FLINT — Back to the Bricks organizers hoped bringing in some of the country’s hottest cars would be a great way to kick off the new Chrome & Ice indoor winter car show, and they certainly weren’t disappointed.
More than 2,400 people attended this year’s inaugural event, held Feb. 12-14 at the Dort Federal Event Center in Burton. This year’s show featured thirty-five cars in seven categories, with the average value of a vehicle being $200,000. Organizer Jerry Preston said that a 1967 Shelby Cobra owned by George Arakelian was the show’s most valuable entrant at just north of $1 million.
Awards were given to the top entry in each class. A large section of the floor in Arena 2 was covered with sandy to give the entire event a festive, beach party ambience. The overall winner got to circle the ice during intermission at the Flint Firebirds game.