The annual Algonac-Clay Historical Society car show and art exhibit, scheduled for May 25, are set to mark the beginning of the summer car show season. The event, now in its fourth year, will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Algonac Riverfront Park and the Maritime Museum, located at 1117 St. Clair River Drive in Algonac. Attendees can expect to see a variety of cars, artwork, and enjoy the chance to win prizes while having fun.

Organized by ACHS members Paula Burgess and Dr. William Brady, the event aims to bring local car enthusiasts together to showcase their vehicles and enjoy the summer sun. Brady highlighted the unique aspect of the show, which includes the presence of local artists showcasing their work alongside the cars.

Vehicle entry costs , which includes participation in hourly raffles with prizes donated by local businesses and event sponsors like LifeCare Chiropractic, O’Reilly Auto Parts, and Matt Woods of Brackett Auto Parts. A portion of the proceeds from a 50/50 raffle will support the ACHS.

Kids can join in the fun with activities like Hot Wheels races and stickers provided at the event. Burgess emphasized the relaxed and well-organized nature of the show, making it an enjoyable afternoon for families sitting by the water in Algonac Park.

Last year’s event drew around 50 cars, with hopes for a higher turnout this year. Brady expressed his excitement for seeing more vehicles hitting the road and kicking off the summer season.

Burgess mentioned the positive impact the event has on bringing people to Algonac and raising awareness of the museum and its Ship to Shore Shop. Local artists are encouraged to attend at no cost, with the option to make a donation to the museum if they wish.

All cars are welcome at the car show, and attendees who are not displaying a vehicle are not required to pay the entry fee. Those interested in the art exhibit can contact Burgess at 810-794-9641, while inquiries about the car show can be directed to Brady at 810-533-2500.

For more information about the Algonac-Clay Historical Society, visit or check out their Facebook page at

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