The Woodward Dream Cruise is billed as the largest one-day car event in the world. Each year on the third Saturday in August about 1.5 million people and 40,000 or so collector cars descend on historic Woodward Avenue in metro Detroit. It’s the pinnacle of the annual automotive week of ecstasy we told you about a couple weeks ago.
Events include Back to the Bricks / Corvette Reunion / Woodward Dream Cruise & Corvettes on Woodward
In just a few days, four of the most exciting automotive events will take place in Michigan and if you are a real automobile enthusiast, particularly a Corvette enthusiast, you need to be a part of it.
More than 500 cars, trucks, and bikes will be on display at the 15th annual General Motors St. Catharines plant car show in Ontario, Canada on Friday.
But you can bet the most popular vehicle will be the all-new 2014 Corvette Stingray, with one of the seventh-generation cars slated to be on display at the show.
The days of the calendar are flipping by faster than the new C7 can sprint from 0-60mph. August is nearly upon which means that the Woodward Dream Cruise is right around the corner. Along with that comes all of the activities beforehand that makeup the annual Corvettes on Woodward fiesta. Once again, organizer Larry Courtney has assembled 3 full days Corvette goodness for participants.
It appeared that the 2013 Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s was going to be rained out on Sunday when Saturday’s storms prevented much of the event set up. Though rain was forecast, after only a brief shower the 374 exhibitors rushed to get their cars displayed on the beautiful but wet fairways of the golf course. Though the temperatures were unusually cool, the rain held off except for a short sprinkle around noon and the wet weather didn’t seem to dampen the spirits of the car owners or the 10,000 enthusiasts who braved the threatening skies and to view some of the finest cars in the country.
Our friends at Corsa Performance and the Corvette Cleveland club are hosting their 11th Annual Corvettes at CORSA car show this Sunday, July 28th. The event is free for spectators and runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Organizers are expecting about 250 Corvettes to attend including the 2014 Corvette Stingray.
Matt Rodriguez made it back more than 40 years ago from Vietnam, where he worked as a crew chief on a chopper.
After he returned to the States in 1970, he began a 30-year career with General Motors in the tool and dye department. That’s when he also started his long love affair with Corvettes, picking up a used 1968 model that he later sold to buy a new 1980.
“When you are young, everyone wants a Corvette, and I had an opportunity,” Rodriguez said.
Each year at Bloomington Gold there are several special groupings of Corvettes on display. This year we were especially looking forward to seeing the 2014 Corvette Stingray Pace Car from this year’s Indianapolis 500. Little did we know that the Pace Car Registry was assembling a collection of 1 example of every Corvette Pace Car that’s led the field at Indy.
Bloomington Gold’s long awaited move to Champaign, Illinois took place last weekend as the show celebrated its 40th anniversary there. It was a year of firsts in 2013: the first year in a new location, the first year for the GoldAutocross, the first year of a new judging schedule, and the first year for the C7’s to attend. Our wrap up from Bloomington Gold 2013 awaits you after the break.
Chevrolet’s Corvette officially turns 60 this weekend. It was June 30th, 1953 when that first Polo White two seater left the Flint, MI assembly plant. If you’re looking for a way to help celebrate Corvette’s 60 year legacy you’ve got several options this weekend. From Illinois to Kentucky to Detroit there are plenty of events taking place and we’ve neatly summarized them all for you after the break.