Detroit – The Motorcity, The Heartbeat of America!
…..and this week it’s celebrating the 16th anniversary of the Woodward Dream Cruise!
For some of you who don’t know anything about this event here is a piece of history:
Woodward Ave – M1- first Highway, was named after Judge Augustus Brevoot Woodward- the longest road at the time and the worlds first 4-way three color traffic light was installed on it in 1920.
“Woodwarding” became the craze in the 1950s and 1960s as teenagers discovered the thrill of taking the family car out for a spin along the boulevard and now days it attracts more that 1.5 million people and over 30, 000.00 vintage cars.
“In August 1995, a group of volunteers looked to relive and recreate the nostalgic heydays of the 50s and 60s, when youth, music and Motor City steel roamed Woodward Avenue, America’s first highway. That year, 250,000 people participated—nearly ten times the number expected. The rest, as they say, is history.”
Here are few glimpses of this year’s cruise, enjoy:
this Grandpa was on everyone’s way, literally on everyone’s way!!
….but everybody and I mean everybody had a great time:
I hope you enjoyed the show as mush as we did!
PS: some of the pics here are courtesy of my good friend Mike Steinberg, who’s work you could find here.