Each year on Wednesday prior to the Woodward Dream Cruise a throng of Corvette enthusiasts gather to help support a metro Detroit food bank. The event began several years ago in response to a large Mustang cruise down Woodward Avenue. Since then the event has grown into a 3-day bender of non-stop Corvette and automotive fun.
The Wednesday cruise down Woodward is now the main event for Corvette folks prior to the Dream Cruise. Satellite events also take place at the GM Heritage Center, The Lingenfelter Collection, Katech, and other local gearhead attractions. With so much automotive history in the area, there’s no shortage of thing to do.
After a last-minute cancellation of the cruise last year we’re happy to report that Corvettes on Woodward has picked up right where it left off. While we don’t have exact numbers, we estimate 300-350 Corvettes showed at the new staging location just north of Big Beaver Road. Patrons could either drop their donations at the starting point or drive down to the food bank itself.
The parking lots opened at 4:30pm and a steady stream of cars flowed in until the group departed promptly at 7:30. The Open Hands Food Pantry served once again as the final destination for the group. Once on Woodward, it was the usual traffic jam as cruisers were out in mass quantities. As we rolled slowly along you could hear spectators say “Hey, look at all those Corvettes!”.
It really is quite a sight to see that many Corvettes in one spot driving together.
A tip of the CorvetteBlogger cap goes out to organizer Larry Courtney who tirelessly works to keep his Corvettes on Woodward event the top pre-Dream Cruise destination each year. We’re already looking forward to 2019. Enjoy our photo gallery below and if you want even more Dream Cruise action, check out the recap of the 2018 Woodward Dream Cruise.