Classic car tour visits downtown Adrian Tuesday
ADRIAN — With the sound of engines roaring and the sight of gleaming cars, Adrian residents poured into downtown Tuesday to welcome the Back to the Bricks Heritage Promo Tour.
Under a hot, summer sun, the cars and trucks came rolling into town around 4 p.m. Jim Lavender, owner of Diamond Jim’s Pool Hall at 117 W. Maumee St., was outside on the sidewalk to see the lineup begin.
“This is great. I love it,” Cavender said. “We need to do this more often.”
Main and Maumee streets were closed to traffic while classic car fans got a closer look at some of the greats manufactured by the Michigan auto industry.
One car was a 1956 Buick owned by Nancy Earls and Ed Nadeau of Monroe. The car is nearly all original except for new tires and some engine work. Earls said it was her grandfather’s, who bought the car back in the day. As a family heirloom, her mother gave it to her five years ago and now it’s part of the Back to Bricks tour.
The car is featured on the tour’s official T-shirt.
“The tour has been a good time,” Earls said. “We’ve met a lot of nice people along the way and that’s what I enjoy, meeting new people and telling the story of our car.”
As far as the stop in Adrian, Nadeau said they’ve been here before and typically make a stop in downtown on their way from Monroe to Hillsdale to see family.
“It’s a great place to have a tour stop because of the nice downtown with its beautiful buildings,” he said.
Adrian Mayor Jim Berryman, city administrator Shane…
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