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    eBay Find of the Day: 1987 Ford RancheroStar
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    1987 Ford RancheroStar - Click above for high-res image gallery
    The last time that we spotted today's eBay find of the day, it was cruising along Woodward Ave in Birmingham, MI this past summer. The RancheroStar immediately caught our attention, but evidently the For Sale sign in the window ...

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    Motorsports Hall of Fame welcomes seven new inductees
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    2009 Motorsports Hall of Fame of America inductees – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Talk to most gearheads about induction and they'll be picturing turbos and superchargers. But at this year's Woodward Dream Cruise, seven legendary figures from American racing were chosen for ...

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    Woodward 2009: Best of the Worst Edition
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    Worst of Woodward 2009 - Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Woodward Dream Cruise attracts hundreds of thousands of people and some of the best and most creative metal ever crafted. Some vehicles are finished works of art, while others are, well, works in progress. There's also a third ...

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    Woodward 2009: The Weird and the Wonderful
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    Woodward's weird and wonderful - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Everybody has their own definition of cool, and the Woodward Dream Cruise may be the ultimate microcosm for the wide-ranging tastes of auto enthusiasts. While most cruisers show up with classic muscle cars or perfectly ...

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    Woodward 2009: Devil is in the details
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    Woodward details - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Woodward is always chock-full of interesting-looking vehicles, and in many cases the smallest of details will make all the difference between a good and great classic. Think about some of the classic cars of all time, and chances are that ...

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    Woodward 2009: License plates - They're the original Twitter!
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    Woodward license plates - Click above for high-res image gallery
    These days, Twitter is all the rage as a means for the digitally inclined to communicate their thoughts in bursts of 140 characters or less. However, that 140 character limit is positively verbose compared to an older and more ...

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    Woodward 2009: The heavy haulers and shakers
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    The trucks of Woodward - Click above for high-res image gallery
    With vast amounts of sheetmetal and a bed, trucks can be a lot easier to modify than cars. That holds true at the Woodward Dream Cruise, as mod masters jack up, lower and customize trucks of all shapes and sizes. Beyond the beefed up ...

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    Woodward 2009: Muscle cars of the Motor City
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    Woodward 2009: Muscle cars – Click above for high-res image gallery
    As we've come to expect from the Woodward Dream Cruise, the vast majority of the vehicles taking part are classic muscle cars from Detroit's heyday in the 1960s and 1970s. Naturally, we had no trouble filling our memory ...

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    Woodward 2009: Capturing the classics
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    Woodward 2009: Capturing the classics – Click above for high-res image gallery
    What exactly determines if a car is a "classic?" That's probably an infinitely debatable subject that could spark any number of answers from a given group of enthusiasts. For the purpose of this post, a classic ...

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    Woodward 2009: Dream Cruising on two wheels
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    Woodward 2009: Motorcycles, scooters and trikes – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Motorcycles, scooters and trikes make the annual pilgrimage to Woodward Avenue each year for the Dream Cruise right along with all the classic cars and trucks that we've come to expect. This being the ...

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    Woodward 2009: A corral of Cobras and not a real one in sight
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    Kirkham FIA 289 Cobra replica - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Someday, many decades from now, after all historical records of the late 20th and early 21st centuries have been extinguished by the great internet crash of 2012, someone will be trying to figure out what happened. As ...

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    Woodward 2009: You're not from around here, are you?
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    Woodward 2009: European cars – Click above for high-res image gallery
    For the most part, the Woodward Dream Cruise is all about recognizing the best cars, trucks and motorcycles that America has to offer. That said, there's plenty of four-lane roadway to go around and cars from other ...

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    Woodward 2009: High performance cars stuck in traffic
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    High performance cars – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Woodward Dream Cruise is generally considered the province of muscle cars and hot rods. However, the event is open to all comers... and come they do. So that means in addition to the usual assortment of classic machines ...

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    Woodward 2009: Past Chrysler savior meets the next one?
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    Fiat Topolino - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Back in the waning days of the Carter administration, Chrysler was in an all-too-familiar position. The company was on the verge of insolvency with a lineup of products that almost no one wanted. That time, they just managed to avoid ...

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    Woodward 2009: Google watching the watchers!
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    Google street view car watching the watchers - Click above for high-res image gallery
    As we strolled down Woodward Ave. this morning shooting all the the wild and wacky machinery idling along, we spotted a little gray Chevy Cobalt on the opposite side of the street. While everyone is welcome to ...

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    Woodward 2009: Chrysler Booth Tour
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    Woodward 2009: Chrysler Booth Tour – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Of the two American automakers put through a government-sponsored bankruptcy, Chrysler was the only one with a factory-sponsored booth here at the 2009 Woodward Dream Cruise. We took a stroll through the giant ...

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    Woodward 2009: The Ford Booth Tour
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    Woodward 2009 Ford Booth Tour - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ford, as you likely already know, didn't enter bankruptcy this year, and the Blue Oval didn't need government funds to remain afloat, either. That's a good enough reason to throw a party, and that's precisely what Ford did at ...

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    Woodward 2009: We're streaming live video!
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    The Woodward Dream Cruise has become one of the largest car related events in the world over the last 15 years. But here at Autoblog we know you can't all get here to Detroit. We'll of course be providing you lots of posts and photo galleries all day long as always. In addition for the third ...

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    Cashing In: Woodward Dream Cruise gets new name
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    High unemployment and plunging revenue for businesses has been toughest on the state of Michigan. Even the wildly popular Woodward Dream Cruise has been hit by the region's economic despair. Several sponsors have reportedly dropped out, and some participating cities have scaled back their ...

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    Shades of Champ Car/IRL: Birmingham exits Dream Cruise, starts own same-day event
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    At first blush, the city of Birmingham's decision to pull out of its official relationship with the Woodward Dream Cruise doesn't strike us as a big deal. After all, 40,000 or so classic cars are expected to descend on the historic Woodward Avenue just south of the Motor City whether Birmingham has ...

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