Spot the Pure Michigan Mustang this Summer

The Pure Michigan 400 Mustang at the 2012 Tulip Time Festival

Since we announced the Pure Michigan 400 Mustang sweepstakes last month, have you spotted the vehicle on the road?

Starting with the Tulip Time Festival in Holland last week, the custom-made Roush Mustang began making its way around the state. Now through the Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in August, let us know if you spot the car at various Pure Michigan events!

Here are a few places to look out for the Mustang:

Hot Rod Power Tour
What better place for the Pure Michigan Mustang than at the Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour? The tour will come to Muskegon on June 3rd, and will include a performance fair with booths and displays of everything on the car enthusiast’s wish list.

Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
In advance of the Pure Michigan 400, head to the Irish Hills on June 17th for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 400 at Michigan International Speedway. Besides the Mustang, see NASCAR stars, such as former MIS winners Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart, who will return to MIS for this action-packed day of side-by-side racing.

International Bridge Walk
On June 30th, walk one of the most picturesque 2.8 mile walks during the Sault Sainte Marie International Bridge Walk. People of all ages and at all fitness levels are encouraged to take part in this walk to enjoy fantastic views while snapping pictures (maybe one of the Pure Michigan Mustang) that will last a lifetime.

National Cherry Festival
From July 7th – 14th, enjoy family fun in Traverse City at the annual National Cherry Festival. Look out for the Pure Michigan Mustang while taking in colorful parades, marching bands, music shows, sporting events, amusement rides and more.

Let us know if you see the Mustang on the road or at events this summer by posting a photo to the Pure Michigan Car Culture Facebook page or tweeting us at the Pure Michigan cars Twitter handle.

For more information on how you can win the custom-made ride, visit michigan.org/mis.

Woodward Dream Cruise – A Step Back in Time

Photo credit - Chris AraceGuest 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.

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Clint Bowyer Has Fun with Pure Michigan Fans

Clint Helps a Pure Michigan Fan

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