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    • AUTOS |
    • Woodward Dream Cruise
    • 11:36 PM, Aug. 16, 2014

    Nostalgia, ogling, soulful vibes transform Woodward for a day

    They came, they saw, they cruised. What began as a fundraiser two decades ago has transformed into the world's largest one-day automotive event as cars owners and enthusiasts continue to descend on nation's first paved road for the annual Woodward Dream Cruise.

    • 11:51 PM, Aug. 16, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Woodward Dream Cruise

    Many Cruise cars are classics — others are...

    Muscle cars, hot rods, rat rides were easy enough to spot ... but then there are cars in a category all their own. From Scooby Doo’s Mystery Machine to retired fire trucks, cruisers keep car enthusiasts guessing as to what they might see next.

    • 11:27 AM, Aug. 18, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Woodward Dream Cruise

    Champagne Cruise: Filling the tanks of the needy

    Woodward's cruisers have a need for speed. Metro Detroit's poor have a need for food. On Friday night, the Cruise satisfied both.

    • Aug. 16, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Woodward Dream Cruise

    Classic cars rev up for their day in Metro Detroit's spotlight

    For gearheads, speed demons and nostalgia freaks, the big day is here at last. Up to a million auto enthusiasts are expected to flock to the epicenter of Metro Detroit's car culture Saturday for the 20th annual Woodward Dream Cruise.

    • 9:32 PM, Aug. 15, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Woodward Dream Cruise

    Crowds jam Woodward for an early Dream Cruise start

    If Friday evening is any indication, Saturday's Dream Cruise is going to be another monster. By late evening Friday northbound Woodward was a parking lot from just north of Interstate 696 all the way to Maple Road. Tens of thousands of cruisers and cruiser wannabes jammed M-1 under perfect driving conditions.

    • 6:17 PM, Aug. 15, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Woodward Dream Cruise

    Dream views: Mustang owners ride new '15 pony at track

    'Stang owners are cruising Woodward, but at Ford's Dearborn Proving Grounds Friday a lucky few got to flog the hooves off Ford's latest prize stallion, the 2015 Mustang GT.

  1. A Hellcat will prowl Woodward

    Every year for the Woodward Dream Cruise, the auto writers at The Detroit News business desk manage to wrangle a bad-boy car for me to drive during cruise week. This year they lassoed me the hairiest, scariest car I've ever scored: the aptly named 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat that produces a beastly 707 horsepower.

    • 7:45 PM, Aug. 14, 2014
    • LIFESTYLE
    • HOMESTYLE

    Ex-Ford designer keeps cars close at heart in art, furniture work

    You can't pigeonhole Camilo Pardo. The New York-born, Metro Detroit-raised designer know for redesigning the Ford GT is also an artist, fashion designer and furniture maker.

    • 12:22 PM, Aug. 15, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Woodward Dream Cruise

    Live webcam: Peek in on Woodward Avenue

    The Detroit News brings you a view of the Woodward Dream Cruise from the offices of Kimberly Hosner's RE/MAX Vision at 26075 Woodward Avenue.

    • 9:15 AM, Aug. 15, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Woodward Dream Cruise

    Some rain could be in mix for Woodward Dream Cruise

    The weather forecast for Dream Cruise Eve? Spectacular, with sunny skies, low humidity and temperatures in the mid 70s.

    • 5:04 PM, Aug. 14, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Woodward Dream Cruise

    GM exec strutting his 'new' 1954 'Vette at Dream Cruise

    Mark Reuss, GM's head of global product development, purchasing and supply chain, is showing off his 'new' 1954 Chevrolet Corvette convertible in this year's Dream Cruise.

    • 7:40 PM, Aug. 14, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Woodward Dream Cruise

    Cruisin' with NASCAR star Kurt Busch - and his '61 'Vette

    Royal Oak On his way to Michigan International Speedway this weekend for the Michigan 400, Busch spent the day cruising in his 1961 Chevrolet Corvette

    • 1:18 PM, Aug. 14, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • DRIVE

    Class of '88: The new Cruise classics

    This year we honor the Class of 1988. Now old enough to qualify for historic plates, the class featured an assortment of nerds, athletes, and timeless beauties.

  2. Automakers will roll out old with new at the Dream Cruise

    Detroit's automakers are bringing out classic cars and their newest vehicles to display as part of the 20th annual Woodward Dream Cruise.

    • 5:26 PM, Aug. 13, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Woodward Dream Cruise

    After 35-year wait, car collector's 'Bug Eye' to hit Woodward this weekend

    It's been a 35-year wait, but Gerry Flood will finally get a chance to show off his beautifully restored 1960 Austin Healy Sprite at this year's Woodward Dream ...

    • 10:31 PM, Aug. 13, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Woodward Dream Cruise

    Pilgrimage of Corvettes on Woodward

    Bloomfield Hills On Wednesday, the Radisson Hotel in Bloomfield Hills welcomed hundreds of Chevrolet Corvettes from all years, models and body styles for the annual Corvettes ...

