Over 45,000 vehicles shook up Michigan’s Woodward Avenue for the 21st consecutive year on August 20, 2016. Woodward Ave., also known as “Detroit’s Main Street”, was the world’s first concrete highway ever made and runs Southwest from Pontiac, Michigan to Detroit, the heart and soul of America – the Motor City.
The Woodward Dream Cruise is the world’s largest annual one-day automotive event, bringing in over $56-million dollars to the Metro-Detroit economy and attracting around 1.5 million spectators each year from around the globe. License plates from Vermont, Colorado, Arizona, Missouri, and Michigan’s surrounding states, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, were identified throughout the day.
The variety of cars is as diverse as Detroit’s culture: Muscle cars, exotics, imports, sports trucks, off-road vehicles, customs, hearses, hot rods and rat rods lined the streets for the moving car show extravaganza. Unique, hand-built creations also caught the eyes of the spectators, who lined each side of Woodward Ave with tents and folding chairs to watch the action.
But it’s not just a cruise. Multiple car shows and displays are spread across several cities, accessible right off of Woodward Ave. There’s a car show at every turn, and there’s something for everyone to love.
This photo gallery only scratches the surface of the intensity of the weekend. Considering the constant distractions from the magnificent scattering of vehicle displays and the reverberating rumbles of classics on the road, it is nearly impossible to see everything in a day, and that is exactly why millions of people return every year.