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 4, 2019, 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 2018 posters posted in businesses six weeks before the cruise. Say thanks to a sponsor.
How do I get official Cruise merchandise?
You have several ways to get your official 2019 Cruise merchandise:
- Purchase merchandise when sales open online in early July 2019 through the Cruise website. Either pay for shipping or pick up your order at any one of our Pre-Cruise Car Shows.
- Purchase merchandise at any of the Pre-Cruise Car Shows.
- Purchase merchandise at the booths at Moran Chevrolet Cruise Headquarters or Dorian Ford Family Fun Zone locations.
- Purchase online through the Cruise website after the Cruise is over, and have it shipped directly to you.
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 Family Fun Zone?
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the parking lot of the AMC Theater at 15 Mile & Gratiot. The Family Fun Zone is open to the public and presented by Dorian Ford. The Family Fun Zone (previously known as the Dorian Ford Midway) is home to sponsor and community booths, food vendors, the Kids Zone organized by the Clinton Township Parks & Recreation Department, and new for 2019, an arts & crafts vendor fair.
Is there a Car Show?
Cruise Headquarters has a public Car Show for $20. Car Show parking opens at 8 a.m. cruise day and closes at 6 p.m. 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.