MotorCities National Heritage Area – Making History at the Auto Show
MotorCities National Heritage Area – Making History at the Auto Show
December 1, 2011 West Bloomfield, MI
Corvettes America, the premier Corvette show in Michigan, will present a check for $3000 to Leader Dogs for the Blind and another check for $3000 to the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute at the December 6th meeting ofAmerica’s Corvette Club. Representatives from both Leader Dogs and Karmanos will be in attendance to accept these donations and talk with club members.
America’s Corvette Club of Michigan meets the first Tuesday of every month at7:30 PMin the showroom of Cauley Performance Automotive,7020 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48322 at 7:30 PM
Corvettes America celebrated its 11th anniversary this year, drawing automotive enthusiasts from across Michigan as well as surrounding states andCanada. It also has national ranking, regularly drawing participants from California, Florida,Texas, Illinois, Tennessee, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and New York State among others. The show, which is the largest all Corvette show within a two hundred mile radius of Detroit, is an all volunteer effort staged by members of America’s Corvette Club of West Bloomfield under the direction of President Richard Heldenbrand and Show Chairperson Jim McDonald. America’s Corvette Club, which is sponsored by Cauley Performance Automotive of West Bloomfield, is the largest Corvette club in Michigan and ranked fourth in size nationally. Proceeds from the show each year are donated to local and national charitable organizations.
Cauley Performance Automotive, George Matick Chevrolet, UBS Peninsula Wealth Management Group and Lingenfelter Performance Engineering were the primary sponsors of the 2011 Corvettes America Show.
As the holidays approach, the giant Asian factories are kicking into high gear to provide Americans with monstrous piles of cheaply produced goods — merchandise that has been produced at the expense of American labor.
This year will be different. This year Americans will give the gift of genuine concern for other Americans. There is no longer an excuse that, at gift giving time, nothing can be found that is produced by American hands. Oh…. Yes there is! It is time to think outside the Box, people. Who says a gift needs to fit in a shirt box, wrapped in Chinese produced wrapping paper?
There are a gazillion owner-run restaurants — all offering gift certificates. And, if your intended isn’t the fancy eatery sort, what about a half dozen breakfasts at the local breakfast joint.
Remember, folks this isn’t about big National chains — this is about supporting your home town Americans with their financial lives on the line to keep their doors open.
How many people couldn’t use an oil change for their car, truck or motorcycle, done at a shop run by the American working guy?
Thinking about a heartfelt gift for mom? Mom would LOVE the services of a local cleaning lady for a day.
My computer could use a tune-up, and I KNOW I can find some young guy who is struggling to get his repair business up and running.
OK, you were looking for something more personal. Local crafts people spin their own wool and knit them into scarves. They make jewelry, and pottery and beautiful wooden boxes.
Plan your holiday outings at local, owner operated restaurants and leave your server a nice tip.
And, how about going out to see a play or ballet at your hometown theatre. Musicians need love too, so find a venue showcasing local bands.
Honestly people, do you REALLY need to buy another ten thousand Chinese lights for the house? When you buy a five dollar string of light, about fifty cents stays in the community.
If you have those kinds of bucks to burn, leave the mailman, trash guy or babysitter a nice BIG tip.
You see, Christmas is no longer about draining American pockets so that China can build another glittering city. Christmas is now about caring about US (We the People), encouraging American small businesses to keep plugging away to follow their dreams. And, when we care about other Americans, we care about our communities, and the benefits come back to us in ways we could not imagine.
THIS is the new American Christmas tradition!!
Approximately 350 Corvettes joined for a judged Show & Shine Competition (with many prizes), an NCCC Sanctioned People’s Choice Competition, a used Corvette Corral, a good number and variety of vendors, a charity benefit silent auction, a 50/50 raffle, and food offerings. By the way, $6000 was raised for donation to charity, half each to Leader Dogs for the Blind and the Karmanos Cancer Institute. All generations of Corvettes were well represented, and many, many sharp looking cars were present. A good sized contingent of cars even came all the way from Texas, California and other parts of the USA!
The two major sponsors of the show this year were George Matick Chevrolet and Cauley Performance Automotive, both of which had large blue and white striped tents to attract interested customers. Other vendors present included The National Corvette Museum, American Custom Industries, ARESCO Auto Lifts, Callaway Cars, Corvette Central, D.J. Race Enterprise, Galli Shirts & Sports Apparel, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, and Paragon Reproductions.
Thanks to all who participated, and see ya next year, August 11th for the 12th Annual Corvettes America!
Fall Classic Car Show Independence Oaks Park, in Clarkston, Sunday October 2, 10AM
BLOOMFIELD HILLS,MICHIGAN August 17-19, 2011. Organized by Larry & Verna Courtney firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’re a Corvette owner, you love cars, then there’s nothing in the world like the Woodward Dream Cruise! The Woodward Dream Cruise in Metro Detroit is a grass roots phenomenon that has grown into the WORLD’S LARGEST one-day automotive event.
During Dream Cruise Week in 2003, we were looking at all of the great cars going by and thought, wouldn’t it be great if for just one night, Corvettes would take over Woodward during Cruise Week. We hurriedly called all of our Corvettes friends fromAmerica’s Corvette Club and asked them to join us for a cruise down Woodward. Seventy five club members participated. This was the beginning of Corvettes on Woodward.
The beginning cruise evolved intoMichigan’s largest allCorvette Food Driveand Cruise and the largest All Corvette Event within a 400 mile radius ofDetroit. The charity we support is the “Open Hands Food Pantry” inRoyal Oak,Michigan.
Last year over 400 Corvettes from all over the US and Canada came to participate in the now, three day event that includes tours of the GM Heritage Center, GM’s private museum and the GM Performance Build Center, home to the engines for the Z06 and ZR 1. Tours include trips to Katech Performance, Advanced Automotive Technologies, Spectre Werkes, Race Car Replicas, MasterWorks Automotive Services, and Alternative Automotive Technologies. We have a track day at Milan Drag Waysponsored by MasterWorks and meet and greet parties at the Moose Preserve and Hooters. Donations of food and money are the only registration fees. Please send us an email if you are attending and what tours you would like to go on email@example.com. Corvettes on WoodwardAugust 17-19, 2011. Don’t forget your donations.
The RADISSON HOTEL of Bloomfield Hills,Michigan (did you go to the Kingsley Inn before the Prom?) is the host for all of the events. They allow us unlimited use of the parking facilities, and give every Corvette owner a discount on the room rates. This year it was decided that the RADISSON will be selling food with a ‘Made inMichigan” theme. The menu is Coneys, Better Made Potato Chips, Fago Soda and Vernor’s Ginger Ale. The staff of the hotel donates their time at the food booth to ensure everyone has a great time. Our DJ, Eric keeps the crowd singing and dancing.
The Woodward Dream Cruise is the world’s largest one-day automotive event, drawing 1.5 million people and 40,000 classic, muscle, street rods, custom, collector and special interest cars like the Corvette cruise the 16 miles of Woodward. Each year, from around the globe—from as far away as New Zealand, Australia, Japan and the former Soviet Union; North American cruisers from California, Georgia, Canada and all points in between caravan to Metro Detroit to participate in what has become, for many, an annual rite of summer.