According to USA Today’s 10 Best, two car shows in Michigan are among the best in the nation. Amongst cities like Los Angeles, California, Louisville, Kentucky, and others, Detroit and Pontiac made the list.

Number six

The Woodward Dream Cruise took the number 6 spot for the best car show. Currently, it’s the world’s biggest cruise drawing in over one million people and over 40,000 classic cars each year. It started as a small fundraiser for a soccer field in Ferndale in 1995.

Nelson House and a group of volunteers looked to relive and recreate the nostalgic times of the ’50s and ’60s on Woodward Avenue. Annually, the Woodward Dream Cruise takes place in August on the third Saturday from 9 am to 9 pm.

Number five

Ahead of the Woodward Dream Cruise, the site listed Pontiac’s Cars & Coffee event. On the first Saturday of each month, car enthusiasts gather to showcase their cars at M1 Concourse. Each event has a unique car theme, with selected cars matching the theme displayed in the arena parking area. Members of the M1 Concourse Car Club will have their vehicles on display as well.

While all other vehicles are welcome to park at the trackside, some of their upcoming events include GM brands, antique, vintage, and classics, and Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury. See their complete list of shows here.

What is the best car show in the nation?

They said that the best car show in the nation is on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Cruisin’ the Coast. It’s considered “America’s largest block party,” with more than 7,000 cars in a large show along the beachside highway on the Mississippi Coast. Happening since 1996, the annual event has live music, food, merchandise, a car auction, a swap meet, and a parade.

Here are 4 Michigan auto shows to check out this year.

  • North American International Auto Show

    Though not just a Michigan auto show, it highlights the latest concept cars, car releases, and more around the world. Located in Detroit, the show also has industry tech days, a charity preview, and a public show.

  • Frankenmuth Auto Fest

    The annual Frankenmuth Auto Fest is a 3-day event full of food, fun, music, and cars. It started years ago in the St. Lorenz parking lot. Over the years, it grew into an event with over 150,000 people visiting.

  • Back to the Bricks

    This American classic car event takes place in Flint. Annually more than 500,000 car show enthusiasts visit Genesee County to celebrate their love of motor vehicles, and the area’s historic role in the automotive industry.

  • St. Ignace Car Show

    They call themselves one of the largest all-make, all-model, car shows in the country. Held in St. Ignace since 1976. Over the years, the St. Ignace Car Show has brought hundreds of antique, custom, and celebrity cars to the area.

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