• Aug 22, 2010
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.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      A lot of them are misidentified. On some, the pictures and the IDs are out of sync, and some are just plain wrong (there were no 1944 Buicks). One that's called a lead sled (black four-door) is a '52 Packard. My parents had one when I was a kid.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Here's what I would call a freak show.
      I also learned that, at 46, I am an antique. (Or would be if I were a car.) Thank you Wiggy and the Classic Car Club of America.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think many of the vehicles names are on the photo prior to the ones they should be on.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Then those are some mighty fine looking antiques......
      • 4 Years Ago
      AHHH gee thnx i was born in 1964, does that make me a hot rod or a classic ?? lol
      • 4 Years Ago
      Good stuff.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Chevy Cavalier + right lane = Epic Fail