 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Event Location Gilmore Car Museum/ H.H Franklin Club Car Museum, Hickory Corners, MI
  • Event Description The Annual All Air-Cooled Car Gathering presented by the H.H. Franklin Collection will feature rare air-cooled cars including early examples Franklins, Frayer-Miller and Holmes ... VW, Corvair, Tatra, Porsche, Citroen and more! Visit the H.H. Franklin Collection display in the vintage Franklin Motors dealership on the Gilmore Car Museum’s Historic Campus for a whole showroom of air-cooled cars. Questions? Please contact Phil Weisenbarger (419) 358-4651 or visit www.franklincar.org. And, don’t forget to follow the H.H. Franklin Club Inc. on Facebook at “Franklin Automobile Collection at Hickory Corners.” Exhibitor gate opens at 8:00 am - Fees to be announced Public Show gate opens at 9:00 am - General Admission Rates apply *Please note Museum Memberships are NOT valid for exhibitor or vendor admission*

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  • Event Title Eyes on Design Car Show
  • Event Date(s) June 16, 2019 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Event Location Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI
  • Event Description Hundreds of classic and rare automobiles are showcased at the annual Father’s Day car show. The vehicles are chosen for design rather than collectability. The 32nd annual EyesOn Design Automotive Design Exhibition also is a benefit for the Henry Ford Health System's Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology. All EyesOn Design events provide financial support and raise awareness of the Institute’s important programs in research, education, and support for the visually impaired. Tickets: $25 per person. Children 12 & under free w/adult. Active duty military free w/ID. Purchase your car show tickets in advance online here. Tickets also will be available on site, day of, beginning at 10 am.

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  • Event Title ULTIMATE All-Years Truck Show
  • Event Date(s) June 22, 2019 9 a.m- 4 p.m.
  • Event Location Gilmore Car Museum, Hickory Corners, MI
  • Event Description Join us for our 3rd Annual ULTIMATE All-Year Truck Show and Swap Meet! This show is open to Every type and ALL YEARS of Trucks - Antique, Vintage, Military, Emergency, Commercial, Pickup trucks, Utility vehicles, Semis are ALL welcome to the Museum's show field. Spectator Admission: $14.00/person, children 11 and under free Exhibitor / Show A Truck: $10/truck, includes admission for 2 people with vehicle Vendor Admission:$20.00 per space (approx. 20’ x 20’), includes admission for 2 people Space assignments on first-come, first-serve basis Early Set-up: Friday afternoon, Saturday 7:30 am

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  • Event Title Sloan Museum Auto Fair
  • Event Date(s) June 22-23, 2019
  • Event Location Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad
  • Event Description Join us for the 47th annual Sloan Museum Auto Fair, presented by Genisys Credit Union! The event returns to Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad this year while Sloan Museum is under renovation—following rave reviews of last year's event in this historic, fun, and family-friendly setting. We hope you'll join us! Sloan Museum Auto Fair is made possible through the support of community members who care about historic vehicles and Flint’s automotive history. Proceeds from the event support the acquisition, restoration, and maintenance of Sloan Museum’s important collection of vehicles and automobile archives that are significant to Flint and Genesee County. Admission is $7 for adults. Children 11 and younger are admitted free of charge. Vehicle registration is available at SloanAutoFair.com. Register before June 16 and save $5.

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  • Event Title Wings and Wheels at Historic Willow Run
  • Event Date(s) June 23, 2019 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Event Location Willow Run Airport, Ypsilanti, MI
  • Event Description Join us this Sunday to check out some historic aircraft's and rare automobiles. This event will go on, rain or shine! Tickets purchased in advance $20, $25 at the door, kids 15 & under are free.

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  • Event Title Camaro Superfest 2019
  • Event Date(s) July 5-7, 2019 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Event Location Riverside Park, Ypsilanti, MI
  • Event Description Camaro Superfest is a weekend activity featuring the nation's largest, longest-running, and friendliest all-Camaro car show. The car show itself takes place at Riverside Park in Ypsilanti on Saturday and Sunday. There are also additonal activities planned for Thursday evening, Friday, and Friday Evening. Those extra activities are available only to registered participants. Bring your Camaro (driven or trailered) and arrive whenever you'd like during the day on Saturday and/or Sunday. Show hours are 8:00 am - 4:00 pm both days, with awards being presented Sunday afternoon at 2:00. We welcome ALL Camaros regardless of age or condition. Spectators who are not showing Camaros can park in Ypsilanti (in historic Depot Town) and walk in for FREE.

