The 12th annual Troy Traffic Jam car show will take place on Sunday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Columbia Center on Big Beaver Road. The free car show, which supports the Troy Historic Village, will feature 300 classic, muscle, and luxury vehicles.
“The excitement continues to build for the Troy Traffic Jam from year to year because there is truly something for everyone; from the classic cars to the entertainment and activities for our youth, this is an event that everyone in the family can look forward to,” says Alan Kiriluk, chairman of Kirco, a multi-faceted real estate firm in Troy, and a sponsor of the show. Other sponsors include Kelly Services, The Suburban Collection, the City of Troy, and KIRCO/Columbia Center.
Last year’s show featured a 2017 MTT 420RR jet engine-powered motorcycle (the same motorcycle owned by car enthusiast Jay Leno), a 1930’s fully-restored rare luxury Duesenberg J-582, and three famous Transformer vehicles that were used in the films.
Food and beverages offerings this year include fare from AAA Ice Cream Cart with Good Humor brands. Music will be presented by DJ Bill Young from Young’s Entertainment.
The Kiwanis Kids Zone-Fuels Education tent will showcase fun hands-on activities that will demonstrate how the Troy Traffic Jam fuels learning for kids of all ages at Troy Historic Village. The Kid Zone will also showcase two vintage cars kids can get into, and child safety tips for parents. There will also be a scavenger hunt that kids can participate in.
“We’ll also feature some of the great education programs our Traffic Jam sponsors and exhibitors support including field trips where learning is memorable and fun, outreach programs that bring history to classrooms as well as senior centers, and year-round workshops and events for families and Vintage Villagers,” says Loraine Campbell, executive director of the Troy Historic Village Executive Director.
Individuals interested in displaying their vehicle(s) are welcome to register at TroyTrafficJam.com. The preregistration entry fee is $20 per car. Day-of-show registration is $25. All registration fees for the Troy Traffic Jam are tax deductible and support the Troy Historic Village.
Sponsorship opportunities are available. Interested parties can contact Tina Collins at tcollins@THVmail.org or 248-524-3571. For more information on the Troy Traffic Jam, visit TroyTrafficJam.com or call 248-524-3570.