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25Crowdsource funding push on to save historic Ford buildings

Detroit has no shortage of old, abandoned buildings, both within the city and in the surrounding communities. Few, though, have the historical significance of the old Ford Highland Park facility. Home to the very first moving assembly line, Highland Park was designed by the legendary Albert Kahn, and was one of the homes of the Model T.

22Woodward's iconic Vinsetta Garage being turned into restaurant by AutoWeek publisher

It's a sad sight when iconic institutions in local neighborhoods fade far from their former glory. Along Detroit's famed Woodward Avenue sits the Vinsetta Garage, which officially its doors closed in 2010. This story doesn't have a sad ending, however, as the garage has been given a new lease on life, and will continue to serve customers in a whole new way.

16Early Ford Model T factory may become a museum but needs your help

The Ford Model T was a game-changer, allowing middle-class America to finally afford a horseless carriage. As the public began taking to the roads in greater numbers, our nation began its transformation into a modern motoring society.

9Woodward 2009: A corral of Cobras and not a real one in sight

Kirkham FIA 289 Cobra replica - Click above for high-res image gallery

AddWoodward 2009: Past Chrysler savior meets the next one?

Fiat Topolino - Click above for high-res image gallery

5Woodward 2008: Watch your step, you might squash someone!

One of the cooler aspects of the Woodward Dream Cruise is that its completely open and unmoderated. It's the ultimate "run what you brung" event. Hundreds of thousands of people sit along the edge of the road and watch everything from bikes to trucks go by and the juxtaposition can be fascinating. Seeing a giant yellow high riding pickup truck with the front end of a Chevy Kodiak bearing down on a custom vinyl wrapped Smart is definitely an interesting sight.

16Woodward 2008: It's not a concours original, MINI VTEC

Click on the MINI V-TEC for a high res gallery

3Woodward 2008: Cruising Woodward in the Gibbs Aquada

Click above for high-res gallery of the Gibbs Aquada on Woodward

3Woodward Dream Cruise 2006: Details are everything

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AddFord looks to past, future for Woodward Dream Cruise

Ford Motor is playing at both ends of automotive history for this weekend's Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit, showcasing both its iconic high-octane hot rod, the '32 Ford, and its hydrogen fuel-powered Focus Fuel Cell Vehicle.

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