PROUDLY PRESENTED BY:
The Inaugural Cruisin' 53 has come and gone and we were absolutely thrilled! 145 incredible cars and car owners competed in the car show and made for a pretty sight cruising down Van Dyke while hundreds of community members from Warren and Center Line came together to share a sunny day.
And we weren't the only ones enjoying the party! All along the cruise route classic cars were parked, grills were hot, and people were gathered, proving that Cruisin' 53 will only continue to grow.
It takes a village to put together an event this big and we want to extend our sincerest thanks to the following, who this would not have been possible without:
The City of Center Line
The City of Warren
City Center Plaza
Parade Grand Marshal Dan Nicholson
Mayor Bob Binson
Warren Community Foundation
Galeana's Van Dyke Dodge-Ram
The Protean Corp.
UAW Region 1
Joe Ballor Towing
C & G Newspapers
The Macomb Daily
Mac Freight Services Inc.
The Detroit Highballs
Elite Link Tattoos
Nickel & Saph Inc.
Bank of America
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Mastro's Ice Cream
The Mean Weenie
We were thrilled with how this event launched and we're eager for the years to come. The Motor City pride and passion radiates throughout Warren and Center Line. We'll see you again in a year's time, make sure to mark your calendars!
JUNE 6, 2020
The Cruisin' 53 Organizers
IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO GET A CRUSIN' 53 SHIRT!
Just because you missed the merch booth at the cruise doesn't mean you missed out on a first year Cruisin' 53 t-shirt! Who knows, maybe one day it will be a collector's item!
T-shirts can be purchased at the Center Line Parks and Recreation building. When you arrive please ask for Shawn. We have shirts available in all sizes from Youth Medium to Adult XL.
T-shirts are $15. Cash only please.
Center Line Parks and Recreation
25355 Lawrence Ave, Center Line, MI 48015
THANKS TO "ABOUT PEOPLE" HOST EARL CLARK OF SCREECHY-R-PRODUCTIONS FOR CAPTURING THE EVENT!
CITY CENTER PLAZA
FORMERLY KNOWN AS ESSCO SQUARE
10 MILE & VAN DYKE IN CENTER LINE, MI
CHECKPOINTS AT //
WARREN CITY HALL
1 CITY SQUARE, WARREN, MI 48093
MAYBELLE BURNETTE LIBRARY
22005 VAN DYKE AVE, WARREN, MI 48089
OFFICIAL CRUISE ROUTE
On behalf of the Warren Community Foundation and the communities of Warren and Center Line, we cordially invite you to the inaugural Cruisin' 53 car cruise! Our founders have years of experience organizing cruises throughout Southeast Michigan and are thrilled to bring this exciting event to the community. With multitudes of beautiful and unique cars lining Van Dyke/M-53, great food and drink, rockin' live music and more planned, we expect Cruisin' 53 to become a beloved annual party.
The purpose of the cruise in addition to quality of life for the residents of Warren and Center Line is to raise revenue for local community investment in the two communities.This is a joint effort between the City of Center Line and the City of Warren with the proceeds of the event being distributed equally through the Warren Community Foundation and the Center Line Festival Foundation.
The day is packed with fun activities! Van Dyke will be alive, from Cruise Headquarters at City Center Plaza (formerly known as Essco Square) to our hotspots at Warren City Hall and Maybelle Burnett Library, with food trucks, games, family fun, music, and the main attraction, the car show and parade featuring sleek, historic and customized cars of all shapes and sizes! Concurrently, the Center Line Independence Festival will be in full swing! Awards for the car show will be presented at 4:00pm and the cruisers are encouraged to hang into the night, though make sure to stop by the festival for fireworks at dusk!
The people at FCA have generously offered their lot on Lawrence for free parking and shuttle service to the Center Line Indepdendence Festival and Cruisin' 53. Click the button to see the map.
WE'VE GOT BIG PLANS FOR ALL CAR FANS.
CAR SHOW @ CITY CENTER PLAZA
COMMENCES AT 10:00AM
REGISTRATION FROM 9:00AM - 12:00PM
AWARDS CEREMONY AT 4:00PM
CAR PARADE BEGINNING @ CITY CENTER PLAZA
COMMENCES AT 12:00PM
SIMULTANEOUS CRUISE ALONG THE ROUTE
LED BY THE CENTER LINE 1926 FIRE TRUCK
FIREWORKS @ CENTER LINE FESTIVAL
COMMENCES AT DUSK
LIVE MUSIC! FOOD TRUCKS! FAMILY ACTIVITIES!
AT CRUISE HEADQUARTERS & CHECKPOINTS
MAKE SURE YOU COME HUNGRY.
We've hired some great eateries to to bring delicious options to Cruise Headquarters as well as Warren City Hall and Maybelle Library. And we're adding more to the list!
WARREN CITY HALL
WARREN CITY HALL
PARADE GRAND MARSHAL:
Vice President of Global Electrification, Controls, Software and Electronics for General Motors
Dan Nicholson was appointed General Motors vice president, Global Electrification, Controls, Software and Electronics in January 2019. He is responsible for all electrified propulsion products including batteries and electric drive units. He is also responsible for all electronic control systems and strategies, software and associated electronic hardware for all General Motors products globally. Prior to that, Dan was General Motors vice president, Global Propulsion Systems. In that role he was responsible for all propulsion products including engines, transmissions, fuel cells, electric drive units and batteries.
Nicholson began his General Motors career as a co-op student at Buick Motor Division in 1982. He has an extensive background in product engineering at GM and has progressed through a series of leadership positions including director of controller integration, director of engine calibration, chief engineer for V-8 engines, managing director of GM Powertrain-Germany GmbH, executive director for global powertrain embedded controls, vice president of Global Quality and vice president of Global Powertrain.
Nicholson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from General Motors Institute (now Kettering University), a Master of Science in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University and a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University.
Nicholson is a registered professional engineer in the state of Michigan. He is an SAE Fellow, president of the Engineering Society of Detroit, chair of the Trustees for the SAE Foundation, past president of FISITA and was recognized as a 2019 Automotive News All-Star.
“I am honored to serve as the first-ever Grand Marshal for this wonderful heritage event that unites two communities and car lovers everywhere.”
CENTER LINE INDEPENDENCE
Center Line Independence Festival is a celebration of over 80 years of traditional small town lifestyle in the Heart of Metro-Detroit. Our three day festival will have live bands, carnival, fireworks, food vendors, and craft vendors. Please visit our website, or click the button below, for the complete schedule of events and more information.
WE'RE GETTING PRESS
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By Norb Franz, Apr 16, 2019
Car buffs, cruisers and gearheads will have a new location this June to gather and show their admiration for automobiles.
The first Center Line-Warren Car Cruise will be held June 8 on Van Dyke Avenue – the first official event of its kind on that road -- through the heart of both cities. Appropriately dubbed “Cruisin’ 53” to reflect the state highway number, the cruise route will stretch from Eight Mile Road to 14 Mile Road, with three official gathering points in between.
“People have said to me, ‘This is well overdue, we’re so excited, we can’t want to see a cruise on Van Dyke,’” said Donna Weatherby, spokeswoman for the cruise’s organizing committee that started in January to plan the event.
THANK YOU TO OUR
An undertaking like this cruise requires allies and partners to make it a reality. We are grateful to these organizations for their support. If you have interest in becoming a sponsor, click the button to learn more.
GET IN TOUCH.
Whether you have a question about registration, you are thinking about sponsoring, or any matter at all, we want to hear from you: the community. We look forward to answering your questions.
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & SPECIAL EVENTS
PRINCIPAL CRUISIN' 53 ORGANIZER