Taken with an old flip-phone.

M1 Concourse is a new facility on Woodward Avenue in Pontiac, Michigan with a 1.5 mile track. The place is still very much under construction, with several phases yet to be completed.

But a track, a few garages, and an infield are all that’s needed to host this weekend’s Ribfest, which is as good an excuse as any to show off the site’s progress.

Dirt everywhere.

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Lots of tires, though!
The infield, filled with vendors, entertainment and more.
Completed phase 1 garage next to a phase 2 skeleton

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More phase 2 garages yet to be built
Another view of phase 2 construction site

Unfortunately, the track itself is rather disappointing. I’m afraid it’s just a simple oval, with no banking, zero elevation changes, and an artificial grass surface. Oh wait, no, that was the Hot Dog Pig Race track:

Starting grid

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The view from turn 2
The “back” straight
Dachshunds in buns

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PIGS... IN... A RACE!

And speaking of porky things going ’round a track...

Challenger Hellcat

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The Charger’s a Hellcat too

Looks like Chrysler took the opportunity to be their fleet provider.

(At least) two ACR models to serve as pace cars!

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Two more Vipers, GT models. No “M1 Concourse” labeling though. Maybe they’re not actually part of the fleet?

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Some lucky guys had the fun job of driving around customers for $30 “hot laps”.
Stacks of spare tires

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As Paul Hogan might say, “That’s not body roll; THAT’S body roll”:

It’s the Shell-Camino Team!

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The folding ladder’s rungs read “student driver”
I wish accessing MY spark plugs was that easy
I have no idea how much these tires cost; do really I want to know?

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Rides in the bed of the front-engined Shell-Camino consisted of sharp turns dancing around this island of mashed cars
The rear-mid-engined Shell-Camino did the honors of mashing them some more.

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Some visitors opted to pay extra for VIP parking, putting their cars on display (think cars and coffee, but with ribs):

“Which Ford is best Ford?”
“My Ford is best Ford because...”

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“...because NOS”
Bowtie buddies
And a mostly un-restored Biscayne with conspicuously inappropriate wheels

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1967 ‘Vette, owned by a wonderful older couple. My camera does not do this beautiful car justice.
I meant to capture the red LEDs as they flashed across. I failed.
User plate checks out

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YOU NEVER LET ME HAVE ANY FUN MOM