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A Shunpiker's Journal

A Shunpiker's Journal, hosted by Steve Purdy, covers the stories of its host and others who shun the turnpikes and freeways of America to better enjoy the businesses and life that revolve around the automobile.

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Automotive Hall of Fame | The Ralph R. Teetor Story, Paolo Pininfarina Lecture, and More!

A Shunpiker's Journal
October 17, 2022 6:00 PM

BLIND LOGIC – THE RALPH R. TEETOR STORY

By Jack Teetor, nephew of 1988 AHF Inductee Ralph Teetor

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1937 Delahaye 135M Cabriolet by Chapron Named Best of Show at the Inaugural Detroit Concours d'Elegance

A Shunpiker's Journal
September 19, 2022 12:00 PM

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., Sept.  2022 – A 1937 Delahaye 135M Cabriolet by Chapron was chosen as this year’s Best of Show winner at the inaugural Detroit Concours d’Elegance, held at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Built upon the Concours d’Elegance of America’s four decades of excellence, the reimagined concours welcomed more than 5,000 participants across four events located in the middle of the thriving design, music, and sporting heart of the Motor City. Central to the weekend's festivities was former General Motors VP of Global Design and 2022 Detroit Concours d’Elegance Honoree, Ed Welburn.

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Detroit Auto Show Begins: What to Look For and More!

A Shunpiker's Journal
September 14, 2022 8:00 AM

While nine days of new vehicle displays and exhibits at Huntington Place, Hart Plaza and throughout downtown Detroit begins Saturday, activity starts today.

The city that put the world on wheels is putting the future of mobility on display beginning tomorrow with the first-ever indoor/outdoor Detroit Auto Show. The world will be watching as automotive industry leaders, public officials, car lovers, and celebrities converge in Detroit to celebrate the intersection of technology and mobility.

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Iconic Harley Earl Designs from the GM Heritage Collection to be Featured at Detroit Concours

A Shunpiker's Journal
September 13, 2022 11:00 AM

Motors Heritage Collection - Including Legendary Y-Job and LeSabre Concepts - to be Featured at Detroit Concours d'Elegance

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., Sept. 2022 – The Detroit Concours d’Elegance is a celebration of both the city and the automotive culture that has defined it for over a century. It brings the show to the streets of Detroit, displaying the cars in perhaps the truest context of any Concours—the pavement on which they were meant to be—and were—driven.
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Automotive Hall of Fame | Join Us to Celebrate Corvette on Sept. 11!

A Shunpiker's Journal
September 5, 2022 3:00 PM

CORVETTES AT THE AUTOMOTIVE HALL OF FAME

SUN. SEPT. 11, 2022: 10 AM - 4 PM EST
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The Automotive Heritage Foundation | Industry Updates - Industry Updates - AHF Bulletin #5 August 2022

A Shunpiker's Journal
August 31, 2022 12:00 PM

Update August 2022

Steve Purdy, AHF Managing Director

AHF Awards Presented at M1 Concourse

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The Automotive Heritage Foundation | Industry Updates - AHF Bulletin #3 August 2022

A Shunpiker's Journal
August 17, 2022 4:00 PM

Update August 2022

Steve Purdy, AHF Managing Director

The "AHF Bulletin" is meant to keep our community informed about what's happening throughout our spheres of interest. Please join us in promoting and celebrating automotive history, culture, and aesthetics by becoming a member, and send us the news you'd like to share.

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Back to the Bricks® Ribbon Cutting and Rolling Cruise TODAY

A Shunpiker's Journal
August 17, 2022 12:00 PM

August 17, 2022: Back to the Bricks® Rolling Cruise Ribbon Cutting presentation is scheduled to take place Wednesday, August 17th, at 4 pm at the historic Factory One in Flint Michigan. Back to the Bricks® honors Burton Police officer Dalton Christie as this year's official Grand Marshal. Officer Dalton Christie was one of two officers shot in the line of duty in December of 2021.

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The Automotive Heritage Foundation | Industry Updates - AHF Bulletin #2 July 2022

A Shunpiker's Journal
July 15, 2022 4:00 PM

Update July 2022

Steve Purdy, AHF Managing Director

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Back to the Bricks® is Excited to Announce This Year’s 18th Annual Car Show & Cruise Official Grand Marshal,

A Shunpiker's Journal
July 4, 2022 8:00 AM

Burton Officer Dalton Christie.

When the Back to the Bricks® Executive Committee met to discuss this year’s Grand Marshal, they wanted to continue the tradition of honoring someone that works hard, gives back, does
their best to make a difference, and is proud of where he works and where he lives. This year,
there were so many wonderful candidates to choose from, as we have hundreds of deserving
individuals in our community.

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