Woodward Dream Cruise: We're Here

And despite appearances, we couldn't be happier being here at the Woodward Dream Cruise. We're just dumbstruck - veterans and first-timers alike are reeling with sensory overload. Share a bit of that with us below.

Peter Orosz, our very own crazy Euro car boy, and I have spent 12 hours on the road to meet up with our Detroit team, aka Ben Wojdyla, and Ray Wert, our lately home-location-confused boss, to cover the 2009 Woodward Dream Cruise. Here's some of Peter's shots from moments ago. Enjoy.

Woodward Dream Cruise: We're Here

I believe the 2010 Camaro we drove here in had bigger wheels than this. Just barely.

Woodward Dream Cruise: We're Here

Note to fellow Euro boys who think every chromed pipe growing out of the engine of an American car is a supercharger: this is not a supercharger. It is a fancy inlet with butterfly valves.

Woodward Dream Cruise: We're Here

More Camaro! Unlike on the 2010 model we drove here from New York, the rear brake air inlet slits on this one appear to be functional.

Woodward Dream Cruise: We're Here

You cannot have car events without a Datsun Z in some form showing up. Here's proof that even in Detroit that's a truism.

Woodward Dream Cruise: We're Here

It has certainly come as a relief that even though I'm very, very far from Europe, Europe does take care of its astray children. And yes, a Ferrari F430 Spider is a highly surreal sight amidst all the Detroit iron here.

Woodward Dream Cruise: We're Here

As told by our Detroit man Mr. Wojdyla, this is a nearly original Model A Ford. I believe him.

Woodward Dream Cruise: We're Here

Shelby Mustang up close. Not shown: friendly wave from driver.

Woodward Dream Cruise: We're Here

Clueless European saved yet again by close proximity to Detroit natives: 1963 Chevrolet pickup!

Woodward Dream Cruise: We're Here

Please try and come up with clever things to say about a Chevrolet Malibu in the comments.

Woodward Dream Cruise: We're Here

Before you say Darth Vader, your car is ready, let me tell you that barely an hour ago, we came across in a parking garage one of the 2000 Saab Turbo X's built. Wert claims almost all of the rest of them are used here as daily drivers as well.