Record rainfall and city-wide flooding earlier in the week couldn’t dampen the festivities at the 2014 Woodward Dream Cruise.
On Monday evening, it was looking like there might be no Dream Cruise at all in 2014. A record five inches of rain was dumped over the Detroit metropolitan area, flooding most of the city’s major roads and expressways and filling underpasses with water right up to ground level.
But then, this is Detroit. The Motor City. What might be a federal disaster emergency for other towns is merely a few moments of inconvenience in Detroit. By Tuesday afternoon, life was getting back to normal and the week-long automotive celebration out on Woodward Avenue was right back up to speed. The rest of the week featured mild, sunny, chamber-of-commerce weather—perfect conditions for cruising.
Of course, the marquee event is the gigantic cruise on Woodward Avenue on Saturday, boasting tens of thousands of cars. Here are just a few of the machines in the big show that caught our eye:
+ A 1939 Graham sharknose club coupe done up in 21st century street rod style (lead photo above). We’ve seen this car before, but it looked even finer rolling on the boulevard.
+ Parked along the avenue just north of 13 Mile, a beautifully restored Citroen 2CV in maroon and black.
+ A 1932 Ford Tudor in black lacquer with black wheels, baby moons, and a perfect stance.
+ A perfectly stock and perfectly gorgeous 1949 Ford Custom convertible in lemon yellow.
Check out these four and dozens more great vehicles in the gallery below.