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Fans Arrive at Back to the Bricks Mt. Pleasant

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The hoods are up and the engines will roar this weekend in Isabella County for a trip back in time.

This weekend's event is another extension of the popular Back to the Bricks car show in Flint. The classic car show goes all weekend in downtown Mt. Pleasant. 

Car shows seem to bring in a unique kind of crowd and a big crowd at that. "We've been outside grilling all day and we've seen quite the crowds, quite the event they've got going on this weekend," says Chris Walton, general manager at Max and Emily's. 

Back to the Bricks Mt. Pleasant is taking over downtown and closed off several streets to accommodate all of the cars and people. "But the streets have been packed since they shut it down this morning and when the cars started coming in at noon, they came in with a furry," says Walton.

And for the businesses, these large crowds mean major prepping ahead of time. "Typically we'll go ahead and beef up our dough a little bit, we'll make an extra batch of dough, we'll usually also par up some of our preps just to have some extra things on stock or on hand," says Lonnie Derosia, general manager at Pisanello's. "When we're doing hot dogs, when we're doing burgers outside and spicey andouille sausages, we want to make sure that everybody who's downtown wants one, has one," says Walton.

All the businesses surrounding the car show are just crossing their fingers that the rest of the weekend is as beautiful and busy as today. "It's a wonderful thing to be a part of, we look forward to having it for many years to come," says Walton.

The car show kicks back off Saturday morning at 7 am and goes until 5 pm. The first 150 cars to pre-register get a free commemorative t-shirt.

Back to the Bricks Mt. Pleasant t-shirts will be available for purchase. 100% of the proceeds are going to Community Cancer Services of Isabella County in memory of Mt. Pleasant CVB staff member Matt Young.

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