Summer of Cruising

Published September 21, 2018

ROYAL OAK — Doug Thompson, of Royal Oak, has owned a variety of classic vehicles over the years, but out of all of them, he said, nothing beats the fun factor of owning a firetruck. 

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Published September 18, 2018

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Don’t put your classic car in storage for the winter just yet. The nonprofit Grosse Pointe Farms Foundation is inviting residents of all five Grosse Pointes to again enjoy a free afternoon of vintage vehicles and complimentary hot dogs, chips and soda.

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Published August 30, 2018

ST. CLAIR SHORES — While cars are front and center down Harper Avenue, charities benefit from the cruise, and volunteers said they appreciate Shorewood Kiwanis giving them the opportunity.

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Published August 28, 2018

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Summer might unofficially be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still get your classic car fix. Grosse Pointe Shores will be holding its third annual classic car show from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 9 at Osius Park.

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Published August 22, 2018

When Berkley resident Jerry Naumann takes his van out for a spin, anyone who sees it usually does a double take — or sometimes even a triple take. 

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Published August 21, 2018

BIRMINGHAM/BLOOMFIELD — The finish line has been crossed, so to speak, and there were no losers after last Saturday’s Woodward Dream Cruise events.

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Published August 20, 2018

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The 2018 Shorewood Kiwanis Harper Charity Cruise rolls into town 5-9 p.m. Aug. 29 along Harper Avenue, from Old Eight Mile Road to Bayside Street.

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Published August 20, 2018

ST. CLAIR SHORES — With “charity” right in the name of the cruise, the Shorewood Kiwanis Harper Charity Cruise raises money for projects to benefit children hosted by Shorewood Kiwanis, as well as for five other charity partners that help raise money at the event.

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Published August 19, 2018

FERNDALE — Cars, trucks and vehicles of all shapes, sizes and years descended upon Woodward Avenue once again for the annual Dream Cruise.

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Published August 18, 2018

METRO DETROIT — The Woodward Dream Cruise offers a lot for the senses. While driving to the event, one can tell that the cruise is getting closer because of the abundance of unique cars that spill over into normal traffic.

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Published August 18, 2018

BERKLEY — Classic car after classic car traveled down 12 Mile Road as thousands of people watched during the Berkley Cruisefest Classic Car Parade Aug. 17.

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Published August 15, 2018

BERKLEY — Close to 400 classic cars once again will be making their way down 12 Mile Road for the city’s annual Cruisefest Classic Car Parade. The 23rd annual edition will be held starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, on 12 Mile Road between Coolidge Highway and Greenfield Road.

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Published August 13, 2018

ROYAL OAK — For the last 12 years, Bob and Sandy Millard have organized the Performance Park Classic Car Show, which takes place in Memorial Park.

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Published August 13, 2018

BIRMINGHAM — You’ve got the lawn chairs out, the fuzzy dice at the ready, and you’ve been checking the weekend weather report every 30 minutes. It must be cruise time. The Woodward Dream Cruise will return to the corridor this Saturday, bringing with it around 40,000 classic cars and more than a million people from around the world.

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Published August 8, 2018

FERNDALE — It’s once again August in Ferndale, and that means the city’s annual Woodward Dream Cruise celebrations soon will be held. The 24th annual Ferndale Dream Cruise will be held from Thursday, Aug. 16, to Saturday, Aug.

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Published August 7, 2018

STERLING HEIGHTS — Some classic car owners spend countless hours meticulously restoring their vehicle to its original condition — but Sterling Heights resident Bob Hayes isn’t one of those collectors, at least not when it comes to his 1953 Willys truck. 

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Published August 7, 2018

ROYAL OAK — The Cruise in Shoes 5K will return to Shrine Catholic High School for a sixth year on Saturday, Aug. 18 — the same day as the Woodward Dream Cruise.

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Published August 6, 2018

CLAWSON — On Saturday, Aug. 11, the Clawson Lions Club will welcome all makes and models of vehicles to participate in the 20th annual Down on Main Street car show.

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Published August 6, 2018

UTICA — Fire up your engines for the Gasoline Alley car show this weekend.

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Published August 3, 2018

DETROIT — Cars and rock stars are coming to Detroit for a brand-new festival celebrating two of the city’s most beloved passions.

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