52nd Annual Sloan Museum Auto Fair June 22 & 23, 2024, at Sloan Museum of Discovery at the Flint Cultural Center.

Visitor tickets now soon! Good only for tickets to the Sloan Museum June 22 or 23, 2024. Simply pick the day that best fits your schedule.

Please Note: The Genesee County Arts Education and Cultural Millage free admission benefit does not apply during Auto Fair weekend; Sloan Museum’s regular hours and admission discounts will resume on Tuesday, June 25, 2024.

What time does everything happen?

Saturday Show Schedule

7 a.m. Vehicle registration opens
8 a.m.-4 p.m. Show car judging
9 a.m. Visitor gates open
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Kids’ make & take model cars
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Door prize drawings
12:30 p.m. Tractor Parade
5 p.m. Show closes until Sunday morning

Sunday Show Schedule

7 a.m. Vehicle registration opens
8 a.m.-Noon Show car judging
9 a.m. Visitor gates open
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Kids’ make & take model cars
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Door prize drawings
12:30 p.m. Tractor Parade
2 p.m. Appreciation Awards for Feature and Special display vehicle owners
3 p.m. Awards Ceremony
4 p.m. 52nd Annual Sloan Museum Auto Fair closes

What can we do at Auto Fair?

Cruise In Information: There will not be an organized cruise, simply show up and meet other Auto Fair registrants. This event is from 5:00-8:00pm. Enjoy music, food, and lots of vehicles!

Fun for the kids: Again this year, we will have the Model Car Make and Take. Youngsters aged 11 and under will be able to make their own model vehicle. We will also have our Children’s Choice Award – kids 15 and younger will get to vote on their favorite vehicle! They will simply put the registration number of the vehicle they like best. The vehicle with the most votes, wins!

Spectator details: Saturday’s general admission hours are 9 am till 5 pm, Sundays hours are 9 am till 3 pm. Show admission prices are adults 12 and up $10.00, children 11 and under are free. Spectator tickets for the Sloan Museum Auto Fair are $10 for ages 12+; children ages 11 and younger are free with an accompanying adult ticket. Auto Fair tickets include admission to the Sloan Museum of Discovery June 22-23, 2024. Please Note: The Genesee County Arts Education and Cultural Millage free admission benefit does not apply during Auto Fair weekend; Sloan Museum’s regular hours and admission discounts will resume on Tuesday, June 25, 2024.

 

What can we eat at Auto Fair?

Food: There will be food trucks and other food vendors on the grounds during the event.

More vendors coming soon!

Special Displays of 2023

The Single Most Important Corvette Ever Built
Only one CORVETTE may carry that moniker, the one that enabled Corvette’s racing history legacy, and on top of that, it was a privateer project and not an official GM or Chevrolet Engineering Test Vehicle. This extraordinary 1953 CORVETTE was conceived, designed, built, and tested between January and April 1955. It was intended for Chevrolet Chief Engineer Edward N. Cole’s edification as to the necessity of a more powerful V-8 engine coupled with a four-speed manual gearbox for successful Corvette racing that was being planned for the 1956 Corvette at Sebring. This 1953 Corvette is owned by Ronald & Darwin Becker. Download the story about the vehicle here.

Celebrating 70 Years of Corvette
This special display showcases the 70 years of Corvette showcasing from 1953 through 2023. Don’t miss this display!

Vintage Motorcycles
Our vintage motorcycle display will be feature a variety of bikes, starting with one from the 1930’s through the late 70’s.

1955 Styling Proposal Corvette owned by Billy Jay Espich

In January of 1954, General Motor’s styling department was headed by Harley Earl who started work on a new design to give the 1955 Corvette a mild facelift to improve Corvette sales. Using the body from the yellow 1953 Motorama hard top Corvette S.O.2000, the 1954 styling prototype received the number S.O.2151. In March of 1954, S.O.2151 was presented to the management to view the body style changes. The S.O.2151 disappeared from GM, ended up in California. However, in 1974 a Chevrolet dealer owner found the car in a barn in San Jose, California. The car has now been fully restored by Billy Jay Espich owner of Billy Jay Indy Custom. It made its first public appearance since 1955 at the Amelia Island Concours in March 2023. Get the Auto Fair program to read the whole story about this fabulous vehicle!

A Tribute to Police & Military display

In service, classic and restored emergency and military vehicles are included in this display.

1956 Corvette SR-2 owned by Richard & Carolyn Fortier

As taken from the 1992 Paragon Vintage Corvette Magazine. The SR-2 was built in 1956 as a prototype styling car and personal car for Harlow Curtis, president of General Motors. It was painted the same color as all his family cars, a special formula “Harlow Blue”. There were two, possibly three, other SR-2’s built as race cars usually called the “high fin” cars. Get more details in our Sloan Museum Auto Fair program.

1965 Corvette cutaway chassis owned by Curtis and Diana Simlik.

This is one of three known original C-2 Corvette (1962-1966) cut-away chassis displays produced by General Motors for the auto show circuit. Rather than a simple static display, this elaborate and detailed cut-away dramatically showcases the Corvette in full motion. Head inside Sloan Museum to see this car yourself.

 

Vintage Tractors owned by the Genesee Valley Tractor Collectors Club

In 1990 a small group of tractor lovers came together to form the Genesee Valley Tractor Collectors Club. The purpose of the club is to promote the interest of the public in the preservation and the restoration of antique tractors, particularly the John Deere two-cylinder models, their accessories, lore and literature. Today over 100 members of the club continue their love of tractors and participate in shows, parades, drives and pulls around Michigan and beyond.