June 20-21 will be a busy weekend for the staff of the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum in Lansing, Michigan.
The 23rd Oldsmobile Homecoming takes place June 20 at the State Secondary Complex on the west side of Michigan’s state capital city and the following day, two vehicles from the museum’s collection will be among 15 Lansing-built cars and trucks featured at the Eyes on Design concours at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford home at Grosse Pointe Shores near Detroit.
The Olds Homecoming, which is a car show and swap meet, is hosted by the REOlds Chapter of the Oldsmobile Club of America and promoted as the largest all-Oldsmobile show in the world. Featured this year will be Oldsmobiles from the 1965 model year.
The evening before the show, the town of Dimondale, Michigan, also just west of Lansing, stages its Oldsmobile Car and Bike show, and the evening of the homecoming the Olds museum hosts a “Night at the Museum” from 4-7 p.m. with a $5 admission that includes ice cream treats.
In addition to Lansing-built vehicles and other special categories, the annual Eyes on Design concours will celebrate the designs of Patrick le Quement, long-time head of design at Renault and then at Renault-Nissan.
A month later, on July 25, the Car Capital Auto Show takes place on the streets of Lansing just down the street from the museum near the state Capitol building with 73 classes for cars and trucks and 16 for motorcycles.