What is the Cruise Route?
The Cruise route is Gratiot Avenue from 14 Mile Road to Wellington Crescent (north of Metropolitan Parkway) and back, through beautiful Clinton Township.
When is the Cruise?
The Cruise has always been held on the first Sunday of August since 2003. This year it will be held on Sunday, August 5, 2018, officially from noon to 6 p.m., with festivities starting as early as 9 a.m.
Who is Invited?
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.
What are the rules?
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.
Who are the Cruise Sponsors?
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.
How do I get official Cruise merchandise?
There will be numerous booths setup along the Cruise route for you to buy official Cruise merchandise.
What is the "Pedal Car Cruise"?
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 begins the parade events so be at Cruise Headquarters early (10:30 a.m.) to find your pedal car. Or better yet bring your own so you know you will be part of the fun.
What is the Dorian Ford Midway?
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Dorian Ford on 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.
Is there a Car Show?
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.