I saw this mystery machine while northbound near 13 1/2 Mile and just had to pull over and find out just what it was. Any guesses? According to owner/creator Tony Inzano, it’s a 1959 VW “rat rod.” “It sits 2 1/2 inches off the ground and is street legal,” said Inzano, 59. ”It isn’t difficult to … Continue Reading →
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Woodward Dream Cruise
By 4 p.m. Friday, portions of Woodward Avenue had become one large friendly parking lot. Knock-out weather, pleasant temperatures and possibly the realization that the summer is winding down brought out thousands of early bird cruisers and tens of thousands of spectators for a preview of Saturday’s Woodward Dream Cruise. Traffic is light from Eight … Continue Reading →
Portions of M-1 are already jammed with early bird cruisers. The stretch from 12 Mile to 14 Mile is wall-to-wall cars and spectators. As usual, the epicenter is in front of Duggan’s Irish Pub at 13 1/2 Mile.
Brimingham resident Jeff Olson copes with Dream Cruise congestion by riding his bike. (Doug Guthrie / Detroit News) Birmingham — Some of his neighbors plan out-of-town vacations or just plain flee from the bustle of the Woodward Dream Cruise, but Jeff Olson continues to enjoy the spectacle. “When it first started I thought this … Continue Reading →
I’ve happily covered the Woodward Dream Cruise for The Detroit News for at least the last 10 years, and I’ve learned and noticed a few things that I’d like to pass on. First, unless you’re riding shotgun, don’t be driving while talking on your cell phone. It’s dangerous enough to do this while in normal … Continue Reading →
Curtis Brown can’t think of any place else he’d rather be on a warm summer night than cruising in his 1963 Chevrolet panel truck. “I had my heart set on a 1963 or 66 Pontiac, but then I saw this on a trip to Alabama and that was it,” said Brown, of Detroit. “I was … Continue Reading →
Hundreds of Corvette owns gathered at the Radisson Hotel in Bloomfield Hills on Wednesday to show their love of America’s premier muscle car and to also help feed the hungry. For at least the fourth straight year, Corvettes on Woodward has brought in Vette lovers from all over the state, U.S. and the world. And … Continue Reading →
The first name is Tom and I am covering the Cruise, which is the closest I’ll ever be able to claim to be well, a Tom Cruise. Let me tell you about my ride for the Woodward Dream Cruise. The great people at Chrysler have lent me a 2009 Dodge Ram R/T pick up truck … Continue Reading →
Three words about the weather: Perfect. For. Cruising. The skies are partly sunny with just enough cloud cover so anyone in a convertible doesn’t have to worry about heat stroke. Just warm enough that you’re comfortable but not so hot that you’re panting like a cocker spaniel. But most delightful of all, very low humidity. … Continue Reading →
I’ve picked up my 2009 Dodge R/T truck for Cruise week. I’m off to get our official Detroit News stickers on it now. I’ll be cruising down Woodward in it starting late Wednesday. Honk if you see me.