The Ypsi Area Street Rods (YASR) was founded in 1974 and was originally formed to benefit one child with muscular dystrophy. In light of this child’s cause, 12 couples got together to host a benefit car show. From this show, YASR was formed and continues to host events that support several charitable causes.
Current President Dusty Pearse says the show draws over 300 cars. The club hosts the show on the first Sunday in May. YASR also hosts an annual cider run in early October.
The May show is held in Ypsilanti’s Riverside Park which provides a pleasant and comfortable setting for viewing classic cars and street rods. Along with YASR members cars, several other Detroit area car clubs were present including, America’s Most Wanted Car Club, Eastern Michigan Camaro Club, and Memories in Motion Car Club.
With the shows draw of a huge collection of classic cars and hot rods, it is one of the largest shows in Michigan and is worth attending.rods