The 2008 Woodward Dream Cruise: What You May Have Missed

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… » 8/16/08 5:20pm 8/16/08 5:20pm

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

The Devils Joke Laughs At Helmet Laws At Woodward Dream Cruise

Unfortunately, the guy on this thing was in a hurry to get on his way, so we only got a little info, but the pictures here speak for themselves. This home-built thingamajig named "The Devil's Joke" was built as a tribute to Vietnam vets and apparently, total insanity. The powertrain here is a 2.8 liter Ford V6… » 8/16/08 8:00am 8/16/08 8:00am

Cruisers Converge, Pity Those Who Commute On Woodward

Traffic ahead of the Woodward Dream Cruise has come to a cruiser-clogged snarl already. Great for us, but woe unto those with business on the Ave, as they will be silently screaming in their air conditioned coffins. Here's a gallery of the escalating madness that is the Dream Cruise. And for Pete's sake, if you don't… » 8/15/08 6:40pm 8/15/08 6:40pm

Corvette ZR1 Police Car Will Kick The Corvette Z06 Police Car's Ass

We thought the Corvette Z06 cop car the Royal Oak PD is sporting for the Woodward Dream Cruise was impressive. But now they're rolling out the bigger guns with a Corvette ZR1 police car. The cop driving this 'Vette is exactly 26.3% more bad-ass than the Johnny Law in that weak-sauce Z06. Now you hooligans have to roll… » 8/15/08 3:00pm 8/15/08 3:00pm