Classics: 2010 Woodward – Click above for high-res image gallery

There's no doubt that classic cars make up the bulk of what keeps us coming to Detroit to cover the Woodward Dream Cruise year after year. But what makes a car a classic?

That question is as debatable as ever, but for the purposes of our coverage this weekend, we're calling a classic anything built before 1964 or so. That's around the first year you could buy a Pontiac GTO – what many consider to be the first true muscle car – and the end of what we're calling our classic car era.

Yes, it's a bit arbitrary to divide all these vintage vehicles into two groups, but there's just too many for one gallery! So here's the first, our gallery of pre-1964 (or so) classics. Post-1964 (or so) muscle cars will follow, so get through the gallery below and we'll bring the muscle a little later.


1938 Chevrolet Coupe
  • 1938 Chevrolet Coupe
  • 1938 Chevrolet Coupe
1955-1957 Ford Thunderbird
  • 1955-1957 Ford Thunderbird
  • 1955-1957 Ford Thunderbird
1930s Ford Roadster
  • 1930s Ford Roadster
  • 1930s Ford Roadster
Unidentifiable Rat Rod
  • Unidentifiable Rat Rod
  • Unidentifiable Rat Rod
Custom Hot Rod
  • Custom Hot Rod
  • Custom Hot Rod
1930s Ford Hot Rod
  • 1930s Ford Hot Rod
  • 1930s Ford Hot Rod
Custom 1958 Chevy
  • Custom 1958 Chevy
  • Custom 1958 Chevy
1955-1957 Ford Thunderbird
  • 1955-1957 Ford Thunderbird
  • 1955-1957 Ford Thunderbird
Lead Sled custom
  • Lead Sled custom
  • Lead Sled custom
Ford Model A
  • Ford Model A
  • Ford Model A
1930s Willys hot rod
  • 1930s Willys hot rod
  • 1930s Willys hot rod
Ford Model A custom
  • Ford Model A custom
  • Ford Model A custom
1961 Chevrolet Impala
  • 1961 Chevrolet Impala
  • Chevrolet Impala
Ford F100 pickup
  • Ford F100 pickup
  • Ford F100 pickup
1957 Ford Fairlane
  • 1957 Ford Fairlane
  • 1957 Ford Fairlane
1961 Chevrolet Corvette
  • 1961 Chevrolet Corvette
  • 1961 Chevrolet Corvette
1955 Chevy
  • 1955 Chevy
  • 1955 Chevy
1950s Chevrolet pickup
  • 1950s Chevrolet pickup
  • 1950s Chevrolet pickup
Unknown custom pickup
  • Unknown custom pickup
  • Unknown custom pickup
1955 Ford Truck
  • 1955 Ford Truck
  • 1955 Ford Truck
Pontiac Star Chief
  • Pontiac Star Chief
  • Pontiac Star Chief
Unidentified hot rod
  • Unidentified hot rod
  • Unidentified hot rod
1956 Chevrolet
  • 1956 Chevrolet
  • 1956 Chevrolet
Custom hot rod
  • Custom hot rod
  • Custom hot rod
Ford F100 pickup
  • Ford F100 pickup
  • Ford F100 pickup
1949 Chevrolet
  • 1949 Chevrolet
  • 1949 Chevrolet
1947 Mercury
  • 1947 Mercury
  • 1947 Mercury
Custom hot rod
  • Custom hot rod
  • Custom hot rod
1952 Packard
  • 1952 Packard
  • 1952 Packard
Ford Model A
  • Ford Model A
  • Ford Model A
Ford Model A
  • Ford Model A
1957 Ford Fairlane
  • 1957 Ford Fairlane
  • 1957 Ford Fairlane
Chevrolet pickup
  • Chevrolet pickup
  • Chevrolet pickup
1955 Chevy
  • 1955 Chevy
  • 1955 Chevy
1957 Chevrolet
  • 1957 Chevrolet
  • 1957 Chevrolet
Buick
  • Buick
  • Buick
Custom street rod
  • Custom street rod
  • Custom street rod
Shoebox Chevy wagon
  • Shoebox Chevy wagon
  • Shoebox Chevy wagon
1938 Plymouth
  • 1938 Plymouth
  • 1938 Plymouth
Stars and stripes custom Chevy
  • Stars and stripes custom Chevy
  • Stars and stripes custom Chevy
Lincoln Continental
  • Lincoln Continental
  • Lincoln Continental
Mopar hot rod
  • Mopar hot rod
  • Mopar hot rod
Custom street rod
  • Custom street rod
  • Custom street rod
1938 Plymouth
  • 1938 Plymouth
  • 1938 Plymouth
Blacked-out street rod
  • Blacked-out street rod
  • Blacked-out street rod
Custom painted street rod
  • Custom painted street rod
  • Custom painted street rod
1939 Cadillac
  • 1939 Cadillac
  • 1939 Cadillac
1959 Cadillac
  • 1959 Cadillac
  • 1959 CadillacCadillac
1959 Cadillac
  • 1959 Cadillac
  • 1959 Cadillac
  • 1959 Chevrolet Bel AirAir
1959 Chevrolet Bel Air
  • 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air
  • 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air
1957 Chevrolet
  • 1957 Chevrolet
  • 1957 Chevrolet
1960 Ford Thunderbird
  • 1960 Ford Thunderbird
  • 1960 Ford Thunderbird
1957 Chevrolet Nomad
  • 1957 Chevrolet Nomad
  • 1957 Chevrolet Nomad
Custom street rod
  • Custom street rod
  • Custom street rod
Custom lead sled
  • Custom lead sled
  • Custom lead sled
1954 Chevrolet Bel Air
  • 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air
  • 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air
Ford street rod
  • Ford street rod
  • Ford street rod
Custom convertible lead sled
  • Custom convertible lead sled
  • Custom convertible lead sled
1965 Chevrolet Corvair
  • 1965 Chevrolet Corvair
  • 1965 Chevrolet Corvair
1940 Ford Coupe
  • 1940 Ford Coupe
  • 1940 Ford CoupeCoupe
1930s Ford
  • 1930s Ford
  • 1930s Ford
Custom lead sled
  • Custom lead sled
  • Custom lead sled
1953 Oldsmobile
  • 1953 Oldsmobile
  • 1953 Oldsmobile
Ford Model T
  • Ford Model T
  • Ford Model T

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