Monique and I took the FUN MG for a pass through the 2015 Dream Cruise today. Everybody in Detroit knows about the Dream Cruise, of course, but for those who don't know, it's the world's largest annual automotive event: a loosely organized cruise up and down Woodward Avenue just north of Detroit. In theory it's a one-day event, but the cruising is pretty heavy for days and weeks beforehand, and Dream Cruise week features a wide variety of events.
What I like the most about the Dream Cruise is it's free-for-all format. There are no restrictions or requirements. All you have to do is have a car and a desire to drive around and look at other cars. Sure, that brings more than a few beat-up old minivans into the mix, but there are more than enough classics, oddities, exotics, and just plain cool cars to make up the difference. All the cars create a lot of stop-and-go traffic in the heart of the cruise, but that gives you plenty of time to look around you at the madness.
This year we just took a single pass through the cruise, south from Long Lake Rd. down to 8-Mile -- about ten miles that took us more than an hour in the creeping traffic. Then we turned around, puttered a couple miles back up to I-696, and headed home. It was plenty hot on the pavement: high 80s with bright sunshine beating down everywhere. Today's photographer is Monique, who captured a fairly random and fun assortment of things that caught our eye as I drove. Rather than try to whittle it down to a few pictures I decided to post a ton of the ones that turned out well in what's probably a futile attempt to capture the scale of the thing. But it's still less than 1% of the cars we saw.
Last note before the pictures: oddly enough in our world of selfies we forgot to take a pictures of ourselves! Oh well, there's always next year.
1963 Ford Galaxie convertible.
Cadillac Eldorado convertible.
Ford F150, Chevy Nova, Corvette.
Mid-60s Chevy Corvette convertible.
VW Camper Van.
This might be a Studebaker, but I'm going to have to check it out a bit more closely.
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.
Covette Stingray in front of one of the Channel 7 TV Coverage tents.
Mercedes 560SL convertible.
Radical SR3 Supersport.
Mercedes 230SL convertible.
VW Camper Van.
VW Karmann Ghia.
2015 Ford Mustang.
Yet another DeLorean! Good God there were a lot of them about. Who knew?!
Ford Econoline pickup.
It's a Mopar Super Bee of some sort.
I believe this is a '59 Cadillac.
And that was our little slice of the Dream Cruise.