Lansing to Dearborn Run

Tour with the Snappers and HCCA
Lansing to Dearborn Run (Michigan)
Lansing, MI
September 7 to 8, 2017
Tour with HCCA

The South Michigan Motorists Chapter of the Horseless Carriage Club of America and the Snapper's Brass & Gas Touring Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America invite you to participate in the 36th running of the Lansing to Dearborn Run. This run will feature uncongested country roads, good food, and a relaxed atmosphere. It is scheduled to precede the Old Car Festival at The Henry Ford. The OCF requires pre-registration for its participants. For an application for the Old Car Festival, please go to:

All pre-1915 vehicles are welcome. The core of the run is 1 & 2 cylinder cars, but larger cars are welcome as long as a reduced pace can be tolerated. If you have a question about eligibility, please contact the run organizers.


Thursday, Sept. 8:
Drivers meeting at 7:30 am by the RV's, then leave from The Henry Ford at 8:00 a.m. and travel approximately 100 miles to the Holiday Inn Express east of Lansing. There will be several planned stops along the route. We will have an indoor dinner starting at 6:00 p.m. at the hotel including hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, and a vegetarian selection available at $14.00 per person.

Friday, Sept. 8:
The return trip will leave the Holiday Inn Express at 7:00 a.m. and travel about 100 miles to Dearborn to allow participation in the Old Car Festival on the weekend. A free continental breakfast is provided at the Holiday Inn in Okemos on Friday.

The traditional Pizza Party will be held Friday night at 6:00 p.m. The pizza party has been added to the registration form. Please note the run participants' discount. Bring your own lawn chairs.

All other meals are on your own.

For any vehicles having trouble on the run, support vehicles with trailers will be traveling with the group.

Logistics & Accommodations

Trailer parking will be available behind the Eagle Tavern inside the fenced area at The Henry Ford starting Wednesday at noon in a predetermined pattern. Information on trailer parking will be sent out closer to the event. Overnight hotel arrangements for Wednesday and the weekend are on your own. A listing of local hotels is available at: (You can also contact the Graces for hotel information).

Our host hotel for Thursday night will be the Holiday Inn Express, 2209 University Park Dr. in Okemos, MI, which is holding a block of rooms for us. You must make your own reservations at 517-349-8700. Mention the Lansing to Dearborn Run (Group code LDB) when making reservations. Room rates are $89 + tax for double occupancy. Covered parking is not available at the Holiday Inn Express, so you may want to bring a tarp. We have made arrangements with the Okemos Collection (Porsche, BMW, Mercedes dealership) for inside parking like past years. Trailer parking is available at the Holiday Inn Express for those who plan to tour on Friday only; however, you are on your own for transport.


Registration & Fees

The registration fee of $30 per vehicle includes all occupants. The registration deadline is August 31, 2017. A late fee of $20 per car will be imposed after the deadline. Please note that the State of Michigan requires that registration and proof of insurance be with the car while driving. A fire extinguisher is also required in your car.

For questions, please contact: John & Dorothy Grace, 734-467-7802, . Send your completed registration form to: Don & Sally Van Atta, 641 N Golden Sands Dr, Mears MI 49436.