Cruisin’ Oakland County 2014 (and Southeast Michigan too!)

In the 60’s we listened to the radio as the Beach Boys sang about cars & girls.

Not much has changed. The songs are still being played,  The girls have become wives, and we are still in love with our cars.

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A few weekends each summer many of us in Oakland County will gather in our own horsepower nation. From Model T’s to ???????? – it seems that just about every make, model and style of vehicle can be seen on the streets of Southeastern Michigan during the ‘Cruising Season’.

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While everything leads up to the Woodward Dream Cruise, the world’s largest one-day celebration of car culture, a date and place that may be more convenient to your summer schedule can be found is this list of Car Cruises and Shows coming to the Metro area in 2014.

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June 7th: Mount Clemens Cruise – Mount Clemens

June 14th:  Gratiot Cruise – East Pointe

June 27th: Blue Water Night Cruise – Port Huron
June 28th: Blue Water Car Show – Port Huron

June 28th: Cruisin’ Downriver – Lincoln Park, Southgate & Wyandotte

July 12th All American Cruise – Westland

Aug. 3rd – Clinton Gratiot Cruise – Clinton Township

Aug. 12th-16th – Back to the Bricks Cruise Week – Graad Blanc, Flint, & Burton

Aug. 14th-16th – Ferndale Dream Cruise, Mustang Alley & Emergency Vehicle Show

Aug. 16th – WOODWARD DREAM CRUISE (2014 is the 20th WDC),  Berkley, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Ferndale, Huntington Woods, Pleasant Ridge, Pontiac and Royal Oak

August 24th: Hines Drive Park Cruise

August 27th – Harper Charity Cruise (St. Clair Shores)

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And if those aren’t enough, here are a few more car related events for the automotive lovers:

May 24th – Heritage Rod & Custom Car Festival (Rochester)
May 25th – Festival of Cars (Rochester)

May 30st – June 1st: Detroit Grand Prix [Belle Isle State Park – Detroit]

June 7th – The 25th Annual CEMA Charity Car Show (at the Walter P. Chrysler Museum, Auburn Hills)

June 14th/15th – Motor Muster (The Henry Ford, Dearborn)

June 15th – Eyes On Design Automotive Design Exhibition (Grosse Pointe Shores)

July 27 – Concours d’Elegance of America (Plymouth)

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Photos from past Woodward Dream Cruises by CS

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