A parade of sheer horsepower will be on display across the Mackinac Bridge on Sept. 19, 2015, when the 20th Annual Richard Crane Memorial Big Rig Show hosts a twilight convoy of more than 150 semi-trucks.
St. Ignace, Michigan is the epicenter for all things truck related all weekend long when the public is invited to take a closer look at these big rigs. Customized cabs, one-of-a-kind paint jobs, neon lighting and other surprises are in store for those who like their auto show ramped up and super sized. All decked out in special lights, the trucks will cross the five-mile Mackinac Bridge at dusk for a Parade of Lights on Saturday night.
Joining the big rigs in St. Ignace will be the team from Mobsteel – a custom car company that specializes in turning Detroit’s finest vintage cars into modern day street machines. Mobsteel is currently featured on their own Sunday night television series airing on NBCSN sports network.
On the company’s website, Mobsteel says they don’t dabble in fiberglass reproductions, but work exclusively on steel with a soul and a story. “The blood, sweat and tears of our family and friends are in these motors, frames and bodies,” they explain. Visitors to the Big Rig Show will have a chance to meet the cast who will sign autographs and have custom vehicles on display.
The Richard Crane Memorial Foundation raises money through this event for donation to the Helen Moss Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the Hydrocephalus Association. This year, a six-year-old named Jayden who suffers from hydrocephalus is the “Junior Grand Marshall” for this event and will ride in one of the big rigs for the Parade of Lights.
The trucks roll into St. Ignace on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 17-18 in preparation for the weekend’s events. These rigs will be polished and pretty in anticipation of judging reviews, special awards and cash prizes.
This event is family-friendly, with special activities for the kids on Saturday, including a golf-cart decorating contest and a dunk tank.
Make a weekend of it and take a fall foliage tour through the beautiful Eastern Upper Peninsula or make a day trip to Mackinac Island via one of several ferry services operating in St. Ignace.
For more information about the 20th Annual Big Rig Show or other activities and accommodations around the area, visit stignace.com.