Summer has nearly arrived! Speaking of: What’s a better way for a Michigander to spend a few days of their summer than visiting local car shows? Get ready to leap into a world of family-friendly automobile events while Cruising Southeastern Michigan. Summer is the perfect time for exciting experiences!
As the birthplace of the automobile industry, Michigan’s car scene is always busy. However, during the summertime, Oakland County becomes the crown jewel of hot rod and historic car events. From the weekly Holly Car Show, to the exciting and annual Woodward Dream Cruise, the county is rumbling with the sound of cars all summer long. Visit shows to learn about iconic cars, or go to cruises to watch the automobiles in action.
Start your engines! The Woodward Dream Cruise, Southeast Michigan’s premier classic car celebration, is back for its 22nd year. Automobiles of all ages and types will hit the road on Saturday, August 19 for the annual cruise, stretching from Ferndale to Pontiac. Although the festivities run from Friday, August 18, through Sunday, August 20, classic cars can be seen around Metro Detroit all week when the weather is nice.
Whether you own a souped-up hotrod or simply admire the classics, there’s a place for you at the Dream Cruise. Spectators can stake out spots along the cruising route to set up chairs and tents.* Younger cruise-goers will love special pop-up events, like the Kids’ Inflatable Zone, which will be open from 6 – 9 p.m. on cruise day. Other special attractions, like the Rock’n Live Entertainment Stage in Ferndale and the Tri-Community Coalition Street Dance in Berkley make Friday’s Dream Cruise a can’t miss Oakland County event.
*If you would like to set up a tent, be sure to check local ordinances, as a temporary permit may be required.
An event-goer admires a red Chevrolet Bel Air at the weekly Culvers Car Meets
If it’s spring in Oakland County, it’s cruisin’ time.
When it comes to auto shows and festivals, few places compare to Southeast Michigan, whose central role in the rise of the four-wheeled wonder changed the world. Here, aficionados from across the county motor to local events in their vintage automobiles, travelling along stretches of road that are sacred to the classic car community.
For a classic car enthusiast, it’s what dreams are made of. A collection of Motor City’s best, glistening in all their glory.
Every year, one hot August day, history is re-made when classic cars, muscle cars and hot rods line 16 miles of Woodward Avenue. More than 40,000 cars, varying in year, make and model, roll in one-by-one to cruise the congested multi-lane highway.
The Woodward Dream Cruise, considered the world’s largest one-day automotive event, starts in Pontiac and ends in Ferndale.
With more than 1.5 million people in attendance, the suburban streets of Metro Detroit are transformed into a historic throwback to when Motor City ruled the highway and Motown ruled the radio.
Are you of the generation who came of age cruising the streets of Metro Detroit during 50’s, 60’s & 70’s? Are you ready to relive your past once again?
Are you a car buff looking for your ultimate ride, or just a picture of your dream vehicle?
Maybe you’re just a music fan who loves the music of Elvis, The Beach Boys, The Ronettes and The Four Seasons.
Or perhaps you are just looking to enjoy one of the premier family friendly, quality of life events in Oakland County.
Well, put on your sailin’ shoes! All those things and more will be there for you at this year’s 21st Annual Woodward Dream Cruise. The fun begins on Saturday, August 15 and goes from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Continue reading