PONTIAC, Mich. – A recently launched enthusiast venue in Southeast Michigan called the M1 Concourse has had the Detroit area car community buzzing. 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 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. And we were glad we showed up.
Well, we went back again last week when we heard through the grapevine that several Ford GT owners were planning on attending the weekend M1 “Cars and Coffee” event. Hoping to catch Ford GTs of any vintage in attendance, we sent our staff photographer, Isaac Ireland, out to M1 to snap some pics – and we weren’t disappointed. We hope you enjoy some of our photo selections in the gallery below:
FORD PERFORMANCE PHOTOS / COURTESY ISAAC IRELAND