After spending 14 hours on Woodward Avenue today, I’m almost on empty. A quick grab of my iPhone revealed, however, a lot of material that really didn’t fit into our earlier coverage. So I thought: Why not put it all together? Turns out, this sums up my pure Dream Cruise experience. And with that … … Continue Reading →
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If you could smell the aroma of burnt rubber along with the squeal of tires hitting the road in Ferndale, chances are it was coming from Ford Motor Co.’s “Burnout Box.” In a barricaded area, partially surrounded by plexiglass, Ford drivers are showing off its racing-edition 2012 Mustang. At 3:30 p.m., the racing team asked … Continue Reading →
The cars and crews from Michigan’s newest auto craze, the Michigan Gumball Rally, are turning heads from Dream Cruise fans in Ferndale. The second annual rally, held the weekend before the Dream Cruise, comprised of 32 vehicles traveling about 1,200 miles across the state, from Detroit to Sault St. Marie back to the Automotive Hall … Continue Reading →
It may be too late to win it big in the lottery, but several Dream Cruise fans have an opportunity to win several prizes — including a special-edition 2013 Ford Mustang. Ford employees in Mustang Alley are holding a raffle for a Mustang Boss 302 Leguna Seca, with seats embroidered with M-1 in honor of … Continue Reading →
Things haven’t changed much for Barbara Hrynyk. The 73-year-old Ferndale resident can’t remember life without poodle skirts, fuzzy dice or classic cars — and she’s representing all three at this year’s Dream Cruise in Pontiac. Hrynyk is clad in the 1950s garb for the 10th year in a row and displaying her 1963 Stingray because … Continue Reading →
Ford Mustang fans of all generations can see more than 800 of the iconic pony cars in Ford Motor Co.’s Mustang Alley.
I pulled out my cellphone while stopped at Nine Mile and Woodward Avenue on Friday in Ferndale. I loaded up an app that reports decibels. Northbound came in at a whopping 115 dB. Southbound was a mere 110 dB. Well, that’s sandblasting or a loud rock concert territory, folks.
Friday night in Ferndale is proving to be THE place to be for cruisers and spectators who have jammed Nine Mile on both sides of Woodward Avenue. Thousands of visitors are swarming the downtown area: families, couples, couples with dogs, singles, mingles and car lovers, especially if the car you love is a Mustang. Nine … Continue Reading →
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 →