After two years, Cars 'R' Stars show set to return on June 12

Kaitlyn Luckoff
The Detroit News

After a two-year pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cars 'R' Stars show is scheduled to return to the Packard Proving Grounds on Sunday. The show will feature hundreds of cars, ranging from vintage automobiles to modern cars, as well as those  restored to their original condition.  

This year's featured car is the Chevrolet Chevelle, show organizer Tom Mitchell said in a press release.

The featured collection includes vehicles  from all three Chevelle generations, from the model years of 1964 through 1978, he said. It was gathered by the Cars ‘R’ Stars @ PPG committee and the Chevelle Club of Michigan.

Fifteen historic Packards housed at the Packard Proving Grounds will also be presented at the show.

"Everyone with the car enthusiast mindset either owns or owned a memorable Chevelle or at least knew someone who did," Mitchell said. "These were some of the most iconic and recognizable muscle cars and even daily drivers back in the day. Their popularity is still strong today." 

1970 Chevelle SS Coupe owned by Douglas Stuble of Riverview.

As an important piece of Michigan history, the iconic Packard Proving Grounds are a meaningful location for the show, according to a press release, adding the site is valued as it is where many American autos ran their paces throughout history. The grounds have been designated a Michigan State Historic Site, and were added to the National Register of Historical Places. Attendees are able to tour the buildings of the grounds to see the historical displays. 

Historic Packard Proving Grounds

Car fans are invited to share their collection and bring their own unique vehicles by pre-registration, or bring them the day of the event. 

Cars 'R' Stars

8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday

Packard Proving Grounds, on Van Dyke and 23 Mile, Shelby Township

Admission: $6, and children younger than 12 get in free.

For vehicles, the pre-registration fee is $20 for judged cars and $15 for non-judged cars. On the day of the show, registration is $20 for non-judged cars and $25 for judged cars.  

For more information, visit the show's website at