Car enthusiasts, vintage rides converge on Woodward for the annual Dream Cruise – The Oakland Press

Since the first Dream Cruise event in 1995, when the founder of Nelson House and a group of volunteers sought to relive and re-create the nostalgic periods of the 1950s and 1960s when Motor City crunched Woodward Avenue, the Cruise has become one of Michigan’s most popular and anticipated summer events. Extremely.

Traditionally held on the third Saturday in August, the Woodward Dream Cruise began fundraising for a football stadium in Ferndale and has since evolved into the world’s largest one-day motoring event. Over 250,000 people took part in the inaugural cruise, and the event has now attracted over 1 million visitors and over 40,000 muscle cars, street rails, and many other custom, assembled, special interest, and vintage vehicles to the metro Detroit area.

Set this year from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, August 20 — the event expanded today to nine communities across Oakland County, including Pontiac, Bloomfield Township, Bloomfield Hills, Birmingham, Royal Oak, Berkeley, Huntington Woods, Pleasant Ridge and Ferndale.

One of the reasons for the increased popularity was that the event was always changing lanes and going in different directions while staying true to the celebration of classic cars and Motor City.

Michael Larry, president of Woodward Dream Cruise Board, admits he didn’t always understand just how attractive and exhilarating these vintage cars are.

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