Summer of Cruising

Published May 23, 2018

MOUNT CLEMENS — Classic cars and a whole lot more will converge and cruise the historic streets of downtown Mount Clemens for one of the area’s longest traditions. The Mount Clemens Cruise, now in its 27th year and hosted by the nonprofit Friends of Mount Clemens, will be held June 1-2.

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Published May 16, 2018

Macomb Township resident Dave Popovich owns a car that encompasses two of his passions: police work and Mustangs. 

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Published May 7, 2018

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Metro Detroiters know that when the weather turns nice, they are going to see a new array of vehicles hitting the roads.

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Published May 2, 2018

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Four years ago, Shelby Township resident Ken Savage was on the hunt for a 1960s convertible muscle car. 

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Published May 2, 2018

EASTPOINTE — Eastpointe’s Crusin’ Gratiot will celebrate automotive history with classic car shows scheduled all week leading up to the 20th anniversary cruise June 16.  The classic car shows are scheduled for 3 p.m. June 11 at Genesis Chevrolet, 21800 Gratiot Ave.; 3 p.m.Read More

Published April 18, 2018

ROCHESTER HILLS — For most car collectors, an original 1937 Jaguar SS 100 is unattainable, as only a few still exist, and those that do cost a small fortune. 

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Published March 9, 2018

WARREN — Many things changed when the U.S. entered World War II in December 1941. Facing a new year with conflicts raging on the far side of two oceans, American industry clamored to retool, as the military geared up for the daunting task of equipping its war fighters for head-to-head combat with foes who, at the time, were vastly better equipped and had the Allies outgunned.

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Published February 14, 2018

ROYAL OAK — Royal Oak resident Tim McDonough’s red 1967 Chevrolet Corvette C2 is in the midst of its annual “winter nap,” but come cruising season, it will be back on the road, just as it has been for nearly four decades. 

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Published January 30, 2018

ST. CLAIR SHORES — In the dead of winter, Shorewood Kiwanis was already thinking summer with the unveiling of the winning logo for the Harper Charity Cruise at Macomb Community College Jan. 19.

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Published December 5, 2017

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Roseanna Schnepper, of Clinton Township, grew up watching her dad, Donald Butler, work on cars — both as a hobby and as part of the family business, Butler’s Collision in Roseville. 

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Published October 27, 2017

Plenty of classic car collectors seek out nostalgic vehicles from their childhoods, but not many go to the lengths that Julian Azariah did to purchase one.  Azariah, of West Bloomfield, was born in the former Soviet Union in 1974. After moving to the U.S.

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Published October 11, 2017

In 1964, Birmingham resident Stu Shuster started working at the General Motors Co. Design Center in Warren, where he would spend his early career rubbing elbows with the creators of some of the classics of that era.

One of the cars that Shuster became familiar with was the Chevrolet Corvair.

“The original car was designed in Ned F. Nickles’ advanced studio in the late ’50s,” said Shuster. “I worked for Ned in later years.”

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Published September 13, 2017

In June 1961, Joe Feko was celebrating his high school graduation with friends at a cottage on Lake Erie when a red Chevrolet Corvette driving down a nearby road caught his eye.

It was the new 1961 version — the first model with a cut back rather than rounded tail, Feko said in an email. As a longtime Corvette fan, he was “mesmerized.”

Two years later, Feko bought one of his own and he’s had it ever since. In fact, over the past 54 years, the 1961 Corvette has been a part of every stage of his adult life.

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Published August 30, 2017

When Karen Faett, of West Bloomfield, first started cruising with her husband, Jack, she was always in the passenger seat.

“We’d go on cruises and we’d drive up and down Woodward, and he’d never let me drive,” said Faett.

Although she enjoyed riding along in Jack’s 1965 Oldsmobile 442 convertible, she thought it would be even more fun to be behind the wheel of a classic car of her own.

“I realized that I wanted to cruise too,” she said.

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Published August 16, 2017

Harvey Ettinger’s 1939 Ford Standard Coupe isn’t just a collector’s item — it’s part of the family.     

Ettinger, of Farmington Hills, has owned the car since the 1960s, but before that, it belonged to his mother’s aunt Pearl, whom he named the car after.

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