if you love Classic Cars, motorcycles, and automotive history, Ypsilanti is the place for you! Located 36 miles away from Detroit, the city of Ypsilanti has a rich history of rear-engines, hatchbacks, hardtops, and more. Keep reading to learn about ways you can worship automotive heritage in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
Depot Town Cruise Nights
Every Thursday in June through August, Depot Town is transformed into classic car heaven! Endless classic rides roll into historic Depot Town, and attendees can gaze upon their glory (for free!) before dining at one of the many delicious Depot Town hot spots.
Depot Town Bike Night
Do you prefer cruising around on two wheels? Check out Depot Town Bike Night on Tuesdays year round (weather permitting)! This event takes place from 5:30pm-9pm. Arrive early and check out Cafe Racer in Depot Town. They specialize in British and Japanese cafe racers. VROOM!
Michigan Vintage Volkswagon Festival
Dust off your bell-bottoms and platform shoes for the Vintage Volkswagen Festival in Riverside Park! The Michigan Vintage Volkswagen Club has been around since 1987, and do a fantastic job sharing the VW love with the area during this groovy event. The car show celebrates ALL variations of the VW – originals, restorations, customs, race cars, drag cars, kit cars, dune buggies, trikes, ratrods, and daily beaters.
The Chevrolet Camaro has been a coveted cruiser since its original production in 1966. Celebrate the pony car at this fantastic event which features hundreds of Camaros, historic and modern. Bonus Info: Registration will be available until the day of the event.
These four-wheeled monster vehicles are known for saving lives and transporting heroes. Get an up close and personal view of these intricate machines, and revel in the red at the Firetruck Muster in Riverside Park. This event is free and fun for the whole family. Don’t be shy, and ask one of the demonstrators to run the fire hose, or sound off a siren!
Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum