by Rex Roy
2006 Woodward Dream Cruise I by TCC Team (8/20/2006)
Toronados, GTOs, hot rods and more.
2006 Woodward Dream Cruise II by TCC Team (8/20/2006)
Olds generations, Marauders and more garage queens.
2006 Woodward Dream Cruise III by TCC Team (8/20/2006)
Marauders, Volkswagens, Bel Airs and Cobras.
2006 Woodward Dream Cruise IV by TCC Team (8/20/2006)
Corvettes, Cobras, Imperials and Marks.
Detroit Revs Up with Dream Cruise by TCC Team (8/20/2006)
Automakers show up in style, including Wagoner and the Camaro.
Dream Cruise Grows Bigger Yet by Mike Davis (8/20/2006)
Organizers estimate 1.5 million visitors.
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A fantastic element of the Dream Cruise is the random appearance of vehicles together. This photo shows a 1990s vintage Oldsmobile in traffic with a much older sibling that's been decked out for cruising.
Either a garage queen or a constant worry for the bank account, this pristine BMW 850i (V-12 powered for non-Beemer enthusiasts) rolled down the Woodward parade with all manner of more common vehicles. A fine car, too bad it looked too mundane to generate much excitement when it was built, or even today.
On the highway to Hell? We'll never know. This merry Oldsmobile hearse sported aluminum rims from Oldsmobile's final decade and a great sense of humor.
Not many "personal luxury cars" from the 1970s were offered as convertibles. You won't find drop-top Chargers or Monte Carlos from this era, making this Mercury Cougar a rare cat, indeed.
On the "Triangle" south of downtown
If you've heard the term "wide track" and didn't know where it came from … you're looking at it. Well, not exactly, as the car in the photo would have to be a 1959
This is a Dan Gurney Edition Mercury Cyclone Spoiler. Phew, big name. Apparently the headroom was adequate to not need Gurney bumps in the roofline. This absolutely perfect, big-buck restoration stopped Dream Cruise wanderers in their tracks.
Decked out in Maize and Blue, this 1928 Model T pickup stands as a proud reminder that the
Parked next to the port-a-potties, this plain Jane Ford Falcon looks as good as ever with fresh paint, chrome, and dog dish hubcaps. One wonders what possessed a full restoration of such an unremarkable vehicle? Too many summers stuck in the rear-facing third seat?
"Look, Morey, those old Chryslers are on sale!" These