Gardner White to Host Pre-Prix Party Ahead of the Detroit Grand Prix

Photo of IndyCars on a race track with Gardner White and Detroit Grand Prix logos on the side.

Prior to the Detroit Grand Prix, start your engines and race to Gardner White in Canton on Thursday, May 18. Make a pitstop between 6 to 9 p.m. for a free family Pre-Prix party! An authentic NTT IndyCar show car will be on display at the store and children can sit and pose for photos. Guests can take a spin in a 360-video booth, and race around a mini slot car track.

Trans Am driver Austin Green will be on-site from 6–6:30 p.m. for a meet and greet with the first 100 guests. Green is participating in the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli on Saturday, June 3 at the Detroit Grand Prix.

Michigan Humane—the Official Grand Prix Fund-A-Cause—will be on site accepting donations of new leashes, collars, and pet toys. Please note, they will not be accepting food. We highly encourage guests to donate to this wonderful cause!

While there, register to win $500 and tickets to the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear. Gardner White is a proud sponsor of this year’s Grand Prix, running from June 2 – 4. Enter our “Best Seats in the House” contest between May 4 -17 to win six tickets to attend the race. You’ll enjoy seats in the Gardner White Grandstand at the hairpin turn on Jefferson Avenue.

One grand prize winner will receive the Retreat Patio Collection, featuring a two-piece sectional, armchair, dining table, and two ottomans, crafted of a rust-free, water-resistant, all-weather frame to withstand the elements. The announcement of winners at the Pre-Prix Party on Thursday, May 18th at Gardner White’s Canton location.

Excitement is building in the Motor City for this iconic event which returns to the streets of Detroit this year, and Gardner White’s Pre-Prix Party for race enthusiasts and Metro Detroiters young and old is a fun way to get into the Grand Prix spirit. As a Detroit Grand Prix sponsor as well as the presenting sponsor of America’s Thanksgiving Parade, Gardner White is proud to showcase Detroit in all its glory.

Rachel Stewart – President of Gardner White

To pre-register for the Gardner White Pre-Prix Party, visit For more information on the Gardner White “Best Seats in the House” contest, visit