Would You Pay $100 Per Day For A Better Woodward Dream Cruise?
Here's a question to ponder: Would You Pay $100 Per Day For A Better Woodward Dream Cruise? Now, the first question you ask is, what does better mean? The last time we did the Woodward Ave. Dream Cruise was in the mid 2000's. I don't know about you, but I don't consider a two or three year old car a "classic". I know some radio stations that would label great current rock songs as "future classics". That's not what we're talking about here. But at the last Dream Cruise there were people displaying four year old Ford four door family sedans as "classics". Nice try, pal, but no.
I understand something for everyone, but I think to be legit, you need to have a fair representation of cars from the 1950's, 1960's, and sure, 1970's. You can throw into the mix a few from before 1950 (they're getting rarer and rarer) and you probably should have some more recent vehicles from the 80's and 90's, though at that point cars were all starting to look a like. But is that worth $100 a day, or $275 for the weekend, as opposed to the organic feel of the Woodward Dream Cruise, where you plant yourself into a lawn chair, and watch what drives by? Keep in mind, the $100 will get you food and drink and the most desired thing of all, parking.
So that's what the organizers of the Woodward Dream Show are betting on. They are presenting this as a complement to the Dream Cruise, a more focused and limited access experience. For example, on Thursday, August 19th, "Cars selected will be the most iconic performance cars ever created… and define the past, present and future of high-performance cruising". August 20th is dedicated to hot rods and custom muscle cars, and then on Saturday, August 21st, the M1 Racecourse in Pontiac is opened up for anyone to display their classic.
Is there room for both these events? That's an interesting question. The guess here is, yes. And if you want to win my heart over, just give me tailfins, plenty of tailfins.