2020 Car Show and Open House has been cancelled

TECUMSEH, MICHIGAN: After careful thought and consideration IDIDIT has decided to cancel the 2020 IDIDIT Car Show and Open House. As much as we would like to carry on and open up our business to our friends, customers and fans, we cannot do so in good conscience. The complications arising from the coronavirus have made it difficult to secure vendors and the additional hygiene requirements would have made it difficult to share our factory space while ensuring social distancing and safety guidelines are met. See Full Announcement

The 2019 annual IDIDIT Car Show & Open House welcomed 367 registered participants for a day of fun in the sun.


TECUMSEH, MICHIGAN: With bright sunlight glinting off deeply waxed finishes and families enjoying beautiful vehicles and a trip down memory lane, the 2019 IDIDIT Car Show & Open House lived up to its sterling reputation as Michigan’s premier end-of-summer celebration of the hot-rodding lifestyle.

The event welcomed 367 registered vehicles—and dozens more that didn’t register—to IDIDIT’s Tecumseh headquarters for a day of classic car appreciation that included facility tours, vendor displays, food trucks and a live DJ. Celebrity guests, a charity raffle and, of course, plenty of awards made the 28th edition of the event one to remember.

“We want to thank everyone who joined us for the 2019 IDIDIT Car Show & Open House,” said Trever Cornwell of IDIDIT. “From the weather, to the atmosphere, to the amazing cars and trucks, this annual party is a perfect example of why we all love this industry.”

Last year was the first time the car show was open to all makes, models and years, including the classics of yesterday and today. New this year was an appearance by TV celebrity Brother JD from Wrench Wars, who was on hand to present the inaugural Best Garage Build trophy to an exceptional 1950 Ford Coupe owned by Jim Brewer of Pinckney, Michigan.

Other award winners included:


Street Rod 1948-older – 1936 Plymouth Coupe / Owner – Dave Mason


Car 1949-’64 – 1950 Ford Convertible / Owner – Bob Sharp, Britton, Michigan


Car 1965-’79 – 1969 Ford Mustang / Owner – Douglas Britton, Ypsilanti, Michigan


Car 1980-Newer – 2010 Chevrolet Camaro / Owner – Max Donner, Holland, Michigan


Truck 1948-’66 – 1953 Chevy Pickup / Owner – Sherri Kapp, Manchester, Michigan


Truck 1967-’87 – 1971 GMC 4x4 Super Custom / Owner – Larry Hauser, Blissfield, Michigan


Truck 1988-Newer – 2001 Chevrolet S-10 / Owner – Byron Crone Jr., Onsted, Michigan


Founders Choice – 1958 Jaguar XK150 / Owner – Keith Rider, Millbury, Ohio (Chosen by IDIDIT founders Ken & Jane Callison

 And the winning wasn’t limited to the car show. Michele Buku of Adrian, Michigan, won a customized golf cart featuring an IDIDIT steering column as part of a charity raffle to benefit the Lenawee Humane Society. Second-place winner Kyla Scott, also of Adrian, won $500 in the raffle.

This year’s pre-show T-Shirt Design Contest was won by Payton Melton of Lenawee Christian High School in Adrian, Michigan. Her 1950s automotive style-influenced design could be found on event signage as well as the T-shirts.

IDIDIT began holding its annual Open House & Car Show in 1991 as a way to celebrate the hot-rodding lifestyle and allow owners to get their vehicles to one last show before winter arrived.

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