Fire Up Your Grille Vehicle Show

SAVE-THE-DATE: Sunday, September 16, 2018

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
  • The first 100 vehicles receive a Swag Bag

Questions? Feedback? Contact Meghan Keen at or (989) 386-6622 x579

Event Schedule

  • Registration 9AM - Noon
  • Show & Shine Noon - 4PM
  • Giveaways Noon - 4PM
  • Judging Noon - 1:30PM
  • Awards 3:30PM

Judging sheets are available for participants and kids 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? Download the Sponsorship Packet or contact Meghan Keen at

Thanks for a GREAT 2017 Show!

Mid's Fall Festival raised nearly $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.

98 AWESOME Cars, Trucks & Bikes attended from all over Michigan in 2017!

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

Check out Fire Up your Grille Event Photos!


  • Top 20 Vehicles
  • Best Car
  • Best Truck
  • Best Bike
  • Best Engine
  • Best Paint
  • Best Interior
  • Alumni Award
  • Veteran's Award
  • MMCC's Choice
  • Kid's Choice
  • Under Construction
  • Show Stopper Award: Win the Show Stopper Award by dressing to match a decade or your vehicle! Be a show stopper!

Show Materials

Facebook Event

Registration Form

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

2017 Award Winners

MMCC's Choice: Pat Walton '80 Cleret Cabriolet

Under Construction: Jeff Brokaw '46 Dodge Truck

Kid's Choice: Mike Alistand '47 Pontiac Torpedo

Veteran's Award: Joe Langlois '64 Ford Galaxie

Show Stopper: Jow Howe '48 Ford Taxi

Alumni Award: Bill Whitman '72 GMC Sprint

Best Interior: Jerry Barton '72 Oldsmobile 442

Best Paint: Joe Krynak '69 Chevrolet Camaro

Best Engine: Bill Illig '66 Dodge Charger

Best Truck: Steve Johnson '72 chevrolet Pick-Up

Best Bike: Jim Reinke '46 Indian Chief

Best Car: Joe Krynak '69 Chevrolet Camaro

Top 20 #1: Bill Illig ' 66 Dodge Charger

Top 20 #2: Mike Swetz ' 66 Ford Mustang

Top 20 #3: Clay Maxwell ' 34 Ford Convertible

Top 20 #4: Joe Krynak ' 69 Chevrolet Camaro

Top 20 #5: Bill Little '55 Chevrolet 210 Post

Top 20 #6: Kevin Chmielewski ' 73 Chevrolet Camaro

Top 20 #7: Cliff Shellenbarger '70 Chevrolet Chevelle

Top 20 #8: Gerry Fritch '60 Chevrolet Corvette

Top 20 #9: Bob Bonham '64 Chevrolet Corvette

Top 20 #10: Tom Moreau '69 Chevrolet Camaro

Top 20 #11: Duane Klamer '50 Ford Convertible

Top 20 #12: Tom Cooper '51 Ford Victoria

Top 20 #13: Steve Daly '67 Chevrolet Chevelle

Top 20 #14: Clarence Herman '55 Oldsmobile 98

Top 20 #15: Jerry Barton '72 Oldsmobile 442

Top 20 #16: Gary Bauer '64 Pontiac GTO

Top 20 #17: Jim Legeret '56 Plymouth Fury

Top 20 #18: Joe Howe '48 Ford Super Deluxe Taxi

Top 20 #19: Mike Alistand '47 Pontiac Torpedo

Top 20 #20: Dave Clark '39 Ford Deluxe

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