Calling all car clubs. The organizers of the inaugural Woodward Dream Show and American Speed Festival this summer at M1 Concourse, an auto enthusiast development in Pontiac, are reaching out to car clubs and their members to join in the event activities.
Opportunities at the 87-acre facility, located and Woodward Avenue and South Boulevard, include showcasing member cars to roles on committees, as well as acting as product experts on site.
M1 Concourse is seeking out participation by clubs that enjoy automotive excellence, motorsports, cruising, and the spirit of speed. Also invited to participate are clubs and organizations dedicated to marquee names and badges that include Mustang, Porsche, Challenger, Corvette, and other owner groups from southeastern Michigan and throughout the Midwest.
Opportunities include networking throughout the weekend and an option to showcase each club’s most significant cars. In addition, there are several volunteer positions for club members.
Volunteer positions include serving as Ambassadors for both shows, Class Chairs and Class Ambassadors on Car Selection Committees, as well as roles in hospitality, concessions, parking, guest services, car control, pit and paddock, pre-Grid, special events, and as product experts to answer questions about the cars.
Volunteers also are being recruited for the M1 Concourse’s monthly Cars & Coffee events from May to October, where car aficionados come together for a relaxed Saturday morning of shared passions.
Club members who agree to participate will receive several benefits, including complementary food and beverages, access to all days of the shows, a free hat, a shirt, and a jacket, and a 25 percent discount on daily passes for fellow club members.
Based on space availability during the Woodward Dream Show, up to 10 clubs will be selected to display a maximum of 100 of their “Best of the Best” cars at the Cruisin’ the Concourse Show on Saturday, Aug. 21. Car club cars will be joined by the cars that participated on Thursday’s Cruisin’ M1 Circuit and Friday’s Woodward Dream Show, as well as the 250 invited significant cars that helped shape Woodward Cruising and American car culture.
At the American Speed Festival, car clubs are invited to be a part of the American Speed Festival Exposition on Sunday, Oct. 3 where hundreds of race and performance cars will be on display alongside race cars, sponsor displays, as well as the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America celebrity meet and greet.
At both the Woodward Dream Show and the American Speed Festival, cars will be showcased and displayed in the M1 Concourse arena area. There, guests of the events will enjoy the opportunity to get up close to the automobiles, take photographs and meet the owners.
Interested car club members are invited to an information session at M1 Concourse on Tuesday, April 20. Those seeking details and additional information on the April 20 meeting and other opportunities for clubs and their members are asked to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Woodward Dream Show is the first of two major automotive enthusiast events coming to the M1 Concourse in 2021. Tickets are on sale at www.WoodwardDreamShow.com. The American Speed Festival, a celebration of automotive excellence of the past, present, and future, arrives at M1 Concourse on Thursday, Sept. 30 and runs through Sunday, Oct. 3. Tickets are also on sale for that event at www.americanspeedfestival.com.
In addition, the Detroit Auto Dealers Association will host Motor Bella, an auto-centric event set to take place, Sept. 21-26, at M1 Concourse. The new event, to replace, in part, the North American International Auto Show, will offer next-generation mobility and vehicle debuts to media, show-goers, and automotive enthusiasts.
Key 2021 Motor Bella Dates
Press Preview, Sept. 21
AutoMobili-D, Sept. 21-23
Industry Preview, Sept. 22-23
Public Show, Sept. 23-26