The Woodward Dream Cruise 2019

Rob Kinnan Aug 16 2019

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the famous Woodward Dream Cruise, where a handful of cities along Woodward Avenue in municipal Detroit work together to help bring back actual cruising like it used to be. As the Dream Cruise’s website ( says, “In August 1995, Nelson House and 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.” The initial idea came from the desire to create a fundraiser to raise money for a soccer field in Ferndale, Michigan, which is located at Woodward and 9 Mile Road, the spot of the Dream Cruise’s Mustang Alley.

Ford Motor Company is the official presenting sponsor at this year’s Dream Cruise and they have a large presence along the route, which runs from Ferndale northwest to Pontiac. As mentioned previously, Mustang Alley at 9 Mile and Woodward is the official starting point and it runs to around 17 Mile in Pontiac, which was the site of Roadkill Nights the previous weekend. The Woodward Dream Cruise is the world’s largest one-day celebration of classic car culture that attracts over one million visitors, and more than 40,000 muscle cars, street rods, custom, collector, and special interest vehicles. When they say “special interest” they really mean it, as there are some whacky and oddball automotive creations cruising amongst the muslcecars and classics.

Woodward is billed as the world’s biggest car show, and we believe it. If you’ve never been, come check it out. Watch the video for what to expect from Ford during this year’s Dream Cruise.


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