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Woodward 2014

Cars and their owners come back to Detroit for the Dream Cruise

Andy Bolig - August 19, 2014 04:19 PM

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The event starts down in Ferndale and Mustang was well represented.

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Ford had a special dispay representing each generation of production.

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Woodward was the spot for many "field testing" situations for manufacturers. During Dream Cruise, that history is re-lived through the pipes of many cars once relegated to only track use. Mild to wild, you'll see it all during Dream Cruise.

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This clean 1929 Desoto was in the Chrysler area.

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It featured a '56 Desoto 330 cu-in hemi wearing two four-barrels.

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Quite a few solid-front-axle cars were rumbling down Woodward. Nose-high and with un-capped exhaust, it was easy to imagine the battles that ensued during the previous muscle-car era.

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If you prefer low and slow, customs should make you smile. This '54 Ford with Merc chrome and Packard taillights looked great cruising Woodward.

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For those sneaky-pete types, there's still plenty of enthusiasts with an Ace in the hole.

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This Falcon sounded great cruising around and reminded us of the one that got away years ago.

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The valve covers didn't fit under the hood. There was NO WAY the tunnel ram or two-fours were going un-noticed!

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Rat rods are popular nowadays, but don't think there isn't any work into making one of these cars.

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Originally crafted to be something different, now rat-enthusiasts are searching for new ways to distinguish themselves and their creations.

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This '57 Ford was super clean.

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And featured a 5.0L Coyote engine for power.

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While some cars spewed the savory smell of aviation fuel, Cam2 or similar sweet-smelling solvents, others preferred the Jigawatt to get them around.

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It’s been said that you can find any type of car at the Dream Cruise, and they’re right

Detroit has had its share of issues. But there’s no denying that it has, and still does, turn out some of the most exciting automobiles on the planet.

Once a year, over a million enthusiasts flock to Detroit to take part in the Woodward Dream Cruise. This year, The Woodward celebrated its 20th Anniversary and just like the city where it is based, the event withstood the storms of life and continues to thrive. Torrential rains from earlier in the week left Detroit flooded and many of the locals found themselves pumping out water and shoveling mud as they tried to regain their normal activities. This might have deterred some enthusiasts from pointing their GPSs toward Detroit, but for the rest of the fearless enthusiasts, the weather leading up to the event and throughout Saturday was exceptional, as were the cars in attendance.

It’s been said that you can find any type of car at the Dream Cruise, and they’re right, but there are some favorites. Interwoven within the hot rods, customs and common cruisers, you’ll find a bevy of muscle-cars, big-blocks and boulevard brawlers sure to appeal to about any enthusiast’s tastes.

The location, number of cars and the size of the event combine to make the Woodward Dream Cruise a “must-see” destination for any enthusiast. The event ranges for most of Woodward Avenue, beginning in Ferndale and finishing up at “The Loop” in Pontiac Michigan. Next year’s event is scheduled for August 15, 2015, but don’t wait until the big day to get there. There’s plenty of action going on days before the big event and if you enjoy cruising, seeing all makes and models of cars and sharing your own enthusiasm with others, plan to take at LEAST two days leading up to the event, just to be sure you get the chance to take it all in.

For more photos from Woodward, check out our Facebook photo albums from Friday and Saturday.

 

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