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Woodward Dream Cruise
Date: August 20, 2022 Saturday. In reality, it is a week long event starting the weekend before.
Annual World Famous Car Cruise on Woodward Ave just north of Detroit in Michigan, USA. The Woodward Dream Cruise – WDC – is the World's Most Popular Car Cruise and largest one-day automotive event featuring classic cars, custom cars, specialty vehicles. Always the 3rd Saturday of August.
More WDC Info is lower, plus additional Local Cruisin' & Car Info!
About one million people attend this event each year. It's all about cars, cruisin, showing off, partying, hanging out, entertainment, people watching and being seen, and more cars.
See an amazing amount of classic cars, custom cars, street rods, collector and specialty vehicles, and car shows up the wazoo! Plus there are bands and djs, music entertainment up and down the route, some perform outside, the others at venues on the inside.
The Cruise starts one mile north of Detroit in Ferndale, MI and goes up to Pontiac, MI, and back. About 10 miles each way, it has several
No fee to drive in the Woodward Dream Cruise, no admission charge to watch it. Anyone can cruise but those not driving a classic car must stay out of the two right lanes (curb side). Woodward Ave is generally eight lanes wide, four lanes in each direction divided by a median or turn lane.
Cool Facts: Woodward Avenue (M-1) was the first concrete roadway in the country. It is listed as an Automotive Heritage Trail (an All-American Road), plus a Michigan Heritage Route.
Woodward Dream Cruise Official Merchandise online store has current and limited edition items. wdc.eagraphics.com/wdc/Stores/Page/1000029/Home
For lots of Woodward Dream Cruise videos, click → WDC on YouTube
Woodward Dream Cruise Events 2022
List includes event website urls for complete updated info.
August 13, 2022 Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge – in Pontiac, MI, at M1 Concourse. Street racing on Woodward Ave, Hellcat Thrill Rides and Hellcat Simulators, rods, customs, muscle cars, trick trucks, more. MotorTrend Livestream of Drag Racing on Woodward Ave Aug 13 www.motortrend.com/events/roadkill-nights-2022-m1-concourse-woodward-avenue www.motortrend.com/events/woodward-dream-cruise www.motortrend.com/roadkill
August 19-20, 2022 Ferndale Woodward Dream Cruise with Mustang Alley – in Ferndale, MI, the start/bottom Loop of WDC, Woodward Ave at 9 Mile Rd. Over 700 Mustangs, Emergency Vehicle Show, Classics & Cruis'n Legends Vehicle Show, Rock'n Live Entertainment Stage, Outdoor Movie Night, Woodward Dream Cruise Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, more. www.ferndaledreamcruise.com
August 19, 2022 Woodward Dream Show presented by Comerica Bank at M1 Concourse in Pontiac, MI. Hot rod, custom, cruiser, and muscle car show. Also
August 19-20, 2022 Performance Park Classic Car Show – in Royal Oak, MI. jfeds22212.wixsite.com/woodwarddreamcruise
August 20, 2022 Ford Bronco, Bronco Nation, Bronco Corral – in Pleasant Ridge, MI. thebronconation.com/event/woodward-dream-cruise-2022
WDC list of events: www.woodwarddreamcruise.com/visitor-guide/events-route-map
Car Clubs in Michigan
click website urls or names for full info.
