I decided to travel up to Michigan for the Woodward Dream Cruise and wanted to share my experience. I hope you enjoy the tale.
Wait, what is the dream cruise?
THE Dream Cruise. THE Dream Cruise. The Dream Cruise is a United States (Detroit Michigan to be exact) is a classic / old car show on wheels. For several days, people from across the USA go to a street called Woodward, which runs from Detroit Michigan to the Suburbs in South East Michigan.
You can see cars from the 40’s to the 80’s with the odd exception of an even older car here and there and the rare ‘custom’ newer car. Basically, if someone has a car worth showing off, this is where they go.
So, How as it?
Well, if you are expecting a quiet Sunday drive, this is not for you. A LOT of loud engines are travelling down Woodward Ave at the Dream Cruise. For any car lover, this is a once in a lifetime experience.
People line the street to watch. All of Woodward is full of radio stations and people in lawn chairs watching the cars go by. I had some of the absolute most incredible automotive conversations at this event. From car questions about how to lift a car which a traditional suspension system is not compatible to the best shops to get a deal on custom automotive work. Anything and everything was discussed by super friendly people.
Most of the cars were from the 50’s to 70’s. The majority of the cars were Detroit Muscle Cars. I saw some beautiful Gran Tarino’s and Pontiac / Shelby GTO’s. I love Detroit Muscle Cars so this was a real treat. Most of the Muscle Cars were restored to stock condition which is unusual about other car shows such as those in California, USA.
What else did I do?
After the insistence of some locals I went to a few places to eat and the Detroit Casino. The Casino was great. Not Vegas, but it was nice. Good gambling all around and friendly people.
The food was amazing. Great Seafood and surprisingly Pizza. Detroit Style Pizza is a thing and it was fantastic. So was Detroits own Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza.
Okay, I was a fat kid this weekend. Detroit also has a lot of breweries serving all types of beer. Atwater beer was fantastic so were the several varieties of Apple Ale from local farms sold right in super markets.
I would recommend going to the dream cruise for any car lover. Detroit was a lot nicer than I expected going into this trip. Safer than Washington SC, as good food as New York. And the cars were the best in t