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Published June 9, 2021

EASTPOINTE — Eastpointe is getting in gear for Cruisin’ Gratiot, the traditional days-long celebration of Eastpointe and car culture.

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Published June 8, 2021

METRO DETROIT — In April 1970, Carol Alex, of Warren, Ohio, purchased a shiny burgundy 1969 Chevrolet Camaro 307.

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Published June 7, 2021

BIRMINGHAM/BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — You can’t keep an engine in idle for too long. You’ve gotta step on the gas and let that baby roar. After a hiatus last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Woodward Dream Cruise is accelerating forward to bring the event back Aug. 21.

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Published May 26, 2021

METRO DETROIT — Don Olson’s backyard is like visiting a Ford museum.

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Published April 29, 2021

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The 69th annual Meguiar’s Detroit Autorama was planned to take place at the TCF Center in Detroit April 30-May 2 and feature many vehicles and their owners, including a couple of Shelby Township residents and their vehicles, but Autorama was canceled April 20 due to COVID-19 until next year.

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Published April 28, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights resident Brandon Phillips looked forward to presenting his Shelby Cobra at his first classic car event of the year at the end of April. It would’ve been his 2 1/2-year-old son’s first big car show. Plus, there’s the experience of hanging out with friends and simply seeing people.

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Published April 28, 2021

EASTPOINTE — The Eastpointe tradition of Cruisin’ Gratiot will hit the road this year despite questions of whether the date would be moved or if the event would happen at all in 2021.

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Published April 26, 2021

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Time spent working on automotive projects with his dad is something Bryan Fick doesn’t regret.

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Published October 21, 2020

ROCHESTER HILLS — In 2003, Rochester Hills resident Mary Jane Pasko entered a contest at the local Farmer Jack grocery store.

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Published October 6, 2020

BERKLEY — Each time Randy Booden steps on the gas pedal of his red 1969 Plymouth GTX, it draws attention.

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Published September 29, 2020

ROSEVILLE — With social distancing measures in place, Roseville-area residents descended on the intersection of Utica Road and Gratiot Avenue for the fifth annual Jammin’ at the Junction car show.

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Published September 22, 2020

WARREN — Each time Bob Geib revved his 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air, five of his closest buddies would tag along for the ride. Sadly, all five friends have passed away, but the spirit of the group lives on whenever Geib goes cruising.

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Published September 8, 2020

METRO DETROIT — In the early 1960s, Gretchen Peterson enjoyed cruising Woodward Avenue with all the other hot-rodders and car buffs.

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Published September 3, 2020

ROSEVILLE — The fifth annual Jammin’ at the Junction celebration in Roseville will be continuing this year as scheduled with additional social distancing measures in place due to COVID-19.

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Published August 25, 2020

METRO DETROIT — The 100 days that fill the gap between Memorial Day and Labor Day may be known as some of the most fun for teens, who spend their summer breaks travelling from one destination to the next, but for public safety experts, those 100 days signify something much different.

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Published August 25, 2020

WARREN — "She’s got her elbow on my car,” Warren resident Bob Gaines teased when his daughter, Dawn Gaines, momentarily leaned on her dad’s 1968 Ford Galaxie 500.

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Published August 25, 2020

FERNDALE — Saturday, Aug. 15, marked what was supposed to be the 26th annual Woodward Dream Cruise. Instead, the thousands of classic vehicles that usually populated Woodward Avenue in years past diminished greatly in number.

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Published August 21, 2020

ROSEVILLE — Evan Sousley, a 15-year-old from Rochester Hills, has a passion for organizing public events — car shows in particular. He recently put his skills into action by organizing a fundraiser for a Roseville nonprofit.

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Published August 14, 2020

No matter which Dodge model Chris Vitale drives, he is consistently at the right speed.

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Published August 11, 2020

FERNDALE/BERKLEY — Cities in the Woodward Avenue corridor usually spend this time of year getting ready for the annual Dream Cruise.

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