    • 10:29 PM, Aug. 13, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Woodward Dream Cruise

    VW lovers go groovy with Abraham Lincoln ahead of Woodward Dream Cruise

    Where else but on Woodward could you see Abraham Lincoln chilling with flower children and their VW Bugs?

  3. Setup delays for Dream Cruise possible after flooding

    Organizers with the Woodward Dream Cruise say they don't expect any lingering problems for Saturday's event, although preparations during the week could be ...

  4. City-by-city Dream Cruise guide

    A look at what's happening in cities up and down Woodward, from musical performances to car shows.

  5. Where to fill up with food along Woodward

    After you gas up the hot rod, get some fuel for yourself at some of old standby and future classic restaurants on Woodward Avenue.

  6. WOMC's 'Radio Recall' brings back DJs for Dream Cruise

    Tying in with this weekend's Woodward Dream Cruise, WOMC-FM (104.3) will be broadcasting 'Radio Recall,' a look back at the classic Detroit disc jockeys — and ...

  7. National register of historic vehicles pushed during Dream Cruise week

    Birmingham — Diran Yazejian has been the owner of a 'sweet rose' 1957 Chrysler Imperial Crown sedan for 20 years. He's now being offered a chance to preserve the classic ...

  8. Mustang cruises through 50th year

    As Ford Motor Co. celebrates the 50th anniversary of its iconic muscle car, the automaker is offering a plethora of activities and events for diehard fans.

    • 3:36 PM, Aug. 11, 2014
    • LIFESTYLE

    Why women don't get tickets during the Dream Cruise — and men stack 'em up

    Steve Lehto will tell you that of the hundreds of drivers who came to him with their tickets for burning rubber, speeding or perhaps driving a tad recklessly, ...

2013 Dream Cruise

      • AUTOS |
      • Woodward Dream Cruise
      • 10:29 PM, Aug. 18, 2013

      Woodward Dream Cruise draws 1.3 million spectators, sheriff says

      Roughly 1.3 million people turned out to see classic cars and hot rods at 18th annual Woodward Dream Cruise, according to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office.

    • 10:46 PM, Aug. 17, 2013
    • AUTOS
    • Woodward Dream Cruise

    'There's nothing like' Dream Cruise in Motor City

    The 2013 Woodward Dream Cruise reached the finish line, but the memory of squealing tires and smoky exhaust lingers along the avenue.

    • 9:22 PM, Aug. 17, 2013
    • AUTOS
    • Woodward Dream Cruise

    Woodward Dream Cruise 2013 comes to a close

    The Woodward Dream Cruise is coming to a close. Police entered the medians in Royal Oak and put out traffic cones to reroute traffic. Die-hard cruisers are headed out for one last lap.

    • 12:07 AM, Aug. 17, 2013
    • AUTOS
    • Woodward Dream Cruise

    Dream Cruise: Classic iron rolls down Woodward in celebration of auto nostalgia

    Woodward Avenue is awash today with scoops and spoilers, oversized grilles and suicide doors, tail fins and chrome bumpers.

    • 8:31 PM, Aug. 16, 2013
    • AUTOS
    • Woodward Dream Cruise

    Dream Cruise: Customized Excalibur is a real promise-keeper

    Pontiac — When Berna Swan was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998, her husband, Fred, made her a promise. “I told her, if you pull through, I’ll build you a car,” said Fred Swan.

    • 9:34 PM, Aug. 16, 2013
    • AUTOS
    • Woodward Dream Cruise

    Dream Cruise: Tempe, Ariz., version has Detroit coneys and webcam to Woodward

    According to the National Weather Service, the temperature for Saturday's Woodward Dream Cruise is expected to be sunny with a toasty temperature of 108 degrees.

    • 8:28 PM, Aug. 16, 2013
    • AUTOS
    • Woodward Dream Cruise

    Dream Cruise: Berkley shows it loves a parade

    — The annual small town parade: It's an American tradition, and no city does it better than Berkley during Woodward Dream Cruise week.

    • 2:32 PM, Aug. 16, 2013
    • AUTOS
    • Woodward Dream Cruise

    Public displays of affection: Women behind the wheel of classic cruisers

    Any man who buys a classic car thinking it will be a chick magnet quickly learns the truth: Classic cars are actually dude magnets.

    • 1:12 PM, Aug. 16, 2013
    • AUTOS
    • Woodward Dream Cruise

    What's black, yellow and 8,000 pounds? This street rod

    When Jim 'Snapper' Schomaker drives his rig down Woodward Avenue, everybody pays attention ... and gets out of the way.

    • 10:10 PM, Aug. 14, 2013
    • AUTOS
    • Woodward Dream Cruise

    GM designers show off classic cars ahead of Dream Cruise

    — Jeff Denison has wanted to be a car designer since he was 10 years old.

    • 10:10 PM, Aug. 13, 2013
    • AUTOS
    • Woodward Dream Cruise

    Prized cars ready for a spin at Woodward Dream Cruise this weekend

    When Richard DeCabooter's dad bought a brand-new Ford Fairlane in 1959, he told his father he thought it was the 'ugliest car I've ever seen.'

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