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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 Auto Heritage Bicycle Tour -- July
  • 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 -- July
  • 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 -- August
  • 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 -- August
  • 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 -- September
  • 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 -- September
  • 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 -- October
  • 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

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  • Event Title Motor City Heritage Tour: From Tinkers to Titans in the Auto Age
  • Event Date(s) Everyday, except Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Event Location Antique Touring Company
  • Event Description Explore the "coming of age" story of the automobile during the first decades of the 20th Century from the vantage point of Detroit’s Woodward Corridor. Beginning in a forgotten industrial district called Milwaukee Junction, Tinkers to Titans visits the seminal roots of iconic car companies such as Ford, Studebaker, EMF, Packard, Nash, Brush, Dodge, and Anderson Detroit Electric. From the Junction, the tour travels north to Highland Park where Ford Motor Company built the first automated assembly line. The tour wraps in the upscale neighborhood of Boston Edison where the early auto titans built their first mansions over 100 years ago.

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  • Event Title Detroit Historical Canal Tour
  • Event Date(s) Saturdays & Sundays
  • Event Location Grayhaven Mooring Facility, Detroit, Michigan
  • Event Description Paddling Time: 2 Hours, following 30 minutes of gear fitting and safety talk. Route Classification: Intermediate Paddle – Paddler should be comfortable in active water due to the potential paddling conditions, caused by wind and waves. Route: Paddle from Grayhaven Mooring Facility in protected canals to the where the Fisher Mansion is located. Then paddle up the Detroit River a short distance to what has been called the “Venice of Detroit”. Then the return trip to Grayhaven Mooring Facility downstream on the Detroit River. Meeting Location: Grayhaven Mooring Facility, Detroit, Michigan Requirements: All personal kayaks must be 12′ long or longer and have double bulkheads or be sit-on-tops. All paddlers must have a life jacket on and zipped for the duration of the paddle. We do not allow alcoholic beverages and we will not allow anyone under the influence of drugs or alcohol to paddle. No smoking is allowed on our tours. These requirements are for your safety and the safety of the group. Minimum Age: 14 years old. 14 – 18 year olds must be accompanied with an adult on the water. Parking: At the launch site there is free parking in the secured gated area of Grayhaven Mooring Facility. Cost: $50 Per Person For Kayak Rental – All Riverside Kayak Connection kayaks for tours are single sit-inside kayaks. When registering please provide your height and weight so that we bring an appropriate kayak. $30 Per Person With Own Kayak – We require personal kayaks to be at least 12′ long and have double bulk-heads or be a sit-on-top. Information on bulkheads. Registration: All of our tours require pre-registration. Our tours frequently fill up so register early. If you would like to be on the wait list for a full tour please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Cancellation Policy: If for any reason you have to cancel your reservation or change the date of your booking, please call at least 48 hours prior to the tour for a full refund. If we have to cancel due to weather conditions we will offer a full refund or reschedule your reservation. Private Tours: We can also book private tours. Please contact us for availability.

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  • Event Title Detroit MotorCities Car Culture Tour
  • Event Date(s) Every Sunday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Event Location Meets at 1 Hart Plaza (by electric sign)
  • Event Description Detroit is called the "Motor City" for good reason. The city is synonymous with cars. Detroit put the world on wheels and totally revolutionized society. In fact, one can’t go very far in any direction without being reminded of this industry's enormous legacy, its continued presence, and the early pioneers who made it all happen. MotorCities Car Culture Tour covers significant and forgotten or little known Downtown and Midtown sites related to Detroit's automotive heritage. From the route Charles Brady King took when he drove the first car on the streets of Detroit to the birthplace of the Model T which changed the world, former Cass Avenue automobile dealerships - many selling cars whose names are unfamiliar today - which once dominated the Midtown area now occupied by trendy condos, restaurants, and retail shops to beautiful public art and architecture commissioned by wealthy industrialists or their heirs and much more. We'll talk about the role labor unions played in giving a voice to autoworkers and elevating the middle class into a powerful socio-economic demographic wielding incredible political and economic clout. Along our tour route, we'll encounter multiple examples of the ancillary new industries, organizations, and products the auto industry gave rise to such as lodging, insurance, travel clubs, car washes, the nation's first coast-to-coast highway organized here in Detroit, stop lights, concrete highways, etc. We'll see examples of massive culture shifts brought on by the auto industry such as a sense of self reliance and freedom once enjoyed primarily by the wealthy but now available to the masses, Sunday drives, affordable cars, one-stop-shopping, suburbanization, and more. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to rediscover Detroit's fascinating automotive heritage. This tour has been made possible in part by a grant from MotorCities National Heritage Area. Tour price includes transit tokens, admission to Ford Piquette Plant, and an early autoworkers favorite lunch - a coney dog and soft drink. Note: This is a walking tour with emphasis on walking although we do travel aboard the Detroit People Mover and QLine. Minimum attendees (4) are required for tour to be a go.Check your email or check back with City Tour Detroit 48 hours prior to tour for confirmation.

