Autopalooza 2013 revs up Metro Detroit

2013 auto cruise, race and show lineup announced


DETROIT – Autopalooza 2013 lineup of events has been announced and it promises to make for a summer auto enthusiasts won't forget!

The Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCVB) and the MotorCities National Heritage Area announced the lineup of this year's Autopalooza, a series of world-class automotive cruises, races and shows that take place from May through September in and around Metro Detroit.

Autopalooza 2013 sounds off with the highly anticipated Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix May 31-June 2.

The Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix returns to the Motor City, featuring the IZOD IndyCar Series, GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series, and Pirelli World Challenge Championship Series. In a partnership with MotorCity Casino Hotel, the Grand Prix will feature an entertainment stage with local and national musical acts. Grand Prix will also include a "Comerica Bank Free Prix Day" Friday, May 31, where race fans can enjoy free admission to the action.

"We're extremely excited to host the return of the Grand Prix to kick of Autopalooza", says Executive VP and COO of the DMCVB Michael O'Callaghan. "This event has a hugely positive economic impact on Metro Detroit. The DMCVB has calculated the annual revenue generated from Autopalooza events continues to exceed $100 million."

Other major events of Autopalooza include:

  • Eastpointe Gratiot Cruise - June 15
  • Quicken Loans 400 NASCAR weekend (MIS) - June 15-16
  • Motor Muster in Dearborn - June 15-16
  • Eyes on Design in Grosse Pointe Shores - June 16
  • Sloan Museum Auto Fair in Flint - June 22-23
  • Cruisin' Downriver in Wayne County - June 29
  • RM Auctions Vintage Motor Cars in Plymouth - July 27
  • Concors d'Elegance of America in Plymouth - July 28
  • Clinton Township Gratiot Cruise - August 4
  • Back to the Bricks Cruise in Flint - August 13-17
  • Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR weekend (MIS) - August 17-18
  • Cruisin' Hines in Westland - August 25
  • Old Car Festival in Dearborn - September 7-8
  • Orphan Car Show in Ypsilanti - September 22

For information on all of 2013's Autopalooza events, visit http://www.autopalooza.org/.