Gratiot Avenue from 14 Mile Road north of Metropolitan Parkway to Wellington Crescent and back, through beautiful Clinton Township.
The Cruise has always been held on the first Sunday of August since 2003. This year it will be Sunday, August 7, 2016, officially from noon to 6 p.m., with festivities starting as early as 9 a.m.
This is a FREE public event for residents, friends, family, and out-of-towners with or without classic vehicles. You may find a spot to lay out a blanket, or set up lawn chairs for watching, park your classic in a business parking lot or at Cruise Headquarters as part of the Car Show, or join one of the many business events to start your day while enjoying a nice stroll on foot up and down Gratiot to see all the sites.
Have fun!!! When cruising please stay in the outside lanes. Be cautious of others and be safe. Be ready for any trouble with engines. Watch for brake lights not working and be ready.
www.ctgratiotcruise.com - Check it out today– see photos, download a Car Show registration form or contact the committee. Also, check us out on Facebook - see lots ofphotos and videos of recent car shows. See photos and details all cruise day on our Facebook page!
This year's Grand Marshal is Dana Decoster, founder of Cruis'news Magazine. He will lead the parade and is excited to be a part of our special day.
Cruise Headquarters has a public Car Show for $15 preregistered and $20 on cruise day. Car Show parking opens at 8 a.m. cruise day and closes at 6 p.m. Pre- registration is available online. Registration will also be available at any of the pre-cruise car shows prior to the cruise. Entrance in the car show guarantees a parking spot at Cruise Headquarters all day long and the opportunity to be included in the Cruise Parade! Cars will be judged. Each owner will receive a goodie bag and more! There will also be door prizes, and car show prizes given.
Sponsors are just the best!! Several businesses in Clinton Township have donated and are now considered a Cruise Sponsor. Sponsorships cover the cost for all you see all day long, along with the pre-planning including promotions, entertainment, police/security, children’s activities, merchandise, prizes, etc. You can see sponsors listed on the cruise website and 2015 posters posted in businesses six weeks before the cruise. Say thanks to a sponsor.
EA Graphics will have several large booths set up along the cruise selling cruise merchandise – including the new 2016 cruise T- shirt.
The parade is the highlight of the cruise each year and kicks off the day at noon. The parade begins with our Grand Marshal and the Clinton Township Fire Department and Police along with neighboring officers. Sponsors may bring a vehicle and join in and there may be a few dignitaries. Members of the Cruise Car Show follow along and the public can join in at the end. Then the fun begins! The parade will start at noon from just south of Cruise Headquarters, loop around and come back to Cruise headquarters.
CRUISE PEDAL CARS
For years children have enjoyed cruising Gratiot as much as the adults, making the Clinton Township Gratiot Cruise a fun family event. Our Pedal Car Cruise is the perfect way to begin cruise day with the family. Bring your pedal car to Cruise Headquarters to be part of the pedal car cruise or to park it for the day. We make it a point to include pedal cars. The Pedal Car Cruise is part of the Kid Zone and begins the parade events so be at Cruise Headquarters early (10:30 a.m.) to find your pedal car. Or better to bring your own so you know you will be part of the fun.
DORIAN FORD MIDWAY
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Dorian Ford in Gratiot. The midway will be open to the public and located at the Dorian Ford South Entrance (Used Car entrance). Dorian Ford supports their community like no other. The generosity of their sponsorship is allowing for the Gratiot Cruise to create a second main hub area that will focus on the wonderful service groups of our community along with great vendors of all kinds. There will be lots to see and do including carnival rides for kids, live entertainment and lots of vendors to check out.
MORAN CHEVROLET KIDZ ZONE at Cruise Headquarters
The Kidz Zone gets bigger and better each year! This year, the Kidz Zone will once again be located at Cruise Headquarters and is sponsored by Moran Chevrolet. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Kidz Zone will be open for fun! There will be the Pedal Car Cruise will take place at 11:00 a.m.- bring your camera.