Vintage Motors News

Welcome to the Home Page of Vintage Motors USA,  a car club started in the state of Michigan in 2012. To see what we accomplished in the past five years, click on the year that you are interested in: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.

The members of this club really enjoy cars & trucks made in the USA! These include antique, fully restored vehicles as well as modified/hot rods; custom vehicles; and "special interest" vehicles!

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2020 is a slow year for us because of the pandemic but:

We did it! We made it happen! Masks! Social distancing!!! Fun!!

 

August 22, 2020, promised to be hot and sunny. By 9:30 a.m., the cars began to arrive at RM Motor Sports in Wixom. With four clubs involved, Vintage Motors USA, Metro Detroit Falcon Club, Ford Mercury Restorers Club, and WLEC Studebaker Club we had a great turnout — 40+ guests. It was nice to get together with car friends from other clubs!

 


 

The vehicles & capabilities of RM were very impressive!

 

We started the day at RM Motor Sports in Wixom. RM Motor Sports originally began as Restored Memories 30 years ago. Family owned and operated, they followed their passion for restoration and the sport of racing to become highly respected in the industry. They opened their doors to our club members to explore their very impressive, new, 16,000 sq. ft. facility complete with machine shop, paint booth, hoist, showroom and talent. We were treated with coffee and donuts as we wandered through their collection of high-end race cars (some as fast as 200 mph) and multi-engine go karts (they only went 100 mph). Be sure to check out their website: www.rmmotorsports.com
After the tour of RM, we hit the road for our cruise through two-lane roads. A perfect top-down convertible day, our first stop was Holden’s Deli, for people who needed picnic items. With 25 classics and a handful of regular drivers, we took up most of their parking lot! It was also a good stop for a bit of impromptu body work by someone (Jim Crawford!) on his beautiful red, ’66 Ford Fairlane convertible. Some wheel well opening trim needed to be convinced to get out of the way!

 


 

Our cars on this tour were very impressive & diverse!

 

Off we went down the back roads. There’s nothing prettier than all those beautiful machines, shined up and running down the road. We definitely turned a few heads as we went by! With only one slight, wrong turn by a few cars, they recovered and everyone arrived at Lakeside Memorial Park in Holly for a wonderful afternoon of food and friends by the lake. Next door to the park is a Civil War-era cemetery and a few folks took the opportunity to stroll through the historic monuments.
After lunch, we saddled up and cruised through the tree lined, winding road back to The Press and Scoop Ice Cream Shop. Of course, no cruise is complete without someone’s head stuck under a hood. Luckily, it wasn’t a show stopper, all was fine, and dessert was the perfect ending to a perfect day!
It wasn’t like years past — we had to pay attention to our masks, the social distancing, and gallons of hand sanitizer, but we still managed to have fun. Many thanks to Tony Pardo of RM Motor Sports, Holden’s Deli, The Press and Scoop, and everyone else who made this day possible. For additional photos of our tour please go here.