Sunday, August 21, 2011

Dream Cruisin'

This year's Woodward Dream Cruise in Metro Detroit happened once again on Saturday but not without a slight hitch.  Thanks to a fast-moving storm with power outages at the height of the festivities, the police had to force the cars off the main drag for awhile.  But the cruise was soon back in gear, and the convertible tops came back down.

The cruise is pure nostalgia for those of us of a certain age. It commemorates the days in the late 50s through the 60s when “cruising Woodward” was the place to be on summer nights.  (Remember American Graffiti?  Like that.)  It’s a free event; people bring their lawn chairs, tents, food and drink and just sit and watch the cars go by all day long. It’s a fun atmosphere and you never know what you’re going to see along the route. Woodward is not closed for the day; classic cars are supposed to stay in the right curb lane to be seen, but if you want to fight the traffic, you can drive right along in the center lanes. Here's the official website: Woodward Dream Cruise

I can't say I'm a huge car buff; I just like the eye candy and the trip down memory lane. So pull up a lawn chair and enjoy these random images of features and car colors you're not likely to see ever again in today's vehicles!



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