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Back to the Bricks week kicks off in Downtown Flint

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(08/15/2011) - Genesee County will soon be filled with thousands of classic cars, cool tunes, and good food.  The seventh annual "Back to the Bricks" week is finally here.

"Everybody is excited about it. The anticipation is just starting to peak," said Back to the Bricks Chairman Al Hatch.

Throughout the week, more 25 thousand cars from across the country are expected to cruise the streets of greater Flint.

"I'm geeked. I've been geeked for a month. Between this and Woodward, I'm good to go," said Dodge Demon owner Randy Hunter.

A dedicated group of Mopar owners helped kick off the festivities. It's safe to say only the die hards are willing to cruise at five o'clock on a Monday morning.

"You better believe it.  Mopar people have always been the downtrodden. We are here to dominate the city of Flint this year," said Dodge Charger owner Craig Johnson.

A Mopar is basically any Chrysler made product.

"There's nothing like a Mopar. Whenever you start one up, you hear that winding sound," said Hunter.

Mary Sue Young isn't necessarily in love with the sound of her Plymouth Prowler, but she really likes how it looks.

"I don't know what's under the hood.  An engine.  I put in gas in it, and I drive it. That's all I know and I care about," said Young.

Cars are typically associated with Back to the Bricks, but it doesn't end there.  A fully decked out, 1976 Dodge van fits the bill as well.

"The shag, the seat, the bed in the back, the curtains are closed. Don't come knocking on the side doors," said Dodge van owner Todd Taylor.

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