BOB'S GARAGE
2018 OTHER events
This is the MOTOR CITY! Besides all the big cruises Metro Detroit also has a long list of great car swaps / shows / cruise nights all year long. This is my list of events that I am likely to attend.
2018 CRUISE NIGHTS 2018 CRUISE EVENTS

** Dates displayed in light gray are unconfirmed! **

JANUARY

6

Detroit Swap Meet

January 6-7 Detroit tradition now at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi


MARCH

2

Meguires Autorama

March 2-3-4 America's greatest Hot Rod Show at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit


MARCH

4

SAAC/MCR Annual All Ford Swap Meet

This Sunday swap is at Gorno Ford22025 Allen Rd in Woodhaven,MI. 8am-2pm


MARCH

18

Eastside A's Swap Meet

This Sunday swap is at Russ Milne Ford 24777 Hall Rd (M59) in Macomb,MI


APRIL

17

National Mustang Day National Event

One special day a year, the Mustang world unites by taking their Mustangs to the road! All Mustang enthusiasts know April 17th is the birth date of the Mustang and was first shown to the automotive world at the New York World's Fair.


APRIL

22

Monroe’s Spring Auto Swap Meet / Car Show

The Monroe Auto Swap Meet and Car Show held at Monroe County Fairgrounds has been a growing event over the last five years, and this year's event is looking to be the best Auto Swap Meet and Car Show to date.


MAY

5

Michigan Antique Festival

May 5-6 at Springfield Oaks County Park in Davisburg Mi. Antique Dealers and folks from all over bring their garage sale items to the swap meet/flea market area. On top of that is also one of Michigan's longest running Car Shows!


MAY

5

Fowlerville Great Lakes Region Swap Meet

May 5 at Fowlerville Fairgrounds located at 88000 w. Grand River in Fowlerville, MI 48836 . Swap meet, car corral


MAY

6

Bearing Burners Auto Club Swap Meet & Used Car Corral

KofC Picnic Grounds, 11541 21Mile Rd, Shelby Twp. 48315, Open to Public on Sunday from 9am-4pm, Admission & Parking: $10 per car..


MAY

6

Ypsi Area Street Rods Annual Show and Shine

The event will take place at Riverside Park in Ypsilanti. There will be a kickoff party Saturday, May 5th from 6-9PM. The show will include a swap meet, food vendors, muffle rapping, DJ, door prizes, games, and much more!


MAY

18

Honor Those Who Served Veteran Benefit

Pet Supplies Plus and Vets Returning Home are partnering to feed the pets and service dogs of our military veterans! Please join us and help us support them! May 18-19-20 all ady at Pet Supplies Plus at 42241 Garfield Rd Clinton Township, Michigan. Meet some of our Veterans and their service dogs!


MAY

19

Honor Those Who Served Veteran Benefit

We will be collecting cash donations for Vets Returning Home, please join us and help us support them! 10AM – 4PM at Spartan Cycle at 44701 N Gratiot Ave in Clinton Township, Michigan. We'll have FREE food, beverages, and snacks while supplies last. FREE giveaways while supplies last.


MAY

26

USMA Veteran Charity Car Show Veteran Benefit

Benefit for the Veterans Food Bank 8AM – 3PM at Dixieland Market 2045 Telegraph and Dixie Highway. Registration 8–11AM /Judging - 9AM /Awards at 2:30PM.


JUNE

2

Mt Clemens Cruise

The 2018 Mount Clemens Cruise will host a two-day weekend event. Friday, June 1 open cruise 5-10PM / Saturday, June 2 Car Show Registration and Check-In 7–9AM Judged Car Show 10AM–3PM Awards Ceremony 2–3PM Open Cruise 3–9PM


JUNE

2

Sins Of Steel

Motor City Mayhem - traditional 64 & older hot rod, custom and bike show. Bike age open to traditional style (no fat tire modern custom theme bikes). Always the first Saturday of June at Springfield Oaks County Park in Davisburg Mi.


