Classic cars have always been a way to re-live what many call the glory days of the automobile.
Back to the Bricks gives people the chance to really come together, grease their hair back, throw on a leather jacket and share their passion for the past.
Tonight marks the first event night for Back to the Bricks with a viewing of the musical "GREASE".
The event is free with prizes given out for best costume.
Organizers say having a drive-in as a part of this week's festivities makes Back to the Bricks stand out.
"We started this as an alternate to the woodward dream cruise, and at that time they had a problem with gridlock" says Al Hatch, Chairman for Back to the Bricks.
"Our formats a little bit different than theirs in as much as we got the drive-in and then we block off all of downtown".
Organizers also say classic car lovers enjoy Back to the Bricks more due to the more intimate feel of the entire event.
Events are scheduled all week with the Opening Ceremony on Saturday.
Here is a full list of Back to the Bricks Events:Tuesday, August 13th
Free Drive-In Movie at US-23 Drive-In Theater. Car show and DJ at 5 pm and the movie is GREASE!GREASEELGA Credit Union is sponsoring a costume contest, 2 winners, $100 gift card for the best costumes! Wednesday August 14th
10:00 am- 5:00 pm Swap Meet/Craft-Yard Sale, Kirkridge Presbyterian Church, G-8070 S. Saginaw Street, Grand Blanc.
4:00 pm Opening Ceremony for the Cruse at 4300 South Saginaw Street.
5:00 pm-9:00 pm Rolling Cruise on Saginaw Street from Fifth Avenue in Flint, through Burton, Grand Blanc Twp. & Grand Blanc to Cook Rd.
Pinewood Derby sponsored by General Motors, Thomas Appliance, Saginaw Street, Grand Blanc during the Rolling Cruise.
Thursday, August 15th
10:00 am- 5:00 pm Swap Meet/Craft-Yard Sale, Kirkridge Presbyterian Church, G-8070 S. Saginaw Street, Grand Blanc.Click here for Flyer
5:00 pm-9:00 pm Rolling Cruise on Saginaw Street from Fifth Avenue in Flint, through Burton, Grand Blanc Twp. & Grand Blanc to Cook Rd. Click here for map
Pinewood Derby sponsored by General Motors, Thomas Appliance, Saginaw Street, Grand Blanc during the Rolling Cruise.Friday, August 16th 11:00 am-3:00 pm FREE hot dog lunch to cruisers at Duke??s Car Stereo ?? 2833 S Dort Hwy6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Car Show, Downtown Flint
6:00 pm- 9:00 pm Vendor Marketplace in Saginaw Street central lot, Food Vendors on First Street, on Saginaw Street by McFarlan Park.
7:00 pm Music in the Parks 2013 featuring "The Motown Experience".
Parking available at UM-Flint surface lots,the William S. White parking lot and the Rutherford lot at Beach and Kearsley.
Saturday, August 17th
6:00 am Show car parking begins, Downtown Flint
6:00 am - 6:00 pm 110 years of Buick party on Water St at the Durant-Dort Carriage Company building, all Buicks invited, DJ, food and drinks
6:00 am - 4:00 pm 4th Annual Corvette Reunion Car Show.
Directions:The best way in to park your Corvette at the Reunion is to travel on I-475 to Robert T. Longway Blvd. west which turns into 5th Ave. ( Avenues are north of the river, streets are south of the river) then south on Martin Luther King.
8:00 am - 6:00 pm Car Show
8:00 am - 6:00 pm Ramchargers display on main lot.
8:00 am - 6:00 pm Security Credit Union Car Corral -Free, Old Mega Coney Island parking lot, must be drivable. Call Carl for more info 810-429-1703 for more info. Directions: Take I475 North to Robert T.Longway west which turns into 5th Ave, then south on Garland, east on 2nd Ave to entrance.
10:00 am Opening Ceremony, Central Lot, Downtown Flint
8:00 am - 6:00 pm Vendor Marketplace in Saginaw Street central lot, Food Vendors on Harrison Street, on Saginaw Street by McFarlan Park.
6:00 am - 6:00 pm WWII Military Vehicle Display at McFarlan Park, sponsored by the Friends of McFarlan Park including the 1944 Buick Hellcat.10:00 am-6:00 pm Automotive Art and church tours etc. at St. Paul??s Episcopal Church, 711 South Saginaw Street.10:00 am-3:00 pm Glenwood Cemetary Walking Tours, 2500 Court St, Flint.6:00 pm - ? End of the Road After Glow Party, Redwood Steakhouse, Gateway Centre Parkway.7PM-9PM Street Dance at Kirkridge Presbyterian Church, G-8070 S. Saginaw Street, Grand Blanc It will be a 50's sock hop themed dance from 7-9pm. Free to the community, and fun for all ages.