All Roads Lead Back to the Bricks®

America's Classic Car Events

Back to the Bricks attracts over 500,000 car 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 which provides a showcase for classic, custom, and collector vehicles of all kinds. During the week, Flint, birthplace of “America’s Sports Car”, proudly hosts a National Reunion for Corvette aficionados. Music, food vendors, and family-friendly activities add to the festive atmosphere.

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Auto Show Events

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TUNE UP WEEK

AUGUST 7-12, 2017

During the week prior to the main event, the excitement builds as Tune-up Parties rev up on successive days around the county. Attractions and activities vary by location, but include parties with a 50's, 60's, or 70's theme, concessions, vendors, live music, dancing in the streets, giveaways, and the opportunity to share stories with fellow car enthusiasts from around the area.

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MAIN EVENT WEEK

AUGUST 15-19, 2017

The five-day extravaganza begins with a family-oriented party at a nostalgic Drive-In theatre.  Excited crowds line the streets for the “Rolling Cruises.” On Friday, there is a car show, concert, and dance party with a Motown theme. Thousands stroll the brick streets on Saturday to admire vehicles of every age and description, take pictures, buy souvenirs, and enjoy the fun.



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CHROME & ICE SHOW

FEBRUARY 9-10, 2018

Back to the Bricks and Buick present “Chrome and Ice,” an indoor car show brought to you by Farm Bureau Insurance, February 9-10, 2018 at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center in Flint, Michigan. Chrome and Ice - 2018 promises to be larger and more spectacular than ever, featuring over 100 vintage and classic cars, sports cars, muscle cars, hot rods, and trucks with live entertainment and special guests.

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PROMO TOUR

JUNE 9-14, 2017

Promo Tours each June are a time of adventure and camaraderie for hundreds of classic car owners. The tours are designed to generate enthusiasm for Back to the Bricks with mini car shows in each locale along the way and tours of automotive facilities and museums for the participants.  Routes have included parts of Ohio, Indiana, and a host of cities in Michigan with communities vying  to be included.

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Down The Road

Tune Up Week

August 7-12

 

During the week prior to the main event, the excitement builds as Tune-up Parties rev up on successive days around the county. Attractions and activities vary by location, but include parties with a 50's, 60's, or 70's theme, concessions, vendors, live music, dancing in the streets, giveaways, and the opportunity to share stories with fellow car enthusiasts from around the area.

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In The Spotlight

  • Statues

      In 2012, Back to the Bricks unveiled the first of several commemorative statues of important automotive pioneers. Life-size bronze replicas of David Buick, William C. (Billy) Durant, Louis Chevrolet, and Albert Champion stand proudly in GM Automotive Pioneer Plaza in downtown Flint. Statues of Walter P. Chrysler and Charles W. Nash welcome visitors in the…

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  • Artomotive

    Designed to acknowledge the creativity and art of the automotive body shop and other painters and designers of automotive art, contestants use a vehicle hood as a canvas for their expression. Because the canvas is metal, it can not only be painted, but it can be cut, bent and otherwise formed at the artists desire.…

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  • Artifacts

    Back to the Brick's Auto Heritage Committee not only oversees the creation and display of bronze statues honoring Flint's Automobile Pioneers, it also owns, maintains, restores and loans for display unusual and rare automobile memorabilia and artifacts including all or parts of special vehicles. This is just a part of its work in fulfilling Back…

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Newsletter

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”Hear ye! Hear ye!” This month’s newsletter is early because it contains important information about the 13th annual Back to the Bricks®, one of the biggest and best automotive events in North America. The excitement builds as “Tune-up” Parties rev up on successive days around the county. Attractions and activities vary by location, but include parties with a 50’s, 60’s, or 70’s theme, hundreds of collector cars, concessions, vendors, live music, dancing in the streets, and giveaways.

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Sponsors

Back to the Bricks is proud to be a non-profit entity. Community participation and support make this possible. We are looking for Sponsors and/or Automotive Vendors who want to be part of the excitement. Click on the links above for specific information about these opportunities.

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