JUNE

3

K of C Car Show & Swap Meet

At the Knights Picnic grounds on 21 Mile Rd east of Van Dyke in Shelby Twp., MI, 8am to 4pm, car registration at the gate is $20, swap meet space $10, 50/50 raffles, music by DJ Knight, admission $5, 12 & under get in free


JUNE

9

Horsepower For Heroes Car Show

Horsepower For Heroes is an annual car show benefiting Military service members overseas, as well as veterans in our own community. From putting together care packages, to checking out show cars, to smashing junk cars with a sledge hammer, Horsepower For Heroes has a way for everyone to give back to our service men and women.


JUNE

9

CEMA's 29th Annual Charity Car Show

ALL MAKES AND MODELS OF VEHICLES are welcome! Once again, we are supporting Leader Dogs for the Blind in Rochester, MI. The show will be held in Lot 25 on the campus of FCA's Headquarters and Technical Center in Auburn Hills, MI.


JUNE

10

SAAC-MCR All Ford Show / Swap

This is an All-Ford show held at The Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn, MI


JUNE

10

Road Knights Annual Barn Show / Swap

Wilson Barn’s annual Car Show and Swap Meet, from 9 -5 June 10, at the Wilson Barn, located at the corner of Middlebelt and West Chicago roads in Livonia.


JUNE

13

VFW POST 6695 CRUZ’N 528 & 2018 Veteran Benefit

This USMA cruise-in is at the VFW Post 6695 at 1426 S. Mill St. in Plymouth, MI. Pre-register for Liberty Fest. CruisNews photo shoot


JUNE

16

Canton Liberty Fest Car and Truck Show

USMA Car and Truck Show in beautiful Heritage Park, located behind the Canton Administration Building and the Canton Public Library, just west of Canton Center Road between Cherry Hill and Summit Parkway.


JUNE

17

Fathers Day Car Show / Swap

Metro Cruisers show and swap at The County Line Trade Center located on Dequindre just 2 blocks north of 8 Mile Road in Warren, MI. 11AM - 5PM


JUNE

23

Veteran Benefit Car Show Veteran Benefit

Held at Woodside Bible Church, 6600 Rochester Road in Troy, MI, 10-3pm, food, trophies, dash plaques, kids activities & more, vehicle registration for non-veterans is $15 before June 8, $20 afterward & day of show $20, ALL active duty military & veterans enter cars for FREE with valid ID or DD214, each entry owner receives a FREE lunch, goodie bag, dash plaque, reg form will be emailed to our cruzer list... 248-878-9414


JUNE

24

Wings and Wheels

Held at Yankee Air Museum 47884 D St, Belleville, MI 48111 featuring vintage airplanes and cars.


JUNE

24

Centerline Lions Car Show

Presented by USMA 8AM – 3PM at ABC Warehouse 10 Mile and Van Dyke. Registration 8–11AM /Judging - 11AM-1PM /Awards at 3PM.


JUNE

30

Dixieland Cruiser Appreciation Day

Presented by USMA 8AM – 3PM at Dixieland Market 2045 Telegraph and Dixie Highway. Registration 8–11AM /Judging - 9AM /Awards at 2:30PM.


JULY

8

Knights of Columbus Car Show Veteran Benefit

Presented by USMA 8AM – 3PM at John M. Lynch - #4188 870 N. Main St. Clawson MI. Registration 8–11AM /Awards at 2:30PM. Benefit for the the Veteran Food Bank.


JULY

13

Collector Car Appreciation Day National Event

The SEMA Action Network (SAN) announced that the next Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD) will be officially celebrated on July 13, 2018. The date is now an annual event to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.


JULY

14

Showdown in Motown Bike and Car Show

Downtown Detroit at the Riverwalk. Atwater between St. Antoine to Rio Pelle. Chief James E Craig invites you to his first annual Showdown in Motown Bike and Car Show. The all-day event features all types of cars and bikes on display. Trophies will be presented for Best in Show Cars and Bikes. All proceeds collected will be donated to the Detroit Public Safety Foundation.


