Pervert Charged With Taking Upskirts At Woodward Dream Cruise

With a million-plus people showing up for the 2008 Woodward Dream Cruise » 8/21/08 12:00pm 8/21/08 12:00pm, you know there's bound to be at least one pervert, and that pervert's name is Michael S. Searle. For those of you who thought our post was something, Searle actually went around with a camera in a bag, equipped with some kind of remote lens…

The Sports Cars And Exotics Of The 2008 Woodward Dream Cruise

We've mentioned already the Woodward Dream Cruise » 8/18/08 4:30pm 8/18/08 4:30pm attracts all types of cars. In addition to locally-brewed sports car stars like the Chevy Corvette in every imaginable model and engine flavor, and a couple of Dodge Viper ACRs, we're also talking about rarified objects hailing from Italy, Germany and Great Britain…

The Hot Rods Of The 2008 Woodward Dream Cruise

We've given you the muscle and the customs of the 2008 Woodward Dream Cruise. Now it's time for the hot rods. — Ed. » 8/18/08 4:00pm 8/18/08 4:00pm Metal-flake, flames, chrome wheels or just plain flat-black, the appeal of hot rods stretches across generations. The brings 'em out in droves, so here are just a few of of the chopped, channeled and…

The Custom Cars Of The 2008 Woodward Dream Cruise

We started with the Muscle and now we're taking you to another end of the spectrum of the cult of cars at the 2008 Woodward Dream Cruise, the Customs. — Ed. » 8/18/08 3:30pm 8/18/08 3:30pm Yeah, we're just gonna be generous and lump everything that's been given a custom job into this category. Our friend with the custom would fit in here, for…

The Muscle Cars Of The 2008 Woodward Dream Cruise

One day, 40,000 cars and over a million people spread out on a ten mile stretch of Woodward Avenue in Metro Detroit. Yeah, the sheer size of the Woodward Dream Cruise is hard to express unless you've actually been there. Luckily, one good way's through photos, so here's our first of a series of round-up galleries we'll … » 8/18/08 3:00pm 8/18/08 3:00pm

Flame-Shooting Party Bus Cruises Woodward

We're not so sure this is legal, but the cops were so busy hassling people doing burnouts that they probably didn't even notice the giant flames spewing into the sky from this party bus. By the sounds of it, we'd guess the fire-spitting mechanism was the sort of rig you'd find on a hot-air balloon, but maybe it was… » 8/18/08 2:00pm 8/18/08 2:00pm

DeLoreans With Doors Up Parade Down Woodward

Many car clubs converge at the Woodward Dream Cruise, but none are quite as impressive rolling down the strip as the DeLorean DMC-12 owners. Not only do they blind onlookers with their glaring stainless-steel body panels, but they also show off their totally rad gullwing doors by driving in formation up and down… » 8/18/08 1:00pm 8/18/08 1:00pm

Woodward Isn't The Best Place For A Turbo Buick Burnout

This guy in his Buick Grand National at the Woodward Dream Cruise clearly hasn't seen our How To Do A Burnout video. If he had, he would've known to pick a better location — one where he wouldn't get in trouble. Then again, maybe that friendly person in the uniform was just giving him kudos. Either way, he seems to… » 8/18/08 12:00pm 8/18/08 12:00pm

Community College-Built 550 HP Ford Five Hundred Wrecked Returning…

In a sad follow-up to a story we brought you during our 2008 Woodward Dream Cruise » 8/18/08 10:20am 8/18/08 10:20am coverage, the built by Washtenaw Community College students was involved in an accident returning home from the Saturday event. Fortunately, no one was hurt, but newspaper reports of the incident state that the trailer containing the…

The 2008 Woodward Dream Cruise: What You May Have Missed

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The Bits And Pieces That Make A Classic Hot Rod

The difficulty in building a classic-style hot rod comes in knowing the code. The difference between a garden-variety clapped-together rat rod and a "patina'd" hot rod with $50,000 worth of engine parts is about being familiar with what's rare and desirable. We got our first taste of that difference two years ago when we … » 8/16/08 5:20pm 8/16/08 5:20pm

Old-School Drag Cars Bow Down: Ramchargers High And Mighty II

Now here's a heaping pile of awesome parked curbside at the Woodward Dream Cruise » 8/16/08 4:00pm 8/16/08 4:00pm: One of the original cars from the locally famous Ramchargers Car Club, this one is called the High And Mighty II. We don't know what happened to High And Mighty I, but this one is hairy and full of radical detail. Obviously, those…

Pontiac Turbo Trans Am Daytona 500 Pace Car: Feel Your Mullet Flow

Oh baby, can you feel those short hairs on the back of your neck growing? Here's a pristine » 8/16/08 3:30pm 8/16/08 3:30pm 1981 Pontiac Turbo Trans Am down at the that's so complete it even has the original Monroney sticker in perfect condition. Gaze lovingly upon the flaming chicken on the hood, the mesh inserts on the headrests and those sexy…

Cobra 427 Limousine: Champagne And Five-Point Harnesses

The thing about the Cobra 427 is that you can never take all of your friends along while they're getting drunk. If only there was a longer Cobra with another four seats, each with its own five-point harness, a bottle cooler in the middle with six glass holders (?), and big amps. Then you could be your own Woodward… » 8/16/08 3:00pm 8/16/08 3:00pm

1915 Buick Express Delivery, With Exposed Valve-In-Head Motor

Here's something you don't see every day — a 92-year-old four-cylinder Buick engine purring away like a kitten, hanging out just off Woodward Avenue » 8/16/08 2:40pm 8/16/08 2:40pm. This Buick truck is in largely unrestored condition and fired up on the very first crank of the hand starter. The truck is equipped with a "Valve-in-Head Engine", with the …

Community College Students Build 550 Horsepower Mid-Engine Ford Five…

At Washtenaw Community College near Ann Arbor, MI, you can take algebra and English lit. You can also take Custom Cars & Concepts, where your assignments might include building a mid-engine Ford Five Hundred » 8/16/08 2:20pm 8/16/08 2:20pm with a supercharged 5.3-liter Ford GT engine putting out 550 HP. What course would you choose? Instructor Scott…

'57 Ford Ranchero Custom Takin' A Break From The Cruise

The Woodward Dream Cruise » 8/16/08 2:00pm 8/16/08 2:00pm can be tough on an old car — stop-and-go traffic for miles, overzealous and crowd-pleasing engine revving, the oft-times brutal heat — so why not a stop to cool down at Micky-D's? The owner tells us he and his wife tore the little truck apart about eight years ago and totally renovated it.…