Woodward Dream Cruise Aug. 20, 2011 What started as a fundraiser for a new Ferndale soccer field in 1995 has grown into one of the most hotly anticipated classic car events in the United States, and the largest one-day automotive event in the world. With about a million and a half spectators and 40,000 participants, it’s also the most inclusive — everyone with a car is invited to drive the 16 miles of Detroit’s famed Woodward Avenue (though the two curbside lanes are reserved for classics only). Communities along the route, which begins in Ferndale and ends in Pontiac, have their own events on the days leading up to and including the cruise itself (more may be added; be sure to check the website above often for news and events). If you’re planning to participate in this exciting event, we want to make sure you get the most out of your trip. Check out our tips on where to stay and eat, and where the primo spots are to take in all the action. And if you’d like to share your own insider information, please, be our guest and leave a comment!
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2011/06/01/guide-to-the-woodward-dream-cruise