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  • Event Title 2019 Roush Open House, Autograph Session & Car Cruise- In
  • Event Date(s) August 8, 2019
  • Event Location 11851 Market St. Livonia, MI
  • Event Description The Roush Automotive Collection is pleased to announce the third Open House event scheduled for the 2019 summer season to be held on Thursday, August 8th from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  The first 100 people will receive a free Drawstring Bag! Activities planned for the Open House event include a Roush Fenway driver autograph session, car cruise-in, Roush Performance Factory tours, drag race simulator, mustang pinball machine, 97.1 The Ticket game tent, door prize drawings, and ROUSH engine build competition. NASCAR Monster Energy Series driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will be on hand to meet fans and sign autographs from 5 pm until 6 pm.  Autograph session times and appearances may be subject to change. Please call the Event Hotline for details at 734-779-7276. This event is free and open to the public.   Autograph session line procedures: 100 wristbands will be passed out beginning at 4:30 pm to those in the autograph line. Limit of 2 items can be signed. You MUST have a wristband to receive signatures however wristbands do not guarantee signatures. There is no cost for the wristbands or the autograph session. Line procedures may be subject to change. Car Cruisers are invited to bring their classic and special interest vehicles for display along Market Street in the designated areas. No Pre-registration required for the open house, car cruise-in, engine build or autograph session. Sign up to tour the ROUSH Performance Facility which is separate from the ROUSH Collection Museum. Shuttles leave from the ROUSH Collection to transport guests to the ROUSH Performance Facility where they can see firsthand what goes into producing a ROUSH Mustang. Tours will be held at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. Tours typically are 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes in length. Seating is limited to 20 people per time slot; to ensure your place on the shuttle please Pre- Register by calling 734-779-7290. The Roush Automotive Collection Retail Store & Museum will be open from 9:30 am – 8:00 pm for your shopping needs and for free self-led tours. Come early & get what you need for the autograph session or to walk around the museum. A selection of authentic race car parts are available for purchase. Treasure hunters will find race car body panels from the NASCAR ROUSH Fenway teams. A drag race simulator will also be available to test your reaction time. See if you have what it takes to be a drag racer. Try out our Mustang pinball machine: 50 cents for 1 play and $1 for 3 plays. Stop by the 97.1 The Ticket tent for a chance to win cool prizes! A series of door prize drawings are held throughout the evening. Drawings will be held at 6 pm and 7 pm. Door prize give-aways include MIS Grandstand seat tickets for the Corrigan Oil 200 on August 10th 2019 and the Consumers Energy 400 on August 11 th 2019. Additional door prize give-aways include a variety of ROUSH Fenway memorabilia. Contestants must be present to win. One entry per person per night. Free to enter! Multiple entries in door prize drawing will lead to disqualification for all prizes. Two teams from the ROUSH Engine Build Department will compete side-by-side at 6 pm to see who can execute a complete engine build-up, including a live test run, in the quickest time. With all this fun you’ll be sure to work up an appetite, a local vendor will be on site selling hotdogs, chips, ice cream, pop & water from 11 am – 1 pm & from 5 pm – 8 pm. Designated parking will be available around the Roush Automotive Collection and is free. The Roush Automotive Collection is located at 11851 Market St. Livonia, MI 48150. Market street is north of Plymouth Rd. between Newburgh and Levan Rd.

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  • Event Title MotorCities Auto History Tour
  • Event Date(s) Second Sunday the month through September
  • Event Location 1 p.m at Grand Circus Park
  • Event Description Preservation Detroit is also pleased to announce a special MotorCities Auto History tour, thanks to a grant from nonprofit MotorCities National Heritage Area. The two-hour walking tour, offered the second Sunday of each month through September, will explore the early automotive history right in downtown Detroit, from the site of Henry Ford’s shed, where he built his famous Quadricycle, to the Dodge Brothers’ Greektown bicycle building roots. The MotorCities Auto History tour is also available as a private tour to groups from five to fifty guests. Preservation Detroit’s summer tour series continues with weekly Saturday morning tours of Downtown, Midtown/Cultural Center, and Eastern Market. All tours are $20 via Eventbrite. Preservation Detroit also offers customized private tours for groups of all sizes.

