Countdown to the 2023 Cruise
How can I register my car?
Is there a special cruise package?
Yes, see the Registration Form for information. A Cruiser-Package-Only T-shirt is included, and no one else will be able to purchase that particular shirt.
NOTE: Cruise packages/bags will NOT be mailed. You will be mailed a post card with your Registration verification. bring the card to the Registration at the Car Shows or on Cruise Day at Eastpointe Community Schools, and you can pick up your Cruise Package.
Is there a dedicated cruiser lane?
Yes, the left lane on both sides of Gratiot is solely for those with Cruiser packages and lane passes. The passes MUST be on display in your driver-side window at the top.
How do I get lane passes if I only want to cruise?
Contact the Cruise office and you may advance-purchase a dedicated lane pass for $15, pre-Cruise. Your pass can be mailed to you provided you send in a self-stamped envelope and register before the mailing deadline of June 5, 2023. After that, lane passes are also available each day at the Car Show Registration. See the Events page for the schedule. On Cruise Day, lane passes are $20 and available at the Registration at Eastpointe Community Schools and also from Cruise Ambassadors on the street, up and down Gratiot.
When or where can I pick up my Cruise Package or Lane Pass?
You may pick these up or buy them any day at the Classic Car Shows by going to the Cruise Registration. See the car show schedule for daily locations. On Saturday June 17, the lane pass price goes from $15 to $20….so buy early!
Where can I get official Cruise Merchandise?
At various locations along Gratiot where our Cruise Charities will be selling T-Shirts, bags, and more. Merchandise may also be available at various Sponsor businesses on Cruise Day and prior, so ask your local business.
Can I set up a tent or reserve a spot to watch the Cruise?
You may set up a small tent along the Cruise route as long as you don’t infringe on local businesses. There are no reservations, it is First Come – First Serve. The median is also available to you.
How does the Cruise Raffle work?
Each day you bring your vintage car to a Classic Car Show, you will get one raffle form to fill out. You must personally drop your filled-out form into the specially marked Raffle Box at the Registration. On Cruise Day at the 4:00pm Awards Presentation, we will draw 5 tickets for the $100.00 gas card. YOU MAY ONLY ENTER ONCE PER DAY PER CAR SHOW.
Can my Car Club participate?
Yes, there are businesses who have expressed an interest in hosting car clubs. Please contact Tim Csokas at (586) 764-8093
Can I set up my tent or blanket on the median of Gratiot?
Yes, though you must leave before 8:00pm when the police department sweep clears the avenue.