Back to the Bricks reschedules 2020 promo tour for fall

Bob and Sue Gerds, of Millington, posed for a photo in front of their 1978 Corvette before heading out on the 2018 “Mighty Mac and Back” Promo Tour. This summer’s tour has been moved to fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic. File photo

Bob and Sue Gerds, of Millington, posed for a photo in front of their 1978 Corvette before heading out on the 2018 “Mighty Mac and Back” Promo Tour. This summer’s tour has been moved to fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic. File photo

GENESEE COUNTY — Car enthusiasts will be treated to a fall color tour instead of a summer tour of the state thanks to the new Back to the Bricks Promo Tour dates — Oct. 9-13.

Due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Back to the Bricks Promo Tour, “Visionary Promo Tour” has been rescheduled for fall, based on the recommendations from the CDC, Federal and State officials.

Although the state could be reopened for the original June dates, Back to the Bricks Executive Director Amber Taylor, said organizers are being proactive in their decision.

“Ultimately, it came down to comfort and feeling safe,” said Taylor. “We’re trying to look out for everyone’s safety.”

Organizers worked with their partner cities to put the health and well-being of car enthusiasts and participants first in making this decision.

“All the cities have been so accommodating,” said Taylor. “They’re excited to have us in the fall.”

The new scheduled dates for the fall tour are October 9 –13, 2020. As of now the Promo Tour will have the same schedule of cities:

• Davison – Friday, October 9, 2020 – Kick Off to be announced

• Mt. Pleasant – Friday, October 9, 2020 – Downtown

• Boyne City – Saturday, October 10, 2020 – Classic Instruments Car Show

• Boyne City – Sunday, October 11, 2020 – Downtown

• Cadillac – Monday, October 12, 2020 – Downtown

• Muskegon – Tuesday, October 13, 2020 – Downtown

Those already registered for the tour, who plan to attend in the fall will receive an email with all hotel information and changes to make. Taylor said the group has already received a high number of responses from registered tour participants confirming they will be on the fall tour. She added that many were happy that the event had been postponed and not canceled.

Those unable to attend the fall dates may contact Back to the Bricks for a refund of the $45 tour registration fee or donate the commitment fee to the Back to the Bricks “Rosie the Riveter Statue Fund.”

Taylor said no additional Back to the Bricks events have been cancelled or postponed. Stay up-to-date by visiting www.backtothebricks.org. Any questions can be directed to Taylor at 810-877- 8383.