TUNE-UP PARTY WEEK
A week of Cruise Nights
Monday, August 5, Davison
Tuesday, August 6, Clio
Wednesday, August 7, Linden
Thursday, August 8, Fenton
Friday, August 9, Swartz Creek
Saturday, August 10, Mt. Morris/Beecher
Excited crowds will line Saginaw St. from downtown to Grand Blanc for the “Rolling Cruises” on Wednesday, Thursday, from 5pm-9pm.
“Non-Cruise” traffic is asked to use the center lanes so that spectators can easily view the parade cars.
Swap Meet will be held on the grounds of the Kirkridge Presbyterian Church, G-8070 S. Saginaw Road, Grand Blanc, MI 48439.
Provides a convenient venue for car enthusiasts to share stories, locate, and purchase parts and accessories from individual vendors and major suppliers that they need to restore or modify a vehicle. For additional information, contact Gary Black at 810-336-6152 or Ken Kelly at 810-287-2548
Thursday & Friday, August 15th-16th from 8am-4pm
US 23 Drive-In, 5200 Fenton Rd, Flint, MI
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Movie to be announced, Check B2B website
The six-day extravaganza begins with “Bricks Flicks,” a family-oriented party sponsored by ELGA Credit Union at the nostalgic US 23 Drive-In theatre on Fenton Road. There is no charge for the movie and is not limited to Classic Cruisers. Those driving family vehicles will be parked in the back of the lot leaving the front area for the Cruisers. The gates will open at 4pm. The movie will start at dusk leaving plenty of time to enjoy food and refreshments at the concession stand. The drive-in movie is a rain or shine event.
FREE Cruise “N” Concert Friday, August 16, 2019
At the Riverfront in Downtown Flint, featuring the Motortown All-Stars. The “bricks” on Saginaw St. in front of the Water St. Pavilion will become a sea of lawn chairs as fans gather to listen to a great free concert at 5pm. The Chicago tibute band, ‘Old Day,’ will open at 7pm, followed by ‘Surf’s Up,’ the acclaimed Beach Boys tribute. Classic Cars can park on Saginaw St. after 5pm and walk to the concert to enjoy fabulous music and more. Local restaurants, bars, food and automotive vendors, will be open on the Flat Lot until 9pm.
SPECIAL GUEST STARS
Danny Koker’s Team from Counts Customs Back to the Bricks® is proud to welcome our 2019 Celebrity Guests, Count’s Kustoms Shop Manager Kevin Mack, Lead Painter Ryan Evans, and Air Brush Artist Mike Henry. If it has wheels, owner Danny Koker and the team at Count’s Kustoms Premier Restoration/Customization Shop in Las Vegas can make it look spectacular.
Meet the “Guys” from ‘Counting Cars,’ the show that shines a spotlight on their creative genius. Kevin, Ryan, and Mike will be at the Hot Dog Lunch (FREE to anyone driving a classic, collector, or custom vehicle) at the ELGA Credit Union corporate headquarters on Center Road in Burton on Fri., Aug. 16, at the Cruise “N” Concert Friday night on the “Bricks” of Saginaw Street, and on the Main Exhibit Flat Lot in Downtown Flint, Sat. Aug. 17, from 10am to 2pm to sign autographs and pose for pictures. Stop by, check out two of their cars, and thank them for being a part of Back to the Bricks® 15th Anniversary Celebration.
BACK TO THE BRICKS – AUGUST 17th
The Opening Ceremony will begin promptly at 10am with a rousing salute to our veterans and active duty personnel. A Marine Color Guard accompanied by some of America’s finest will march south on Saginaw Street. At the same time, a procession of flags and military personnel will march north to the center of downtown Flint where the two groups will converge. A special ceremony is being planned to honor the men and women of the armed forces for their service and sacrifice. The program will include an Invocation, inspiring performances of the National Anthem and God Bless America by special guest artists, and two flybys of amazing military aircraft. BttB honors those who protect and defend the freedoms we hold dear, past and present, those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, and those who continue to answer the call.
The Main display area has something for everyone. Thousands of the finest classic and custom vehicles, hotrods, and dream cars line the streets. Beginning with the Opening Ceremony, you will want to be there to experience the excitement, see the Feature Cars, Drag City, check out the Automotive vendors, and taste the delicious food that are synonymous with BttB’s, one of the best Classic Car Events in the Nation.
BUICKS on the BRICKS
Each year, hundreds of vintage Buicks converge on Factory One as the Buicktown Chapter of the Buick Club of America hosts an annual show on the “other bricks” of Water Street, the historic site where General Motors began in Flint. There, in the old Durant-Dort headquarters, now a National Landmark, Billy Durant and his partner, J. Dallas Dort began manufacturing the carriages that made Flint “The Vehicle City,” and center of the infant automotive industry. It was Durant’s involvement with the Buick Motor Company that became the launching pad for GM. Visitors who make the short walk to Water Street can see for themselves the virtual birthplace of General Motors, listen to the stories of GM’s founding fathers.
On Saturday, Flint, birthplace of “America’s Sports Car,” proudly hosts a National Reunion for Corvette afficionados. Hundreds of Vette’s will be on display including Survivors,Custom, and Restored beauties from every production year. Visit the National Corvette Museum booth near the Durant Hotel.
Car Corral will be located at the corner of Court and Saginaw (Enter from East 5th Street), provides a convenient meeting place for owners of collector cars to market their “driveable” vehicle to interested, potential buyers. Each year, prospective buyers have the opportunity to check out as many as 100 hundred+ vehicles, negotiate directly with the sellers. On the spot financing will be available thanks to ELGA Credit Union, BttB sponsor for that event.