FLINT (WJRT) -
(08/14/14) - They're waxed and all gassed up. We're getting ready for another big day of cruising at the tenth annual Back to the Bricks!
The second official rolling cruise doesn't get underway until 5 p.m. Thursday, but already, we're spotting classic cars, both new and old, out on the road.
More than 40,000 cars are expected to cruise the route this week that runs along Saginaw Street, through downtown Flint, Burton and Grand Blanc.
That's not only area to see some cool cars this week. Just down the road from downtown, over at the Flint Cultural Center, the Buick Gallery is running extended hours this week and they're inviting cruisers to stop in to see its "Remember the Roar" exhibit. More than 40 vehicles are on display, dating back to the early 1900's.
While the majority of the hype and hoopla is happening on Saginaw Street and along the bricks, the Gallery hopes many of the visiting cruisers from across the country will take a quick detour for a glimpse at a must-see collection of rich automotive history.
"People cruising the bricks, they're going to be blown away by all the things that we have in our building," said Cathy Gentry, of the Buick Gallery. "'Restore the Roar' is all about cars that are part of the Sloan Museum collection and whether we have restored them or not. Some of them came in pristine and we didn't have to restore them. Some of these things we're not restoring because they're so old and so one of a kind that we don't want to mess them up."
The swap meets and mega-site locations are both up and running along Saginaw Street as well and they are all loaded with classic cars and plenty to see.