Troy Traffic Jam Sizzled in Every Way

NOT JUST THE BEST Antique Car at the Traffic Jam with his 1924 Ford Model T Coupe, John Loose, left, was also captured Mayor Dane Slater’s choice for favorite in the show.

One thing we can always be sure of is that the Sunday of the annual Troy Traffic Jam will be hot, for both the day’s weather and the vehicles enjoyed by the crowds. Troy Historic Village is excited to announce that the 11th annual Troy Traffic Jam car show on Sunday, August 5th was a great success.

Troy’s premier car show welcomed nearly 4,500 people from around the state to see all the chrome, technology, design, and muscle that car enthusiasts love with 270 vehicles on display. One gentleman drove all the way from Traverse City on Sunday morning to see Terry Adderley’s award-winning 1935 Duesenberg and happily exclaimed, “It was worth the drive!”

Car owners received awards in 28 categories. A record number of young families and children also attended the Traffic Jam and enjoyed making crafts at the KidZone sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Troy, having their face painted by Sparkles the Clown, and talking about safety with Oakland County Sheriffs and Troy police and firefighters.

Teens were also able to investigate Community College programs in automotive tech at the Suburban Collection’s Connect with Careers tent. The Traffic Jam is made possible by major sponsors KIRKO/Columbia Center, Kelly Services, The Suburban Collection, American House, and the City of Troy. The Troy Historical Society to each of them for additional support from Morgan Stanley, DiLisio Contracting, Inc., Oakland County Michigan Works!, Mahindra, Haggerty Insurance/VTC, and Merrill Lynch.

“The Troy Traffic Jam is the major fundraiser for the Troy Historical Society,” said Executive Director Loraine Campbell. “This year’s outstanding event raised over $35,000 to support education programs offered at the Troy Historic Village.”

Winners from Troy at the Traffic Jam car show include:
John Loose, 1924 Ford Model T Coupe, Antique 1900-1927
Don Sommer, 1953 Buick Skylark convertible, 1946-1954 Domestics
Tim & Kathy Martin, 1977 Lincoln Town Coupe, 1973- 2000 Domestics
Bob Weir, 1965 Pontiac GTO, 1960- present Muscle Cars
Fred Giles, 1927 Ford Model T Roadster, Custom & Modified Street Machines
Robert Root, 1967 MG MGB convertible, Foreign, All years
Terry Adderley, 1935 Duesenberg, People’s Choice and Outstanding Automotive Restoration
John Loose, 1924 Model T, Mayor’s Choice
Syed Razzacki, 1968 Pontiac Firebird, Children’s Award: I want to drive this car!