Guest Blogger Michelle Martin has moved out of state, but her Michigan memories have taught her that there is no place like home.
I am what is called a New York City transplant—I live here, but I’m certainly not from here.
I am the cliché: the starry-eyed Midwestern girl who journeyed to the Big Apple in search of fame and romance, destined to make all my dreams come true. My cozy little Shoe Box, a nickname for my studio apartment which is only slightly bigger than an actual shoebox, is truly an Upper East Side haven, steps away from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and nestled among the classic and quaint brownstones that NYC is famous for. That must be what my jaw-dropping rent payment is for—quaintness. Continue reading →
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 →
The Pure Michigan 400 is this Sunday, and for NASCAR fans that plan on attending, it will be more than “a day at the races.” In fact, many of them will come into town early, and plan to stay a couple of days after the race, making it a true Pure Michigan vacation.
A visit to Michigan International Speedway can be more than just a vacation for the hard core NASCAR fan, it is also a great opportunity for the whole family to get away and see what the surrounding area has to offer, but before you go, get your Pure Michigan 400 gear to wear at the race! Continue reading →
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.
Last Thursday, NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer joined about 50 fans for a Q&A session, and 15 lucky fans had the opportunity to spend time with him while participating in a golf skills challenge (which included driving, chipping, and putting) at Thousand Oaks Golf Club in Grand Rapids. Clint also spent some time helping out a few of the younger fans with their swing. While admittedly not the best golfer, he “enjoyed interacting with them and supporting MIS for the upcoming Pure Michigan 400 in Brooklyn“ on August 21st. Continue reading →