The Vinsetta Garage, the historic neon landmark of Detroit's Woodward Avenue cruising scene and the oldest garage east of the Mississippi, has closed after 91 years in business, a victim of the tough choices facing its owner.
The three-wheeled Lomax has a top installed over roughly three days by trained engineers,so when it started raining heavily at the Dream Cruise, improvisation was necessary, like just opening an oversized umbrella. A VW Karmann Ghia copied the idea.
Cruising Woodward in a Flxible or an Airstream? We say Flxible by a nose, given that nose is loaded with retro-futurist charm. Plus as a side benefit you get to constantly explain why there's a missing "e" in the name.
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 may be damping the Woodward Dream Cruise festivities, but it's amazing how much that doesn't matter when you've got the keys to a 505-hp 2011 CorvetteZ06 fitted with the ZR1's carbon ceramic brakes. What rain?
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.
The Mustang Boss 302 and Boss 302 Laguna Seca are the latest track-time toys in Ford's lineup and they've showed up to play at the Woodward Dream Cruise. Check out that rear-seat-delete option on the Laguna Seca. Sexy.