Back to the Bricks draws in the younger generation to classic cars
(8/14/2019) - Seeing and working on classic cars can excite the next generation about the hobby of restoring and maintaining them.
Back to the Bricks is one of the top 50 cruises in all of America and classic car owners didn't disappoint. They showed just how much muscle is under those hoods in the Vehicle City.
Families sat on Saginaw Street watching the old, the new and some questionable rides.
Back to Bricks is more than a car show for Blaine Reamer. This is where he spends quality time with his grandson.
"It means a whole lot because in this world we never know when the one day or the next if we are going to be here or we are not going to be here. So, we try to make the most out of every day," Reamer said.
His grandson loves when the two of them go out, driving around in grandpa's 1967 Dodge Dart.
"I love him because he takes me everywhere," Zack Pabian said.
Reamer said he has a couple of other classic cars back at home. The two of them will work on them together.
"I teach him and show him the different wrenches and screwdrivers. Hand me this grandson and hand me that. He helps me out as much as he can," Reamer said.
He hopes his grandson will have his classic car down the road. So far, the chances of the tradition being passed down a generation look good.
"I think it is cool because it is loud," Pabin said.