Cars and Stars

Thursday, Sept. 30

Motor Grille

This inaugural event kicks off with a nod to the “Motor City” and everything motorsports. We start the week's festivities celebrating the past, present and future of motorsports with an evening of great entertainment, conversation, wine, spirits, and cuisine.

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Dine and Drive Tour

The Dine and Drive is an all-day grand touring excursion to enjoy some of Detroit's most iconic venues that help make us the ‘'Motor City.”

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Schedule for Thursday, September 30 = Live stream event

  • 7:30 AM

    Registration and Continental Breakfast at Event Center

  • 8:30 am

    Guests leave from M1 Event Center and drive to The Lingenfelter Collection

  • 9:30 am

    Guests arrive and tour The Lingenfelter Collection

  • 11:00 am

    Guests leave The Lingenfelter Collection

  • 12:00 pm

    Guests arrive at The Automotive Hall of Fame for a strolling lunch

  • 1:15 pm

    Guests will tour The Henry Ford Backstage and Motorsports Display

  • 4:00 pm

    Guests leave The Henry Ford and drive to the M1 Concourse Event Center

  • 5:00 pm

    Guests arrive to M1 Concourse Event Center for a champagne toast

  • 5:00pm–6:00pm

    Cocktail hour with strolling appetizers

  • 6:00pm–9:00pm

    Motor Grille Celebration

Friday, Oct. 1

Speed Ring

See sports cars and race cars on the M1 Champion Motor Speedway. Cars selected are the most iconic performance cars ever created. Organized into past, present and future decades. There will be ten different classes including our featured class Can Am.

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ASF Garage Reveal at M1 Concourse

You will be dazzled by what you see. This reveal is a unique opportunity to peek inside some of the most extraordinary built-out garages and meet the enthusiasts that own these beautiful cars. The evening includes a trip along our “Bourbon Trail” with tastings, pairings of food, wine, and spirits.

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Schedule for Friday, October 1 = Live stream event

  • 7:00 am

    Gates open

  • 7:30 am

    Introduction Ceremony

  • 7:45 am

    National Anthem

  • 7:50 am

    Starting grid comes to life

  • 8:00am-11:15am

    Speed Ring runs begin - all 10 classes

  • 11:15am-12:45pm

    Special vehicle driving demonstrations

  • 12:45pm-4:00pm

    Speed Ring runs resume - all 10 classes

  • 4:00pm-5:00pm

    Special vehicle driving demonstrations

  • 5:00pm-9:00pm

    ASF Garage Reveal at M1 Concourse
    *Special event pass required

Saturday, Oct. 2

Speed Ring

This day we go the other way. The cars will run in the opposite direction at the M1 Speed Ring. Cars selected are the most iconic performance cars ever created, organized into past, present and future. See ten different classes run, including our 2021 feature class, the original Can-Am unlimited series.

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Checkered Flag Ball

The Checkered Flag Ball is the inaugural event of the Checkered Flag Challenge Foundation. The Ball honors Master of Motorsport Jim Hall, who changed racing history with his Chaparral race cars. Join us for an exclusive evening of dinner, drinks, live music, and special guest appearances. Attire is festive black and white – racing suits optional!

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Schedule for Saturday, October 2 = Live stream event

  • 7:00am

    Gates open

  • 7:30am

    National Anthem

  • 7:45am

    Starting grid comes to life

  • 8:00am-11:15am

    Speed Ring runs begin - all 10 classes

  • 11:15am-12:45pm

    Special vehicle driving demonstrations

  • 12:45pm-4:00pm

    Speed Ring runs resume - all 10 classes

  • 4:00pm-5:00pm

    Special vehicle driving demonstrations

  • 6:00pm-10:00pm

    Checkered Flag Ball
    *Special event pass required

Sunday, Oct. 3

American Speed Festival Exposition


The M1 Concourse 87-acre automotive playground will host the first-ever all sports car and race car exposition – past, present and future. This will be a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the most iconic machines ever made. You’ll want to take hundreds of photos as well as talk about the fabulous stories of these cars. Plus, there will be hundreds of race and performance cars on display, R/C off-road trucks for everyone to control, and a Motorsports Hall of Fame Celebrity meet and greet.

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Schedule for Sunday, October 3 = Live stream event

  • 8:00am

    Gates open

  • 9:00am - 3:00pm

    Vehicle Exposition, Judging, ASF Food and Wine Festival, and live music

  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm

    Presentation of awards for Speed Ring and Exposition