Jalopnik is in Detroit to cover the wonderful automobile gathering that is the Woodward Dream Cruise, so come on out tonight and cruise Michigan’s M-1 with us.
The Woodward Dream Cruise is tomorrow, but you don’t have to wait until then to enjoy Michigan’s M-1. The street has been blossoming for weeks now with gorgeous displays of mobile iron from all around the world. Here’s what I saw sitting in one spot for just 30 minutes on Tuesday.
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The Woodward Dream Cruise is a celebration of car culture in all of its forms. Because of this, the cars I saw on Saturday in metro Detroit spanned the entire automotive spectrum from gorgeous Italian exotics, to America donks, to classic muscle cars, to shoddily-built homebrew kit-cars. It was glorious.
It took 485 horsepower and tires that were way too skinny to make me realize something profound: I’m a bit of an asshole.
This year’s Woodward Dream Cruise, while dampened a bit by rain, still brought out some exceptionally quirky cars, along with some fantastically compelling ones. Here’s what I saw on Michigan’s M-1.
While most of us are watching vintage GT350s and GT40s at Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca, our man David Tracy is at the Woodward Dream Cruise watching the newer cars representing in Detroit. Either way, Mustangs are ubiquitous anywhere someone is celebrating car culture. As per usual.
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.
"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.
It's shady, it's got big, cushiony patio chairs and it's got cold drinks. If you're headed out to Woodward later, come here.
...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.
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?
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…
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.
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.
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.