Lansing to Dearborn Run
(Michigan)
September 6 & 7, 2018
Information Registration Form HCCA Calendar

Itenerary & Schedule of Activities

The South Michigan Motorists Chapter of the Horseless Carriage Club of America and the Snapper's Brass & Gas Touring Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America invite you to participate in the 36th running of the Lansing to Dearborn Run. This run will feature uncongested country roads, good food, and a relaxed atmosphere. It is scheduled to precede the Old Car Festival at The Henry Ford. The OCF requires pre-registration for its participants. For an application for the Old Car Festival, please contact John Grace

Eligibility

All pre-1909 vehicles are welcome. Any 1 & 2 cylinder car, steam car, electric car, cycle car, motorcycle and bicycle built up to 1915 are eligible. If you have a question about eligibility, please contact the run organizers. For any vehicles having trouble on the run, support vehicles with trailers will be traveling with the group.

Schedule

Thursday, Sept. 6: Drivers meeting at 7:30 am by the RV's, then leave from The Henry Ford at 8:00am and travel approximately 100 miles to the Best Western (Same building, New name) in Okemos east of Lansing. There will be several planned stops along the route. Lunch will be on your own. We will have an indoor dinner starting at 6:00pm with the group ($15 per person).
 
Friday, Sept. 7: The return trip will leave the Best Western at 7:00am and travel 100 miles to Dearborn to allow participation in the Old Car Festival on the weekend. There will be several planned stops including a sponsored lunch.
 
The traditional Pizza Party will be held Friday night at 6:00pm close to the RV's. The pizza party has been added to the registration form. Please note the run participants' discount. Bring your own lawn chairs to the pizza party.
 
All other meals are on your own. PLEASE BRING AND WEAR YOUR FAVORITE NAME TAG.

Logistics & Accommodations

Trailer parking will be available inside the fenced area at The Henry Ford starting Wednesday at noon in a predetermined pattern. Information on trailer parking will be sent out closer to the event. Overnight hotel arrangements for Wednesday and the weekend are on your own. A listing of local hotels is available at: http://www.thehenryford.org/visit/hotel.aspx (You can also contact the Graces for hotel information).

Our host hotel for Thursday night will be the Best Western (formerly Holiday Inn Express), 2209 University Park Dr. in Okemos, MI, which is holding a block of rooms for us. You must make your own reservations at 517-349-8700. Mention the Lansing to Dearborn Run (Group code LTD) when making reservations. Room rates are $89 + tax for double occupancy. Covered parking is not available at the Best Western, so you may want to bring a tarp. We have made arrangements with the Okemos Collection (Porsche, BMW, Mercedes dealership) for inside parking like past years. Trailer parking is available at the Best Western for those who plan to tour on Friday only; however, you are on your own for transport.

Our host hotel for Thursday night will be the Best Western (formerly Holiday Inn Express), 2209 University Park Dr. in Okemos, MI, which is holding a block of rooms for us. You must make your own reservations at 517-349-8700. Mention the Lansing to Dearborn Run (Group code LTD) when making reservations. Room rates are $89 + tax for double occupancy. Covered parking is not available at the Best Western, so you may want to bring a tarp. We have made arrangements with the Okemos Collection (Porsche, BMW, Mercedes dealership) for inside parking like past years. Trailer parking is available at the Best Western for those who plan to tour on Friday only; however, you are on your own for transport.

Registration & Fees

The registration fee is $35 per vehicle and driver. Dinner on Thursday including hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, potato salad, beans, chips & cookie is available at $15 per person. The Friday Pizza Party is $5 per person. All other meals and museum entry fees are on your own. The registration deadline is Tuesday, August 28, 2018. A late fee of $10 per car will be imposed after the deadline. No refunds after Tuesday, August 28, 2018. Please note that the State of Michigan requires that registration and proof of insurance be with the car while driving. A fire extinguisher is also required in your car.

For questions, please contact: John & Dorothy Grace, (734) 467-7802, Send your completed registration form to: Don & Sally Van Atta, 641 N Golden Sands Dr, Mears MI 49436.
Don: 231-301-0890 Sally: 231-670-0538.