Summer of Cruising

Published July 11, 2018

Three years ago, Pontiac resident Eric Palmer was looking for a new convertible for summer cruising, so as a 20-plus-year General Motors Co. employee, he began scoping out Corvettes. 

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Published July 10, 2018

TROY — History will come to life Aug. 5 when the Troy Traffic Jam rolls into the Troy Historic Village.

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Published July 2, 2018

ROSEVILLE — The Downtown Development Authority will host its third annual Jammin’ at the Junction car show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 21 along Utica Road, between 12 Mile Road and Gratiot Avenue.Read More

Published June 29, 2018

FARMINGTON HILLS — Get your vroom vroom on at the sixth annual Prince of Peace car show July 22 at the church, 28000 New Market Road.

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Published June 26, 2018

EASTPOINTE — The threat of rain couldn’t stop the annual Cruisin’ Gratiot for car lovers throughout Eastpointe, who culminated a week of car shows with cruise day June 16.Read More

Published June 15, 2018

EASTPOINTE — The summer of cruising is underway, and car shows held every day last week led up to the 20th anniversary edition of Eastpointe’s Cruisin’ Gratiot June 16. Every year, car lovers from near and far prepare their classic vehicles for the anticipated week.

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Published June 15, 2018

WARREN — Mark Piccalo went to church with his buddy, Paul Sadowski, in Warren a few years ago and had an earthly revelation as he was leaving the sanctuary. “He was just basically thanking me for coming out,” Piccalo remembered. “I said, ‘This would be a great place next spring to have a car show,’ and Paul said, ‘Well, I can put that together.’”

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Published June 13, 2018

What’s better than owning a classic pickup truck? If you ask Macomb Township resident Jerry Drenzek, he’d probably say it’s owning three of them. 

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Published June 12, 2018

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — The 31st annual EyesOn Design car show — a fundraiser for the Grosse Pointe Park-based nonprofit, the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology — caps off a weekend of special events on Father’s Day on the landscaped lakeside grounds of the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores.

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Published June 5, 2018

EASTPOINTE — Eastpointe’s VIP Parade during Cruisin’ Gratiot is scheduled for 1 p.m. June 16, and the East Detroit Tigercats — a nonprofit organization for youth football and cheerleading — will be this year’s grand marshal. 

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Published June 4, 2018

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Packard cars were the first to include air conditioning around 1940, and one of the first vehicles to have a steering wheel in 1901. On June 10, patrons will get a chance to check out some of the historic Packard cars as part of the Cars ‘R’ Stars car show at the Packard Proving Grounds in Shelby Township.

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Published May 31, 2018

In 1967, when Waterford resident Brian Veit was just 6 years old, his dad brought home a brand-new Dodge Charger. 

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Published May 23, 2018

MOUNT CLEMENS — Classic cars and a whole lot more will converge and cruise the historic streets of downtown Mount Clemens for one of the area’s longest traditions. The Mount Clemens Cruise, now in its 27th year and hosted by the nonprofit Friends of Mount Clemens, will be held June 1-2.

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Published May 16, 2018

Macomb Township resident Dave Popovich owns a car that encompasses two of his passions: police work and Mustangs. 

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Published May 7, 2018

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Metro Detroiters know that when the weather turns nice, they are going to see a new array of vehicles hitting the roads.

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Published May 2, 2018

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Four years ago, Shelby Township resident Ken Savage was on the hunt for a 1960s convertible muscle car. 

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Published May 2, 2018

EASTPOINTE — Eastpointe’s Crusin’ Gratiot will celebrate automotive history with classic car shows scheduled all week leading up to the 20th anniversary cruise June 16.  The classic car shows are scheduled for 3 p.m. June 11 at Genesis Chevrolet, 21800 Gratiot Ave.; 3 p.m.

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Published April 18, 2018

ROCHESTER HILLS — For most car collectors, an original 1937 Jaguar SS 100 is unattainable, as only a few still exist, and those that do cost a small fortune. 

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Published March 9, 2018

WARREN — Many things changed when the U.S. entered World War II in December 1941. Facing a new year with conflicts raging on the far side of two oceans, American industry clamored to retool, as the military geared up for the daunting task of equipping its war fighters for head-to-head combat with foes who, at the time, were vastly better equipped and had the Allies outgunned.

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Published February 14, 2018

ROYAL OAK — Royal Oak resident Tim McDonough’s red 1967 Chevrolet Corvette C2 is in the midst of its annual “winter nap,” but come cruising season, it will be back on the road, just as it has been for nearly four decades. 

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