Friday, August 26, 2011
The Woodward Dream Cruise brought out the biggest and best of the collector car world
For such a monstrous event, it had pretty basic beginnings. It was started in 1995 as a soccer field fundraiser. But Woodward Avenue is in the epicenter of the American automobile, and 250,000 people showed up that first year alone. The lightning was out of the bottle, and the cruise has been going strong ever since.
Chevy did it up big this year. In addition to bringing out several vehicles from the fantastic GM Heritage Center, 50 new Volt owners lined the street for the formal part of the parade. They even brought out a new Camaro ZL1. General Motors Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson led the parade from behind the wheel of a red and white ’60 Corvette.
Several national car clubs piggybacked off of this event, including the Impala SS Club of America, who moved their annual event to the Motor City to coincide with the cruise.
In the meantime, here are some nice pictures that other people took at this year’s Dream Cruise. Most of them are from Chevrolet’s media department, because they were really on it this year. I tried to get a few from Ford and Chrysler as well, although they weren’t nearly as prolific in their picture taking. At any rate, you can check them out below.