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2001 Dream Cruise Photo Gallery


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 Rod

1949 Mercury Hot Rod

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'49 Mercury Hot Rod. Lovingly customized street rods like this chopped and leaded ’49 Mercury crowded Woodward Ave. throughout the Dream Cruise weekend.

'60 Eldorado. Families and friends took to the road in heirlooms like

'60 Eldorado

'60 Eldorado

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this 1960 Cadillac Eldorado convertible as the Dream Cruise turned Detroit’s main north-south artery into a moving street fair.

1949 Buick Dynaflow

1949 Buick Dynaflow

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'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 Spyder

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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 1

Firebird 1

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Firebird 1 concept marked the birth of the nameplate GM would use for a generation of performance cars.

Custom 8.2L Motorcycle. Garage inventors are welcome at the

Custom 8.2-liter Motorcycle

Custom 8.2-liter Motorcycle

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Dream Cruise, including the owner of this motorcycle fitted with an 8.2L General Motors truck V8 engine.

Buick Blackhawk. Built with both design cues and actual parts

Buick Blackhawk

Buick Blackhawk

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borrowed from past Buicks, the Blackhawk is one of the few concept cars built just for the Woodward Dream Cruise.

Hummer SUT

Hummer SUT

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Hummer 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.

Wagoner drives Chevy SSR

Wagoner drives Chevy SSR

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Just 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.

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