A weekend of cars, cars, cars!

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Drag cars on Saturday – Show cars on Sunday

The weekend was very busy!

Saturday

Saturday was a guy day out at Billetproof / Detroit Dragway Reunion. Steve, Liam and I loaded up the HHR and headed down to Milan Dragway. The spectator side was the Billetproof rat-rod show and then the pit side got you into the nostalgia dragsters of the Detroit Dragway Reunion.

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Lots of drag racing was on hand and the pits seemed to go on forever. But wandering the pits got you up close and personal with all sorts of nostalgia race cars. And there were tons of the regular drag cars too. Between sitting in the stands and watching the drag racing action and strolling through the pits it was a full day.

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And I want to acknowledge the guys with Great Lakes Gassers! The whole bunch of them were awesome. They were very cordial and were willing to show off their rides. They made sure Liam got an up close and personal look at the cars and let him try them on for size. They showed him the inner workings of the cockpits and what does what. Great job guys!

Sunday

Sunday was a great day for a car show! A clear sunny day and a temp around 90. This one was the SAAC – MCR All Ford Show. This annual show had an added attraction this year with the addition of the 50th Anniversity Celebration of the Cougar. Take a big Ford show and throw in about 300 Cougars from across the country and you have a winner. I made sure to stock up on water for the grueling sunny day ahead. I got there early to get situated before the placed packed up so I setup and started my stay by heading for the swap meet area. The rest of the day was spent browsing up and down the rows looking for cars and features. I found plenty of both.

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So today is a day of recovery. Unfortunately it’s 90 out today. kind of a duplicate of yesterday. So I will hide in the AC till it cools down this afternoon. Gonna do some steaks once it cools down. Gotta eat, right!? See ya!

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It’s Cruisin Time! Scarecrow Style!

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Time for getting the cars ready for the new cruise season is upon us!

And some of us can’t wait for the fun to begin

And while I do a lot of the prep work it appears that the fever has hit my furry buddies too! After a day of cleaning and tuning my watchful buddy, Scarecrow, made it very clear that it was all good and that we needed to hit the streets!

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It appears that while he may not be able to reach the pedals Scarecrow definitely has the window hang down solid! So the best I can say is “I’ll go grab the keys! We are heading out to cruise!”

Enjoy!

More Things To Do This Year!

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I have updated my Bob’s Garage Calendars with a bunch of new events!

There are lots of stuff going on throughout the summer cruise months. So feel free to browse through and see what catches your eye! I am already making my check marks on the ones I want to attend. Maybe I will see you there!

Bob’s Garage site

So … take a look!  Thanx!

A day out at the Clinton Township Gratiot Cruise

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Clinton Township Gratiot Cruise

Telegraph 2016

Telegraph 2016

The last cruise before the silliness of the Woodward Dream Cruise turned out to be a great day! The weather was nice, clear and cool, perfect for a cruise. And Gratiot from 14 mile to 17 Mile was covered with cruisers and spectators starting att 9 AM. I headed out about 9ish and after stopping at the party store for some ice and then a stop for a fill-up on fuel I was on my way. Once I got to Gratiot I made  a quick circuit of the route. On my way back south I spotted some of my cruise buddies just south of 15 Mile. I was able to park with the group and “set up camp”.

From there it was an afternoon of catching up on all the latest stuff from all of us. The traffic grew as the day progressed and after it’s official kick-off  at 11 AM it was one big cruise party. I took time to make a circuit and along the way stopped for a lunch break at Kerby’s Coney Island for coneys and fries. what else?! Then it was back out on Gratiot for the remainder of the circuit and then back to our group. It was a super day out hanging with the guys and the cars.

Woodward Dream Cruise week unofficially starts on Sunday, Aug 13. And ends with the big event on Saturday Aug 20.

A day out on Telegraph

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I spent Saturday afternoon july 27  Cruisin the Graph!