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  • Event Title Rolling Sculpture Car Show
  • Event Date(s) July 12, 2019 2 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Event Location Main, Liberty and Washington St., Ann Arbor, MI
  • Event Description Bill Crispen Chevrolet and the Main Street Area Association present the 24th Annual Rolling Sculpture Car Show. Taking place on Main, Liberty and Washington streets in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor, the Rolling Sculpture Car Show is a one of kind experience for the car enthusiast. All cars are welcome to exhibit at the Show. Exhibitors pre-register vehicles, $20. Show cars enter on Washington Street at Fifth. The event itself is free and open to the public. Spectators enjoy the energy of more than 300 exotic, antique, classic, and one of a kind cars. Plenty of public parking is available in all structures and surface lots. Visit www.a2dda.org for parking options.

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  • Event Title All-Years Corvette Show & Swap Meet
  • Event Date(s) July 21, 2019 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Event Location Gilmore Car Museum, Hickory Corners, MI
  • Event Description Join us for the 2nd Annual Corvette Show & Swap Meet on Sunday, July 21st from 9:00am-4:00pm. Dash plaques to all pre-registered cars and to the first 100 after! Car themed lawn games behind the Shell Station including a hub cap and piston ring toss.

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  • Event Title "Mopars at the Red Barns" Show & Swap Meet
  • Event Date(s) July 27, 2019 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Event Location Gilmore Car Museum, Hickory Corners, MI
  • Event Description The 31st Annual MOPARS at the Red Barns Show and Swap Meet , sponsored by the Western Michigan Mopar Club, will be sure to please as West Michigan’s largest all-Chrysler products car show, featuring over 350 muscle cars plus antiques and special interest vehicles! The exhibitor gate opens at 8:00am on Saturday and the show begins at 9:00am. Show vehicles can park by class or in the fun field. Early swap meet setup is from 5 to 7 pm on Friday evening. The WMMC does not hold pre-registration, spaces will be available on a first come first serve basis, but with 90-acres there is plenty of room for everyone! The swap meet and craft area saw over 100 vendors including a large car corral. New and used parts galore, die cast, collectibles, tools, crafts and more.

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  • Event Title Car Capital Auto Show 2019
  • Event Date(s) July 27, 2019 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Event Location Michigan State Capital, Lansing, MI
  • Event Description The 27th Annual Car Capital Auto Show will bring out hundreds of cars and trucks for a day of cruising, fun and entertainment! 64 Vehicle Classes 100% 3rd Party Judged Show $5,000 Awards Budget

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  • Event Title Cambridge Junction Historic State Park - Vintage Car Show
  • Event Date(s) July 28, 2019 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Event Location Cambridge Junction Historic State Park, Brooklyn, MI
  • Event Description Classic and antique cars and trucks (pre-1980) are shown off to their best advantage against the rolling hills and historic buildings of Cambridge Junction Historic State Park. While you're admiring the vintage vehicles, you'll hear stories about the cars and where they've traveled. General admission to the car show and tours of the historic buildings are free of charge; a Recreation Passport is required for park entry.

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  • Event Title Red Barns Spectacular Car Show & Swap Meet
  • Event Date(s) August 3, 2019 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Event Location Gilmore Car Museum, Hickory Corners, MI
  • Event Description Brought to you by the Kalamazoo Antique Auto Restorers Club, the RED BARNS SPECTACULAR is the most anticipated show of the season. Hailed as the regions “Grand Daddy” of antique, classic and special interest car shows, it is One BIG Day, Two HUGE Shows --a Judged Show field & Driver’s Choice Show field. Both are open to any vehicle 25 years or older, including cars, trucks, commercial vehicles, vintage campers, military vehicles, fire trucks and boats! More that 1,200 show vehicles will be on the show field, along with special areas for antique campers brought to you by the Tin Can Tourists, cars for sale, antique boats and vintage bicycles. Plus, check out over 380 Swap Meet Vendors Onsite and shop for those hard to find car parts, tools, literature, antiques, arts, crafts and more in the Season’s Largest Swap Meet! For more information, check out the Red Barns Spectacular's Facebook page.

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  • Event Title Lincoln Homecoming Weekend- Lincoln, Mercury, Ford & Edsel
  • Event Date(s) August 10-11, 2019 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Event Location Lincoln Motorcar Heritage Museum, Hickory Corners, MI
  • Event Description The Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum will host their 6th annual Lincoln Homecoming Meet on the campus of the Gilmore Car Museum. All admission proceeds will benefit the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum foundation.

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  • Event Title Relix Root Traditional Hot Rods & Customs Show
  • Event Date(s) August 17, 2019 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Event Location Gilmore Car Museum, Hickory Corners, MI
  • Event Description Head out to the Gilmore Car Museum for an event you won’t forget -- the 11th Annual Traditional Hot Rods, Customs, and Motorcycle Show! You WON’T find neon lights, billet wheels or modern megawatt stereos on these relics, just good old fashion hot rods like they built them in the 1940s, ’50s and early ’60s. Plus, check out live bands, enjoy the pin-up contest, and more throughout the day! For more information, please visit www.relixriot.com or visit the Relix Riot Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/RELIXRIOT/.

