The hood has been closed on another Corvettes on Woodward charity food drive. Just like prior years approximately 500 Corvettes showed up to support the Open Hands Food Pantry in Royal Oak, MI. The annual Corvette cruise is held each year on the Wednesday night prior to the Woodward Dream Cruise and has become the cornerstone event in a 3-day Corvette bender for gearheads.
Corvettes on Woodward has grown quickly into a must see Corvette event each year. There are no judging classes or awards. Just good people with a common interest getting together to help those in need.
The event began with 75 cars in its first year and is now a multiday celebration of Corvettes and cars in general. Satellite events for 2013 once again included tours of GM Heritage Center, Katech Performance, the Lingenfelter Collection, and the Stahl Automotive Museum.
Helping to sponsor the event was our friends from Corvette Central who had a tent popped up on Vendor Row.
Cars began staging around noon at the Radisson hotel in Bloomfield Hills. The turnout was steady over the course of the day but picked up once the after work crowd arrived. By 6pm the parking lot was nearly full. At 7pm the Bloomfield Hills Police Department showed up to shut down 2 lanes of historic Woodward Avenue so the 500ish Corvettes could begin their trek 5 miles south to the food bank.
As usual the Corvettes on Woodward food drive was another resounding success. Each year organizer Larry Courtney, the Radisson staff, and a cast of volunteers put together a first class event. If you’re planning a trip to the Motor City for the Woodward Dream Cruise, be sure to arrive a few days early to participate in all of the Corvettes on Woodward activities.
If you’d like to help support the Open Hands Food Pantry you can visit their website to see what they need most. Meanwhile enjoy our gallery from the 2013 Corvettes on Woodward event below.