by Mark Phelan
When upwards of 60,000 hot rods, muscle cars and classic cruisers take to the road for a day of "Woodwarding," you're bound to see some rare, odd and unusual sites. Here are some of the more interesting ones we spotted during the 2002 Dream Cruise. (Oh, and click on any picture to see it enlarged.)
1949 Mercury Hot RodEnlarge Photo
'60 Eldorado. Families and friends took to the road in heirlooms like
'60 EldoradoEnlarge Photo
1949 Buick Dynaflow
1949 Buick DynaflowEnlarge Photo
'49 Buick Dynaflow Woody. General Motors gave the owners if classic GM cars a showcase in a city park adjoining Woodward Ave. This 1949 Buick Dynaflow Woody station wagon drew admirers all day.
Dean's Porsche Spyder
Dean's Porsche SpyderEnlarge Photo
Porsche Speedster. Exotic and historic imports join the throng of classic American cars in the Dream Cruise. This ’50s Porsche Speedster is the same year and model as the one in which James Dean died.
Firebird 1. Plastic-bodied and powered by a turbine engine, the 1954
Firebird 1Enlarge Photo
Custom 8.2L Motorcycle. Garage inventors are welcome at the
Custom 8.2-liter MotorcycleEnlarge Photo
Buick Blackhawk. Built with both design cues and actual parts
Buick BlackhawkEnlarge Photo
Hummer SUTHummer SUT. The Hummer sport-utility-truck is one of GM's newest concept vehicles--and a thinly-disguised version of the second-generation Hummer due to market late next year. It was among the future vehicles shown to the public during the Dream Cruise.
Hummer SUTEnlarge Photo
Wagoner drives Chevy SSRJust a coupla car guys? General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner, right, and Chevrolet General Manager Kurt Ritter debuted the production Chevrolet SSR as part of the festivities. Nicknamed the "Corvette truck," this modern-day El Camino is slated to begin production in late 2002.
Wagoner drives Chevy SSREnlarge Photo