PONTIAC, Mich. – A newly established enthusiast venue in Southeast Michigan called the M1 Concourse has had the Detroit area car community buzzing for a while now. It’s a place where car owners can enjoy their passion for all things automotive and motorsports by having their own private “car condo” garage surrounded by other enthusiasts, plus on-site repair and restoration shops, restaurants and even a performance track. Champion Motor Speedway is a 1.5-mile road course that serves as the central feature of the M1 Concourse, which is located right along then northern section of famed Woodward Avenue in Pontiac, Michigan. Other facilities there include a multi-purpose outdoor event arena with a 2.5 acre skid-pad, and covered event spaces that can accommodate groups of 500 people.
As a means of gaining local notoriety among enthusiasts in the region, the M1 Concourse has hosted various events for folks to get a glimpse of the facility, track, and garage area. Last year, we posted a gallery from a “Cars and Coffee” hosted by Car and Driver which attracted so many cars that the show field overflowed onto the track itself! We returned a few weeks after that to shoot a video when M1 hosted a Mustang and Shelby event for various regional Mustang clubs to display their ‘Stangs on-site for a car show and a lead-follow track session. We went back earlier this year when several Ford GT owners joined in on the M1 “Cars and Coffee” event.
So when we heard that the Ford Mustang would be the featured car for the last "Cars and Coffee" of the year at M1 Concourse on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, we knew our own Ford Performance roving car-show photographer, Ford marketing retire Bill Cook, would be there. Sure enough, Bill reported unseasonably warm weather and a big turnout, and sent us photos of some of the notable Fords and Mustangs that he found in attendance there. We’re happy to share his pics with you in the gallery below:
FORD PERFORMANCE PHOTO GALLERY / COURTESY BILL COOK