Posted by on September 3, 2011 in Best of Detroit - 2 Comments

Woodward Dream Cruise 2011

1970 Dodge Coronet Super Bee detail1965 Dodge A-100 VanWoodward Dream Cruise, the world’s single most phenomenal gathering of classic and one-of-a-kind automobiles, occurs in Metropolitan Detroit every year on the third Saturday of August. Nowhere else on Earth will you find such a remarkable concentration of flawless timepieces and vehicular art. 40,000+ Mid 1970s AMC PacerEarly 1960s Chevrolet Impala detailmint gems and their owners come from around the world for this annual celebration of the Detroit area’s automotive heritage. Cars of every era, nation and brand flood south Oakland County’s main vein in the weeks preceding the official event, but American fins, chrome and muscle of the 1955 Chevy Bel Air detail1950s Mercury Coupe50s, 60s and 70s rule the day.

Locals generally either love or hate this event. There’s very little neutrality in between. While most embrace it, many make a habit of being on vacation for the entire Dream Cruise week, to avoid the inevitable traffic snarls it generates. I Love Detroit Michigan recommends One Of A Kind #41941 Chevrolet Convertible detailradiator inspection and/or replacement for Cruise-bound out-of-town gearheads. Plan on spending a lot of your time parked and idling, surrounded by amazing gasoline-powered scenery. First time cruisers can check out a route map and familiarize themselves with the host communities at the official website 1970 AMC Rebel Machine detail1972 Volkswagen Bugof the event’s organizing body.

The long-awaited spectacle of Dream Cruise 2011 was unfortunately diminished by heavy rains, but I Love Detroit Michigan readers are in luck. We’ve attended and extensively photographed this event every year for the past three years, and we’re One Of A Kind #11969 Chevy Nova detailtherefore able to present here, for your pleasure, a 100-picture album of our favorite Woodward Dream Cruise lovelies spotted during that time. Any assistance our adoring public can offer us in accurately identifying years of production would be greatly appreciated. Enjoy! ~I♥DM

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1923 Ford Model T

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1930 Ford Model A Sport Coupe

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Modified 1930 Ford Pickup

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1931 Ford Coupe

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1932 Willys Overland Coupe

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1935 Cadillac

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1937 Ford Delivery Truck

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1940 Buick Super Eight

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1940 Ford Super Deluxe with ‘Teardrop’ Trailer

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1941 Chevrolet Convertible

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Modified 1941 Plymouth Coupe

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Mid-1940s General Motors Pickup

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1946 Studebaker Express Coupe Pickup

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1947 DeSoto

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1948 Dodge D24 Coupe

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1949 Ford Super

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1950 Austin-Healey 100

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Modified 1950s Mercury Coupe

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1951 Ford

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1953 Chevrolet Corvette

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1953 Chevrolet Bel Air

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1954 Kaiser Darrin

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1955 Buick Riviera

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1955 Chevrolet Bel Air

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1955 Ford Fairlane

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Mid-1950s Buick Roadmaster

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Mid-1950s Cadillac Fleetwood

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1956 Cadillac Ambulance

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1956 Chevrolet Bel Air

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1957 Buick Estate Wagon

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1957 Chevrolet Bel Air

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1959 Cadillac Coupe de Ville

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1960 Buick LeSabre Convertible

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1960s AMC Rambler American

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1961 Chevrolet Impala

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Early 1960s Chevrolet Corvette

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Early 1960s Chevrolet Impala

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1963 Willys Jeep Wagon

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1964 Plymouth Barracuda

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1964 Pontiac GTO

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1965 Chevy Nova Convertible

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1965 Dodge A-100 Van

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1965 Plymouth Belvedere

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Mid-1960s Ford Shelby Cobra 427

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Mid-1960s Ford Fairlane 500 Wagon

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1968 Pontiac Firebird

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Late 1960s AMC Rambler American Wagon

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1969 Chevy Nova

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1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1

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1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1

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1969 Pontiac Firebird 455

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Late 1960s Chevrolet Camaro

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Late 1960s Chevy Camaro

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1969 AMC AMX

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1970 AMC Rebel Machine

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1970 Dodge Coronet Super Bee

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1971 Volvo 1800E

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1972 Chrysler Town & Country Station Wagon

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1972 Volkswagen Bug

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Early 1970s Ford Bronco

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Early 1970s Ford Maverick

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Early 1970s Ford Pinto

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Mid-1970s AMC Gremlin

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Mid-1970s AMC Pacer

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Mid-1970s Dodge Charger

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Mid-1970s Reliant Robin 850

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Mid-1980s Sebring Turbo Kit Car

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1980s Pontiac Firebird

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2010 Jaguar XF

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“Batmobile”

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One-Of-A-Kind #1

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One-Of-A-Kind #2

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One-Of-A-Kind #3

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One-Of-A-Kind #4

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One-Of-A-Kind #5

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One-Of-A-Kind #6

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One-Of-A-Kind #7: “Carputer”

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About the author

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Dale Carlson grew up along the northeastern shores of Lake Michigan, where at a young age Detroit called out to him in his dreams. In 2008, after extended stays in ten different Michigan cities, the author settled permanently in southeast Oakland County where he currently lives and works in various capacities within the local real estate industry.

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