JULY

14

Dearborn Show / Swap

One of the oldest swaps is back in Belleville, Mi at the Wayne County Fairgrounds


JULY

15

VVA Chapter 154 Car Show Veteran Benefit

Benefit for the the Macomb County Veteran Food Pantry. VFW 1146 Bruce Post at 28404 Jefferson Ave south of Martin [11 1/2 Mile Road] 8AM-3PM


JULY

22

Easy Rodders Charity Car Show, Swap Meet & Craft Show

At the Packard Proving Grounds on Van Dyke between 22 & 23 Mile Rd in Shelby Twp., MI, 9-3 RAIN or SHINE, Walk in admission $5, children under 12 FREE, car coral, info call 248-755-7058, swap meet spaces call810-326-0211


JULY

28

Billetproof - Michigan

Billetproof Michigan moves from the drag strip to the golf course! Now part of the Concours d’Elegance of the Americas weekend traditional hot rods and customs will be displayed in a reserved corral next to over 1000 exotics and classics at the spectacular Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, MI


AUGUST

11

Down On Main Street Car Show

Clawson Lions Club Charity Car Show 8AM-6PM on Main Street between Normandy and 14 Mile Rd.


AUGUST

18

Motor City Rockabilly Rumble

At Cellerman's at 24310 John R in Hazel Park,MI from 2PM to Midnight.


AUGUST

18

Mustang Alley - Woodward Dream Cruise National Event

If you've never attended the Woodward Dream Cruise in suburban Detroit, then you're missing the biggest one-day automotive event on the planet. For Ford fans, the best way to experience Woodward is to take a stroll in “Mustang Alley” where over 700 Stangs of every vintage dominate the Ford display area along 9 Mile Road in Ferndale every summer. 


AUGUST

19

Mustang Memories Show / Swap

A great Mustang Show / Swap held at the Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn,MI


AUGUST

25

Michigan Veterans Car Show Veteran Benefit

This USA Cares - Michigan veterans benefit show is at Freedom Hill County Park in Sterling Heights MI Noon - 5pm


AUGUST

25

Hamtramck Hustle

Presented by DeadLast Car Club at Kelly's Bar Hamtramck 2403 Holbrook St, Hamtramck, Michigan 48212


AUGUST

26

Billy Sohns Memorial Car Show

Presented by USMA at Clawson City Park 1098 N Bywood Ave Clawson, MI 48017. Elmwood is west of Livernois [Main Street] Registration 8–11AM /Judging - 9AM / Rockin Ronnie 2-3:30PM


SEPTEMBER

7

Street Rod Nationals North

Sept 7-8-9 at Kalamazoo County Expo Center & Fairground in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Street rods, street machines, customs, trucks, classics, open to vehicles 30 years old or older.


SEPTEMBER

15

Music Fest 4 Vets Veteran Benefit

Sept 15 at Motor City Eagles - FOE 2265 in Redford Twp, MI. 24401 5 Mile just west of Telegraph Rd. This annual all-volunteer variety live entertainment event features bands musicians entertainers performing in support of Vets. Two stages indoor/outdoor, live entertainment, food.


OCTOBER

6

Michigan Antique Festival

October 6-7 at Springfield Oaks County Park in Davisburg Mi. Antique Dealers and folks from all over bring their garage sale items to the swap meet/flea market area. On top of that is also one of Michigan's longest running Car Shows!


OCTOBER

7

Clawson Fun Fall Festival Car Show

10AM – 3PM presented by USMA at Clawson City Park. Celebrate the beginning of fall with an afternoon of fun. The day includes free hayrides, farm animals, free inflatables and baked goods for sale.


OCTOBER

28

Monroe's Fall Auto Swap Meet / Car Show

The Monroe Auto Swap Meet and Car Show held at Monroe County Fairgrounds has been a growing event over the last five years, and this year's event is looking to be the best Auto Swap Meet and Car Show to date.