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  • Event Title 2019 Concours d'Elegance of America
  • Event Date(s) Sunday, July 28, 2019
  • Event Location The Inn at St. John's, Plymouth, MI
  • Event Description Tickets at the gate Sunday, July 28-- $45 (+ an additional $10 for parking at Canton High School) Parking is free if general admission tickets are purchased in advance by July 24. There is one special day each year when the manicured lawn at the Inn at St. John’s is transformed from a venue where ladies and gentlemen compete at golf to one where they compete on automotive style and beauty of line. This year that day is Sunday, July 28th. That is the day when the Concours d’Elegance of America, one of America’s most prestigious car shows will take place on the links While, it is true that the Concours is venue where, as Jay Leno says, “ordinary millionaires can compete with billionaires on an equal playing field” it is also true that the show has evolved into an event that has something for car enthusiasts of all ages and automotive interests. The show is the opposite of stuffy. It’s families in shorts and t-shirts with young children riding in strollers and enjoying ice cream. It’s young gearheads with telephoto lenses photographing their dream cars from the 80s 90s, and 2000s. It’s senior citizens reminiscing about the cars of their youth. There’s even a beer tent. Over the last decade Concours organizers have worked hard to expand the concept of the show so that and all kinds of vehicles from every era, can be seen and enjoyed. If you like cars or motorcycles on any level, our show has something for you. The event features everything from brand new multi-million-dollar hypercars and supercars to one-cylinder horseless carriages from the late 1800’s and everything in between. The diversity of cars on the field is always exceptional, but what all of the cars and motorcycles have in common is that they are the best or most interesting examples of that genre and almost all of them have interesting stories. The 2019 Concours celebrates Rolls-Royce, Ferrari, and the 100th anniversary of Bentley Motors. Showgoers will be able to see some of the best examples of those cars to be found anywhere on planet earth. One collector, John Groendyeke, will be bringing 96 cylinders of Cadillac power from his personal collection. Ninety-six cylinders, but only 6 cars. That’s right, each of the six cars has 16 cylinders! It may be an unrepeatable opportunity to see six 16-cylinder cars in one place. The History of Alternative Power will showcase almost all of the powertrain ideas that have been explored prior to today. This circle of cars will showcase coal-fired steam cars, wood-fired steam cars, electric cars, Wankel cars, Diesel cars, turbine cars, and gazogene cars. Yes, gazogene. The Drag Cars class features a dozen of the most incredible cars from history of drag racing, It is not to be missed. In addition, there will be a Formula One class, an Oddities class, and a class called American Power, Foreign Styling. Modern Collectibles has become one of the more popular features of the show. These are the greatest cars of the 70s, 80s, 90s and early 2000s. Many of them are still affordable for the average enthusiast. Whatever your interest in cars or motorcycles, the Concours has something for you to see that will blow your mind.

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  • Event Title Show and Shine at Fountain Walk
  • Event Date(s) August 3, 2019 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Event Location 44175 W. 12 Mile Rd, Novi, MI
  • Event Description The entrance fee is $25. "Come out and experience the event of the summer, where you and your ride will participate in one of the most exciting shows of the year," said club president Rod Grimes. "We are car enthusiasts and look forward to viewing your special ride. Funds generated contribute to our charitable events, where we provide DPS college scholarships, Ronald McDonald House, Fifty Thanksgiving Day dinners, and meals for families at Christmas."

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  • Event Title Corvettes America
  • Event Date(s) August 10, 2019 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Event Location 5935 Clarkston Rd., Clarkston, MI
  • Event Description Admission to the show is $10 per vehicle. Events include a judged competition and a people's choice competition. Registration at the gate begins at 7:30 a.m. Event will take place rain or shine. For more information, click the link below.

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  • Event Title Back to the Bricks
  • Event Date(s) August 17, 2019 5 p.m.- 9 p.m.
  • Event Location Flint, MI
  • Event Description This year, for the very first time, the festivities will begin on Monday, August 12, 2019 at the Lapeer International Dragway. The six-day extravaganza continues on Tuesday with "Bricks Flicks," a family-oriented party at the nostalgic US-23 Drive-In theatre on Fenton Road. During the main event week, excited crowds line the streets for the “Rolling Cruises” as the parade route stretches from the "red bricks" of Saginaw Street in downtown Flint to the city of Grand Blanc. On Friday, there will be a car show, concert, and dance party with a Motown theme. Thousands will stroll the brick streets on Saturday to admire vehicles of every age and description, take pictures, buy souvenirs, and enjoy the fun. Beginning with the Opening Ceremony, you will want to be there to experience the excitement, see the amazing car show, check out the automotive vendors, and taste the delicious food that is synonymous with Back to the Bricks®, one of the best Classic Car Events in the Nation.

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  • Event Title 2019 Speaker Series: Tale of Two Henrys
  • Event Date(s) July 24, 2019 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Event Location 461 Piquette Ave, Detroit, MI 48202
  • Event Description In 1863, just months apart, two infants drew their first breaths. One was born in Lincolnshire, England. The other was born in Dearborn, Michigan. Henry Ford and Henry Royce were both forward-thinking individuals. Each was at the forefront of technology in their era. Henry Ford: by putting the world on wheels. Henry Royce: through engineering achievements that would one day save England and, arguably, the free world. Join Pierce Reid as he shares the tale of two Henrys.