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The link to the Registration Form is at the bottom of this page.
READ THESE FAQs BEFORE YOU REGISTER - THEY'RE IMPORTANT!
Important Dates
Member Registration begins: Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 1:00 PM
Public Registration begins: Friday, April 1, 2016 at 1:00 PM
Registration closes: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 11:59 PM
Mailed Registration Payments must be received at the CEMA PO Box by Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 11:59 PM
PayPal Registration Payments must be received in CEMA's PayPal Account by Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 11:59 PM
General Information
Proceeds from the 2016 CEMA Car Show benefit:
Leader Dogs for the Blind; Rochester, MI

Q: Where and when will the show be held?
A: The 2016 CEMA Car Show will be held on the grounds of the Walter P. Chrysler Museum in Auburn HIlls, MI, on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 9:00 AM. The show is held 'rain or shine.'

Q: What is the theme of the 2016 CEMA Car Show?
A: The theme of the 2016 CEMA Car Show is: Featuring the "Class of 1966" and Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Dodge Charger.

Q: Do I have to be a Chrysler employee to display my car at the CEMA car show?
A: No! Everyone is welcome to participate in our car show.

Q: I would like to display my car but it's not a Chrysler product; am I welcome?
A: Absolutely! ANY brand of car, truck, or motorcycle is welcome at our show.

Q: I don't have a car to display at the show - why should I come?
A: We offer a great environment for the entire family: a disc jockey, great food on-site, and a show field of more than 300 vehicles of every description. And, of course, the fantastic Walter P. Chrysler Museum! The Museum is closed to the public but will open to CEMA Car Show participants and spectators on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 9:00 AM! Don't miss this rare opportunity to view the Museum collection!

Participant Registration

Q: How do I register my vehicle for the show?
A: On-line 'early' registration will begin on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 1:00 PM for CEMA members and on Friday, April 1, 2016 at 1:00 PM for the public; the 'early' registration period closes on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 11:59 PM.

Q: Where do I find the on-line registration form?
A: The link to the on-line registration form is at the bottom of this page.

Q: How do I know that my on-line registration form has been accepted?
A: You will receive an email confirmation that your registration has been processed. Remember, your registration is considered tentative until your payment is received.

Q: What is the amount of the registration fee?
A: The 'early' registration fee is $15.00 per vehicle; the payment for 'early' registrations entries must be received at the CEMA Post Office Box, or in CEMA's PayPal Account, by the close of business on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 11:59 PM.

Q: What if I forget to pay the registration fee by Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 11:59 PM?
A: All payments received after Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 11:59 PM, are increased by $5.00 per vehicle. This includes all payments received on the day of the show. We recommend that you use PayPal to pay for your registration fee.

Q: Can I register at the show on the day of the event?
A: There is usually space available for on-site registrations. The registration fee on the day of the event is $20.00 per vehicle. All registration payments must be made in cash on the day of the show.

Q: As a participant, what do I get for my money?
A: The first 200 PAID registrations will receive a goody bag with lots of great stuff including a dash plaque. And you might win one of our awards; see the Car Show Awards Page for more information (will open a new window).

PLEASE NOTE: SINCE ALL VEHICLES IN THE SHOW (even non-judged entries) MAY RECEIVE SPECIAL RECOGNITION, PLEASE SUBMIT A PICTURE OF YOUR VEHICLE AFTER YOU HAVE REGISTERED! DIGITAL IMAGES (at least 640 x 480 pixels, please) CAN BE EMAILED TO The Car Show Registrar. PHOTOGRAPHS (at least 4 x 6 inches, please) CAN BE SENT TO: CEMA; PO BOX 4493; TROY, MI 48099-4493.

Payment Information

Q: Where do I send my Car Show registration payment?
A: CEMA Car Show registration payments should be sent to:

CEMA Registration
PO Box 4493
Troy, MI 48099-4493 USA

At the end of the on-line registration process, you will be given an opportunity to make an immediate PayPal payment for the registration fee. Just follow the link (or the instructions in your Registration Confirmation email message).

