Photos by gleslie44 and Humicuda82
Article by Nick Starr

The 6th annual Back to the Bricks Cruise Weekend takes place throughout the Flint area Tuesday, August 17th through Saturday, August 21st. Event Chairman Al Hatch says, “Over the five days last year we had 25,000 cars and 250,000 spectators. We fully expect to exceed both of those numbers this year."

Here's a quick glimpse at the week's activities:
  • The events kick off at the US 23 Drive-In Theater at 5 pm on Tuesday where there will be a special screening of The World’s Fastest Indian.
  • Wednesday and Thursday feature a rolling cruise over a 13 mile route with 33 host sites. This begins at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Grand Blanc and ends at The Soggy Bottom Bar in downtown Flint, with participants being able to jump in anywhere along the way from 5 pm until 10 pm.
  • The main car show will take place in downtown Flint throughout the day on Friday and Saturday, with a 7 a.m. start time the first day and 8 a.m. the second.  The two days of the show with feature many activities, events, vendors (including a women’s marketplace on Saturday), and special guests such as Cindy Williams (Shirley from Laverne & Shirley) and Shirley Muldowney (1977, 80, & 82 NHRA Top Fuel champion). 
Back to the Bricks is a non-profit event, with all activities and participation completely free of charge. The mission of the event is to promote area business to stimulate the local economy. For more information please visit

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