Dearborn, MI: 150 classic cars will once again cruise the streets of Dearborn to kick off the festivities at the 2014 Dearborn Homecoming Festival at the Cruisin’ Dearborn on Friday, August 1, 2014. The cruise, presented by Community Alliance Credit Union will begin at 7 pm at the Dearborn Police Department, located at 16099 Michigan Ave in Dearborn and will run along Michigan Ave. through Downtown West Dearborn, ending at Ford Field Park for a classic car show with plenty of food, fun and entertainment at the Dearborn Homecoming Festival. Following the cruise, classic cars will be on show until 10:00 pm at Ford Field Park.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the City of Dearborn to host this wonderful community event,” commented Dearborn Area Chamber President Jackie Lovejoy. “Cruisin’ Dearborn has truly become a summer favorite in the Dearborn area.”
As in past years, the event is limited to 150 classic cruisers, who will all receive a certificate, a dash plaque, sponsored by Village Ford, and cruiser gift bag, sponsored by Jack Demmer Automotive Group. The Burnin’ Rubber sponsor is Karcher Insurance Agency. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is also a sponsor for this year’s event.
The parade will again be led by Dearborn Mayor Jack O’Reilly and Dearborn Heights Mayor Dan Paletko.
This year the Chamber is adding a “pass-in-review” table to the cruise and car show. As cruisers enter Ford Field Park, each vehicle’s year, make and model will be announced.
“We are looking forward to making this year’s event even more memorable with the addition of the “pass-in-review” table,” said Ron Hinrichs, Director of Events at the Dearborn Area Chamber. “To prevent any vehicles from overheating, this will be a quick, yet exciting and unforgettable component of our event.”
A “Best in Show” award will be presented at this year’s event. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang, the Chamber will also recognize the “Best in Show Mustang.”
Registration for Cruisin’ Dearborn is only $15 per vehicle, and can be completed online at www.dearbornareachamber.org or by calling 313-584-6100. Cruisin’ Dearborn is open to classic cars ranging in model years from 1933-1989.
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