Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Woodward Dream Cruise 2008


Did you know that the Woodward Dream Cruise actually started as a small fundraiser to raise money for a soccer field in Ferndale, Michigan?

In August 1995, Nelson House and a group of volunteers looked to relive and recreate the nostalgic heydays of the 50s and 60s, when youth, music and Motor City steel roamed Woodward Avenue, America’s first highway. That year, 250,000 people participated—nearly ten times the number expected. The rest, as they say, is history.

Today, the Woodward Dream Cruise is the world’s largest one-day automotive event, drawing 1.5 million people and 40,000 classic cars each year from around the globe—from as far away as New Zealand, Australia, Japan and the former Soviet Union. North American cruisers from California, Georgia, Canada and all points in between caravan to Metro Detroit to participate in what has become, for many, an annual rite of summer.






8 comments:

LarryG said...

love that bewithicle :)

some super classics -

LarryG said...

i had a really great time at a local show in mid-July - which is pretty darn warm here in bama...
there is a link out of the blog to some pictures of classic muscle cars and others from the show.

No I haven't been to the dream cruise - maybe there is one in the southeast ? i think i'll go google

LarryG said...

car show post

and there's the link ...

Cat said...

Old classic trucks are my love - Although I would have to find a good mechanic if I ever found one of them to restore and toodle around in.

LarryG said...

hi neighbor...
hope you are having a good Sept!

Stagnant Artist said...

nothing like a HOT ride! Especially with a doggers and his tongue hanging out! hehe. my ride.... Kharman Ghia. Convertible and orange. Saw it once in San Fransisco. It will be mine one day.

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Cat said...

where have you been? Maybe I will log into myspace and hunt you down!