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IDIDIT's Annual Car Show & Open House Set for Saturday August 27th, 2022
TECUMSEH, MICHIGAN: The IDIDIT Car Show and Open House is BACK!!! Come and join us at the 29th IDIDIT Car Show and Open house on Saturday, August 27th, 2022. Registration is now open.
Register online for the 2022 Car Show Now
For those who wish to print and mail, Download Registration Form Here.
The annual event is being held on IDIDIT's campus in Tecumseh, MI. The daylong event includes a car show, facility tours, a vendor tent, food trucks, a live DJ, and the Lenawee County Humane Society will be selling Cash Raffle tickets. This year the ever popular PANCAKE BREAKFAST is making its return!
Our Car Show is open to any show-worthy vehicle regardless of year, make or model, the popular gathering celebrates car culture in all its forms, offering a family atmosphere in which to enjoy classic vehicles of yesterday and today. As always, registration is free but we ask that each participant bring in canned goods/non-perishable food items that will be given to area service clubs to distribute to local families in need.
Car show contestants will compete for one-of-a-kind trophies made in-house by IDIDIT craftspeople in nine total categories:
- 1948-Older Street Rod
- 1949-’64 Car
- 1965-’79 Car
- 1980-Newer Car
- 1948-’66 Truck
- 1967-’87 Truck
- 1988-Newer Truck
- Best Garage Build
- Founder’s Choice
IDIDIT’s open house tradition was started nearly three decades ago as a way for the steering column maker to thank customers and for car enthusiasts to have one last hurrah before having to tuck their hot rods away for the winter. The first show was a great success and has been growing in popularity ever since, more than 350 vehicles were on display our show 2019! “We are very excited to be able to get back to this tradition. Every year we see an increase in attendance and it is our hope that this year is no exception. “ said Trever Cornwell of IDIDIT. “Our participants bring in some of the most beautiful cars and trucks from throughout the Great Lakes region. It is a great way for car enthusiasts to get together and enjoy the hot rodding life!”
2019 IDIDIT CAR SHOW AND OPEN HOUSE NEWS
The 2019 annual IDIDIT Car Show & Open House welcomed 367 registered participants for a day of fun in the sun.
TECUMSEH, MICHIGAN: With bright sunlight glinting off deeply waxed finishes and families enjoying beautiful vehicles and a trip down memory lane, the 2019 IDIDIT Car Show & Open House lived up to its sterling reputation as Michigan’s premier end-of-summer celebration of the hot-rodding lifestyle.
The event welcomed 367 registered vehicles—and dozens more that didn’t register—to IDIDIT’s Tecumseh headquarters for a day of classic car appreciation that included facility tours, vendor displays, food trucks and a live DJ. Celebrity guests, a charity raffle and, of course, plenty of awards made the 28th edition of the event one to remember.
“We want to thank everyone who joined us for the 2019 IDIDIT Car Show & Open House,” said Trever Cornwell of IDIDIT. “From the weather, to the atmosphere, to the amazing cars and trucks, this annual party is a perfect example of why we all love this industry.”
Last year was the first time the car show was open to all makes, models and years, including the classics of yesterday and today. New this year was an appearance by TV celebrity Brother JD from Wrench Wars, who was on hand to present the inaugural Best Garage Build trophy to an exceptional 1950 Ford Coupe owned by Jim Brewer of Pinckney, Michigan.
Other award winners included:
Street Rod 1948-older – 1936 Plymouth Coupe / Owner – Dave Mason
Car 1949-’64 – 1950 Ford Convertible / Owner – Bob Sharp, Britton, Michigan
Car 1965-’79 – 1969 Ford Mustang / Owner – Douglas Britton, Ypsilanti, Michigan
Car 1980-Newer – 2010 Chevrolet Camaro / Owner – Max Donner, Holland, Michigan
Truck 1948-’66 – 1953 Chevy Pickup / Owner – Sherri Kapp, Manchester, Michigan
Truck 1967-’87 – 1971 GMC 4x4 Super Custom / Owner – Larry Hauser, Blissfield, Michigan
Truck 1988-Newer – 2001 Chevrolet S-10 / Owner – Byron Crone Jr., Onsted, Michigan
Founders Choice – 1958 Jaguar XK150 / Owner – Keith Rider, Millbury, Ohio (Chosen by IDIDIT founders Ken & Jane Callison
And the winning wasn’t limited to the car show. Michele Buku of Adrian, Michigan, won a customized golf cart featuring an IDIDIT steering column as part of a charity raffle to benefit the Lenawee Humane Society. Second-place winner Kyla Scott, also of Adrian, won $500 in the raffle.
This year’s pre-show T-Shirt Design Contest was won by Payton Melton of Lenawee Christian High School in Adrian, Michigan. Her 1950s automotive style-influenced design could be found on event signage as well as the T-shirts.
IDIDIT began holding its annual Open House & Car Show in 1991 as a way to celebrate the hot-rodding lifestyle and allow owners to get their vehicles to one last show before winter arrived.
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