Welcome to C & G's CarBuffs, sponsored by B & B Collision in Royal Oak!

Local car shows and cruises are coming fast and furious in 2024, and you can find stories and dozens of events below. Check back often as we continue to add more throughout the spring and summer. And if you have one we missed, email the details to calendar@candgnews.com.

Also, view our Behind the Wheel section near the bottom of this page to read stories about local car owners and their unique vehicles.

Stories & Galleries:

Troy resident has eyes set on ‘Road to IndyCar’ after completion of Formula 4 race training

TROY — You see it all the time with professional athletes and their habits as young children. (Read more)

EyesOn Design event at the Ford House

See the photo gallery now

Vehicle show benefits veterans organizations

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Owners showed off their classic rides on the Sunday prior to Memorial Day at an event benefiting veterans. (Read more)

Road Masters Vette Club kicks off ‘blessed’ season

SOUTHFIELD — Rows of Corvettes in nearly every color of the rainbow lined up in the north parking lot of the Southfield Public Library for the fourth annual Blessing of the Vettes May 4. (Read more)

Car shows & Cruises:

June 22
Car show: 
Fundraiser for Vets Returning Home, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., PTI Engineered Plastics, 50900 Corporate Drive in Macomb Township, carshow@teampti.com

June 29
Packards & Pints: 
Beer, wine, cocktails and cars, also DJ, food, commemorative pint glass and tours, 7 p.m. (VIP at 6 p.m.), Packard Proving Grounds, 49965 Van Dyke Ave. in Shelby Township, packardprovinggrounds.org

July 21
Easy Rodders: 
Charity car show, swap meet and craft show, portion of proceeds benefit Bound Together and Vets Returning Home, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (awards at 2:30 p.m.), Packard Proving Grounds, 49965 Van Dyke Ave. in Shelby Township, packardprovinggrounds.org

Aug. 3
Muscle & More @ the Museum: Car show includes dash plaques, cash prizes, drawings and awards, also food and DJ, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Royal Oak Historical Society Museum, 1411 Webster Road, (248) 439-1501, royaloakhistoricalsociety.com

Aug. 4
Clinton Township Gratiot Cruise: 
Starts at 8 a.m. with car show, other activities include cruise from 14 Mile Road to Wellington Crescent (north of Metropolital Parkway), awards, DJ, games, family fun zone and pedal car race, ends at 5 p.m., ctgratiotcruise.com

Troy Traffic Jam: Automotive festival featuring antiques, classics, muscle cars and exotics, plus tech talks, kids Pedal Power 200 race and more, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Columbia Center on Big Beaver Road, troyhistoricvillage.org/troy-traffic-jam

Aug. 16-17
Woodward Dream Cruise: 
Events in Berkley, Birmingham, Ferndale, Pleasant Ridge, Pontiac and Royal Oak, woodwarddreamcruise.com

Aug. 28
Shorewood Kiwanis Harper Charity Cruise: 5-9 p.m., 8 1/2 Mile to 12 Mile roads on Harper Avenue in St. Clair Shores, facebook.com/HarperCharityCruise

Read the story: Logo chosen for Harper Charity Cruise

Center Line
Car shows, 4-8 p.m. Wednesdays, SandBaggers Sports Bar and Grill, 25615 Van Dyke Ave.

Chesterfield Township
Rockin’ Roll In Cruise In, 4-7:30 p.m. select Thursdays until Aug. 29, Stahls Auto Museum, 56516 North Bay Drive, stahlsauto.com/events

Car shows, 4-8 p.m. Mondays through October, Old Port Family Restaurant, 278 E. 14 Mile Road in Clawson, (248) 588-2660

Clinton Township
Sweet Treats and Sweet Rides, includes cars on display, music and in-store specials, 5-8 p.m. June 20, July 18, Aug. 15 and Sept. 19, Sanders Chocolate and Ice Cream Shoppe, 23770 Hall Road, (586) 464-5372

Cars and Coffee, also raffles and prizes, 10 a.m.-noon July 20 and Aug. 17, Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society Museum, 16600 Stephens Road, mimths.org

Harrison Township
Classic car meetups, 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays during summer, Eddie’s Drive-In, 36111 Jefferson Ave., eddiesdrivein.com

Cruise Nights, 6 p.m. Saturdays, Big Boy, 37123 Six Mile Road

Mount Clemens
Car shows, 4-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Louie’s Towne Grill, 79 N. Main St.

Cars and Coffee, featuring antique, vintage and classic vehicles July 6, customs, hot rods and pro-touring vehicles Aug. 3, supercars and European vehicles Sept. 7, and MOPAR brands Oct. 12, also complimentary java, 8-11 a.m., M1 Concourse, 1 Concourse Drive, m1concourse.com

Car shows featuring Twisted Axle Car Club, 7 p.m. Fridays, Gratiot Coney Island, 28560 Gratiot Ave.

St. Clair Shores
• Car shows, also raffles, DJ and food, 4-7:30 p.m. Fridays during summer, VFW Bruce Post #1146, 28404 Jefferson Ave., (586) 524-0449

• Cruise n' Classic Car Show, also food, DJ, 50-50, door prizes and awards, 4 p.m.-dusk Thursdays until Sept. 26, St. Margaret of Scotland, 21201 E. 13 Mile Road in St. Clair Shores, (586) 909-4700

Sterling Heights
Fun Time Cruzers features car shows, prizes, 50-50 and more, 4-8 p.m. every Monday through September, Lakeside Mall, 14000 Lakeside Circle, funtimecruzers.com

Car Cars & Classic Food, also music, 50-50, prizes and giveaways, 5-8 p.m. Thursdays during summer, Big Boy, 200 W. Maple Road, (248) 362-0840

• Car, truck and motorcyle shows, also music, 50-50, food and drinks, 5-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Ukrainian Cultural Center, 26601 Ryan Road, (586) 757-8130

• Friday Night Flex car shows, 7 p.m. Fridays through late fall, Michigan Collegiate High School, 31300 Ryan Road, Facebook

Washington Township
Car show, 5-8 p.m. Thursdays until Labor Day, Culver’s, 66227 Van Dyke Ave.

Behind the Wheel: