Michigan auto shows, collectibles and cruises return in 2021
With several events canceled or postponed due to COVID-19, it’s time to enjoy some auto shows again this summer.
As cases of COVID-19 decline, the opportunities to enjoy the summer festivities multiply. There are plenty of deals in the Detroit subway for car enthusiasts, reducers, collectors, and wannabes.
Festival Center Line and Cruisin ’53
The non-profit community organization Center Line Festival Foundation has welcomed tens of thousands of people to its festival each year since 2016, according to the foundation.
This year, visitors will find carnival rides, live rock and country music, food, beer tent, arts and crafts, professional wrestling, helicopter rides, bouncy houses , a petting zoo, exotic birds, a trackless train, fireworks and more. The festival starts on Friday and continues until Sunday.
Entering the park and enjoying the live music is free, but the carnival rides cost $ 1.25 per ticket and each ride takes about three tickets, according to Center Line city manager Dennis Champine. Bracelets for the whole day cost $ 20 per person.
Each day will have a theme, according to a press release. The Cruisin ’53 cruise and car show will join the celebration on Saturday morning with the Run Warren 5k Run-Walk.
The race starts at the Warren Civic Center at 9 a.m. and ends at Center Line Memorial Park. Participants will pass by “a parade of classic cars going south to 8 Mile Road, then north to 14 Mile Road through Warren’s Civic Center South, downtown Center Line and the Warren Civic Center Park “at noon, and the auto show awards will be at 4 p.m.
Visitors are asked to park their cars at the Stellantis / Mopar parking lot, located on Lawrence Avenue south of Bernice, according to Champine. Then take a shuttle to the park, carnival, or the Cruisin ’53 Car Show on M-53 at 10 Mile Road.
Greenfield Village will host the Father’s Day weekend of the Motor Muster Auto Show, June 18-20. The cars will be presented from the 1930s to the 1970s. Classic Gold will perform American rock and pop hits from the 1970s.
The event will also feature “Driven to Win: Racing in America”, a new exhibit at the Henry Ford Museum presented by General Motors.
Members of the Henry Ford Museum will have free parking and free entry to Motor Muster. Parking for non-members is $ 6 and admission is $ 21 for children aged 5 to 11, $ 28 for ages 12 to 61 and $ 25 for people aged 62 and over .
Engines at market
America’s Automotive Trust welcomes Motors at the Market on June 13, July 11 and August 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Auto Enthusiasts Show showcases vintage, classic, modern and luxury vehicles and motorcycles at the Detroit Oriental Market.
Admission is free, with the ability to purchase items such as antiques, art, vintage fashion, and handmade items from hand-selected vendors, food trucks and more, according to the event website.
Participants are encouraged to join and park their vehicles or motorcycles at the Motors at the Market lot at the SE corner of 2934 Russell and Wilkens next to Eastern Market Shed 5.
Crusin ‘Downriver, also known as Fort Street Cruise, will be held on June 26 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The cruise runs from Southfield Road and Sibley Road to Fort Street, which passes through Southgate, Wyandotte and Riverview.
Visitors will meet the day before to kick off the cruise.
Lakeshore Community Auto Show
Camaros of Michigan & TLC Automotive is hosting its fifth annual Lakeshore Community Auto Show on July 24 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The event takes place at TLC Automotive at 172 120th Ave. in Holland.
All makes and models are welcome, not just Camaros, according to the website. Chevrolet Camaro trim products will be available for purchase for the fifth and sixth generation Camaros.
Pre-registration for the show costs $ 10, while the day-of-show registration fee is $ 12.
Participants are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to donate to Harvest Stand Ministries, who will have a truck at the event. For each food donated, a yellow ticket will be awarded for a special prize that will be drawn during the show.
Proceeds will go to Hospice of Holland, an institution that provides palliative care to patients with terminal illness, end-of-life cancer, dementia, heart failure and more.
