Time to take a quick break from politics to give a shout out to my favorite event in the greater Detroit area. Looks like the picture perfect weather is drawing happy crowds to the Dream Cruise. Of course there’s always a few complainers.
But for me, I don’t care where they hold it. I just love classic cars. I’ve owned a few in my lifetime. Most of them were just used cars and not old enough to be classics yet while I drove them but I got my 1960s Dodge Dart when it was old enough to qualify. Can’t begin to tell you how much I loved this car.
Spent a long time and a lot of money restoring it. Painted mine more of a darker greenish blue with a cream top. It looked almost as good as this one. Chrome wasn’t quite as shiny. [photo via]
It was a really fun car to drive. I called it Pioneer because every trip in it was an adventure that inevitably ended up at the mechanic. That car loved the repair shop like it was a Porsche. Still I treasured it. We’ll skip the tragic tale of its untimely end. Still makes me a bit sad to think about it.
In the meantime wish I was Woodward Ave right now in person. Since that didn’t happen, thanks to the internet we can all be there virtually. Detroit News has a Dream Cruise live share page going. Join the social media sharing and tag your photos with #DreamCruise or #wdc2012. You may see your shares there. And follow along at @detnewscruise if you’re on twitter.
If you’re not a social media person, check out the great photo gallery from the on the street crew. Or the Detroit News live web cam is a great way to view the Dream Cruise action. I’ve seen some great cars out there.