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Camaro, Firebird Fans Gear Up for Huge Annual Michigan Show

While the Metro Detroit is locked in the grasp of a bitter cold winter, the Camaro and Firebird aficionados at are carefully planning their 11th annual car show in nearby Milford – one which has gone to be the biggest of its type in a state chock full of huge car shows.


In each of the past 10 years, Brian Meissen and his crew at have put together a show strictly for owners of Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird models old and new. The venue for this huge Camaro and Firebird show is Bakers of Milford, a restaurant known throughout the Metro Detroit area for their massive weekly car shows, but while Bakers is known best for its sprawling Sunday shows that welcome any make or model, the show on Saturday, May 30th will give attendees a chance to check out General Motors’ muscle cars from dating back to the late 1960s.

If the name Brian Meissen sounds familiar to any TorqueNews readers, it is likely because he was the man who organized the new Camaro Corral at the 2014 Woodward Dream Cruise. Brian is a true F-Body enthusiast and it is his passion for these GM muscle cars which has led him to create a huge community of fellow Camaro and Firebird fans – many of which come together each year from all over the country to celebrate these legendary American performance cars.

Michigan’s Largest Camaro/Firebird Show
On any given weekend day during your average Metro Detroit summer, you can find countless car shows around the area, but for those locals whose interest focuses on the Chevrolet Camaro and the Pontiac Firebird, there are no shows which rival the annual show. This show has grown over the past few years, topping 300 cars and continuing to grow. While the vast majority of vehicles at the show are Camaros and Firebirds, members from the community sometimes show up in other vehicles including Chevrolet Corvettes and other non-F Body models and while most of the participants in the event come from Michigan, there are usually at least a few cars that have driven long distances to be a part of the show.

I attended the 2012 MIFBody show at Bakers and it was an amazing show for anyone who has an interest in American performance – and specifically GM muscle cars. The aerial image above offers a look at a portion of the show area, and it looks like there are some empty spots here and there. When this show is at its peak, there won’t be any empty parking spots in the show area.

Bakers has food, drinks and plenty of parking for hundreds of show cars and just as many spectators. Also, there is a Dairy Queen right across the street and a miniature golf course next door, so Bakers is the kind of setting that a whole family can enjoy a day of muscle car fun.

If you own a Camaro or Firebird and you would like more information on the huge Camaro and Firebird show, head over to If you live in the area, mark your calendars for May 30th and make sure to stop by Bakers to see an awesome spread of American muscle.

Drone photography by Jake Schultz