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  • Event Title Pierce- Arrow at Gilmore
  • Event Date(s) August 25, 2019 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Event Location Gilmore Car Museum, Hickory Corners. MI
  • Event Description Enjoy the company of the Pierce-Arrow Society as they celebrate their 16th Annual Pierce-Arrow Gathering at Gilmore, held Sunday August 25, 2019 with their annual Showing at the Museum . This special day will draw Pierce-Arrow Society members and and their Pierce-Arrows, America's Premier Luxury cars built in Buffalo, NY between 1901-1938. For more information please visit www.pierce-arrowmuseum.org or call Dave Stevens at (231) 740-6610. Regular Admission Rates Apply: $15/adults $10/children ages 7-17 Free/children ages 6 and under

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  • Event Title MotorCities Automotive Heritage New Center Walking Tool
  • Event Date(s) May 28, 2019 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Event Location TechTown- 440 Burroughs St, Detroit, MI
  • Event Description Although the Model T was famously produced off Woodward Avenue in Highland Park, the birthplace and ideation of the Model T happened right in Detroit’s New Center and Milwaukee Junction neighborhoods. On this walking tour, we will experience the past, present and future of this iconic Detroit area, going back in time with a visit into the Piquette Plant itself and speak with the innovators who now call these neighborhoods home. Stops include: Piquette Plant Milwaukee Junction neighborhood Pingree Detroit Woodward Retail Corridor and other new developments This tour series is generously sponsored by MotorCities Automotive Heritage Area. Tour begins promptly at 2:00pm. Please allow yourself a sufficient amount of time to find parking and arrive at the location. For groups of 10 or more, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for accommodations.

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  • Event Title Auto Heritage Bicycle Tour
  • Event Date(s) June 15, 2019 10 a.m.
  • Event Location Wheelhouse Detroit Bike Shop
  • Event Description Discover how Detroit became the center of industry on this tour. The tour takes in the Globe Building, Dequindre Cut, Packard Plant, the GM Detroit-Hamtramck (Poletown) Assembly Plant, Milwaukee Junction, New Center (old GM Headquarters and Fisher Building), and TechTown, where we will learn how industry is evolving with advanced technology. On the return trip, we will pass the Michigan Theatre, the location of Ford’s original workshop, the Bagley Garage. This tour includes an extended stop with a docent-led tour of the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant. Community Partner: Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Ride Distance: approximately 15 miles Tour price: $35.00 | with bike rental: $45.00 Max of 15 riders per tour

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  • Event Title MotorCities Automotive Heritage New Center Walking Tour
  • Event Date(s) June 25, 2019 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Event Location TechTown- 440 Burroughs St, Detroit, MI
  • Event Description Although the Model T was famously produced off Woodward Avenue in Highland Park, the birthplace and ideation of the Model T happened right in Detroit’s New Center and Milwaukee Junction neighborhoods. On this walking tour, we will experience the past, present and future of this iconic Detroit area, going back in time with a visit into the Piquette Plant itself and speak with the innovators who now call these neighborhoods home. Stops include: Piquette Plant Milwaukee Junction neighborhood Pingree Detroit Woodward Retail Corridor and other new developments This tour series is generously sponsored by MotorCities Automotive Heritage Area. Tour begins promptly at 2:00pm. Please allow yourself a sufficient amount of time to find parking and arrive at the location. For groups of 10 or more, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for accommodations.

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  • Event Title Auto Heritage Bicycle Tour
  • Event Date(s) July 20, 2019 10 a.m.
  • Event Location Wheelhouse Detroit Bike Shop
  • Event Description Discover how Detroit became the center of industry on this tour. The tour takes in the Globe Building, Dequindre Cut, Packard Plant, the GM Detroit-Hamtramck (Poletown) Assembly Plant, Milwaukee Junction, New Center (old GM Headquarters and Fisher Building), and TechTown, where we will learn how industry is evolving with advanced technology. On the return trip, we will pass the Michigan Theatre, the location of Ford’s original workshop, the Bagley Garage. This tour includes an extended stop with a docent-led tour of the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant. Community Partner: Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Ride Distance: approximately 15 miles Tour price: $35.00 | with bike rental: $45.00 Max of 15 riders per tour

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  • Event Title MotorCities Automotive Heritage New Center Walking Tour
  • Event Date(s) July 30, 2019 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Event Location TechTown- 440 Burroughs St., Detroit, MI
  • Event Description Although the Model T was famously produced off Woodward Avenue in Highland Park, the birthplace and ideation of the Model T happened right in Detroit’s New Center and Milwaukee Junction neighborhoods. On this walking tour, we will experience the past, present and future of this iconic Detroit area, going back in time with a visit into the Piquette Plant itself and speak with the innovators who now call these neighborhoods home. Stops include: Piquette Plant Milwaukee Junction neighborhood Pingree Detroit Woodward Retail Corridor and other new developments This tour series is generously sponsored by MotorCities Automotive Heritage Area. Tour begins promptly at 2:00pm. Please allow yourself a sufficient amount of time to find parking and arrive at the location. For groups of 10 or more, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for accommodations.