Q: What forms of payment are acceptable?
A: We recommend that you make your registration payment by using PayPal. It's easy, safe, and secure. We also accept registration payments by check or money order in US dollars and drawn on a bank in the USA.

Q: I sent my payment - how do I know that it's been received?
A: You will receive an email confirmation receipt when your registration payment has been processed. TO MAKE THE CHECK-IN PROCESS AS EFFICIENT AS POSSIBLE, YOU MUST PRESENT YOUR COPY OF THE EMAIL RECEIPT CONFIRMING YOUR PAYMENT TO OUR CHECK-IN VOLUNTEERS ON THE DAY OF THE SHOW.

Q: I paid the registration fee but something has come up that will prevent me from attending the show; can I get a refund?
A: Requests for refunds must be received by Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 11:59 PM. All refund requests must be made by email to the CEMA Car Show Registrar. Requests for refunds received after this deadline will not be accepted. refunds will be issued after the show.

On the Day of the Show

Q: What are the hours of the show?
A: Follow this link to the Car Show Event Schedule.

Q: Where is Registration and Check-In?
A: Please note these special instructions for the 2016 Car Show:

  • Day-of-Show Registrations will take place in Lot 26 (west of the Museum)
  • Check-in for 'early' registration vehicles will also take place in Lot 26 EXCEPT:
  • If you are participating in the Dodge Charger Parade, you will receive alternate instructions for Check-In
  • Unless otherwise notified by the Car Show Registration Team, ALL SHOW VEHICLES MUST HAVE A WINDOW CARD to enter the Museum grounds

Click on the thumbnail for a detailed map of the Car Show area.

Q: When should I arrive at the show?
A: Registration and Check-In will open at 8:00 AM and close at 10:00 AM. NO VEHICLES will be admitted to the show field after 10:00 AM.

Q: Can I bring my car to the CEMA Show on a trailer?
A: Yes; however trailers are NOT permitted in the show area (Museum grounds). All vehicles must be unloaded in Lot 26 and driven to the Museum grounds.

Q: What are the parking arrangements?
A: On the paved Museum parking lot, each display vehicle is to occupy one standard parking space. On the lawn area, directions will be provided by a CEMA parking coordinator.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL VEHICLES must pass through Registration / Check-In before reporting to the Museum Entrance. Vehicles will not be permitted to enter the show without Registration Materials!

EXCEPTION: IF YOUR VEHICLE IS SELECTED TO PARK IN A SPECIAL DISPLAY AREA (for example, the Museum Porch or Museum Circle Drive) YOU MAY RECEIVE OTHER INSTRUCTIONS!

Vendor Information

Q: Would you please provide information for prospective vendors?
A: We are always interested in having vendors on-site who provide products and services to automotive enthusiasts. Please contact our Show Chairperson for additional Vendor Information.

Q: Does CEMA provide any equipment for vendors?
A: No; CEMA is unable to furnish tents, tables, chairs, and electrical power for vendors; please bring your own equipment.

Miscellaneous

Q: Our car club wants to participate in the CEMA show - do you accommodate clubs?
A: We will do our best to accommodate clubs, but because of the large number of Dodge Chargers expected to participate in the Charger Parade, we will not be able to pre-reserve parking spots this year. To improve your chances of parking together:

  • When club members register on-line, be sure to select the name of your club from the drop-down list on the Registration Form.
  • On the day of the show, your club members should arrive together to park together.

Q: Is there anything else that I need to know?
A: The Museum is located on the Chrysler Headquarters complex; this is private property. The following regulations are enforced for the safety of all participants and spectators:

  • No open flames / barbecue grilles are allowed.
  • Alcoholic beverages are NOT permitted on Chrysler property.
  • Careless / reckless driving and burnouts are prohibited; offenders are subject to citation by the Auburn Hills Police Department.
  • The selling of merchandise and services is restricted to vendors who have an approved CEMA Vendor Agreement and have a City of Auburn Hills permit.
Additional Questions

If you have a question that we haven't answered here, please Contact Us via Email.

Links to the Registration Form
The Pre-Event Registration Process closed on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 11:59 PM.


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