M1 Concourse in Pontiac
I hope this note finds you doing well and gearing up for another great season of cruising in our Corvettes. Many of you have asked what our plans are for CORVETTES on WOODWARD this year. After many years at the Kingsley Inn, I am very excited to announce that our beginning event (on Wednesday August 17, 2016) will be moving a few miles up the road to M1 Concourse in Pontiac (www.m1concourse.com).
In case you have not heard about M1 Concourse, it is an 87 acre playground for auto enthusiasts right on Woodward that includes a secure community of 250+ Private Garages and a state of the art 1.5 mile Performance Track with its own private Motorsports Club. The property was formerly a General Motors factory for 100 years!
M1 is going to be the largest facility of its kind in the world and they have already sold over 125 of the Private Garages. This will be the place to be during Dream Cruise. The owners have welcomed us with open arms and the facility can accommodate many more Corvettes than we have ever had before. Plus, they have a big tent to provide shade and food will be available.
The coolest part is we will all have the opportunity to drive on the 1.5 mile Champion Motor Speedway on the way out of the facility in the evening. We will also drive the loop around downtown Pontiac with a police escort.
Corvettes on Woodward will continue to support the Open Hands Food Pantry and we may consider additional local charities to help. Please remember to bring your Food Donation and a $10 donation. All proceeds go to the Open Hands Food Pantry.
There will be a CORVETTE GENERATIONS DISPLAY and a Souvenir Book again this year. Display Corvettes will be chosen in June. You will be receiving details of tours and addresses for the three day event in future emails.
Additionally, we plan to do an American Flag formation of cars for a great media opportunity and aerial photo. If you own a Red, White or Blue Corvette make sure I have your contact information so we can contact you in advance.
Verna and I are really excited about this move and look forward to seeing you there. So, tell all of your Corvette friends that this year is going to be bigger and better.
This is turning out to be a year of changes. If you are on Facebook or the Corvette Forum or read the Corvette Blogger you know that CORVETTES IN THE “D”, Vettes for Vets is cancelled. I need to find a new location and possibly a different weekend. I will be writing to all of you at a later date about that.
Wednesday 8/17/16 10 am tour of GM Heritage Center
Wednesday 2 pm gates open at M1 Concourse (flag display and photo prior to entry)
Thursday 8/18/16 10 am Lingenfelter Collection tour
Have a question?
Contact Corvette Event Organizer Larry Courtney
Corvettes on Woodward August 2016
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