Register now to get rid of these ads!

History Michigan Members!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by S2X01, Feb 25, 2015.

  1. S2X01
    Joined: May 15, 2011
    Posts: 153

    S2X01
    Member

    So...I was just thinking about this the other day.
    I think I may have been around the age of 10, so about 24 years ago.
    Growing up in and around Flint, I was definitely subject to cars.
    My best friend back then's dad was a car junkie. Projects going on all the time, and piles of cars and parts in the garage,
    I remember going to a weekend long car show with them every summer. I feel like it was out in Marshall or Charlotte.
    Anybody else remember this weekend show? Does it still happen?

    I definitely remember this being where my obsession started.
    Old cars, exhaust smell, muffler "rapping" contests, seeing the Temptations play..... So many good memories.
     
  2. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
    Joined: Jun 6, 2007
    Posts: 3,446

    THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
    Member
    from FRENCHTOWN

    There is a big car show every summer in Marshall still being held. Well attended.
     
  3. Yep big show in Marshall..they cruise downtown
     
  4. 2bubbas
    Joined: Mar 19, 2011
    Posts: 614

    2bubbas
    Member

    Dated a girl from Marshall years ago- does that count for anything?
     
    Boryca likes this.

  5. 31Apickup
    Joined: Nov 8, 2005
    Posts: 2,591

    31Apickup
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    There's the big Father's Day show in Hastings every year.
     
  6. carcruse
    Joined: Aug 20, 2007
    Posts: 838

    carcruse
    Member

    You mean "Fiesta of the 50's" at the Calhoun County Fairgrounds?
     
  7. I'm From St.Joe, Benton Harbor, and was in Constantine for 2 years in highschool That count? There is a big show around Kalamazoo as well I think. It was mostly kustoms, they passed thru Constantine on the way to the show. I dreamed of getting my '63 Buick Ambulance running to attend! never made it :(
     
  8. paul55
    Joined: Dec 1, 2010
    Posts: 3,386

    paul55
    Member
    from michigan

    Marshall show is around the July 4th weekend I believe, if that helps.
     
  9. millersgarage
    Joined: Jun 23, 2009
    Posts: 2,080

    millersgarage
    Member

    Run to the Fountain I think it's called.
    That's in Marshall. There is one mothers day weekend in Coldwater, and then the NRSA nat's north in Kalamazoo. I can't think of any other weekend long shows.
     
  10. 57Custom300
    Joined: Aug 21, 2009
    Posts: 1,347

    57Custom300
    Member
    from Arizona

    Been to all the shows mentioned when I lived in Mi. Sometimes I catch one when I'm back there. Really miss Frankenmuth & the one they had in Lower Huron Metro Park. They have some good ones here in Az. you just have to drive a little further. Sure don't miss the cold/snow.
     
    Maverick Daddy likes this.
  11. S2X01
    Joined: May 15, 2011
    Posts: 153

    S2X01
    Member

    I think the "Fiesta of the 50s" might be it!
    I remember it being at the fairgrounds, and us camping there!
     
  12. fms427
    Joined: Nov 17, 2006
    Posts: 864

    fms427
    Member

    I think "Fiesta of the 50's" became "Run to the Fountain" when it changed promoter. Spent many a 4th at the show, camping. How come I don't remember you there ..
     
  13. S2X01
    Joined: May 15, 2011
    Posts: 153

    S2X01
    Member

    Lol...cuz I was 10.
    I remember there was a roasted almond stand there right by the grandstands every year.
    The owners would give me and my buddy each a bag to walk around and "promote" for them!

    Good times...
     

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2021 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.