Fire Up Your Grille Vehicle Show

2019 Event UPDATE

There will be no car show this September at Mid Michigan College's Harrison Campus due to the ongoing renovations and campus improvements. Learn more about the exciting changes and updates that are taking shape! Plans for future car show events are undetermined at this time.

Thank You For A Great Show!

Mid's BBQ, Fall Festival, and Vehicle Show raised over $20,000 for student scholarships! Whether you participated in the Timber Trail Races, Vehicle Show, or simply enjoyed some delicious BBQ you made a difference... You helped the dream of a college degree come true.

112 AWESOME Cars, Trucks, & Bikes attended from all over Michigan and as far away as Texas!

Special Thanks to our Sponsors, Volunteers, and all of our Participants!

About the Vehicle Show

Mid's 2018 Fire Up Your Grille Car, Truck, & Bike Show returns as part of the 26th Annual Fall Festival & BBQ! Guests come back year after year to enjoy the classic vehicles on the lawn and a delicious BBQ meal. Show participants have the chance to win great awards and giveaways too!

Mid Michigan College, Family Fare Supermarkets, and other community members work hard each year to bring this exciting day to our local communities. The Fall Festival & BBQ, Timber Trail Races, and Vehicle Show raise important funds to support student scholarships at Mid.


Go east on Mannsiding Road, turn left at Clare Avenue (stop sign) and continue 1/2 mile straight to Mid's Main Entrance on Clare Avenue (first right).


Clare County Convention & Visitors Bureau 800-715-3550


Registration is taken the day of the event.

COST $20 {Check or Cash Only}


  • Registration includes One BBQ Meal Ticket (Additional tickets can be purchased)
  • The first 100 vehicles receive a Swag Bag

Questions? Feedback? Contact Meghan Keen at or (989) 386-6622 x579 before Friday, September 13, 2019.

Event Schedule

  • Registration 9AM - Noon
  • BBQ Opens for Participants 11:30AM
  • Show & Shine Noon - 4PM
  • Giveaways Noon - 4PM
  • Judging Noon - 2PM
  • Awards 3:30PM

Judging sheets are available starting at Noon and must be turned in by 1:30PM.

Be A Vehicle Show Sponsor

Sponsoring this event allows you to give back while putting your business front and center. There are various sponsorship levels available.

Interested in being an event sponsor? Contact Tom Olver at


  • Top 20 Vehicles
  • Best in Show - Car
  • Best in Show - Truck
  • Best in Show - Bike
  • Best Engine
  • Best Paint
  • Best Interior/Upholstery
  • Alumni Award
  • Veteran's Award
  • Mid's Choice
  • Kid's Choice
  • People's Choice
  • Under Construction
  • Most Unusual

Show Materials

Facebook Event

Registration Form

> Bring your form with you for less time in line!

2018 Award Winners

Mid's Choice: Mike Swetz [Clare] '71 Ford Mustang

Under Construction: Mark Siebert [Midland] '76 Chevy Pick Up

Kid's Choice: Paul Panella [Coleman] '71 Cadillac Hearse

Veteran's Award: Jim Volant [Gladwin] '69 Chevy Nova

Show Stopper: Patti Moreau [Roscommon] '56 Ford Thunderbird

Alumni Award: Doug Prince [Harrison] '68 Chevy Chevelle

Best Interior: Tom Moreau [Roscommon] '69 Chevy Camaro

Best Paint: Dan Swihart [Horton] '55 Chevy 210

Best Engine: Gene Ervans [Mt. Pleasant] '68 Chevy Chevelle

Best Truck: Terry Eddy [Houghton Lake] '59 Chevy Pick Up

Best Bike: Jim Reinke [Harrison] '50 Indian Warrior

Best Car: Dick Walton [Mt. Pleasant] '57 Chevy Corvette

Top 20 #1: Ken Klamer [Gladwin] '57 Chevy Bel Air

Top 20 #2: Rick Losey [Lake Isabella] '69 Pontiac GTO

Top 20 #3: Dan Swihart [Horton] '55 Chevy 210

Top 20 #4: Dave Majewski [Lake George] '67 Chevy Camaro

Top 20 #5: Jerry Barton [Shepherd] '72 Oldsmobile 442

Top 20 #6: Terry Eddy [Houghton Lake] '59 Chevy Pick Up

Top 20 #7: Duane Klamer [Gladwin] '50 Ford Convertible

Top 20 #8: Bill Little [Beaverton] '55 Chevy 210

Top 20 #9: Gene Ervans [Mt. Pleasant] '68 Chevy Chevelle

Top 20 #10: Bill Illig [Beaverton] '66 Dodge Charger

Top 20 #11: Dick Walton [Mt. Pleasant] '57 Chevy Corevette

Top 20 #12: John Klein [Roscommon] '51 Chevy Fleetline

Top 20 #13: Tom Duffy [Cadillac] '50 Chevy Pick Up

Top 20 #14: Clarence Herman [Gladwin] '74 Plymouth Roadrunner

Top 20 #15: Jerry Schlorff [Shepherd] '29 Ford A

Top 20 #16: Stan Kabat [Saint Helen] '32 Ford Roadster

Top 20 #17: Dave Clark [Shepherd] '41 Ford Pick Up

Top 20 #18: Roy Freeborn [Mt. Pleasant] '34 Ford Coupe

Top 20 #19: Patti Moreau [Roscommon] '56 Ford Thunderbird

Top 20 #20: Ray Clark [Shepherd] '80 Pontiac Trans Am

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