It was a great day. A bit warm but still a great day. After a bit of cruising from Ford Road down to Northline and back I decided to hunt for a place to park. I ended up just south of the Ecorse Road over pass in the parking lot with a bunch of other cruisers. After taking some time to set up my canopy, chairs and coolers I went ahead and cranked up the stereo and settled in for a nice afternoon of cruise time. It turned out to be a great day out.

I took a break and took a walk over to a diner that was close by. And I had a killer Reuben sandwich and meal. A large glass of ice tea and it was nice. I love local cafes!

Another cruise down and the Dream Cruise is quickly upon us! August 20! See ya there!

The “Roseville Cruise” is NOT a Cruise! It’s a car show!

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Roseville Mi! What a bunch of tools! We will know better and not show up next year!

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Here is where I find that the city of Roseville was a bunch of amateur cruise wanna be’s. They changed up the format with some poor communications and stealth advertising. I find this a perfect reason not to go there and the “free cruise” label was totally misleading. And then , to top it off, when cruisers did show up they, the Roseville Police Department, took advantage of the misinformation and were passing out $300 to those who chose to cruise Gratiot. What a bunch of asshats! But I guess you have to get your revenue enhancements somehow, Right!?


Roseville’s Classics on Gratiot not a cruise

Roseville’s annual classic car event Saturday will not include any cruise whatsoever and instead will feature stationary car shows. The Roseville Heritage Foundation’s Classics on Gratiot from noon to 8 p.m. will have 25 locations along a four-mile stretch between 10 Mile and 14 Mile after the foundation decided not to hold a cruise because of poor turnout and high expenses for extra police and safety personnel in previous years. Detroit News – June 10


Well, they kinda told ya but not really well!

After more than  a few years of not being able to get it right the city of Roseville, MI decided to have a “Cruise In” rather than a “Cruise

Along the way they just kinda forgot to tell the major media that it was no longer a cruise but a car show with 25 locations in Roseville. The Roseville Gratiot Cruise page is still up on Facebook but hasn’t had any activity since March 3rd.

However, on April 4 the press release on Roseville Heritage Cruise site still touted the event as a car cruise. No mention of a car “show”

Roseville’s Gratiot Cruise will start off the cruise calendar

But it was immediately followed on the same day by this release –

For Immediate Release We’re Going Old School!

“We are excited to inform you of some changes in this year’s cruise event. The title of the 2016 event will be “Classics on Gratiot” hosted by the Roseville Heritage Foundation. Various participating events will be happening along Gratiot Ave between 10 Mile Rd & 14 Mile Rd. This will include several car shows, entertainment and venders. As it was many years ago, Gratiot Ave will have a good old fashion “Cruise In” (Open Cruise). Car enthusiasts will be able to show off the pride and joy of those beautiful classics, Hot Rods, and Customs as they “Cruise In” at various locations.”

On the Roseville Heritage Cruise site for May 5 they put up a small entry with a new poster

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On June 10 the Macomb Daily posted

“Classics on Gratiot is the revised name for the Roseville Gratiot Cruise, but no cruising will be allowed. Instead, organizers have arranged a series of static car shows at bars, restaurants and shops featuring vintage vehicles, live entertainment and related events along Gratiot between 10 Mile to 14 Mile roads. Hours are noon to 8 p.m.  Macomb Daily


Consider us totally informed now and the City of Roseville has given itself a black eye so that those that didn’t want to go there before just got a taste of why they don’t want to go there again. I know I won’t!

A day out at Sins of Steel

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Sins of Steel

My son and I spent Saturday out wandering through at a premier rat rod show. Sins of Steel was once again at the 4H Fairgrounds in Davisburg, Mi just north of Detroit.It was a great gathering of rat rods, rat bikes and parts vendors. It was a way cool day out with my son. And a great prelude to this coming weekends all guy outing to Billerproof / Detroit Dragway Reunion.

I took some pics and they can be found on Flickr. Check them out.

Sins of Steel 2016 Flickr Album