There were too many awesome cars at Woodward. So though I’ve already covered several of my favorites, I had to toss out just a few more for good measure. Continue reading
The river of chrome and cam cough that is the Woodward Dream Cruise carries upon its currents too much awesome to ever describe in full. So instead of trying to cover all of one of America’s biggest car shows, I’ve hand-picked just a few of my favorites, starting last week and ending on Friday.
Last weekend I took my third annual pilgrimage east and north to the Detroit metro for the Woodward Dream Cruise, possibly the largest car show in America. Along the way I spent considerable time working on an old Audi, an old Ford Galaxie, and an old Buick. And I finally got to spend some time behind the wheel of a Subaru BRZ. More on all that in the coming weeks. For now, I’d like to introduce you to some heroes of mine.
I tend to megaphone some of the car events I get to cover, like the Art of the Car Concours, the Greenwood Revival, and the Woodward Dream Cruise. And I should, since they’re the Ron Burgundys of my car show experience. They’re kindof a big deal. But go to any smaller, single-lot car show on a Saturday in July, and you’re just as likely to see something incredible.
You learn early on that you can’t really experience the Woodward Dream Cruise. Take any other car show, even a race, and set it before your mind. You remember certain things about it, right? Little samples of your weekend. You picked examples of what that outing really meant, certain entries, stunts, or performances that truly represent it for you. You dug into those standouts, dissecting them with your eyes, printing them on your brain forever. Twenty years from now you’ll describe with precision the flawless beauty of that particular muscle car, or the way Mr. So-and-so made that unbelievable pass. Continue reading