This past weekend was a big day for Michiganders because it was the Woodward Dream Cruise! If you are not familiar with the Woodward Dream Cruise, below is some info for you from Wikipedia.
“The Woodward Dream Cruise event is a classic car event held annually on the third Saturday of August in Metropolitan Detroit, Michigan, along Woodward Avenue, a major thoroughfare built in the early 20th century.
The Woodward Dream Cruise is the world’s largest one-day automotive event, drawing about 1.5 million people and 40,000 classic cars each year from around the globe. Spectators can see muscle cars, street rods, custom, collector and special interest vehicles dating across several decades. The majority of the cars on display are those that were available and popular during the 1950s, 60s and early 70s prior to the OPEC oil embargo. This had resulted in the federal government’s Corporate Average Fuel Economy regulations of 1975 and the proliferation, temporarily, of more fuel-efficient and less powerful automobiles. However, the Woodward Dream Cruise also welcomes vehicles of all models whose owners have either scrupulously maintained or customized their car to create a unique vehicle or statement.”
I know this sounds lame, but I have lived in Michigan for 11 years and this was my first time attending this event. 😉 I was invited to be a part of the celebration with Metro Detroit Buick GMC dealers. Guess why? Because I am super awesome of course!! LOL, just kidding! In fact, I am a proud owner of a 1950 Buick Cascada. It was so fun to film my on-road interview. I felt like a big movie star, LOL! You can watch this fun trip here on IGTV. I think I look pretty good. LOL!
I was also interviewed on-site as a local influencer during the celebration. You can watch this interview here on IGTV, as well.
Anyway, here is the live broadcast from Metro Detroit Buick GMC. It is a little longer than a half-hour. You will see both of my interviews here and some more fun moments. I have to tell you, it was quite fun finding strangers to interview on the street! LOL!
I had a little break during all the filming and snapped a few cool cars for you. You are very welcome! 😉
By the way, below is the fun fact about how this cool event started. Read on!
“Pamela S. McCullough, Mayor, and Nelson House, a plumber from Ferndale, came up with the idea for the cruise in 1994 to help raise money for a children’s soccer field in his community. Organizers initially expected 30,000 or 40,000 people to come to August 19, 1995’s inaugural cruise on Woodward Avenue in Ferndale, Pleasant Ridge, Berkley, Huntington Woods, Royal Oak and Birmingham. About 250,000 showed up. It is now the largest single-day classic car event in the world and brings in over $56 million annually to the Metro Detroit economy.”
Photo credit: Grace Liang
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