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Here we are again!  Its August in Michigan and for collector car enthusiasts, that spells WOODWARD DREAM CRUISE!

Quite possibly the largest cruise event in the world, the annual Woodard Dream Cruise takes place on Saturday, August 18, 2012 on a 16-mile stretch of the infamous Woodward Avenue – running north from 8-Mile Road to the Woodward Loop in Pontiac, Michigan.  It brings back the nostalgia – the good old days of convertible tops, drive-in restaurants, and muscle cars & hot rods.

Nowhere, aside from the Woodward Dream Cruise, can such an eclectic bunch of automotive memorabilia be seen!  Up to 40,000 cars are anticipated - from antique vehicles to classic muscle cars, from old fire trucks to motorcycles, street rods and race cars – they all sneak out of the garage to join the fun and festivities of the Woodward Dream Cruise!  According to, an estimated 1.5 million people come to watch the cars and enjoy this stunning event and bringing as much as $56 million into the Detroit area economy!  They say cruisers caravan from California, Georgia, Canada and all points in between caravan to Metro Detroit to participate in what has become, for many, an annual rite of summer.  Even cars from as far away as New Zealand, Australia, Japan and the former Soviet Union have been seen at the Cruise. 

One of many clubs that participate each year is the Michigan Mopar Muscle Car Club.  The club's array of gorgeous Mopars from the 1960s and 70s Mopars displayed along W. Lawrence Street off the southbound side of the Woodward Avenue Loop in Pontiac. I will be there with my 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner trying to stay ahead of any would-be Wile E. Coyote.  (Beep! Beep!) 

A few tips if you plan to visit the Woodward Dream Cruise:

  • Wear comfortable and supportive walking shoes!
  • Apply sunscreen to avoid sunburn
  • Drink plenty of fluids – food and beverage vendors are everywhere!
  • Look, BUT DON’T touch the cars!  Owners spend a lot of time and thousands of dollars to get their cars looking great.

From all of us at Insurance Planning Service have a great the day at the Woodward Dream Cruise!  Enjoy the cars and the memories!  And keep in mind that Insurance Planning Service insures collector cars!  Call us at 800-220-5582 or contact us using our easy online contact form for All of your insurance needs!

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