Back to the Bricks returns with May event

Back to the Bricks Vice Chair Al Jones and his wife, Debbie, pose for a photo in front of their 1956 Buick Special model with a ’43 hardtop. Jones is excited to announce the inaugural Dust ‘Em Off Car Show, which is scheduled for Sunday, May 23 and will kick off the summer schedule of Back to the Bricks events.

Back to the Bricks Vice Chair Al Jones and his wife, Debbie, pose for a photo in front of their 1956 Buick Special model with a ’43 hardtop. Jones is excited to announce the inaugural Dust ‘Em Off Car Show, which is scheduled for Sunday, May 23 and will kick off the summer schedule of Back to the Bricks events.

GENESEE COUNTY — Car enthusiasts, rejoice. The 2021 Back to the Bricks annual automotive extravaganza is gearing up to return to Genesee County with one of the most exciting summer event lineups in their decades-long history.

This year’s schedule will kick off with an all-new event – the Dust ‘Em Off Car Show, sponsored by General Motors and Dort Financial Credit Union, set to take place on Sunday, May 23 at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center.

After a year of challenges, setbacks, cancellations, and disappointments, thousands of Back to the Bricks (BttB) devotees have been itching for the chance to liberate their prized possessions from the restraints of dust covers and storage facilities. From turn-of-the-century restored relics to unconstrained American muscle, autos around the state are already revving their engines in anticipation for this year’s BttB schedule. And now, with social gathering and capacity restrictions being relaxed throughout the state, BttB will once again be conducting a chorus of carburetors and crankshafts throughout Genesee County and beyond.

The inaugural Dust ‘Em Off Car Show, scheduled for May 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., will mark the first-time many collectors and enthusiasts are able to see such a massive number of cars since lockdown began.

According to BttB Vice Chair Al Jones, “We already have more than 200 cars registered to attend Dust ‘Em Off, which is great. But we’re expecting to see a lot more. Visitors can expect to see at least 500 cars and their owners out there on the day of the show. We have a huge parking lot to work with, so we’re thinking once we get the word out, people are going to want to get out and see some cars.”

Along with hundreds of classic and vintage cars, The Dust ‘Em Off Car Show will offer attendees plenty to keep them busy and entertained, including a massive swap meet that Jones says you won’t want to miss, vendors, food trucks, refreshments, drawings and prizes. The afternoon will also include a brief ceremony to honor our nation’s veterans and thank them for their service.

Though the event is nearly two months away, Jones stressed the significance of pre-registering for the event in order to secure a spot and ensure that you receive a free T-shirt in your size. The registration process can be completed on the BttB website or by contacting event organizers. Due to the expected demand for spots at the Dust ‘Em Off Car Show, those interested should register as soon as possible, as availability is on a first-come-first-served basis.

“I love Back to the Bricks, and I always have,” said Jones. “I’ve never missed a main event since the first year. It’s always lots of fun, it’s great for families, it’s great for the community, and it’s great for car enthusiasts. If you love cars, it’s the place to be.”

For more information about the Dust ‘Em Off Car Show or Back to the Bricks, visit the organization’s website at www.backtothebricks.org, and for more information about the swap meet, contact Al Jones at 810-625-2713 or aljones@backtothebricks.org.