FLINT TWP. — Buick City, the sprawling. 235-acre automobile manufacturing in northeast Flint, was the birthplace of many vintage Buicks. It closed in 1999 and for many has become a distant memory.
But it lives on through the Buicktown Chapter of the Buick Club of America, that will be hosting several events during the upcoming Back to the Bricks car show, according to an announcement made by Township Supervisor Karyn Miller at a recent township board meeting. Fliers are being circulated, she said.
Three days of Buicks on the Bricks is set to start at 4 p.m. on Monday, August 15, when Buick show car owners will gather at the historic birthplace of General Motors on Water Street near downtown Flint then cruise through the city to the Patsy Lou Buick dealership on Corunna Road in Flint Township. Cruise route information was not made available,
On Thursday, August 18, the group will again meet at 4 p.m. at Water Street for a cruise to the Hemphill Road Megasite (on the grounds of the former GM Fisher Body plant) where there will be a special section reserved for Buicks. Participants can enjoy entertainment and watch the BTB cruisers parade up and down Saginaw Street.
Finally, at 6 am. on Saturday, August 20, the group will gather at Water Street to take part in the annual big Car Show.
For more information, visit online at www.buickclub.org/ calendar/