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According to AutoInsurance.org, Michigan ranks #6 in their top ten list of “Best States for Classic Car Owners”.

Boasting 26 Classic Car Clubs, it’s no surprise Michigan would cruise into the the top ten – after all we are the “Motor City” state!

Michigan is proud of her roots in the auto industry and from Detroit’s Woodward Dream Cruise to smaller local shows, we love showing off restored beauties that display design through the decades.  While our “showing off” season may be a little shorter than warmer states, we shine in quantity, quality and enthusiasm. And Muskegon is a classic car lovers dream!

Visit Muskegon this summer for these weekly – and very special events:

Back to the Bricks Promo Tour
June 8 Noon – 10 pm
Free

Back to the Bricks Promo Tour is Back on the Road to Muskegon! Every June the “Back to the Bricks Promo Tour” cruises into summer with a classic car show. Hundreds of classic cars travel to select cities throughout the state of Michigan. This year, the five-day tour makes a much anticipated return to Muskegon!

This year’s event expects a record-breaking number of registered cars with more than one third of the participants being first timers. The classic car owners are expected to arrive between noon and 2 pm on June 8th.  Look for them to be lined up (and ready for their photos taken!) in downtown Muskegon. Fifth and Terrace streets will be closed for cars to line the street.

The Downtown Muskegon Social District will be open along Western Ave so you can view the cars with a beverage in hand!

WeDiscover Festival
July 2 – 4
Free

What’s really cool about this event? If you go to the Hot Import Nights website, the cities hosting this festival are Honolulu, Los Angeles, Dallas….and Muskegon!

The WeDiscover Festival will encompass multiple city blocks of Downtown Muskegon and the Beachfront of Lake Michigan over the Fourth of July weekend.

The main event will be held Saturday, July 3 with a three-day modified and exotic car show, electronic dance music festival, food vendors, the new social drinking district, food truck alley, urban art installations and a massive firework festival by Melrose Pyrotechnics. Cars will be parked along Western Avenue.

Two stages will be set up for the EDM music festival with the likes of Nurko, Kim Lee, Kill Bambi, Shannon Williams and Choff performing on the Main Stage and DJ Miami and Nicki Nell on the Alt Stage.

Best karma about the event? Proceeds will benefit Boys and Girls Club of the Muskegon Lakeshore. Click HERE for the full schedule.

5th Annual Heykoop Veteran Memorial Car Show & Benefit
July 3 10:00 am  – 2:00 pm

The Annual Heykoop Veteran Memorial Car Show & Benefit takes place at the Mart Dock on the shores of Muskegon Lake. General Admission is free. Show car entry fee $10. Parking at the Mart Dock is $5. Categories will include patriotic, 4×4, bike and general with trophies awarded to the top three in each. Guests can also expect food trucks, 50/50 and 60/40 raffles, live auctions, raffle bags, merchandise, demonstrations and a DJ all day!
This car and motorcycle show benefits Lighthouse for Veterans and the fight against Veteran suicide.

purple, green and pink calsic cars lined up in fron to lake promoting Cruz’in Classic Car Show

Cruz’in Classic Car Show
July 30 from 7 pm – 10 pm
Free

Visit picturesque White Lake for the Cruz’in Classic Car Show. This show allows automobile entries from 1975 and before. Why?  Because of the oil embargo and high gas prices of the mid 70’s which brought about the end of newly manufactured muscle cars and “cruising in your car just for fun”. Enjoy a full day of music, food, and fun, then claim you spot along the main streets of Whitehall and Montague to watch the pre-1975 cars cruise from Funnell Field in Whitehall to downtown Ferry St. in Montague!  Some years car entries have topped 400! Then follow the cars to Ferry St. where they will be proudly displayed.

Wonderland Cruise-In Car Show
Mondays from 5 – 8pm
Wonderland Distilling Co.
Free
Check out classic cars every Monday this summer at Wonderland Distilling Co. This classic car show located in the parking lot across the street from Wonderland, offers a view of Muskegon Lake and an opportunity to take a stroll through the Lakeside district and discover locally owned spots to eat, drink and shop.
This is a cruise-in style show with no entry fee. Guests are free to hang out, see the cool cars, or show off their own!
 
Every week a People’s Choice will be awarded to the best car. Votes are $1 each, and these proceeds go to support the restoration efforts of the SS Milwaukee Clipper (located on the lakeshore just behind the car show!)
Cruise-ins at Fricano Place
Wednesdays 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Free

Cruise-in nights at Fricano’s Muskegon Lake take place every Wednesday from 5:30 to 8:00pm this summer. The classic car show will set up in a shaded, grassy area with a view of Muskegon Lake.

Bring out those beautiful cars, sit back and relax while listening to some smooth tunes from Tom Schalk and Quality Sound. Make it a true summertime memory with an ice cream treat from the Sweet Shoppe, or grab a hot and delicious pizza from Fricano place.