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Back to the Bricks Tour Coming to Gaylord

Gaylord has been selected for the second consecutive year as a host city for the Back to the
Bricks Promo Tour. In partnership with the Gaylord Area Convention and Tourism Bureau, this classic
car show will cruise into downtown Gaylord on Monday, June 10 th .

The public is invited to stop by and check out the cars downtown from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. This free, family
friendly event will feature a 1950’s theme, live music with Doug Thomas and the Jelly Roll Blues Band
and special souvenir Back to the Bricks merchandise, not to mention an outstanding collection of classic
automobiles. Approximately 300 cars are currently registered for the Gaylord event.

“Our vibrant downtown is the perfect venue for Back to the Bricks, and their planning committee is
excited to share this event with us again,” commented Christy Walcott, Director of Marketing and
Communications for the Gaylord Area Tourism Bureau. “The promo tours are held in different cities
each year, but the group loved what Gaylord had to offer and wanted to return. This speaks volumes
about our community!”

While display space at the event is strictly limited to those traveling with Back to the Bricks, local car
enthusiasts are welcome to bring their classic automobiles and park in any public parking areas near
Main Street. Walcott noted “the area closed off for the event only has adequate space for our friends
with Back to the Bricks, but the group loves to see local cars and visit with owners during their shows.
With close to 600 people in attendance just from the Back to the Bricks group, this is also a great boost
for our downtown stores and restaurants.”

Originating in 2005, Back to the Bricks provides a showcase for classic, custom and collector vehicles of
all kinds. This non-profit organization offers a variety of events, all of which promote a time of
adventure and camaraderie for hundreds of classic car owners. Their promo tours include excursions to
automotive facilities and museums for the participants, and mini car shows in each locale along the way.
Routes have included parts of Ohio, Indiana, and a host of cities in Michigan with communities vying to
be included.

For more information on Back to the Bricks and their schedule of events, please visit their website at
www.backtothebricks.org.