United Street Machine Assoc (USMA) – has been recognized for many years as one of the most charitable car clubs in the U.S.A.. They do many shows and cruise nites, everyone welcome, all makes and models. www.unitedstreetmachines.com
Mustang Owners Club of Southeastern Michigan (MOCSEM) – a family club dedicated to preserving the legend of the Ford Mustang. www.mocsem.com
Mustang Club of Mid-Michigan (MCMM) – Based in Frankenmuth, the MCMM hosts car shows, cruises, and other auto/social events plus monthly meetings. www.mustangclubmidmichigan.com
Eastern Michigan Camaro Club (EMCC) – was formed to allow Camaro owners and those with an interest in Camaros, to gather, become friends, exchange information and have fun with our Camaros, in a safe and nonprofit environment. based in Canton, MI (west of Detroit). emcamaro.org facebook
Camaros of Michigan – dedicated to the owner's enthusiasts and fans of the 6th generation and earlier GM's Camaro. We are a Non-Profit Organization Car Club serving the West Michigan area. camarosofmichigan.com
West Michigan Mustang Club – “We are centered in Grand Rapids but have members in Traverse City, in Kalamazoo, and in the Lansing area. We recognize all Mustangs.” westmichiganmustangclub.com
Classic Car Club of Michigan – The Classic Car Club of America - Michigan Region. “dedicated to the collection, preservation, esthetic pleasure and driving enjoyment of the classic era automobiles produced from 1925 through 1948.” classiccarsofmichigan.com
Corvette Club Of Michigan – based in metro Detroit, MI. Michigan's premier club for Corvette owners and enthusiasts. Supporting the Michigan Corvette community thru competition and social events since 1958. corvetteclubmi.com facebook
America's Corvette Club of Michigan – based in West Bloomfield, north of Detroit. “activities we plan include competitive driving, cruises, car shows, national Corvette events, social gatherings.” americascorvetteclub.org
Corvette Legends Club (Corvettes eighteen years of age or older) – based in Plymouth, west of Detroit. Planned trips, charity functions, events, social activities. www.corvettelegends.net
Competition Corvette Club of Michigan (CCCoM) – based in metro Detroit, MI. competitioncorvetteclubofmichigan.club
Road Masters Vette Club (RMVC) of Michigan – based in metro Detroit, MI. roadmastersvetteclub.com
Great Lakes Cobra Club (GLCC) – dedicated to the preservation, care, history and enjoyment of the Cobra automobile, including original models and replicas. greatlakescobraclub.com
Classic Thunderbird Club International - Southeastern Michigan Chapter 5 – dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of the '55, '56 and '57 Ford Thunderbird. www.ctci.org/chapter-5
Motor City Marauders Car Club - Mercury Marauder Enthusiasts facebook
Motor City Modified (MMAC) –
Royal Pontiac Club of America – in metro Detroit. group with a desire to drive, cruise and race their classic and new Pontiacs. With friendship and camaraderie the main goal. High performance cars of all types are welcome. facebook
Roam'n Chariots – classic car club based in the Southgate area (south of Detroit). No mandatory dues or meetings, members just have fun. Has cruise nights, annual benefit car show, supports other benefits. www.roamnchariots.com
Fun Time Cruzers car club – in the Shelby Twp / Sterling Heights area of southeast Michigan. funtimec.ipower.com
Motor City Rockets Oldsmobile club of southeastern Michigan – for Oldsmobile enthusiasts with any model Olds 1897 to 2004. motorcityrockets.com
Shelby American Automobile Club (SAAC) – Motor City Region – dedicated to the preservation, care, history and enjoyment of the Ford powered vehicles from Shelby American. shelbyclub.wordpress.com private fb
Michigan Region of Lincoln & Continental Owners Club (LCOC) – dedicated to the preservation, recognition, and appreciation of all Lincoln automobiles. www.michiganlcoc.org/portal25/jupgrade
The BMW Touring Club of Detroit – on-road or off-road, local or long-distance, a friendly group which hosts ADV rides, sport-touring events, camping destination trips, and travels to BMW and ADV rallies around the country. bmwtcd.org
North Oakland Bowtie's car club – in Oakland County, MI (north of Detroit) welcomes all vehicle owners with any make, model or year. The Bowtie's assist in several weekly Cruise-Ins, has annual car show, more. facebook
Michigan Widetrackers – Chapter 16 of POCI (Pontiac Oakland Club International) – based in Lake Orion, MI (northwest of Detroit). “Whether you have an early Pontiac, a muscle-era GTO or Firebird, a full-sized Wide Tracker or late-model Trans Am, Solstice, or G8, we have a place for you and your car.” Has annual car show, other events. www.miwidetrackers16.org/pageone.htm
South East Michigan Austin Healey Club – support, preserve and promote the image and integrity of the Austin Healey Marque. based in Royal Oak area of metro Detroit, MI. www.semahc.com
Rattle Can Rodders – fun family oriented group of automotive enthusiasts. facebook
Lambda Car Club International (LGBTQ) / Detroit – lambdacarclub.com/Detroit
Westside Rod & Customs Car Club – annually hosts car shows in Livonia/Redford area. facebook
Downriver Wanderers Car Club facebook
Michigan Impala SS Legends (MISSL) – www.missl.org
There are more car clubs in Michigan, but only those with websites get listed on this page.
