Hoon Of The Day: Four Minutes Of Woodward Dream Cruise Burnouts


Up in Pontiac at the Woodward Avenue loop, there's one spot which is guaranteed to make the ladies scream and the fellas cream — and our tipster John Harmon rocked it for us today, putting four minutes of burnouts together with a little bit of Steve Miller's "Livin' in the USA." But remember, it's all fun and games… » 8/21/06 3:10pm 8/21/06 3:10pm

2006 Woodward Dream Cruise: Cobra Commander'd Be Proud — Snakes On A…


Downtown Birmingham was chock full of fun during this weekends Woodward Dream Cruise, whether it was two of the Big Three getting their exnibitionist shwerve on or just sitting back with burgers from Hunter House — fun was had by the tens of thousands. But if you looked closely between the two tall apartment… » 8/21/06 12:15pm 8/21/06 12:15pm

2006 Woodward Dream Cruise: Where's The Donuts, BMW Isetta?

Well, another year — another Dream Cruise is over. But fear not, fans of the classic cruisers, we got so much fun stuff from this years Dream Cruise, we're gonna be dropping it like it's hot over the next day or two just to remind you of all the fun we had. Like spotting this modified BMW Isetta. And although we… » 8/21/06 9:21am 8/21/06 9:21am

2006 Woodward Dream Cruise: Wert's All About The Party


So, we're about to end our main sober coverage of the 2006 Woodward Dream Cruise. We hope you've enjoyed the ride — we know we have. The above photo is a "representation" of the type of fun you too could be having at next year's Dream Cruise — so by all means, stop by...next year. Not now. The party's full, and if… » 8/19/06 7:39pm 8/19/06 7:39pm

2006 Woodward Dream Cruise: This V-Dub Low-Ri-Der Rides a Little Lower

This may be the coolest VW minibus in the history of the world — and look, you saw it here — right after we saw it on Woodward Avenue the other night. Of course then we had to encode it and put it up on YouTube. But like, right after that — it was right here for you to see. » 8/19/06 3:46pm 8/19/06 3:46pm

2006 Woodward Dream Cruise: The Chrysler Group Wants To Ram The Dream…

We covered the FoMoCo and General Dream Cruise exhibits yesterday, and now it's the German-American hybrids turn — and they want to prove, through sheer will — that they're the biggest and baddest of them all. Aww...isn't that just adorable? See for yourself. Of course if you decide not to look, Dodge has told us the… » 8/19/06 3:23pm 8/19/06 3:23pm

2006 Woodward Dream Cruise: Wert'll Give You $10 To Touch Your Ferrari…


Yet again, it's not just the classic cars that hit up the Woodward Dream Cruise — sometimes it's the insta-classics — like the Ferrari Enzo (no Stefan, you can't ride in it — we don't care what Dieter said). This million-dollar plus Ferrari is one of only two in Michigan, with the other belonging to former Red Wing… » 8/19/06 1:43pm 8/19/06 1:43pm

2006 Woodward Dream Cruise: Jay Leno's Tank Car Takes Woodward Avenue…


The rains couldn't keep Leno's Tank Car from exhibition at the Woodward Dream Cruise, but the boys at Bosch were kind enough to drop a tent over it to make sure no damage would be done to the one-of-a-kind engine on wheels by the not-so-much torrential downpour. If y'all remember, his 9500-lb. hot rod's humongous V12… » 8/19/06 1:16pm 8/19/06 1:16pm

The Muscle Car Wars Continue! Top Chevy Man Ed Peper Thinks Beating…

At the little GM soiree at Athens Coney Island last night, we got a few moments with Chevy's general manager, Ed Peper. We had only one question for Ed — how important is it gonna be to beat the competition to market with the Camaro? Ed had one answer — "It's very important." So what's that mean for the… » 8/19/06 11:15am 8/19/06 11:15am

2006 Woodward Dream Cruise: Danger! Blogging While Wet!


We've walked, like the postal service, through rain and wind and a lack of adequate sidewalks, down Woodward Avenue from where we filed our initial reports at the Birmingham Starbucks at 15 Mile. So what's happened in the interim two hours? Two things. The first is that it's fucking wet outside. The second thing is… » 8/19/06 10:40am 8/19/06 10:40am

2006 Woodward Dream Cruise: Scion's A Dead Car Walking!


Are we the only ones who find it funny that the Toyota bargain brand, Scion, not only has shown up at this motown mecca of mechanized 'merican transportation, but that its Woodward Dream Cruise outpost is at a Funeral Home? Just curious if anyone else is giggling a little. » 8/19/06 9:58am 8/19/06 9:58am

2006 Woodward Dream Cruise: GM's Rick Wagoner Talks Dream Cruise

We had the opportunity to hit up a GM event for a short while last night at Athens Coney Island right along M-1 in Royal Oak. We've got a few things we'll be showing you in a bit — but what we've got spun up above so far is all about Rick. You see, GM's Rick Wagoner knows all about the Dream Cruise — and according… » 8/19/06 9:00am 8/19/06 9:00am

2006 Woodward Dream Cruise: Cruising Come Rain Or Shine, But Parking?…


The two biggest issues at any Dream Cruise are always the potential for rain and the potential inability to find parking. That's one of the reasons we were up at 5:00 AM to hit the streets and byways looking for spots to ditch our ride and make a walking cruise down Woodward Avenue. Just our luck, the rain decided to… » 8/19/06 8:07am 8/19/06 8:07am

Police, Help! GM's Trying To Eat Athens Coney Island!


We're only kidding, kiddies — please stop crying — GM's really not attacking the Woodward Dream Cruise — that's just "Camp GM" over at the Athens Coney Island, and try as we might, the security would not and could not let us into this Woodward Avenue hot-spot. But fear not friends — there was more to see from the… » 8/18/06 2:39pm 8/18/06 2:39pm

Ford's Big Bold Woodward Dream Cruise Exhibit


We here at Jalopnik are all about giving our readers the inside story — no matter how silly that inside story is — and of course we're all about sending Wert running around like a crazed squirrel searching for his nuts. That's why we've gone and sent Wert down to downtown Birmingham, and set back a few thousand feet… » 8/18/06 2:25pm 8/18/06 2:25pm

2006 Woodward Dream Pre-Cruise: Wert's Got A Full Tank Of Gas, A Half…


So we realized last night that Wert's gonna have to get some sleep, and last night he tried. Unfortunately, when he's ingested four Starbucks doppio espressos in a 6 hour period — it's much more difficult than just "going to sleep." And no, the liquor didn't help much either. But, since it worked so well for him… » 8/18/06 9:53am 8/18/06 9:53am

2006 Woodward Dream Pre-Cruise: Nick's Buick Regal Grand National

Nick here is going to talk to you today about his Buick Regal Grand National. This guy grabbed us as we were snapping some pictures of the black-as-night muscle cars as they were ready to head out and cruise Woodward Avenue, and urged us to take a look at his intercooled piece of motown metal. And we're glad he did… » 8/18/06 9:07am 8/18/06 9:07am

2006 Woodward Dream Pre-Cruise: Bike Moves!

Out past the cornfields where the woods got heavy
Out in the back seat of my 60 chevy
Workin on mysteries without any clues
Workin on our night moves
Tryin to make some front page drive-in news
Workin on our night moves
In the summertime
In the sweet summertime

—Bob Seger, "Night Moves"

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