Woodward Dream Cruise 2015

Volkswagen Beetle wrought iron bodyworkOne million spectators and 40,000 cars—It’s the annual Motor City spectacle known as the Woodward Dream Cruise. Here’s our report on the 2015 edition with a big photo gallery. 

 

The 21st annual Woodward Dream Cruise is now in the books, and it was another spectacular show with perfect weather and huge crowds all along the avenue. Big thank-yous are in order to event title sponsor Chevrolet and to WOMC 104.3FM, the Detroit oldies station that provides the rolling sound track to the festivities.

We’ve covered a lot of Dream Cruises, and every year we see some new cars on the street and some familiar favorites as well. If there was a trend in 2015, it might be that there were fewer novelty vehicles, perhaps, and more straight-up enthusiast cars: hot rods, performance vehicles, and collector cars. Just a few of the machines we saw that were worthy of a closer look:

+   A Meyers Manxter, a 21st century continuation of the famed Meyers Manx dune buggy of the 1960s, designed by Bruce Meyers himself.

+   A bright lemon yellow King Midget, the adorable microcar built from 1946 to 1970 in Athens, Ohio. Finally, an answer to the question: What can you do with a King Midget? It makes a perfect Dream Cruiser.

+  A Chevrolet Veraneio, a Brazilian SUV of the 1960s built on local pickup components. Once ubiquitous in South America but almost never seen in the USA, the Vereneio was a treat to see on the street in the Motor City. (Read more about the Veraneio here.)

Check out these great vehicles and more in the gallery below.

 

King Midget
1968 Chrysler300
1957 Ford Thunderbird
1959 Lincoln Continental Mk IV
Volkswagen Beetle wrought iron bodywork
2015 Ford F-750 Tonka
1961 Chevrolet Impala hardtop
Meyers Manxter
1962 Chevrolet Corvette
1952 Mercury hardtop custom
1932 Ford Victoria Highboy
1965 Ford Mustang Coupe Pro Street
Jaguar XKE roadster
Corvette Stingray C3 custom
1956 Ford F-100 4x4
1923 Ford T Altered
1933 Willys Sedan Delivery
Chevrolet Veraneio Brazil
1961 Ford Thunderbird
1967 Ford Mustang coupe
1949 Hudson
AC Roadster
Divco milk truck Colosimo Dairy
1937 Ford Convertible Coupe
1975 Bricklin
Buick-powered Isetta custom
1952 Nash Rambler Wagon
1954 Ford dwarf car
1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe
Volkswagen Beetle lowered
1950 Buick Super Sedan
Ford Model T Speedster
1966 Ford Fairlane Pro Street
1932 Ford Roadster Highboy

King Midget

1968 Chrysler300

1957 Ford Thunderbird

1959 Lincoln Continental Mk IV

Volkswagen Beetle wrought iron bodywork

2015 Ford F-750 Tonka

1961 Chevrolet Impala hardtop

Meyers Manxter

1962 Chevrolet Corvette

1952 Mercury hardtop custom

1932 Ford Victoria Highboy

1965 Ford Mustang Coupe Pro Street

Jaguar XKE roadster

Corvette Stingray C3 custom

1956 Ford F-100 4x4

1923 Ford T Altered

1933 Willys Sedan Delivery

Chevrolet Veraneio Brazil

1961 Ford Thunderbird

1967 Ford Mustang coupe

1949 Hudson

AC Roadster

Divco milk truck Colosimo Dairy

1937 Ford Convertible Coupe

1975 Bricklin

Buick-powered Isetta custom

1952 Nash Rambler Wagon

1954 Ford dwarf car

1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe

Volkswagen Beetle lowered

1950 Buick Super Sedan

Ford Model T Speedster

1966 Ford Fairlane Pro Street

1932 Ford Roadster Highboy

6 thoughts on “Woodward Dream Cruise 2015

  1. true story: The Bricklin SV-1 did not include an ashtray or cigarette lighter because Malcom Bricklin felt that smoking while driving was an unsafe distraction.

  2. Looks like a lot of fun and many many great cars! Awesome, I hope our team here at Corsia Logistics can organize and visit next year.

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