Do you enjoy the blood pumping action of seeing cars streaming past you at over 200 MPH? Or do you prefer to see the classics cruise by, restored to their former glory by caring owners? Whatever your preference, this weekend offers opportunities for both!
This Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 race promises to provide plenty of excitement for fans with a need for speed. Come for the day, or stay for a long weekend. There are a lot of activities available right at Michigan International Speedway, as well as in the local area. Before you head out to the race, be sure to get the official Pure Michigan fan gear! If you haven’t got tickets yet, get them at our special discounted price for Pure Michigan fans! Continue reading →
While summer isn’t quite over, it is starting to wind down, and you may be thinking about planning one more big trip or even a few more day trips before the leaves start to change and the weather begins to cool. When we asked our fans planning a vacation if they prefer to get there fast and take the highways, or enjoy the journey, taking back roads and making stops along the way, most of them said they enjoyed taking their time.
With that in mind, one of our Facebook fans was recently inspired by our barn photo theme, and took her kids out for a barn hunt of their own! Some of the other recent photo themes have been sunrises & sunsets, and lighthouses. Maybe it’s time to go on a lighthouse road trip with family and friends! It’s a great opportunity to see beautiful lighthouses and experience some areas of the state you may have never seen before.
Entries arrive each August from as far away as California and Florida to show their dinghies, rowboats, canoes, launches, sailboats, utilities, runabouts and large cruisers. Restored boats dating back to the early 1900’s are registered for this very unique show.
Guest Blogger Matt Forster is an experienced visitor to the Woodward Dream Cruise. Read along as he outlines the many events happening in the Detroit area that weekend. Looking for the best place to chat with the drivers, or to catch a parade? He’s got you covered!
Kids, cars, rock ‘n’ roll, and drive-ins. These are the defining emblems of America’s youth culture. Here in southeast Michigan in the ‘50s and ‘60s, you could find all four any weekend on Woodward Avenue. The Woodward Dream Cruise, which has run the third Saturday in August since 1995, celebrates those days of teenage prowling. Tens of thousands show up to drive up and down Woodward Avenue and show off the cars they had back then (or the ones they wish they had back then). They hoot and holler, peel rubber, and light it up. Another 1.5 million show up to watch.
The Henry Ford is gearing up for Maker Faire Detroit, and our guest blogger, craft aficionado Lish Dorset gives us the inside scoop on what we can expect to see and experience at this year’s faire.
With Maker Faire Detroit just a few days away, I can’t help but feel like I’m in finals mode for a Michigan State University final exam. But this time around, the all-night cramming for JRN 108 has been replaced with all-night quilting. (Not a bad swap, if you ask me.) All across Michigan and the Midwest right now, there are hundreds of makers doing the same thing – there’s probably just a lot more soldering involved.