All Roads Lead to the Bricks!

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.

Events

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MAIN EVENT WEEK

AUGUST 16-20

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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TUNE UP WEEK

AUGUST 8-13

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 drive around the track at Auto City Speedway in Clio, Michigan.

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PROMO TOUR

JUNE 10-15

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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CHROME AND ICE SHOW

FEBRUARY 2017

For the first time, Back to the Bricks and Buick will sponsor an indoor winter car show, “Chrome and Ice.” The inaugural event, scheduled for February 12-13, 2016 at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center in Flint, Michigan, will feature a “summertime” theme, complete with sand and palm trees, and entertainment by a California-based “beach boy” band.

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DOWN THE ROAD

Tune Up Week

Monday, August 8 thru Saturday, AUGUST 13, 2016

"TUNE-UP WEEK" begins Monday, August 8 in Flint Township, and continues each late afternoon/evening on successive days around the county with parties in Clio on Tuesday, Linden on Wednesday, Thursday in Fenton, Friday in Davison, and Saturday in the Beecher/Mt. Morris area. 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, and giveaways.

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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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The festivities begin in earnest this year on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 10 AM with the UNVEILING of the eighth statue commemorating the automotive pioneers, the "movers and the shakers" in the history of Flint. Thanks to the combined efforts of Back to the Bricks, the Mott Community Foundation, the Mott Community College Alumni Association, the Bruin Club, the Dale and Mary McClellan family, the Tom and Winnie Brown Family, and a host of other donors, the latest in the series of life-size bronze statues will honor one of Flint's most prominent citizens, philanthropist Charles Stewart Mott.
 

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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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