Last weekend we made our annual trek down to the world famous Woodward Avenue in metro Detroit to partake in the Woodward Dream Cruise. The 23rd annual Dream Cruise took place in perfect mid-August Michigan weather. Early morning clouds gave way to abundant sunshine and temps in the low 80’s in the afternoon.
The Dream cruise is widely regarded and the world’s largest one-day car event. Each year roughly 1,000,000 people and 40,000 collector vehicles storm America’s oldest highway to celebrate the industry that put Detroit on the map. The Dream Cruise began as a fund raiser for a baseball field and has since morphed into the premier automotive spectacle attended by enthusiasts from around the world.
This year we spent the day in right in middle of the Dream Cruise in downtown Birmingham just south of 15 Mile road. Over the course of the day, we were able to peruse the Chevrolet display just down the road as well as the various Corvette and other club displays parked adjacent to Woodward.
As you’d expect, we saw Corvettes from every generation during our day on Woodward Avenue. While late model C5’s, C6’s, and C7’s were most prevalent we were happy to see many of the older generation cars rolling on down the road as well. It was also interesting to note that some of the new regulations put in place to keep traffic moving seemed to work as cars were moving along better than we recall seeing in Birmingham in past years.
The Woodard Dream Cruise is an automotive Bucket List event. If you haven’t been, you need to start planning your trip immediately for 2018. Don’t fret, though, if you couldn’t make it this year as our most excellent 2017 Woodard Dream Cruise gallery is below.