The Corvair Turbo is a thing of beauty. 164 cubic-inches of pancake-engine glory spitting out 150-hp in one of the first regular production turbocharged cars in America. This one's clean enough you could eat off the turbo housing.
The weather at the 2010 Woodward Dream Cruise has turned out to be rainy and overcast, not the best of conditions and crowds had been low, but the die-hards are still out for a spin in some very nice machinery.
There's a dealership along Woodward, halfway between 14 and 15 Mile roads, it's called Auto Europe and among their currently-offered nameplates: Noble, Austin Healey, Mini, Jaguar, Porsche, Lotus and Ferrari. It's like a candy store for car nuts.
People complain about the Woodward Dream Cruise and its traffic, crowds, noise, litter and general chaos. But the worst part? Being trapped in traffic with no chance to run something awesome down, ike this snowmobile converted into a trike.
Newbies to suburban Detroit's famous Woodward Dream Cruise may think the world's largest single day car event exists only within its officially-sanctioned 24-hour boundaries. Veterans know it's a week-long event and the best cruising days are happening now.
If you visit the 2010 Woodward Dream Cruise, keep your eyes peeled for 20 newly-installed historical markers scattered along the route pointing out old cruising hot spots from Woodward's cruising heyday. This one near 9 Mile, unfortunately, seems ill-worded.