Main Event Week: August 16-21, 2021
All roads lead Back to the Bricks®. Back to the Bricks attracts over 500,000 car show enthusiasts annually to Genesee County to celebrate our love of motor vehicles, and the area’s historic role in the automotive industry. Tune-up Parties and Promo Tours generate enthusiasm in advance of the Main Event which provides a showcase for classic, custom, and collector vehicles of all kinds. During the week, Flint, birthplace of “America’s Sports Car,” proudly hosts a National Reunion for Corvette aficionados. Music, food vendors, and family-friendly activities add to the festive atmosphere.Learn More
FREE EVENT for exhibitors and attendees
Date: Sunday, September 19, 2021
Event Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Vehicle Registration: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Location: Flint Cultural Center
Sponsored by: Friends of Sloan*Longway, Roaring 20's Ice Cream Parlor, and Hot Dog Heaven
Enjoy a car show featuring vehicles who have celebrated their golden 50th anniversary, free for both car owners and eventgoers. This very special event is exclusively for original or authentically restored vehicles produced in 1971 or earlier. No visual modifications are allowed. Golden Memories is non-competitive, so there will be no judging; just a relaxing day with friends and fellow car enthusiasts who love well-preserved and restored automobiles.
• The first 160 vehicles receive dash plaques.
• Driver and one passenger will receive free admission to Flint Institute of Arts.
• Drawings every hour for two free hot dogs and an ice cream cone.
• Suitcase Swap Meet: Vehicle owners can sell or trade item(s) small enough to fit into a suitcase next to their vehicle.
• Vehicle Owner’s Choice Award: Vehicle owners can vote for the award winner.
• Youngest Registrant Award: Given to the youngest registrant, this award inspires younger generations to keep our golden memories alive.
• Special recognition for cars 50, 75, & 100 years-old with a pass-in review.
• Next year’s dash plaque winner is selected through a lottery-style drawing.
Some adjustments have been made to the show’s layout due to construction at Sloan Museum in the Flint Cultural Center. Trailer parking will be the same, and the show will continue to be the same, laid-back, DJ-free event that you love. Thank you for your suggestions for ways to improve the show.
Congratulations to our 2020 dash plaque featured vehicle!
For more information, contact Sloan Museum at 810-237-3450 or Devin Shaw at 810-577-6926, or send an email. Please note: Longway Planetarium and Sloan Museum are operating at full capacity. As of August 9, 2021, all visitors ages 2+ are required to wear masks while indoors at Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium. Masks are optional for outside events. Masks can be removed for short periods while eating snacks/lunches at the tables in Sloan Museum at Courtland Center Mall. Thank you for helping us create the safest possible environment for our community.