Motor City Car Crawl kicks into gear in Downtown Detroit

Free city-wide event hosted by Detroit Auto Dealers Association and Downtown Detroit Partnership

View of Downtown Detroit from atop the Penobscot Building. -- July 9, 2021 (WDIV)

DETROITThe Motor City Car Crawl Presented by Huntington kicked off in Detroit on Thursday.

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“It’s a gorgeous day in Downtown Detroit and look at the people and the cars,” said Karen Felton.

Events are taking place at six different parks downtown -- Campus Martius, Cadillac Square, Beacon Park, Capitol Park, Grand Circus Park and Spirit Plaza -- each with a specific kind of vehicle glistening in the bright sun.

Detroit Auto Dealers Association executive director Rod Alberts said he’s particularly happy about spreading things out around Downtown Detroit.

“If you think about it, it’s only about a five minute walk between these parks and the Downtown Detroit Partnership and Eric Larson and his team and we just made this partnership that is going to last for many many years,” Alberts said.

Still, the event is a car crawl and Metro Detroiters’ response to the substitute auto show is typically Motown.

“There’s cars that we haven’t seen yet and the public has not seen yet,” Felton said. “That’s what I’m after.”

If you have children that aren’t into the symphony, there is still beach sand and a showing of “Cars 2″ at Campus Martius.

A ticketed gala featuring a performance by Sheryl Crow will take place Saturday. Proceeds will go to eight local children’s charities.

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