FLINT – With the arrival of spring and summer coming soon, cruise season is officially here. It’s time to get those collector cars out of storage and ready for a summer of fun. The 9th Annual Back to the Bricks Promo Tour kicks off next Friday and organizers are expecting a record number of vehicles and participants this year, including nearly 100 cruisers who will be joining the tour for the first time.
Each June the Back to the Bricks Annual Promo Tour provides an opportunity of adventure and camaraderie for hundreds of classic car owners. The six-day tour is designed to do two things: promote all Back to the Bricks (BttB) events and showcase each participating city’s unique features, fostering economic development.
This year’s Promo Tour, entitled “Mighty Mac & Back” is scheduled for June 8-13, with overnight stops in Mt. Pleasant, Gaylord, Petoskey, St. Ignace, and East Tawas, will culminate with an “End of the Road” luncheon at the Birch Run Speedway & Event Center. Registration for the event is $60.
As part of the Promo Tour, there will be an 80s theme on June 9 in Gaylord, with prizes for the best costumes, and a poodle skirt contest in East Tawas on June 12, so guests are encouraged to pack accordingly.
Tour packets can be picked up at the BttB office, 4400 S. Saginaw St. in Flint today, Thursday, May 31, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and on Tuesday, June 5 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Attendees will also be able to get their packet at St. John’s Catholic Church in Davison from 8-9 a.m. on Friday, June 8, prior to departure.
Founded by Al Hatch more than 10 years ago, Back to the Bricks has grown substantially, and now includes hundreds of registered vehicles, as well as thousands of spectators and automotive aficionados. The main event, which is a showcase for classic, custom and collectible vehicles of all kinds, takes place August 14-18 of this year, but the extravaganza begins with the Promo Tour.
For more information, visit www.backtothebricks.org.