On Saturday, we staged just outside of West Branch before cruising through their downtown. West Branch has consistently been a great stop for us on previous Tours. On this day, they greeted us with a warm welcome as we cruised through town as a single file convoy with the road closed. Then it was onto Shoreline Park in Tawas for a catered lunch. It was gorgeous weather and there’s nothing like enjoying your lunch with friends on the Lake Huron shore. After lunch, we enjoyed a police escort to East Tawas where the early evening car event took place. Many local spectators came out to see the cars and Newman Street was rocking as typically occurs when the Tour is in town. Afterwards, a game room and snacks were provided followed by a bonfire to close out the evening.
Police Escort Through West Branch
Meet your City Captains
David and Pamelia Stilber
This is David and Pamelia’s 10th tour. They began enjoying the Tour in 2012 and from the start knew it was something they wanted to be apart of year after year. Their neighbors convinced them to go, they had a 72 Chevelle at the time. Pam had just got her 2011 Camaro Convertible, and wasn’t sure she could go with a newer car. What’s great about the Promo Tour is that it does not require a classic car to participate. Getting to see places in Michigan that they have never been with friends has been great for them both, and her Camaro is a great way to do just that.
This is their 5th time being City Captains. They believe meeting and working with each selected City and State personnel has been very rewarding. They also really enjoy the opportunities to view museums, landmarks and different scenic parts of the state. One of the things they enjoyed the most was the hosted FREE lunch at Shoreline Park, and a Bonfire at Tawas Bay Beach Hotel.
They both feel that being part of the Tour and other BttB activities such as Chrome & Ice, Tune-Up Parties and the Main Event week in August is a great way to be involved in their community.