If you didn't get the opportunity to get all up in Bumblebee's grille the last time the General brought the cars from the Transformers live-action movie out into the summer sun's glare — you'll get another shot live at the Woodward Dream Cruise next weekend at Athens Coney Island on Woodward Avenue. In addition to the Camaro concept car, GMC TopKick, the Pontiac Solstice and the Hummer from the movie — you'll also be able to join the General at the "Birmingham Triangle" — the junction of Woodward and Old Woodward south of 15 Mile Road — as they show off the Chevy Racing Tour and the XM Ultimate Listening Tour. Oh, and did we mention they've also got the Performance Division displaying some Chevy SS and Caddy V-Series models in Royal Oak's Memorial Park. You'll probably see at least a couple of us at one or two of these spots sometime on Saturday. Full press release with exact times and locations below the jump.
Movie Stars and Other Cool Cars from General Motors Featured at the 2007 Woodward Dream CruisePicture Credit: ChrisFrez
DETROIT - Cars and trucks with storied pasts and bright futures, starring roles in blockbuster movies and personal connections to NASCAR racing champions are just a few of the reasons to visit all three GM exhibits at the Aug. 18 Woodward Dream Cruise.
For those who can't attend, GM will for the first time offer multimedia coverage of the Woodward Dream Cruise from links at www.gm.com beginning Aug. 16.
Chevrolet will take over the Birmingham Triangle with a presentation of more than 60 classic and tuner vehicles, including vintage cruisers from the personal collections of some of NASCAR's biggest names. There will also be a full-line display of the newest Chevy cars, trucks and SUVs, highlighted by the new Chevy Volt and Camaro Convertible concepts.
Located at the junction of Woodward and Old Woodward south of 15 Mile Road, the Chevy Triangle will offer visitors a chance to participate in interactive games, sample great food from local vendors and enjoy live music. The Chevy Racing Tour and the XM Ultimate listening Tour will also be on tap.
A mile south, the Athens Coney Island parking lot will take on a Hollywood flavor as four of the automotive stars of the blockbuster movie Transformers take the stage. They will be joined by the all-new 362-horsepower 2008 Pontiac G8 rear-wheel-drive sedan and the Holden Efijy retro cruiser concept from Australia that rocked the 2007 North American International Auto Show with its global cruising theme.
Located on the west side of Woodward south of 14 Mile Road, the GM Athens exhibit will also feature some of the cars that made Woodward a cruising icon, such as '57 Chevys, split window Corvettes and GTOs. GM Powertrain will display examples of the hardware that made the horsepower that put the muscle in muscle cars.
Another mile south at the Royal Oak Memorial Park is where GM Performance Division will display the Chevrolet SS and Cadillac V-Series models engineered for driving enthusiasts. They will be joined by some unique vehicles that you can't buy, such as a custom Chevy Silverado created by Performance Division for Dale Earnhardt Jr. and a 200 mph Ecotec 4-cylinder-powered "belly tank lakester" for the Bonneville Salt Flats.
Located just north of 13 Mile Road on the east side of Woodward, the GM Performance Division exhibit will have product specialists on hand to discuss technical features of all the vehicles on display. Also, Linda Vaughn, "The First Lady of Motorsports," will be signing autographs at the exhibit from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 18.
All three GM exhibit locations will be open Saturday, Aug. 18 - Chevy Triangle from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., GM Athens Coney Island from 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. and Performance Division Memorial Park from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. In addition, the Performance Division exhibit will be open on Thursday, Aug. 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Friday, Aug. 17, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM), the world's largest automaker, has been the annual global industry sales leader for 76 years. Founded in 1908, GM today employs about 280,000 people around the world. With global headquarters in Detroit, GM manufactures its cars and trucks in 33 countries. In 2006, nearly 9.1 million GM cars and trucks were sold globally under the following brands: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, GM Daewoo, Holden, HUMMER, Opel, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn and Vauxhall. GM's OnStar subsidiary is the industry leader in vehicle safety, security and information services. More information on GM can be found at www.gm.com.