Saturday, August 18, 2012
World's Best [Biggest] Street Party
That's where we went today. The Woodward Dream Cruise. Fasten your seat belts, we took lots of pics.
16 miles, 50,000 classic cars, 1.5 million visitors from around the globe – New Zealand, Japan, Australia, Russia, England among them. A couple was just interviewed on our local news, they’re from New Zealand and are back for their second year. Last year they bought a classic car, drove it to California, and had it shipped home. This year, they bought another one and will do it again.
These guys did it right - had a picnic table in the back of the truck, just chillin'.
Woodward Avenue is also known as Highway 1. The first paved highway in the United States, it was lined with drive-in restaurants and popular shops, and quickly became a cruising mecca for hot rods. My mum remembers cruisin’ on Woodward. In 1995, a small group of volunteers looked to recreate the good ol’ days while raising money to create a soccer field in a local city, and 250,000 people came – ten times what they expected. It has quickly grown to become the world’s largest automotive event and street party.
This guy was cruisin' with his doors up.
Cars line both sides of the divided highway, while others cruise. The smell of exhaust is intoxicating.
With special cars in the grassy median.
I think there is every type of car ever made.
Including the Batmobile.
I know, it's not a quilt show. We'll get back to quilting soon, promise. But look...look at that.
And the weather - 76F. Could not have bought a better day.
This was a BelAir TRULY set up for cruisin'.
After we cruised for awhile, we ended up here....
with all these guys.
Gotta love a drive-in restaurant. Too bad I couldn't have a rootbeer float this year.
See ya soon.....I'm going to go dream of seeing the USA in my Chevrolet...