Editor’s Note: View Newspaper Group is proud to be a Media Gold Sponsor of Back to the Bricks and the official publisher of the Back to the Bricks Event Guide which can be found in today’s newspaper. Check out the Event Guide for a full schedule and much, much more.

FLINT – As summer draws to a close, Back to the Bricks is just beginning to roar into Vehicle City. The annual event attracts more than 500,000 car enthusiasts to Genesee County every year, reestablishing Flint as the unofficial automobile mecca of Michigan. Founded by Al Hatch 14 years ago, Back to the Bricks has grown substantially, and now includes hundreds of registered vehicles, as well as thousands of spectators and automobile aficionados.

Tune Up Week is officially in full swing, with events scheduled throughout Genesee County for Aug. 6-11. And the Main Event, which is a showcase for classic, custom and collectible vehicles of all kinds, starts next Tuesday, Aug. 14 and lasts al week, until Saturday, Aug. 18.

The Main Event’s five-day extravaganza begins with a family-oriented party at the nostalgic US-23 Drive- In Theater. As the week progresses, excited crowds will line the streets for the “Rolling Cruises,” taking place Aug. 15 and Aug. 16. On Friday, the festival will host a car show, concert and dance party with a Motown theme. Thousands will stroll the brick streets on Saturday to admire vehicles of every age and description, take pictures, buy souvenirs and enjoy the fun.

In order to give you a good look at all of the activities, as well as the far-reaching effects of the annual event, we’ve included the Back to the Bricks Event Guide in today’s paper. For more information about Back to the Bricks, reference the Event Guide within or visit their website at

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