Why Detroit Still Matters To Car Enthusiasts

From Jalopnik Detroit: "Do they still make cars in Detroit?" "Do they only drive American cars in Detroit?" I've had a year and a half of these questions in the comments of Jalopnik Detroit. If this doesn't convince you, I don't know what else will. » 8/17/14 1:01pm 8/17/14 1:01pm

We'll See Younger Drivers And More Imports At Woodward Dream Cruise

...and that's not a bad thing. At all. As the historic car show cruises into its 20th year and the classics become newer, more and more younger enthusiasts will be around to keep the tradition alive. » 8/15/14 12:05pm 8/15/14 12:05pm

Should The Woodward Dream Cruise Be Extended To Detroit?

Everyone asks this every year, but maybe it's time to have a serious conversation about it: Why hasn't the Woodward Dream Cruise been extended to the Motor City? » 8/20/13 8:22am 8/20/13 8:22am

Build, Race, Party, Cruise: The Woodward Dream Cruise

I didn't really get it at first. In fact, it took me a few hours before I really understood what was going on. Sort of like a first time at Mardi Gras — you know you're doing something fun, and everyone else is having fun, you're just not sure why you're there, or how this whole thing even got started in the first… » 9/03/12 12:00pm 9/03/12 12:00pm

Smushed Superbird beak a Woodward Dream Cruise casualty

The genius of Detroit's Woodward Dream Cruise is that it's mostly free, excepting fuel costs and if one avoids entanglements with Royal Oak's finest. But it was an expensive trip for the owner of this 1970 Plymouth Superbird, who got sandwiched on the ride home. » 8/31/11 3:30pm 8/31/11 3:30pm

The 2011 Woodward Dream Cruise Jalopnik Staff Cruiser is the…

The Woodward Dream Cruise on Metro Detroit's historic Woodward Avenue is one of the top ten greatest car events in the world. Each year, Jalopnik picks a special car as its staff cruiser. » 8/20/11 12:30pm 8/20/11 12:30pm

Metro Detroit's Historic Vinsetta Garage Is No More

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. » 12/15/10 1:00pm 12/15/10 1:00pm

We've Come A Long Way Baby

A Ford Model T paces a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG at the Woodward Dream Cruise. Considering a stretch of Woodward was amongst the first concrete-paved road in the world, a more perfect illustration of automotive progress couldn't be asked for. » 8/21/10 9:30pm 8/21/10 9:30pm

Hey Kiddo, Who Said You Could Wear That Color?

A Plum Crazy Purple Roadrunner looks on as a Plum Crazy Purple Challenger approaches. Somehow, we suspect the old-timer wishes its relative was a little more of a wild child. » 8/21/10 9:00pm 8/21/10 9:00pm

How Convertibles Fight The Rain

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. » 8/21/10 5:30pm 8/21/10 5:30pm

A Vintage Flxible Puts All Other RVs To Shame


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. » 8/21/10 4:00pm 8/21/10 4:00pm

Turbocharged Corvairs Are Highly Underrated

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. » 8/21/10 3:30pm 8/21/10 3:30pm

Yes, That's A Yukon With Stuffed Deer On The Roof

You see a lot of weird stuff come out during the Woodward Dream Cruise, a pair of stuffed deer on the Roof of a GMC Yukon XL rates pretty high on the scale. » 8/21/10 2:30pm 8/21/10 2:30pm

It May Be Raining, But The Corvette Z06 Makes Everything Better

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 Corvette Z06 fitted with the ZR1's carbon ceramic brakes. What rain? » 8/21/10 2:00pm 8/21/10 2:00pm

Into Every Dream Cruise A Little Rain Must Fall

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. » 8/21/10 1:30pm 8/21/10 1:30pm

Auto Europe: The Happiest Place On Earth

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. » 8/20/10 4:30pm 8/20/10 4:30pm

The Worst Part Of The Woodward Dream Cruise

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. » 8/20/10 3:30pm 8/20/10 3:30pm

First Mustang Boss 302 Live Photos From Woodward Dream Cruise

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. » 8/20/10 1:00pm 8/20/10 1:00pm

The Woodward Dream Cruise Is Always Better Early

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. » 8/20/10 10:00am 8/20/10 10:00am