FLINT — Back to the Bricks and Buick is proud to announce the upcoming second annual winter indoor car show, Chrome & Ice, which is set for Feb. 10-11 at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center in Flint. The theme for this year’s event is “MORE.” The 2017 Chrome & Ice event will be larger and more spectacular than ever before, featuring more than 100 vintage and classic sports cars, muscle cars, hot rods, and trucks, with live entertainment and special guests.
In keeping with the event’s theme, Chrome & Ice will feature more space, more cars, more vendors, more entertainment, and more people. Access to the entire facility in 2017 will enable organizers to showcase more than twice as many vehicles, and they expect to exceed 100 entries this year. Also, live entertainment will be provided from local artists Dave Lagness and T.J. Craven.
“This year, the big word is definitely ‘more,’ said event coordinator Steve Hobbs. “We have more cars, more time, with extended hours, and more prizes. This year we have the Electra 25 prize system, where the top 25 cars will win $225. The votes are cast by all the adult admission ticketholders, so the guests will be able to pick out their favorites.”
Also, all registrants in the Chrome & Ice show will receive a personal license plate with the owner’s name and make/ year their car, one t-shirt, two VIP lanyards, and two catered lunches for Saturday. The hours on Friday will be from noon until 9 p.m. and Saturday’s hours will be from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.
Premiering this year will be a private preview party on Thursday, Feb. 9. Tickets for Thursday’s party will be $35 each and will raise funds for Hot Rod High, which is a program that not only introduces young people to collector cars as a hobby, but also, in partnership with area high schools and colleges, provides a unique opportunity for youth to explore a variety of careers in the automotive field, engineering, and robotics. The private party, sponsored by Buick and brought to you by ABC12, will feature live entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, two free drinks and much more. All proceeds from the private party will go towards Hot Ride High, and the newly created Back to the Bricks scholarship fund.
There will be approximately 45 vendor stations available for spectators to visit, primarily automotive-related. They are going fast, so you’ll need to hurry if you want to secure a spot for your business. Contact Steve Hobson at 810-252-3344 as soon as possible if you are interested.
For more information on Chrome and Ice 2017, or this year’s Back to the Bricks, visit www.backtothebricks.org.
— Alex Petrie