FLINT, Mich. (WJRT) - Back to the Bricks has new meaning in 2021.
The main event week is returning for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic with a stop at Birch Run Speedway on Dixie Highway.
A few hundred car enthusiasts lined up for a show with the help of volunteers Monday afternoon. There was a lot of excitement over getting on the track and they expect to virtually fill the whole circuit.
“It’s cool. I actually wanted to take a lap around it, but they wouldn’t let me,” said Danny Lash, who was first to show up with his hot rod. “It’s neat. I’ve been coming here since I was a kid, so it’s kind of cool to be out here, growing up in this area. My dad, all of my uncles worked at the plant and I’ve been a hot rod fan my whole life.”
He has a lot of different rides to show for it. The car Lash brought to Birch Run was about his 60th classic car, but he’s not sure if this one will be his forever ride yet.
Back to the Bricks handed out ballot cards in Birch Run, allowing folks to pick their top five rides.
“For the first time during main event week, we are featuring a true car show,” said Back to the Bricks Executive Director Amber Taylor. “We have a top five award, so the top five finishers are going to receive plaques and an overall best in show that will be voted on by the board of directors of Back to the Bricks.”
Voting continues until the winners are announced around 7 p.m. Monday.
The main week for Back to the Bricks continues with the following events:
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