We remember the night before the '03 Grand National Roadster Show, we walked into the San Mateo Convention Center to find Zane Cullen screwing the grille onto a super-rare 1940 Willys woody, which was one of the finest examples we've ever seen of the last-minute thrash. A time-honored tradition, whether for Bonneville, the Grand National Roadster show, or the Detroit Auto Show, the thrash has broken out all over the Detroit area as car owners get ready for the Woodward Dream Cruise. Even the major automakers aren't immune, as SVT director Hau Thai-Tang notes, saying, "We've been guilty of pushing cars onto the auto show floor with the paint still wet."
Auto shops slammed by Dream Cruisers [Detroit News]
Here Come the Panzers: The Dream Cruise Gears Up [Internal]