AUTOPEDIA has a good list of Michigan Automotive Clubs with contact info. autopedia.com/html/AutomotiveClubs/MI.html
Michigan Collector Car & Truck Clubs (87) list with contact info. www.oldride.com/clubs/michigan-clubs.html
Car Enthusiasts in Michigan, Special Events, related info
American Speed Festival presented by Comerica Bank – Sept. 29 - Oct 2, 2022, in Pontiac, MI. ASF will combine some of the most renowned brands in automotive performance history, in everything from vintage Indy cars and historic stock cars to modern-day supercars. This the rare opportunity to see race cars from every era perform on the 1.5-mile M1 Concourse Speed Ring. m1concourse.com/asf-home
M1 Concourse in Pontiac, MI. 87-acre auto enthusiast playground. m1concourse.com
Detroit Dragway – reunions and “keeping the memory of one of the best drag strips in the history of drag racing alive.” detroitdragway.com
The Hot Rods of Dearborn (HRD) – “dedicated to collecting stories and pictures of hand-built hot rods and customs from the 40's, 50's, and 60's in the Dearborn and Southeastern Michigan area. HRD is also very interested in covering current hot rod builds that are true to the spirit of traditional hot rodding...new traditionalism, we call it.”
Cruisin' Michigan – local car shows and cruise nights information. facebook
Autopalooza – website to get information about major car cruises, car races and car shows in Southeast Michigan during the summer months, many in August.
Two Wheel Michigan – motorcycle enthusiasts.
Car Cruises in Metro Detroit and Michigan
June 4, 2022 Cruisin' 53 – car cruise on Van Dyke Ave in Warren and Center Line, MI (just north of Detroit). www.cruisin53.com
June 18, 2022 Cruisin' Gratiot – annual car cruise in Eastpointe, MI (just north of Detroit). Car shows and events on days before lead up to Saturday Cruise day (saturday before Father's Day). www.cruisin-gratiot.com
July 9, 2022 Cruisin' US12 (Michigan Avenue Car Cruise) – based in Wayne, MI (west of Detroit). Annual cruise on Michigan Avenue includes Wayne and surrounding communities. www.cruisinus12.com facebook
July 23, 2022 Telegraph Cruise – on Telegraph Road (US 24) in Taylor, Dearborn Heights, Dearborn and Redford Township (just west of Detroit). Hot rodders, classic cars, car enthusiasts and spectators. www.exploretaylor.com/1212/Telegraph-Cruise
August 7, 2022 Clinton Township Gratiot Cruise – annual car cruise on Gratiot Ave in Clinton Twp, MI (north of Detroit). “Gratiot Cruise expects crowds of 200,000 people and thousands of classics on Gratiot Avenue from 14 Mile to north of Metropolitan Parkway (aka 16 Mile) through Clinton Township.” There are many pre-cruise events. ctgratiotcruise.com facebook
August 20, 2022 Woodward Dream Cruise – info at top of this page
August 20, 2022 Back to the Bricks Car Cruise – in Flint, MI. Many events during Main Event Week. Annual, about 400,000 car enthusiasts attend each year. Car shows, swap meets, automotive vendor displays, drive-in movie theater, live entertainment, parties, lots of cruisin' on 13 mile route. backtothebricks.org facebook
August 26-27, 2022 28th Street Metro Cruise –
August 31, 2022 Shorewood Kiwanis Harper Charity Cruise – annual car cruise on Harper Ave in St. Clair Shores, MI (northeast of Detroit). k05139.site.kiwanis.org/shorewood-kiwanis-harper-charity-cruise
Cruise Nights in Southeast Michigan
Roam'n Chariots Friday Cruise Nights – in Southgate, MI (south of Detroit). April 29 to Sept 30, 2022. Annual. www.roamnchariots.com/blank-4
Fun Time Cruzers Sterling Heights Monday Night Lakeside Circle Cruize-In – in Sterling Heights, MI (north of Detroit). Every Monday Night, May to September. 150 to 300 cool cars come every week, Cruizer Award Plaques every week, prize drawings, photo shoots, more. funtimec.ipower.com
Fun Time Cruzers list of car shows and many cruise-in events: funtimecruzers.com/page7.html
Cruise Nights in Other Areas of Michigan
