Auto City Speedway to Kick Off 60th Year on Saturday

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Clio’s Auto City Speedway has big plans for its 60th year, and it all starts this Saturday – weather permitting – with the Redneck Season Opener.

“It’s a full schedule,” said Sharon Fischer, a spokesperson for the 5,000-seat venue. “All five divisions will be in action this weekend.”

This includes Pro Late Models, Mods, Street Outlaws (Street Stocks, Sportsman, Factory Stocks), Pure Stocks and Figure-8s.

This year, the season will carry the theme of a “Redneck Racing Summer.” In June, the racetrack is teaming up with Cumulus Radio to host a Redneck wedding. There will also be a number of games, featuring a redneck twist, during intermissions throughout the summer.

“If you have never been to a racetrack before, it’s definitely something you should try,” said Fischer, who describes the setup as NASCAR-style racing on an oval track. “You have to be there to experience the whole thing. To smell the gasoline and hear the noise – it’s very exciting.”

With a few exceptions, the paved track will host racing every Saturday night through September, with a special anniversary race on August 1.

After each and every event at the speedway, the pit area is open to guests who would like to meet the drivers, take photos and secure autographs.

Grandstand admission is $15 per adult and $5 per child age 6-12. Pit passes are $25 per adult and $15 per child age 6-12. Children 5 and under are free.

Pit gates will open at noon and the main grandstand gate open at 4:30 p.m. Racing starts at 7 p.m. and usually runs until about 10 p.m.-11 p.m.

For more information, call 810-686-9500 or visit www.autocityspeedway.com.

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The Fun Of OCTANE MAXIMUM DESTRUCTION Hits Auto City Speedway Saturday, August 31st!

They say you may only need the edge of your seat but you’ll want all of it as Maximum Destruction comes to Clio’s Auto City Speedway.  This will be a night filled with the sheer power and energy that only vehicular destruction can offer.  The gates will open at 4PM with racing beginning at 7.  During the evening there will be the Pro Late Model Triple Crown Round 3, Krazy 8’s, Trailer races, Boat races and so much more.  There is a lot to love about a night of loud cars and rowdy fun and for only twenty dollars adults can sit in the grandstand and have more auto destruction than they can shake a Bigfoot or Grave Digger at.  Guests wearing Red, White, & Blue will get $2 off of adult general admission.  If you are looking for some loud, smash-bang fun then this is the place for you this weekend and an event you won’t want to miss.

OCTANE MAXIMUM DESTRUCTION

Auto City Speedway

August 31

10205 N. Saginaw Rd.

Clio, MI

48420

For information call –

810.687.7384 OR 810.686.9500

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Artists Raise The Hood On Back To The Bricks Art Competition

ImageBack to the Bricks is adding a new wrinkle to this year’s event with the addition of Artomotive – Raise the Hood, an art competition based around car hoods.  Artists are asked to use a car hood as an integral part of their artwork and this is the only requirement of the piece that honors the automotive background of our region.  Artists will be able to let their imaginations and talents run wild as they create their pieces and in the end there should be some wild and wonderful creations.  There are two different ‘divisions’ to the judging, one where the artwork will be created, judged, and awarded on the spot and another where artists will have time to create their work in their own work spaces.  There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places awarded as well as a People’s Choice award with prizes for each place.  When the artwork is completed and turned in all entries will be auctioned off during Back to the Bricks to raise money to benefit the Automotive Pioneers Statue Fund, a project which pays tribute to this area’s many legends of the industry.  Artomotive is possible through a partnership between the Back to the Bricks Statue Committee, the Greater Flint Arts Council, and the Flint & Genesee Convention and Visitors Bureau, which have all worked tirelessly to make this event happen.  On Site artwork will be displayed at selected locations throughout Downtown Flint and entries for both divisions will be featured during the August Art Walk at the GFAC.  Artomotive is yet another exciting twist to an event that has become a tradition in Downtown Flint and the areas beyond and it should really be a great addition to the show.  Participants must be 18 or older and applications are due on or before July 31.  There is a $50 entry fee as well.

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Flint’s Summer Love Affair With Cars Begins This Weekend

ImageThis weekend the Sloan Museum Auto Fair returns for another weekend of classic cars, classic music, and enough memories to fill a Summer.  This two-day car show will be on the grounds of the Flint Cultural Center Campus near Downtown and there will be over 700 classic vehicles on display.  In the middle of everything there will be entertainment, a swap meet, craft vendors, and food for the whole family.  This year they’ve added lowriders to the fun so you’ll definitely see some cars you won’t have seen before, no matter how many of these shows you hit during the year.  If you make it out to the Auto Fair you’ll be able to go through the Sloan Museum and the Buick Gallery free of charge and you can take a look at some of the cars that made automotive history through the past several decades as well as seeing some of our area’s living history.  Things kick off on Friday at The Hot Dog Stand with a car cruise from 5 – 8PM and the show runs Saturday and Sunday all day. Admission is $5. The show is a love letter to the automobile and Flint’s place in auto history and kicks off what should be an amazing summer of classic cars and cruising. Nothing really says summer like classic cars. Can’t wait!

Sloan Museum Auto Fair

Saturday – 8AM – 4PM

Sunday – 8AM – 3PM

Admission – $5 adult – $1 Children 4 – 11years old – Under Four is free.

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