i have a dream cruise.



cruising on woodward avenue as the sun goes down

it was wonderful to have once again attended the annual woodward avenue dream cruise in detroit, the motor city. home to the big 3 automakers. it’s the largest car cruise in all of north america, with cars driving from the river in downtown detroit, all the way to the north end of this historic avenue in pontiac. 

there’s no need to know anything about cars or history to enjoy this event. here you’ll see every kind of vehicle imaginable: detroit muscle cars, famous cars, many rare classics, and more that are classics only in the owner’s eyes. all along the road, for many miles, will be people of every age and kind, sharing in the pure enjoyment of the day, with crazy events, creatures in costume, classic car-cruising food, and happiness, all coming together and spilling over onto the avenue. 

on this day, differences are set aside and all the cities on the route, tv and radio stations, auto companies, people, and local businesses, work together to celebrate detroit’s heritage and its contributions to the world. even with all of detroit’s struggles, it’s so amazing to see people come together to celebrate each other and their city’s triumphs, and it shows their strength and refusal to give up, even through hard times. t’s always been one of the most open, happy, and pure celebratory events i’ve ever been lucky enough to be a part of, and i’m proud to say i’m from the motor city.


pre-cruise eve, teaching the kids how to play craps at their own mini-event


I know a lot about cars, man. I can look at any car’s headlights and tell you exactly which way it’s coming.  – Mitch Hedberg

Never have more children than you have car windows. Erma Bombeck




34 responses »

  1. This is definitely my kind of show, I adore old and new cars, muscle or vintage they are all awesome, of course American cars are so much more exquisite I think and most of the cars I like apart from Ferrari, Lotus and Lamborghini are from America 🙂 What a treat, I can just picture myself looking at all of those cars, eating a few naughtier foodstuffs and waffling away to all the enthusiasts, of which I am sure that there would be many. It sounds an absolute must to be a part of that show 🙂 🙂

    Andro xxx


  2. P.S. the Erma Bombeck quote doesn’t make sense to me

    Surely, it should be the number of windows less 1 (for the driver) or number of windows less 2 (if the driver is accompanied by his/her partner in the front passenger seat) ?


  3. Like all the others …. I am so glad to read something good about Detroit…

    And when people are proud of where they are from …yahhhh!!!

    And the dice game for the little one…OMG….my brother would soooo be there lol. And the looks on their faces are soooo great….they are into it!


  4. This definitely was a hit with many folks there on the streets looking at the special cars and unique sights. It sounded like a wonderful time in Detroit. I also was excited to read your comments! Lots of car enthusiasts, along with people enjoying night life, too. Those kids were precious! funny stuff, “craps” for kids!


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