The only thing my Shelby GT 500 won’t pass is admirers in a gas station On my way to Ferndale’s Mustang Alley at the Woodward Dream Cruise in Ford’s 663-horsepower beast I thought it prudent to top it off with 93 octane. Result: Tank full and my picture taken with fans. Quillion Ford, 7, Khaquaul … Continue Reading →
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Ferndale — It has to be the most rusty but trusty, friendliest tow truck in the world…and it’s on display at the McDonald’s on southbound Woodward just south of Nine Mile Road. The smiling Tow Mater is a copy of the tow truck from Pixar’s “Cars” movie, according to its creators Phil Gorny and his … Continue Reading →
Unlike 12 hours earlier, Woodward Avenue is wide open as of 7:30 a.m. Saturday. To be sure there are cruisers aplenty on M-1 but at this point there are more sleepy headed spectators than cruisers on Michigan’s number one roadway.
Berkley — At the end of Berkley’s annual classic car parade Berkley Mayor Phil O’Dwyer received a heart warming surprise: a plaque honoring his 40 years in the United States. It was exactly four decades earlier that O’Dwyer landed at JFK Airport in New York to complete his education. “And 40 years later I’m the … Continue Reading →
It’s unbelievable. The amount of traffic and spectators on Woodward Avenue Friday night is astounding. At 8:30 p.m., northbound Woodward had standing traffic in all lanes from 9 1/2 Mile all the way to 13 Mile. It might have been standing traffic north of 13 Mile, but this reporter wasn’t willing to risk it. What … Continue Reading →
Gary Marshall isn’t one of those people who believes a car must be pure, off-the-assembly line perfect and he’s proven that with his black 1946 Ford two-door coupe. He’s had it for 27 years and he’s made plenty of modifications.
Pontiac — If you are coming around the Woodward Loop in Pontiac, keep an eye out for Bill Young from B&C DJs and Sound. He’s the guy darting in between cars at the Woodward and Huron street intersection with the microphone. He’s interviewing drivers stopped at the lights and giving away prizes. Within a ten … Continue Reading →
Phyllis Van Sickle didn’t know what she was getting when she purchased a repo’d 1997 convertible Trans Am from Indiana three summers ago. The Lapeer resident was already a member of the Michigan Widetrackers Car Club with another Pontiac. “We did some research and it ended up that it’s one of tree automatic triple whites- … Continue Reading →
Pontiac — Lunch anyone? Lawrence and Betty Pennington’s 1955 Chevy custom pickup truck looks like it just came from the drive-thru. The beautiful blue and white truck is among a couple dozen classics near Huron street and the Woodward Loop. Some classic cars, some classic music and plenty of ogling all the gems driving by. … Continue Reading →
Bloomfield Hills — The annual family vacation means one thing for the McDermid family from Dorchester, Ontario: it’s time to head to the Dream Cruise. “My husband and the boys are avid car lovers,” said Mary Ellen McDermid. “They make wish lists of the cars they want to see and tick them off as we … Continue Reading →