When the UMI Cruise-In debuted in 2012 it was groundbreaking for the area. It was a fun, non-judged, dynamic car show with great food, music and an atmosphere like none other. As the years clicked by we saw rain, sun, big crowds, awesome cars, great friends, and even a complete takeover of downtown Philipsburg.
2017’s event was a combination of autocross challenge and cruise-in event at two different venues. Fifty autocross cars combined with all the awesome local show cars rolling in to the cruise-in was a sight to see for both groups. Even more change happened in 2018 when we debuted UMI Motorsports Park. It was clear that the Cruise-In was taking a different direction with the venue change and fact that the event was now at a racetrack.
For 2019 we’ve made the difficult decision to rename the event the UMI Autocross Challenge and temporarily eliminate the Cruise-In car show. This is largely due to the UMI Motorsports Park venue – too much old school racetrack and not enough parking lot. For those interested in meeting up with friends, we suggest watching the autocross from the drive-in viewing on the hill.
As you can imagine, it’s our desire to continue the Cruise-In tradition as UMI Motorsports Park evolves. Stay tuned as we aren’t done yet.