Last week we told you about the annual Corvettes on Woodward food drive and all the support events that take place each year during the week preceding the Woodward Dream Cruise. With all the 2012 festivities now in the rearview mirror it’s time share some photos from Corvettes on Woodward’s biggest event, the 500+ Corvette cruise down world famous Woodward Avenue in metro Detroit to the Open Hands Food Pantry.
If you lined up all those Corvettes end-to-end that would equate into a line of cars nearly 3 miles long.
The annual Corvette cruise is held each year on the Wednesday night prior to the Woodward Dream Cruise. The event began with 75 cars in its first year and has blossomed into the event you can see in our gallery below. Numerous satellite events have been added in recent years including tours of local automotive landmarks like the GM Heritage Center, Katech Performance, the Ligenfelter Collection, and the GM Wixom Performance Build Center.
While wandering the staging parking lot for the Corvette cruise, we saw cars from all over the United States, Canada, and even Sweden. Yes, Sweden. The owner of fantastic silver 1968 restomod shipped both his C3 and himself over to participate in this year’s event. We saw license plates from Ohio, Texas, Florida, California, and several other states. Even the senior CorvetteBlogger himself, Keith Cornett, stopped in briefly for a special guest appearance.
The lot opened up for staging about noon last Wednesday. We rolled in about 5pm to find a parking lot that was already about ½ full. By the time the Bloomfield Hills Police arrived to assist in our departure, the lot was bursting at the seams with Corvettes ranging from C1’s to C6’s. Within minutes, 500 Corvettes were lined up 2-by-2 running down Michigan’s M-1.
By all accounts the 2012 Corvettes on Woodward food drive was another resounding success. A tip of the CorvetteBlogger hat goes out to organizer Larry Courtney and all of the owners that participated in this year’s food drive.
It’s never too early so start making your plans now to attend the 2013 version of Corvettes on Woodward. Meanwhile checkout our gallery below and keep an eye out for more of our coverage from the Woodward Dream Cruise.