|One year after forming the Bearing Burners Auto club in 1950. The club joined forces with the MHRA. In 1959 the club joined the National Hot Rod Association and in 1961 was incorporated in MIchigan as a non-profit organization. In addition to Autorama support, the Bearing Burners have a long history of hosting and supporting Michigan auto events. From the ""Annual Ice Runs"" of the 60's to their Freedom Hill and Downtown Mt. Clemens car shows, the Bearing Burners have provided a wonderful forum for the Michigan auto enthusiast.