2009 marked the 5th year for the "Back To The Bricks" car show. This year the event was expanded to 5 days. It included a rolling cruise, an outdoor concert with the Contours and the Flint Symphony Orchestra and a drive-in movie. By all accounts this year's Back To The Bricks was bigger and better than ever. It's estimated that more than 250,000 people attended and pumped nearly 20 Million dollars into our local economy.
The event touched down in several communities along a 10 mile stretch of South Saginaw Street, with Flint being the largest community. The City's Public Safety Department along with the Parks and Recreation department were instrumental to the success of this event.
Al Hatch, founder of Back To The Bricks, recognized the city's contribution and awarded the Parks and Rec department a Gold Level Sponsor plaque. Mayor Dayne Walling accepted the award during the Back To The Bricks awards ceremony Thursday night.