Cruise Nights and Cruise-Ins in Jackson, MI – lower Michigan. www.experiencejackson.com/calendar/featured-events/car-cruises
Car Shows in Michigan
Southeast Michigan Auto Show – next TBA at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI. www.southeastmichiganautoshow.com
Detroit AutoRama – March 4-6, 2022 at Huntington Place Detroit (TCF Center, Cobo). Annual vehicle show features
Cars 'R' Stars – June 12, 2022 at historic Packard Proving Grounds in Shelby Township, MI (north of Detroit), annual car show. www.carsrstars.com
Hamburg Fun Fest Classic and Custom Car Show – June 18, 2022 in Hamburg, MI. annual. hamburgfunfest.com/classic-car-show
EyesOn Design Automotive Design Exhibition – June 19, 2022 car show at Edsel & Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores, MI. www.eyesondesign.org/carshow
Sloan Museum Auto Fair – June 25-26, 2022 in Flint, MI (north of Detroit). Annual fundraising event, car show includes rare collectable cars, plus awards, vendors, more. www.sloanautofair.com facebook
Mike Yore Memorial Car Show – July 15, 2022 in St. Joseph, MI (southwest MI), classic car show. www.stjoetoday.com/eventdetails/...
Troy Traffic Jam – August 7, 2022 in Troy, MI (north of Detroit). annual classic car show, over 200 classic cars, hot rods, muscle cars, specialty vehicles. www.troyhistoricvillage.org/troy-traffic-jam
Le Concours de Livingston – next TBA in Howell, MI (northwest of Detroit). www.livingstonloveinc.org/leconcours
Coopersville Car Show – August 12-13, 2022 in West Michigan. Cars, Motorcycles & Trucks welcome. Event has entertainment, cruise night, trophies, food and more. coopersvillecarshow.com
Frankenmuth Auto Fest – September 9-11, 2022. Annual event Heritage Park in Frankenmuth, MI (east/mid lower peninsula). over 2,000 Show Cars on display, Block Party Friday cruise, entertainment, craft show, food. www.frankenmuthautofest.com
Annual Grape Escape Classic Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show – September 10, 2022 in Paw Paw, MI (southwest Michigan). Trophies awarded in many categories, show is part of the Wine and Harvest Festival. www.wineandharvestfestival.com/events
Drag Racing Dragstrips and Speedways in Michigan
All are Open in 2022! click websites to get full info.
Milan Dragway – in Milan, MI. www.milandragway.com – located near bottom of lower peninsula.
Lapeer International Dragway – in Lapeer, MI. www.lapeerinternationaldragway.com – located northwest of Detroit.
Mid-Michigan Motorplex – in Stanton, MI. www.midmichmotorplex.com – Home of “The Original $50 Grander”. located in middle part of lower peninsula, northwest of Lansing.
Ubly Dragstrip – in Ubly, MI. ublydragwaymi.com Veteran owned, located near top of Michigan's Thumb.
Northern Michigan Dragway – in Bear Lake, MI. www.northernmichigandragway.com – located in northwest lower peninsula.
Champion Motor Speedway performance track – at M1 Concourse in Pontiac, MI. 1.5 Mile Road Course, 11 Turns. m1concourse.com/venues
Custom Car Builders and Car Restoration in Michigan
Motor City Solutions - Hot Rods and Restorations – in Taylor, MI, south of Detroit. Event Management to vehicle preparation to Engineering Evaluation and verification, partial to complete restorations and more. www.motorcitysolutions.com facebook
Kustom Creations Inc. – Show Car and Automotive Displays Builders, Custom Car Builds, Prototype Builds, Custom Fabrications Restorations, Custom Paint and Paint Repair, Picture Cars and Vehicles for Movies and much more. located in Sterling Heights, MI. www.kustomcreations.net facebook
Mobsteel – stars of History channel tv show
G-Tech Cars & Engineering – We specialize in building high quality custom cars, automobile restorations, & parts. located in Greenville, MI. www.gtechcars.com
Custom Bike Builders, Motorcycle Customization in Michigan
Voodoo Choppers – hand crafted motorcycles and components. located in Auburn Hills, MI. voodoochoppers.com
Drive-In Theatres in Michigan - Watch Movies From Your Car!
