With football season in sight, sadly, it reflects the end of summer. But, to classic car buffs, it also serves as a reminder that Mother Nature won't be giving Michiganders a chance to show off their cherry rides for much longer. On the heels of last weekend's Woodward Dream Cruise come two car show events to our neck of the woods. The annual Old Historic U.S. 27 Motor Tour kicked off in Auburn, Indiana last Sunday, and makes it's way to DeWitt Wednesday evening. Thursday the tour rolls out of DeWitt and rumbles into St. Johns and Ithaca before jaunting north. mlive.com provides a full itinerary and schedule. Click here.

Then, on Saturday, Tripper's will host its Inaugural Car Show For Charity. The event will be held in the parking lot of Ranney Park in Frandor, just behind Tripper's. There will be plenty of fun for the whole family with classic cars, of course, but also inflatable obstacles and bouncers, 50/50 raffle, silent auction, and...a maize and blue beater. That's right, put forth a donation, grab a sledgehammer, and pound away! And, you'll find lil' ol' me DJ'ing the festivities!! Proceeds raised will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. For more details, or to register your classic auto, follow this link.