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ROLLING CRUISE

Excited crowds will line Saginaw St. from downtown to Grand Blanc for the “Rolling Cruises” on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 5:00 PM-9:00 PM.

“Non-Cruise” traffic is asked to use the center lanes so that spectators can easily

view the parade cars.

 

SWAP MEET

Swap Meet will be held on the grounds of the Kirkridge Presbyterian Church, 8070 S. Saginaw Road, Grand Blanc, MI 48439.

Auto parts, man cave items, craft and antique sales for the women.

Thursday & Friday August 17th-18th

from 8:00 AM-4:00 PM

 

Bricks Flicks

US 23 Drive-In

5200 Fenton Rd, Flint, MI

August 15, 2017 

The movie for this year’s BRICKS FLICKS is CANNONBALL RUN(1981).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 4:00 PM. The movie will start at dusk leaving plenty of time to enjoy food and refreshments at the concession stand. The movie is a rain or shine event.

 

FREE Cruise “N” Concert –  Friday August 18th

Cruise”N”Concert -2017 –  FREE Outdoor Concert will be at the Dort Federal Event Center parking lot and properties at 3501 Lapeer Rd, Flint, 48503. This property will park 2000 cars and 4000 people. Gates will open at 5:00 PM with upfront parking for cruisers and parking for family cars.  Bring your lawn chair, seating will be on blacktop or you can set by your car. There will be free collector street signs for our guest (first 2000), handicapped parking, shuttle carts, food vendor area, auto vendor area and special car display.

 

BACK TO THE BRICKS  –  AUGUST 19th

The Opening Ceremony will begin promptly at 10:00 AM 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, hot rods, 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.

CORVETTE REUNION 

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

Car Corral will be located at the corner of Courtand 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 Security Credit Union, BttB sponsor for that event.

 

 

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