The Beautiful Cars I Saw on Detroit's Woodward Avenue in Just 30 Minutes on a Tuesday

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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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I’ve been hanging out on Woodward Avenue every day this week, as the days leading up to the Dream Cruise are some of the best times to be hanging out on Michigan’s fabled automotive avenue.

On Tuesday, I sat down just outside of Pasteiner’s Hobby Shop on 14 mile and Woodward, and started snapping photos for exactly 30 minutes. Here’s a gallery of just some of the cars I spotted in that short duration:

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Sr. Technical Editor, Jalopnik. Always interested in hearing from auto engineers—email me. Cars: Willys CJ-2A ('48), Jeep J10 ('85), Jeep Cherokee ('79, '91, '92, '00), Jeep Grand Cherokee 5spd ('94).

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Just a tip, for stuff like this at night with fast moving stuff like cars, use a tripod and set your camera to shutter priority and set it to a fairly fast shutter speed (take a few test shots to determine what speed works best), this mode will force the camera to adjust the aperture and sensor sensitivity but keep the shutter speed at what you set, works pretty well although in low light situations it might not be able to compensate enough. And if you don’t have a DSLR, you can get a Nikon D70S with a couple of lenses for ~$200 on ebay, they’re only 6MP but for Web stuff you don’t need 20MP, and the image sharpness is orders of magnitude better than your average point-and-shoot.