BACK TO THE BRICKS SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 2018
TUNE-UP PARTY WEEK
Thursday, August 9, Fenton
Friday, August 10, Flushing/Swartz Creek
Saturday, August 11, Mt. Morris/Beecher
Starting Wednesday, August 15th
Excited crowds will line Saginaw St. from downtown to Grand Blanc for the “Rolling Cruises” on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 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 16th-17th
US 23 Drive-In, 5200 Fenton Rd, Flint, MI
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
The five-day extravaganza begins with “Bricks Flicks,” a family-oriented party 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 movie is a rain or shine event.
FREE Cruise “N” Concert – Friday August 17th
At the Riverfront in Downtown Flint, featuring the Motortown All- Stars. Saginaw Street and the surrounding side streets will be closed to regular traffic at 5pm to provide plenty of parking for collector cars. Bring your Classic Car, your lawn chairs, and join the Party. Local restaurants, bars, food and automotive vendors, will be open on the Flat Lot.
Country crooner, Dave Lagness, will open the show at 7pm. The Motortown All-Stars at 8pm until 9:30pm. Don’t miss the unmistakable Motown sound and style.
BACK to the BRICKS attracts over 500,000 car show enthusiasts annually to genesee county to celebrate our love of motor vehicles, and the area’s historic role in the automotive industry. Tune-up parties and promo tours generate enthusiasm in advance of the main event providing a showcase for classic, custom, and collector vehicles of all kinds. Music, food vendors, and family-friendly activities add to the festive atmosphere.
SPECIAL GUEST STARS
Butch Patrick“Eddie Munster” – Appearing with the Munster vehicles, props, and memorabilia from the iconic television series. He will be at the Rolling Cruise on Wed., Aug. 15th, Factory One on Thurs. afternoon, Aug. 16th, and the Hot Dog Lunch at the ELGA Credit Union on Center Road, Fri., Aug. 17th. Also on the Main Lot in downtown Flint on Sat., Aug. 18th.
Carl Casper “Automotive King”
Appearing on the Flat Lot on Friday, Aug. 17, from 9am to 5pm.
See his ‘51 Chevy “Empress” on Display!
BACK TO THE BRICKS – August 18th
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, 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.
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 Security Credit Union, BttB sponsor for that event.