Thursday, August 21, 2014

Woodward Dream Cruise

From Silver Lake, we drove about 200 miles southeast and ended up in our old stomping grounds!  We had a few things to do on the north side of Ann Arbor, so we booked 2 weeks at Haas Lake Campground.  We arrived and got set up in the full hookup area of the park – Section Z.

Haas Lake -- site Z28

One of the events on our agenda was the Woodward Dream Cruise – a muscle car lover’s paradise.  This was the 20th anniversary for the event that celebrates the old cruising days of the 60s and 70s.  It’s become a huge event, and even though it’s officially only 1 day (Saturday), the cruisers start hitting the 16-mile long route much earlier in the week.

Cruising on Woodward

It’s been a few years since we were last at the cruise, and Nicolas was determined to get there this year!  They decided to check out the early action on Friday night after dinner.

Lots of cars lining Woodward Avenue

There were quite a few cruisers out on this beautiful evening!

Still cruising at night!

Still cruising into the evening!











Ford Display


On Saturday, all four of us went, meeting Tom’s brothers and Dad at the southern end of the cruise route, in “Fabulous Ferndale” -- home of the Ford display and Mustang Alley.








Mustang Alley

2014 is the 50th anniversary of the Mustang, and the Mustang Alley display was bigger than ever!

Mustang Alley










Mustang Alley

We walked through the endless rows of pony cars, and there was plenty of shiny metal to admire!

Yellow Mustangs













There were even a few brand-new 2015 Mustangs,

2015 Mustang

and Nicolas had his eye on one!

Nicolas' New Car - he wishes!!

He looks pretty comfortable in there!!

But then again, he looks pretty comfy in the new Superduty, too!

New Superduty

After leaving the Ford display, we had some lunch and then moved to the center median of Woodward Avenue, where we grabbed a spot in the shade and watched the cruisers go by.


There were lots of cool old cars!














Trucks, too!













Even a few more interesting vehicles!

How's that for a limo!?!

A bunch of scooters










After sitting and watching a while, the boys decided that they wanted to move north – to where more of the action was! 

Walking back to the car, we saw these two new Corvettes loaded onto a trailer . . . take note of the truck towing them . . . it’s not a Chevy!

Nice Corvettes - they needed a Ford to tow them, though!


So, we loaded our chairs back into the car and headed north in the parade of carbon monoxide fumes . . . Smile

The further north we went, the slower the traffic moved, and we ended up turning off onto some side streets to go around the crowds and get to an area where we could find a parking spot.

Sitting on the side of the road, we watched some more cars cruising past.














Lincoln Continental











How ‘bout this guy??  I remember these!

TBT -- Back to my childhood days!

It was a long day, but beautiful . . . and we all enjoyed it, but it was time to call it a day and go home to rescue the dog.

Woodward Landmark

Nicolas said the only downside is that he’s not so interested in buying a “practical” car anymore!!  Smile


  1. Looks like a fun day!!! Nothing wrong with an "impractical" car ;o)))

  2. we have great memories of the Dream Cruise! Being a Ford retiree, my hubby loves the Superduty and is waiting for the new 10 speed transmission to buy a new truck.
    We also stay at Haas Lake, preferably Z or I section. Detroit Greenfield in Ypsi is ok too, but too far from doctors and friends for us. Our stuff is i storage on Michigan Ave in Canton.


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