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  • Event Title Auto Heritage Bicycle Tour
  • Event Date(s) August 17, 2019 10 a.m.
  • Event Location Wheelhouse Detroit Bike Shop
  • Event Description Discover how Detroit became the center of industry on this tour. The tour takes in the Globe Building, Dequindre Cut, Packard Plant, the GM Detroit-Hamtramck (Poletown) Assembly Plant, Milwaukee Junction, New Center (old GM Headquarters and Fisher Building), and TechTown, where we will learn how industry is evolving with advanced technology. On the return trip, we will pass the Michigan Theatre, the location of Ford’s original workshop, the Bagley Garage. This tour includes an extended stop with a docent-led tour of the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant. Community Partner: Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Ride Distance: approximately 15 miles Tour price: $35.00 | with bike rental: $45.00 Max of 15 riders per tour

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  • Event Title MotorCities Automotive Heritage New Center Walking Tour
  • Event Date(s) August 27, 2019 2p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Event Location TechTown- 440 Burroughs St., Detroit, MI
  • Event Description Although the Model T was famously produced off Woodward Avenue in Highland Park, the birthplace and ideation of the Model T happened right in Detroit’s New Center and Milwaukee Junction neighborhoods. On this walking tour, we will experience the past, present and future of this iconic Detroit area, going back in time with a visit into the Piquette Plant itself and speak with the innovators who now call these neighborhoods home. Stops include: Piquette Plant Milwaukee Junction neighborhood Pingree Detroit Woodward Retail Corridor and other new developments This tour series is generously sponsored by MotorCities Automotive Heritage Area. Tour begins promptly at 2:00pm. Please allow yourself a sufficient amount of time to find parking and arrive at the location. For groups of 10 or more, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for accommodations.

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  • Event Title Auto Heritage Bicycle Tour
  • Event Date(s) September 21, 2019 10 a.m.
  • Event Location Wheelhouse Detroit Bike Shop
  • Event Description Discover how Detroit became the center of industry on this tour. The tour takes in the Globe Building, Dequindre Cut, Packard Plant, the GM Detroit-Hamtramck (Poletown) Assembly Plant, Milwaukee Junction, New Center (old GM Headquarters and Fisher Building), and TechTown, where we will learn how industry is evolving with advanced technology. On the return trip, we will pass the Michigan Theatre, the location of Ford’s original workshop, the Bagley Garage. This tour includes an extended stop with a docent-led tour of the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant. Community Partner: Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Ride Distance: approximately 15 miles Tour price: $35.00 | with bike rental: $45.00 Max of 15 riders per tour

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  • Event Title MotorCities Automotive Heritage New Center Walking Tour
  • Event Date(s) September 24, 2019 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Event Location TechTown- 440 Burroughs St., Detroit, MI
  • Event Description Although the Model T was famously produced off Woodward Avenue in Highland Park, the birthplace and ideation of the Model T happened right in Detroit’s New Center and Milwaukee Junction neighborhoods. On this walking tour, we will experience the past, present and future of this iconic Detroit area, going back in time with a visit into the Piquette Plant itself and speak with the innovators who now call these neighborhoods home. Stops include: Piquette Plant Milwaukee Junction neighborhood Pingree Detroit Woodward Retail Corridor and other new developments This tour series is generously sponsored by MotorCities Automotive Heritage Area. Tour begins promptly at 2:00pm. Please allow yourself a sufficient amount of time to find parking and arrive at the location. For groups of 10 or more, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for accommodations.

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  • Event Title Auto Heritage Bicycle Tour
  • Event Date(s) October 6, 2019 10 a.m.
  • Event Location Wheelhouse Detroit Bike Shop
  • Event Description Discover how Detroit became the center of industry on this tour. The tour takes in the Globe Building, Dequindre Cut, Packard Plant, the GM Detroit-Hamtramck (Poletown) Assembly Plant, Milwaukee Junction, New Center (old GM Headquarters and Fisher Building), and TechTown, where we will learn how industry is evolving with advanced technology. On the return trip, we will pass the Michigan Theatre, the location of Ford’s original workshop, the Bagley Garage. This tour includes an extended stop with a docent-led tour of the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant. Community Partner: Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Ride Distance: approximately 15 miles Tour price: $35.00 | with bike rental: $45.00 Max of 15 riders per tour