DETROIT AUTORAMA 2017 Presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts is February 24-26 at Cobo Center, Detroit! See all of the coolest hot rods and customs including competition for the coveted Ridler Award! Don’t miss the AUTORAMA EXTREME featuring Ol Skool Rodz Traditional Rod & Custom in “The Basement” all weekend with live music from: Rhythm Deluxe, Twistin’ Tarantulas & The Fast Eddie Band (see website for days and times). And make sure to see the Miss Autorama Pin-Up Girl Contest Announcing […]

The Golden Age of Sports Cars

JANIS JOPLIN AND NICOLAS CAGE CARS APPEAR IN ALL-NEW SPORTS CAR SPECIAL EXHIBITION Written by Jay Follis, Director of Marketing Gilmore Car Museum, Hickory Corners, MI “The Golden Age of Sports Cars, 1949-1967” is the title of an all-new special museum exhibition opening at the Gilmore Car Museum on Saturday Oct 1 and will run until April 2017. This exhibit showcases nearly two dozen of rarest and most sought after sports cars in the world including: Janis Joplin’s 1964 Porsche […]

A Car (Love) Story

A Car (Love) Story As a young man of 17 in 1966, I wanted to buy a convertible. My dad offered to help me buy a used car but tried to talk me out of getting a convertible because of the problems that one would create—a flimsy top, mechanical problems, leaks, etc. But as teenagers do, I stubbornly refused to accept his logic and eventually he got tired of the arguing and gave in. We went to a friend of […]


CRUISIN’ FOR THE COMMUNITY! SHOREWOOD KIWANIS PRESENTS THE ANNUAL HARPER CHARITY CRUISE -Wednesday, August 31, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Shorewood Kiwanis needs you, the classic car enthusiast that lovingly restores these beauties and loves to show them off! What is a classic car cruise without cool cars and amazing drivers? The Harper Charity Cruise is a fun, family-friendly place to show off your favorite ride! Any and all are welcome, no registration or fees. The Cruise runs […]

ArtPrize 8 Entry Donated to the Gilmore Car Museum

“MOM’S FAVORITE CAR” GIVEN TO CAR MUSEUM ON HER 90TH BIRTHDAY Artist Paula Blinco Collins, best known for her more than 200 bas-relief brick sculptures on display throughout the country, has donated her recent 2016 ArtPrize competition entry, “Mom’s Favorite Car,” to the Gilmore Car Museum. “It’s a 1940 Pontiac that will never rust”, explained Collins. That’s because her entry is a life-sized recreation of a car made entirely out of brick—12,000 pounds of brick—which is nearly four times the […]

CRUIS’NEWS and M1 Concourse Present “Cruise the Concourse”

July 7th, 2016   – 5pm -9pm   The inaugural Classic Car Show and Magazine Photo Shoot (first 150 cars) at the Champion Motor Speedway skid pad on the grounds of M1 Concourse located on “World Famous” Woodward Ave at South Blvd., Pontiac, MI.   All makes and models are welcome to come help celebrate the National “Collector Car Appreciation Day”! Which is conducted at car shows nationwide. Festivities are planned all evening including hot laps on the Champion Motor Speedway, […]

Back To The Bricks Promo Tour 2016

Promo Tours each June are a time of adventure and camaraderie for hundreds of classic car owners. The tours are designed to generate enthusiasm for Back to the Bricks with mini car shows in each locale along the way and tours of automotive facilities and museums for the participants. Routes have included parts of Ohio, Indiana, and a host of cities in Michigan with communities vying to be included. Ypsilanti – Friday, June 10, 2016 Port Huron – Saturday, June […]

Autorama 2016 Recap Continued….Rats in the Basement

        Cobo Center had rats in the basement again this year… Autorama Extreme Detroit filled the lower level of Cobo center with traditional rods, boppers, and choppers. Traditional rods are affectionately known as “Rats or Rat Rods ”.  Also located downstairs is “Artists Alley”, well known artists and pinstripers from around the US. The entire weekend was hoppin’ with the sounds of a live Rock a billy band along with a bevy of beauties participating in the […]

It’s Almost Cruisin’ Season!

Cruisin’ Season is right around the corner! Pull off your car cover. Check your taillight fluid. Tighten up your muffle bearings. And Hit one of these shows! May 1 Bearing Burners Annual Swap Meet Knights of Columbus Picnic Grounds 11541 21 Mile Rd (21 mile East of Van Dyke) Shelby Twp, MI 9am-4pm Car corral 586-293-1035 Swap Meet 586-770-5635 May 1 53 rd Annual Old Car Dust Off Mendon High School Parking Lot North Nottawa St at Kirby Rd Mendon, […]