Click their names and facebook pages for info.
Ford Drive-In Theatre – in Dearborn, which borders Detroit.
Sunset Drive In Theatre – in Hartford, MI.
Car Attractions Museums in Michigan
Ford Rouge Factory Tour – in Dearborn, MI. “the only Detroit automotive plant tour available to the public.” Also at The Henry Ford complex are car displays spanning 100 years, the automobile's past, present and future. www.thehenryford.org
Gilmore Car Museum – in southwest Michigan, home to over 300 extraordinary vehicles and seven independent auto museums. Located midway between Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Battle Creek, and Lansing – close to I-94 and US-131. gilmorecarmuseum.org facebook
TV Shows About Cars – click names to visit show websites.
Street Outlaws – street drag racing competition tv show featuring street racers in Oklahoma (The 405) competing for their top ten standings, plus competing against racers across the country.
Street Outlaws: America's List – street drag racing competition tv show featuring top street racers from across the country.
Detroit Steel – tv show on the History channel featuring Adam Genei and his team at Mobsteel in Michigan “who turn worn out, rundown rides into full throttle, high-end masterpieces. '50s and '60s classic restorations to monster-sized, vintage trucks and decked out, '70s lowriding dream machines.”
Misfit Garage – “A spin-off of the hit series Fast N' Loud, Misfit Garage features four mechanics who have all done business with Richard Rawling’s Gas Monkey Garage and join forces to create their own hot rod shop to rival Gas Monkey.”
CarSpotting – tv show on Discovery channel, a trio hunt for abandoned relics, then restore and sell them.
Roadkill – web-tv episodes, plus automotive videos and Roadkill events.
The Car Chasers – tv show on CNBC channel.
Bitchin' Rides – car show on the Velocity channel about Dave Kindig and his team who build show cars, custom cars and top-end restorations.
My Classic Car (MCC) – long running tv show that focuses on America's love affair with the automobile, hosted by Dennis Gage on MAVTV and Velocity channels.
Famous Cars in Movies and TV Shows
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Back To The Future – featured the 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 (DeLorean Time Machine)
Dukes of Hazzard – The General Lee – 1969 Dodge Charger
Smokey and The Bandit – featured the 1977 Pontiac Trans Am (Pontiac Firebird Trans Am)
Smokey and The Bandit II – featured the 1980 Pontiac Trans Am
Knight Rider (tv series) – KITT – 1982 Pontiac Trans Am
Bullitt – featured the 1968 Ford Mustang GT 390 (driven by Steve McQueen)
The Love Bug – Herbie – 1963 Volkswagen Beetle, a Volkswagen Sedan
American Graffiti – featured the 1932 Ford coupe (bright yellow
The Blues Brothers – the Bluesmobile – 1974 Dodge Monaco
Batman (tv series) – the Batmobile – featured a customized Ford Futura concept car
Starsky & Hutch (tv series) – featured the 1976 Ford Gran Torino
Ferris Bueller's Day Off – featured the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT
Burn Notice (tv series) – featured the 1973 Dodge Charger
The Monkees (tv series) – featured a custom 1966 Pontiac GTO
Ghostbusters – featured the 1959 Cadillac Ambulance
Green Hornet (movie, 2011) – Black Beauty – 1965 Chrysler Imperial
Green Hornet (tv series) – Black Beauty – 1966 Chrysler Imperial Crown
Wayne's World – featured the 1976 AMC Pacer
Christine – featured the 1958 Plymouth Fury
The Munsters (tv series) – the Munsters Koach – a Barris Kustom Industries hot rod
The Rockford Files (tv series) – featured 1974 to 1978 models of the Pontiac Firebird
General Interest - Classic Cars, Muscle Cars, etc.
Car Show Game - 1950s (quiz/trivia game) – Keep score as you “identify cars from the 1950s, back when cars had personality and you didn't have a console between you and your girl.”
Cars We Drove in 50s and 60s – video slideshow with background music.
classiccar.com – “Since 1996 we've been the place to go to for all things Classic Car. News, classifieds, events, community and so much more. No clutter. No hassles. Just Classic Cars.”
About Woodward Ave, click: Woodward Avenue is M-1 (Michigan highway)