The Telegraph Cruise is scheduled for July 24 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Visitors to Dearborn Heights, Taylor and Redford Township can view the Telegraph cruise between Eureka and Puritan.
Crowds will also celebrate the day before for an unofficial kickoff of the
cruise. The Telegraph Cruise was originally called The Telegraph Tomorrow Classic Car Cruise.
Michigan Lemon Contest 2021
The annual Concours d’Lemons auto show takes place just before the Concours d’Elégance event, which showcases rare and high-end luxury vehicles. The Lemons event is just that – it features vehicles on the other end of the spectrum. As its website notes, there is “plenty of room for buckets of rust. Save your hooptie and have fun!” The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on July 24 at the St. John’s Inn, 44045 Five Mile in Plymouth.
Concours d’Elegance of America
This Concourse, which will be held on July 25 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., is one of America’s most prestigious automotive events.
Celebrating its 42nd year this summer, the show will be hosted by Hagerty Group – the world’s largest insurer of classic cars and wooden boats – at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth.
“More than 300 important classic and historic vehicles, ranging from the Gas Light era to modern collectibles and super cars” will be on display during the event, spanning more than 100 years, said the organizers on their website.
Advance tickets are available at $ 35 until July 21, while VIP ticket packages are between $ 165 and $ 275 and are available until June 30. Children 12 and under can enter for free.
Free parking will be available at Canton High School, with a shuttle service to the hostel available with advance ticket purchase.
The Invitational Art Exhibition Contest features “beautiful automotive artists from around the world and garments showcased by Detroit fashion icons, Paper Dress Company and Lilac Pop,” Hagerty said.
Tickets are also available at the door for $ 45 on the day of the event.
Celebrating its 17th birthday, the Gratiot Cruise will take place on August 1 starting at 8 a.m. at Moran Chevrolet Cruise’s head office.
Visitors can register their cars for $ 20 online or before the cruise. There will be music, merchandise, adult games, and food.
The Dorian Ford Family Fun Zone, located in AMC Theaters 12 miles north, is designed for kids and will include bounce houses, games, arts and crafts, plus a bike helmet gift McLaren Macomb.
Motor city car crawl
The all-new open-air Motor City Car Crawl arrives at Campus Martius in downtown Detroit August 5-8.
Nine Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Sheryl Crow is expected to headline the Motor City Car Crawl charity gala on August 7, according to a press release.
The event is produced by the Detroit Auto Dealers Association and the Downtown Detroit Partnership – and will feature vehicles, food trucks and entertainment that will fill downtown parks and surrounding streets, creating a pedestrian precinct where people will be able to see vehicles representing the 185 members of the Detroit Association of Automobile Dealers.
Entrance is free, except for the Saturday night fundraiser. Tickets go on sale June 10, $ 250 per ticket. The funds from the gala will be donated to nine charities for the children of Detroit.
Woodward Dream Cruise
The 26th Woodward Dream Cruise is scheduled for August 21.
Cruisers will start at 10 a.m. and end at 9 p.m.
The event will take place on Woodward Avenue from Pontiac to Ferndale. Participating cities include those between the cities above: Royal Oak, Berkeley, Birmingham and Pleasant Ridge.
Each city will have events in the days leading up to the Dream Cruise
Traditionally held on Father’s Day, the EyesOn Design car show has been pushed back to late summer on September 19.
The event will take place at the historic Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and it celebrates transportation design rather than scarcity, catering or celebrity ownership.
This year’s theme is “Brands of Extinction: Meaningful Designs from Bygone Brands,” according to EyesOn Design.
Between 200 and 300 national and foreign vehicles will be presented. Assessment is facilitated by active and retired exterior and interior designers from major automotive companies and suppliers.
Tickets cost $ 30 per person and are available on the day of the event, at the door. Children 10 and under and active duty military personnel with ID can enter for free. For more information on tickets, call 313-936-1966.
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