DEARBORN — Scores of historic cars and 50 historic motorcycles will cruise the streets of Dearborn to kick off the festivities at the 2019 Dearborn Homecoming Festival for “Cruisin’ Dearborn” Aug. 2.
The cruise, presented by Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac and hosted by the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce, will begin at 7 p.m. at the Police Department, 16099 Michigan Ave., and will run along Michigan Avenue through downtown west Dearborn, ending at Ford Field Park for a classic car show with plenty of food and entertainment. The classic vehicles will be on show until 10 pm at the Homecoming festival at Ford Field Park.
“These cars are a visual feast for the eyes,” DACC President Jackie Lovejoy said. “It is our pleasure to welcome classic cruisers from all over metro Detroit to kick off the annual Dearborn Homecoming festival. We’re delighted inviting 50 classic motorcycles again this year.”
The parade is scheduled to be led by Mayor John O’Reilly Jr. A “Best in Show” award sponsored by Village Ford, will also be presented at this year’s event.
This year, the cruise is limited to 125 classic cars and 50 classic motorcycles, which will receive a certificate of participation, a dash plaque, and cruiser gift bag, sponsored by Jack Demmer Ford.
“Cruisin’ Dearborn has become a summertime favorite for our community and classic car enthusiast’s all over the metro Detroit region,” DACC Events Director Kelli Vanden Bosch said.
Registration for Cruisin’ Dearborn is $25 per vehicle, and includes a $5 voucher to be used at the nonprofit food vendor tents at Homecoming. Registration can be completed online at www.DearbornAreaChamber.org or by calling 313-584-6100. Cruisin’ Dearborn is open to classic cars ranging in model years from 1933 to 1991.
The 40th annual Homecoming festival is presented by the city of Dearborn and the nonprofit Dearborn Community Fund, and runs Aug. 2 to 4 with three days of entertainment, family activities, and food sales and information booths operated by community service groups.
For more information, call the DACC at 313-584-6100.