There’s Something About Saugatuck

Michigan’s finest LGBT collector car event September 15-16-17, 2017

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Schedule of Events

Friday

  • 6 p.m. Welcome reception at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts. Reconnect with old friends over hors d’oeuvres. Cash bar and fifty-fifty raffle. Keep one eye on the parking gallery to see who drives in next—and in what! Please note, no alcohol is allowed to be brought in.
  • New for 2017, the club will donate its half of the fifty-fifty raffle to the Gilmore Car Museum's Garage Works after-school enrichment program. Through the program, high school students learn automotive technology, welding, painting, and fabrication.

  • Evening. Hang out at The Dunes Resort. Take a spin on the dance floor, cool off in the pool, enjoy lubricated conversation at the bar or soak in a hot tub (if your room is so equipped).

Saturday

  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Steven Joseph (Mister Dunes Leather 2016) and his group, Michigan Leather Lights, will run a car wash and photo op to benefit Mr. Friendly and Out Front Kalamazoo. Steven uses only Meguiar’s wash products... no Palmolive here, Madge! Meet them in front of The Dunes in the bar parking lot.
  • 11 a.m. Parking opens at The Dunes Resort, for any cars that need to enter on Saturday.
  • 2 p.m. Car show at The Dunes Resort. Vote for your favorites on our fun-filled ballot, and turn it in to the registration table (near the pool entrance) by 3:30.
  • 4 p.m. Poolside happy hour.
  • 5 p.m. Awards banquet.
  • 7 p.m. Cruise to Oval Beach for a breathtaking taillight glow and sunset on the sandy shore of Lake Michigan.
  • Evening. Another free-form night at The Dunes Resort.

Sunday

  • 11:00 a.m. Farewell Brunch at The Dunes.

Our Venues

Lodging

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this event open to the general public?
The Dunes Resort and Oval Beach remain open to the public during our event. Anyone is welcome to come and look at the cars on Saturday. Membership in Lambda Car Club International is a prerequisite for event registration.
How big is this thing?
Last year we had over 160 people and 100 cars. The more the merrier!
How does the awards program work?
It’s all by popular vote, so there’s no need to stress over a panel of judges assigning (or docking) points. We have over twenty award categories, including all the ones you’d expect, plus a few you might not... like Dunes Delight, Best Grocery-Getter, Best Car for the Drive-In, Most Femme, and Most Butch.
Can I enter two cars for awards? Does it cost extra?
Yes you can, and no it doesn’t. The event fees are all per person; there is no fee for a car per se.
What about “car widows?” Anything for them to do?
Absolutely yes. The towns of Saugatuck and Douglas are very walkable and resortish, offering charming little boutiques selling artwork, clothing, chocolates, ice cream, and such. There are paddlewheel boat rides on the Star of Saugatuck and even duck tours. There’s a lovely riparian boardwalk through the Singapore Yacht Club, where visitors may stroll and admire dockside. (Saugatuck’s original name was Singapore.) They’ll have to get a lift into town, as it’s about two miles. Downtown Douglas is a nice walk from The Dunes, but there’s not as much there.
So do “car widows” have to register and pay for our event then?
The Dunes and Oval Beach are open to the public, so we expect (and welcome) well-behaved casual browsers to stroll through and admire our iron. However, if there is food where you are, then you have to pay to be there, regardless of whether you partake.

Contact Us

Michiana Dunes Region of LCCI

Lambda Car Club International (LCCI)

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Unfortunately, registration is closed. The deadline was September 10.