The Jammin ‘in the Junction Car Show returns Saturday to Utica Road in Roseville with an expanded range of activities.
The event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., features eight food trucks, an orchestra, a DJ, activities for the kids, a tour of the Roseville Fire Department and special sales from area businesses. .
“What we are trying to do is build a community, especially in this time of COVID, to provide outdoor recreation in a safe environment,” said James Gammicchia, administrative services specialist for the town of Roseville. “And to see wonderful cars.”
Due to ongoing construction work on Gratiot Avenue, the entrance to the event will be on 12 Mile Road. Registration opens at the Auto Show at 8 a.m.
Activities include performances by the Blue Cat Band, on guitar, vendor stands and junior drag racing cars for kids.
Edward Stross, owner of Gonzo Art Studio, will have free art supplies and free pumpkins to paint, while supplies last, outside his studio on the corner of Utica and Gratiot. He will also hand out garden sage sticks that he grew in the garden near the studio.
Roseville Fire Chief Brian Kanigowski and a team of firefighters will be on hand to hand out free plastic fire helmets and other fire safety supplies. “Whenever we have the opportunity to promote fire safety to our citizens, we are there,” he said.
Long-time businesses such as Stonewood Smokehouse Bar & BBQ, Just Delicious Scones & the Royal Treat Tea Room, and Rebels Hair Studio are also expected to attend the event.
But the stars of the show will be classic cars, vintage vehicles and various wheeled vehicles. The organizers got trophies and plaques to hand out to the cars, including the choice of mayor chosen by Mayor Robert Taylor.
Scott Lafata, of Lafata Auto Body on Utica Road, is one of the organizers. He said another reason for the show is to draw the attention of developers in the region to potential construction opportunities.
“We are trying to make the city an even better place than it is,” said Lafata, a member of the Roseville Downtown Development Authority. “Once we have attracted this first developer, our downtown area will take off. I know everyone is trying hard and events like this are going to really help.
Bob Lepisto of Roseville has said he plans to show his 1966 Plymouth Belvedere canary yellow, with a 6.4-liter engine.
“Jammin ‘at the Junction is getting bigger and bigger,” he said. “A lot of people like to walk around, see the cars and have fun. There is a lot of family fun.
Registration is $ 10 in advance, or $ 20 on the day of the show. Registration can be done at Town Hall or online at roseville-mi.gov.destinationroseville / resources / index.php.
Sponsors include Highway Auto Parts, GLPS Advanced Recycling, Grandma’s Speed Shop, Summit Racing, Herb Wealth Cannibas, Just Delicious Scones, Jeffrey Automotive Group, Anderson, Eckstein & Westrick, LaFata Custom Paint, AMS Oil, O’Reilly Auto Parts , Eastpointe- Roseville Chamber of Commerce, Detail Garage and SnapOn.