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.
Engines rev and mufflers roar. The summer sun reflects off of freshly waxed paint and chrome.
Each classic car, representing it’s own era, pulls into a designated spot – parked ever so delicately next to each other. Proud owners, with a wiping rag in hand, stand proud next to their vehicle.
Hundreds, often thousands, of visitors stroll past each vehicle with a unique curiosity that so many car enthusiasts share.
Time machines in the form of 1930’s Chrysler models and 1960’s Corvette models are displayed at classic car shows and cruises all over the county from June to September, transforming any location into an instant historical museum.
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 →
“Many of us have had a long term love affair with their car, and for some it has lasted longer than any other personal relationships.”
In Southeastern Michigan, warmer weather can only mean one thing. Cruising! Not on the open seas to Bermuda, Jamaica or Alaska, but on the major streets of our communities. This may be the only time of year, that many Michigan motorists enjoy being stuck in traffic, surrounded by a sea of motorized beasts. Hot Rods and Classics of every make, model and year can be seen on the streets of Southeastern Michigan during these automotive celebrations. Visit our Cruising Southeastern Michigan list for some of the “auto” related events in and around Oakland County over the summer of 2015.
Fear not, ‘Cruisers! The 2014 Woodward Dream Cruise is rollin’ forward amid this week’s flooding & severe rain – so rev your engines for a roaring good time this weekend!
The roads have been cleared, and all activities are proceeding forward as planned. The Cruise is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and over the years has evolved into the world’s largest one-day automotive event. It draws approximately 1.5 million visitors and 40,000 classic cars, which line Woodward Avenue from Pontiac all the way down to Ferndale.