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DURAND, Mich.– If you love automotive history, classic cars and simply having a good time, then it’s time for you to get ready for Back to the Bricks to cruise into downtown Flint, Mich. With all of the fun things planned, this year’s Back to the Bricks is going to be one for the books. You don’t want to miss all of the action, so we put together a little itinerary for you to go off.
Tuesday, August 11
Back to the Bricks starts things off an open house at the General Motors Flint Assembly Plant from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and a free showing of “Smokey and the Bandit” at the US-23 Drive-In Theater at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, August 12
You can see the Opening Ceremony for the Cruise downtown at 4 p.m., then watch the Rolling Cruise that will move from downtown Flint to Grand Blanc from 5-9 p.m. During the Rolling Cruise, take your kids to participate in the GM-sponsored Pinewood Derby in Grand Blanc and wait for the Rolling Cruise to arrive. After the pinewood derby, check out the Miniature Toy Car Tournament at First Baptist Church of Grand Blanc, where cars will be provided.
Thursday, August 13
Thursday looks about the same as Wednesday with another Rolling Cruise, Pinewood Derby and Miniature Toy Car Tournament, but you can never go wrong with doing all three 2 days in a row!
Friday, August 14
This is when Back to the Bricks really revs up the excitement. There will be a free hot dog lunch for cruisers at Duke’s Car Stereo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and then another Rolling Cruise from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. But from 2-8:30 p.m., you can sing your heart out at the Back to the Bricks Cruise ‘n’ Concert, featuring the Motown hits cover band The Heartbeats at 5 p.m. and musician Dave Bennet at 7 p.m.
Saturday, August 15
The last day of Back to the Bricks will contain the entrée of events you’ll have waited all week for. Things will kick off bright and early at 6:30 a.m. with a Hillbilly Breakfast Buffet. When Back to the Bricks cruises into downtown Flint during the day, you’ll have the opportunity to check out a number of different car displays at the Car Show, including the All-Buick Car Show and Drag Racing Cars Display among others. Other fun activities include:
- Unveiling of the Albert Champion statue
- Livernois Chassis Dyno
- Coloring wall, face painting, ballon art
- Automotive Art and church tours at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
- Genwood Cemetery Walking Tours with antique hearses, actors portraying automobile greats and Civil War reenactments
As you can see, Back to the Bricks is a pretty comprehensive week-long event. You might not make it to every event every day, but you can rest assured that there will definitely be multiple enjoyable things for you, your family and your friends to do all week long. Be sure to check out Back to the Bricks to see an even more detailed schedule with specific times and locations! When we think about how special Back to the Bricks is to this community, it makes us very proud to be a Flint area Chevy dealer where you can find the best New Chevy Cars and New Chevy Trucks!
Located at 9009 East Lansing Road Durand, MI 48429, Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand is revolutionizing the car buying experience. We provide all the transparency and customer service you need, while simultaneously making your purchase experience fun! Learn more about Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand, or for any questions contact us at (989) 288-2657 or visit our website at www.GraffChevyDurand.com!