2023 Annual Cars & Bars Fundraiser

Save the Date!

Thursday, October 26, 2023 | 5 - 8 p.m. | Location: 1111 James P. Cole Blvd., Flint, MI 48503.

JOIN THE PARTY! You won’t want to miss the fun of our annual Cars and Bars fundraising event! Cruise on in to enjoy live music, drinks and food, and Flint’s most impressive private collection of classic and concept cars. Your $50 ticket includes two drink tickets and one food ticket to be used at your choice of three of Flint’s best food trucks, live music, AND access to Dr. Bobby’s unforgettable car collection.

Presented by Flint Institute of Music and Sloan Museum and hosted by Dr. Bobby Mukkamala. All proceeds benefit Sloan Museum and Flint Institute of Music’s programs, engaging future generations in STEM, science, history, and the arts.

Contact Debbe Campbell or Kayla Tigner  for sponsorships.

This Fundraiser helps support Sloan Museum of Discovery and Flint Institute of Music

Enjoy delicious local eats from our featured food trucks:

Thank You to our 2023 Event Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities


For more information about sponsorships, contact Debbe Campbell, Sloan Museum at dcampbell@sloanlongway.org, 810-237-7391 or Andrea Perani, Flint Institute of Music at aperani@thefim.org, 810-237-3119. Download the sponsorship form.

  • PLATINUM Sponsor $5,000 - 10 tickets - Brand Recognition – “High Profile Event”, Platinum Sponsor’s name (logo) will be distinguished with Premier placement on event signage, advertising, social media promotion, e-blasts, and website pointer - redirects from event site to yours. Recognition in all stage announcements and press releases.

  • GOLD Sponsor $2,000 - 8 tickets - Gold Entertainment Sponsor receives: 8 tickets Sponsors will be distinguished with company name, Logo, or patron name(s) on event signage, advertising, social media promotion, e-blasts, and tags. Special stage recognition as the Entertainment Sponsors.

  • BRONZE Sponsor $500 - 4 tickets - Bronze Sponsors will be distinguished with the company or patron name(s) on the event signage and website page.

  • INDIVIDUAL Ticket $50 - includes two drink tickets and one food ticket

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Dr. Bobby Mukkamala's Auto Collection

“I get the most happiness when I talk cars with people.”
—Dr. Bobby Mukkamala

People serving in the medical profession can be considered the élan vital to our everyday well-being and quality of life. While great personal satisfaction exists in this vocation, it also lends to stressful settings. So how do physicians cope with this stress and create a balance in their personal life? For Flint-bred Dr. Bobby Mukkamala, his passion for automobiles strikes the balance.

“I’ve always liked cars,” he says. “When you grow up in Flint, it almost becomes part of your DNA!” In addition to his medical commitments, Dr. Bobby – as he is affectionately referred to – is and has been a staunch supporter of Flint’s revitalization efforts through his personal involvement in various community organizations and as a stakeholder in multiple entrepreneurial ventures. During his quiet moments, he spends time in a warehouse just outside of downtown Flint where he parks his diverse collection of autos.

Dr. Bobby recalls when he came back to Flint from his medical training, he would buy a car that personally appealed to him, then drive it for a while. Some other car would catch his eye, and thus he would sell the current car and purchase the new. He admits, however, going through regrets soon after the previous car drove away.

“After experiencing that a few times, I said, ‘I’m not going to sell anymore,’” he recollects. “I decided to start a collection and soon one became two, two became three, three became 55!” While the typical car collection concentrates on a certain brand, era or style, Dr. Bobby simply collects the cars that have always charmed him.

He also enjoys driving cars. “I never push the cars to their edge of performance ability,” he explains. “It’s not performance nor a certain driving experience that appeals to me, I’m more of a cruiser. To me, it’s more of the aesthetics and the potential for the car to increase in value – it’s like an appreciation for fine art.”

Although he acknowledges it is difficult to narrow down his preferences, On The Town asked Dr. Bobby to feature a few personal favorites.

Watch this video from the 2020 Virtual Fundraiser

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