One 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.