A 1942 Ford-built Jeep will be among the artifacts that the Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society Museum in Eastpointe will have on display for its  annual car show and fundraiser June 7.

A 1942 Ford-built Jeep will be among the artifacts that the Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society Museum in Eastpointe will have on display for its annual car show and fundraiser June 7.

Photos provided by Chris Causley


Eastpointe military museum to host car show and fundraiser

By: Brendan Losinski | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published May 28, 2019

 The Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society Museum in Eastpointe will host its annual classic car show from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 7.

The Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society Museum in Eastpointe will host its annual classic car show from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 7.

Photo provided by Chris Causley

 Cars of any make and model are welcome for the Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society Museum car show in Eastpointe.

Cars of any make and model are welcome for the Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society Museum car show in Eastpointe.

Photo provided by Chris Causley

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EASTPOINTE — The Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society Museum in Eastpointe is gearing up for its annual car show and fundraiser from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 7.

Anyone from around the Eastpointe area is invited to drop by with their favorite ride and enter the competition or just show it off to other motorheads.

“It’s our annual fundraising car show for the museum,” said museum President Chris Causley. “It’s a nice, fun Friday evening car show. People can just cruise in with their car and we’ll have a DJ all evening, and the Aardvark Cafe from St. Clair Shores will be providing food, and we will have prizes for categories such as best Ford, best GM, best Chrysler and best special interest.”

City officials said they are pleased to have the event, which benefits an institution that honors local residents, in the city.

“The military museum brings a lot of programs and artifacts to educate people on the history of our armed forces and some of their unsung heroes,” Eastpointe Mayor Pro Tem Michael Klinefelt said. “It’s a fun, local event and I really encourage residents to check it out.”

People with a vehicle they want to enter into competition can register at 3 p.m. June 7. The show will take place at the museum, located at 16600 Stephens Road in Eastpointe. It is free for anyone else who wishes to attend, although donations are welcome.

“People just show up, we have a donation box for people to support the museum, and people can register to get judged, and people just kind of hang out and have a good time,” Causley said. “The museum will be open so people can go inside and check it out.”

The museum itself is centered around Michigan’s military history and veterans from the state. There’s a broad array of artifacts, such as .50-caliber machine guns made in Flint and K rations made by Kellogg Co. 

“We have everything from underwear to whole vehicles,” Causley said. “The museum is dedicated to telling the stories of those who fought for the defense of the country over the last hundred years. Everything comes from a veteran or unit that fought who are from the state or a piece of equipment made in the state. We have a 1942 Ford-built Jeep and a 1966 Frontline ambulance, and we always like to show them off during the car show.”

Causley said, thus far, members of the community have been great supporters of the event, and Causley is hopeful they can continue that trend this year as well.

“It’s a good time and is a great chance to meet some fellow car people and learn something about Michigan’s history,” he said. “We always appreciate people who support the museum. We have been doing this since 2011, and people have done a great job lending a hand.”

Call Staff Writer Brendan Losinski at (586) 498-1068.

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