Fenton, MI — August 8, 2019
The annual Back to the Bricks Main Week celebration of classic cars in Flint does not kick off until the week of August 12th-17th. Prior to the big event, Tune-Up Week gets everyone ready for the fun with previews scheduled at towns around Genesee County.
The tour stopped in Fenton today and literally took over downtown. LeRoy Street was closed off to traffic and cars were displayed along both sides of the main thoroughfare through the city. Car buffs walked the showcase of vehicles admiring the beauty of automotive art on display.
Michigan is the car capital of the world and folks from the mitten state love their automobiles. Crowds swelled as the evening progressed.
Hundreds of cars were on display, an assortment of brands, models, and colors. All polished up, some with hoods opened to feature the engines chromed out and sparkling.
They Don’t Make Them Like They Used To
You hear that refrain every so often, “They Don’t Make Them Like They Used To” and for the most part we can be thankful for that. My F-150 rides like a luxury car, the A/C is ice cold, and the fuel mileage is great.
Still, there is a certain nostalgia to the design flair of automotive engineers over the years. Wooden steering wheels and manual horns, fins, and bullet bumpers, wide whitewalls, station wagons instead of SUVs, trucks that look like cars, fuzzy dice, and windows you had to roll down, and of course the original roadster.
Best of Show
Everyone has their favorite. For me, the beautiful pink and black 1955 Ford Fairlane Victoria was pure elegance.
Triple Header Evening
Downtown crowds enjoying the Back to the Bricks car show also visited the weekly Fenton Farmer’s Market. Fruits, veggies, treats, crafts, and fun for everyone.
The Fenton Summer Concert Series at the Millpond Park Gazebo treated everyone to the Beatles Tribute Band “Shout.”
About Back to the Bricks
Back to the Bricks attracts over 500,000 car show enthusiasts annually to Genesee County to celebrate our love of the motor vehicles and the area’s historic role in the automotive industry. Tune-up parties and promo tours generate enthusiasm in advance of the main event which provides a showcase for classic, custom, and collector vehicles of all kinds.