At the beginning of August, The Suburban Collection had the opportunity to work in conjunction with the Troy Historical Society to help support them in raising money for their organization.
If you are a resident of Troy, Michigan, you are already familiar with the Troy Historical Society, so it is likely you have heard of one of their biggest events: the Troy Traffic Jam. This year, the Troy Traffic Jam turned 10 and attracted its biggest crowd yet with over 3,500 people in attendance, which is up 25 percent from last year!
These individuals and families got to peruse 300 cars ranging from classic cars to performance vehicles to hot rods. Of these cars, a few of the most notable included a 1930s Rolls Royce Phantom and a Tucker 48, which is one of only 51 Tuckers that were ever manufactured.
This event wasn’t just all about cars but, instead, offered up a family-friendly environment that was just as entertaining for adults as it was fun for children. In addition to the classic cars on display, there was also a KidZone and music that was made available by DJ Bob Steel that could be enjoyed throughout the Columbia Center.
The 3,500 people who were in attendance helped to raise over $30,000, which works to support the Troy Historical Society. This society serves the Michigan community by promoting appreciation for the rich heritage of its residents. All the funds that were raised at the Troy Traffic Jam go to supporting the preservation of records, pictures, structures, and other items that have historical significance to the local community.
The Troy Historical Society is not only concerned with continuing to improve the lives of Troy’s residents, but also wishes to enrich the experience of all who visit this Michigan community.
For years, Suburban has been honored to be a Major Sponsor of the Troy Traffic Jam, alongside other amazing local businesses, including Independent Bank and American House.
Here is an image from Troy’s Traffic Jam that helps to illustrate just how big of a gathering this event has grown into that it’s in its tenth year: