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.
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’.
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.
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)
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)
Photos from past Woodward Dream Cruises by CS