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If you have information you would like to share, you can use the form here, or click the "Submit New Info or Correction" button on the page for the individual location. If you have photos to submit, please e-mail them to and I will post them. If the location you want to submit info for is not on the site, e-mail me anyway and I may add it.
Please note: All submissions will be considered but we may decline to post them if they are not relevant to the subject at hand. Personal recollections are welcome providing they contain new information regarding the subject location. Photos that are redundant to existing content will not be posted.
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Thursday, March 24th, 2016

At long last I finally got around to posting the updates I have received over the last few months. I apologize for the delay to all of those who sent in photos or information. My day job has been busy. You can check the links and lists on this page for the latest stuff! Happy Spring!

Monday, April 13th, 2015

I finally got all pending updates posted today. They are all scattered about the site so you can check the "Latest Photos" links for most of them.

Thursday, November 11th, 2014

I apologize for the lack of updates. I have been swamped with work from my day job and family duties. I have some new submissions I will be posting soon. In the meantime please enjoy this picture of Chelsea.

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

I got caught up on photo submissions today, lots of new stuff to share. Just check the "Latest Pictures" links on this page.

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Remembering the Studio 28.

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

I just received from great old photos of the Blue Sky Drive-In in Caseville thanks to Linda Hughes. I have also posted pictures in some other categories, see the "Latest Pictures" links below.

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Yet another great old photo of the Michigan Drive-In in Southgate from Harry Skrdla and Ron G from

Sunday, December 2nd, 2013

Here is another great old photo of the Evergreen Drive-In in Ishpeming from Harry Skrdla.

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

Ron Gross has received some "new" old photos of the Sky Drive-In in Adrian from Harry Skrdla. See them here.

Sunday, November 30th, 2013

The Studio M in Midland is closing in a few days - if you want to check it out one last time you better hurry: News story here.

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

US-23 Marquee from on Vimeo.

Monday, September 30th, 2013

A visit down to Ohio this past weekend netted new pictures of some of the drive-ins down there. They can be seen here. Additionally, the site has now reached 22 million page views! Thanks for visiting and hit the tip jar on the right if you want to help keep this site going. Even 5-10 bucks helps!

Saturday, September 12th, 2013

Onondaga Dragway
Onondaga Dragway
Ron Gross of was kind enough to take some nice shots of the re-opening of Onondaga Dragway. The track owners fought long and hard (and spent lots of their own money) to make this happen so it is great to see the old strip hosting events again.

Their Facebook page is here. There is a nice article about the strip here.

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

Me and Ron at did a road trip this weekend and found some good stuff. The most interesting of which was the old Underground Forest tourist attraction which is still standing in Fredric.

I was so inspired I started a new section on Roadside Attractions that I will be adding on to as I get more content. This will supplement the current Tourist Traps section and allow me to add more detail to select locations. I also added some new pictures of some drive-ins which you can see here.

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Ron Gross over at has unearthed some Sunset Drive-In Lapeer pics. We also have "new" old photos of the West Side Drive-In in Detroit. Thanks to Harry Skrdla for the actual photos. It is always a great day here at WaterWinterWonderland when we get new pictures of drive-ins!

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