Woodward Dream Cruise
Dan Akerson will be taking a final parade lap at this weekend's Woodward Dream Cruise. No, much to the chagrin of the punditry, he's not stepping down as CEO of General Motors, just driving his 1958 Chevrolet Corvette for the last time before sending it off to auction for
August is here, meaning it's time for our annual pilgrimage to Monterey for the smorgasbord of classic and collectible cars that awaits. Events there include Gordon McCall's Motorworks Revival, The Pebble Beach Tour, Concorso Italiano, The Quail, the Frank Filipponio
You have to drive something really special to stand out from the crowd at the Woodward Dream Cruise – something like a Google Street View Chevrolet Cobalt. When we spotted the Street View crew at last summer's cruise, we wondered if any shots of the vintage metal rolling around Detroit would actually make it into Google Maps or not.
Charles Colombo learned to drive behind the wheel of his older sister's 1950 Chevy convertible on the streets of Rochester Hills, Mich. That was in 1962, and even then, it wasn't a bad first car. After high school, Charles left home for med school, leaving behind the Chevy, expecting one day to drive it again. Returning home for Christmas, however, Charles learned his dad had sold the car. For $50.
If there's one thing Detroit does really well, it's muscle. It was almost impossible to click a shutter without catching some marque's 1960s sports car. We found ourselves having to cut down a muscle car photo library from hundreds of photos to our select favorites, which you can enjoy by clicking the image above or gallery link below.
After hours and hours and miles and miles of perfectly painted muscle cars and high-horsepower hot rods, it's refreshing to see the odd Isetta and stuffed-animal-covered van. So as a break from the nonstop Woodward action, we bring you Wo
The Woodward Dream Cruise is right around the corner on this Saturday, but Chevy is arriving early with its 2008 HHR SS model that's just been revealed. Of course, we knew an SS version of the HHR was percolating thanks to countless spy photos of development mules testing here and on the Nurburgring in Germany. Nevertheless, 260 horsepower in a tall wagon is pretty exciting, especially one that goes 0-60 in 6.3 seconds and covers the quarter-mile in 14.8 seconds at 98.5 mph.
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Last Saturday, approximately 40,000 classic show cars and nearly 1.8 million spectators gathered in Michigan for the Woodward Dream Cruise - America's most popular classic car showcase. As an automotive enthusiast, this is one of the premier events that get your adrenaline running. As an environmentalist, you're likely to be appalled by the thousands of gallons of gasoline wasted and hundreds of pounds of exhaust fumes emitted for such a spectacl
Looks like everyone from the automotive press was in attendance at the 2006 Woodward Dream Cruise, as we found galleries galore of Dream Cruisers creeping up and down Woodward last Saturday. Readers were also snapping pics like silly, as evident by the Flickr galleries we ran across. If you were curious about what the inside of the Drinkopolis bus looks like, check out edheil's Flickr set. If you find any more galleries, let us
So we've been cruising up and down Woodward Ave. for over an hour now and what we've witnessed is a plethora of soggy Dream Cruisers. The picture above says it all, as we know that most Cruisers would never dream of driving in the rain on any other day... except today. The 2006 Woodward Dream Cruise officially kicked off at 9 AM today and it's been raining almost non-stop ever since. While the showers do turn off and on unexpectedly, it's been a damp day so far to say the least. As you can see f
Automotive enthusiasts the world over have become intimately familiar with many of the exotic, muscle and classic cars contained within Jay Leno's personal collection. One of the most famous is his Tank Car, which was featured as a driveable vehicle (video) in Gran Turismo 4. The imposing hot rod is powered by a 1792 cid V-12 Cont