Summer of Cruising

Published August 3, 2018

DETROIT — Cars and rock stars are coming to Detroit for a brand-new festival celebrating two of the city’s most beloved passions.

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Published July 31, 2018

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The 2018 Gratiot Cruise, which extends from 14 Mile Road to Wellington Crescent and back in Clinton Township, will run from noon to 6 p.m. Aug. 5.

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Published July 27, 2018

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — A family connection and a bit of serendipity led Shelby Township residents Dennis and Elena Olivieri to the 1954 Ford Customline that sits in their garage today. 


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Published July 24, 2018

ROYAL OAK — Volunteers at the Royal Oak Historical Society Museum have been busy curating its seventh annual car show and signature Woodward Memories and Automotive Concept Art exhibits, which will run Aug. 3-Sept. 15.

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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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Upcoming Events

Rochester Hills
Avon Players to perform 'Company'
2 p.m.
Avon Players Theater
Bloomfield Hills
RealDeal Big Band concert
7-9 p.m.
Birmingham Unitarian Church
Bloomfield Hills
Ya’ssoo Greek Festival
noon-11 p.m.
St. George Greek Orthodox Church
Shelby Township
Memorial Day observance
1:30 p.m.
Shelby Township Veterans Memorial
Grosse Pointe Farms
Yacht club ribbon cutting
12:30 p.m.
Crescent Sail Yacht Club




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