About Munising Bay Cruisers
Munising Bay Cruisers is a private group of car enthusiasts, collectors, hobbyist, owners, and even gearheads who hold an annual car show on the third weekend of September in Munising, Michigan. The two-day event kicks off with a cruise from Munising, Michigan to Grand Marais, Michigan along H-58, which has become known far and wide as Hurricane Highway, and has had its 48 miles of 158 curves traveled by folks from all corners of the states and beyond.
The annual car show event began as a dream for the Munising Bay Cruisers president, Gary Bovan, who could envision a car show with classic cars along City Park Drive. Mr. Bovan shared his vision with another car guy, and together, they brought it to fruition.
In 2013, Munising Bay Cruisers slated the first car show at the city park. Even though folks told Gary not to expect much for attendance, the turnout was stupendous! A total of 85 cars, three times as many participants as expected showed-up, overflowing the entire parking area.
The most remarkable memory of that first show was the weather. It was a nasty, cold, and wet day, with the wind coming off Lake Superior. Yet, those guys and gals sat outside in their winter parkas to the very end of the show, and many of them return every year.
In 2014, Munising Bay Cruisers moved the show to Superior Street in downtown Munising. Each year, the show displays cars in downtown Munising. In 2020, the Family Fare Supermarket will host the Car Show in their parking lot due to construction.
Every year, the two-day event grows beyond the prior year, and has now become one of the ‘go-to’ car shows in the UP. People come from all over the Midwest and beyond, including Indiana, Wisconsin, Ohio, Nevada, and Missouri, as well as Canada. The Friday Night Cruise to Grand Marais along Hurricane Highway is a huge hit! Participants so very much enjoy the block party hosted by the Grand Marais Chamber of Commerce. Munising Bay Cruisers Car Show is always enjoyed by car owners, and full of surprises with different awards each year.
One could almost say that folks come for the cruise and block party, and stay for the car show.
The Munising Bay Cruisers organization invites you to spend September 18, 2020 and September 19, 2020 with us in historic and beautiful Munising and Grand Marais, Michigan for the 8th Annual Munising Bay Cruisers Car Show.
It's a Cruise Delight on Friday! September 18, 2020
The weekend will begin with a car cruise leaving on Friday, September 18, 2020 @ 3pm and cruising to beautiful Grand Marais, Michigan along the Hurricane Highway (also locally known and marked as highway H-58) with its 158 curves over 48 miles. Grand Marais welcomes you to its magestic city filled with friendly, inviting Yooper folks at a block party just for you, with door prizes, food, music, peoples choice car award, and more!
Friday Cruise Route
H-58 is known as Hurricane Highway by the many magazines across America that feature it for its 48 miles of 158 curves enjoyed by many enthusiasts, car and bike alike.
Other Cruises On Your Own
Not to get off topic, but while in the Munising area, you might enjoy a short cruise westernly along M-28 and the beautiful Lake Superior shoreline to AuTrain, Michigan. In AuTrain, you can enjoy the sandy beaches of AuTrain Beach, the warm (well, warmer than Lake Superior) waters of AuTrain River, pasties at one of the locally-owned stores, or even a lazy float down the AuTrain River in canoes or kayaks.
regular car cruises
If you love cruising like we love cruising, come join the members of the Munising Bay Cruisers club! The MBC club holds get togethers about every other weekend throughout the summer to enjoy a cruise to a new location. They meet up in the Family Fare Supermarket parking lot on Saturday mornings, and head out on a new cruise. Just recently, they've been to the Garden Peninsula, Sault Ste. Marie, St. Ignace, Big Bay, and Baraga. Folks are always welcome to join the group, so come on down to the Family Fare parking lot! For information on the next cruise, please visit the Munising Bay Cruisers Facebook page.
Saturday Car Show, September 19, 2020
Saturday's Classic Car Show event begins at 10:00 AM and runs throughout the day until 3:00 PM. Come on down to Munising's downtown in your show car, and park it along Superior Street!
Cars will be judged with awards and prizes given to conclude the show. NOTE that you must be present to win. See: Car Show Rules.
Spectators are given free admission to enjoy viewing 100 plus classic cars lined-up along Munising's Superior Street.
Local businesses and a variety of vendors will be available for food and merchandise.
Remember: Proceeds for this event go to support the Munising All Veterans Memorial Fund and The Wounded Warriors Project.
Munising & Grand Marais
Visiting Munising & Grand Marais is a bucket list item for a great many people. Once you visit, you'll know why! This is one of the most beautiful areas of Michigan, and you just don't want to miss seeing it. Once you visit here, you'll be back to the gateway to the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Park time and time again!
Here are some of the fun things to do in the Munising and Grand Marais areas.
Munising Falls, located east of Munising at 1505 Sand Point Road
Hiking on 100's of miles of trails
Mountain Biking on four diverse trail systems
ATV trails for cross country enjoyment
Grand Marais, Michigan
The Log Slide!!
Chapel Falls, Chapel Beach and Chapel Rock
Rock picking on 12-mile beach
Other web sites about Munising Bay Cruisers
Car Show Safari: https://carshowsafari.com/club/munising-bay-cruisers/
You Tube, TV6 and Fox UP