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Explore The Pour July 2014 : Page 11

Destination } Destinations Classic cars, music, history, craft beer – Michigan’s largest city offers plenty for all By Pe ggy O’Dell Destination Detroit T h e Motor City. Hockeytown. The D. Motown—call it what you will, Detroit is many things to many people. To music lovers, it’s the city that introduced the Motown sound to the world. To car collectors, it’s where it all began. A city steeped in history, it has something for everyone. Here are a few not-to-be-missed events and attractions: Woodward Dream Cruise Chevys, Fords and Buicks – oh my! If it has four wheels and an engine, you can find it at the Woodward Dream Cruise, the world’s largest one-day celebration of classic cars. What started 20 years ago as a fundraiser for a new soccer field has grown into metro Detroit’s signature summer event. Like a scene out of American Graffiti, Woodward was the place to cruise on a hot summer’s night in the 50s and 60s. Every August the past is revisited when more than one million people, armed with lawn chairs and sunscreen, claim their spots along the 16-mile stretch of historic Woodward Avenue and enjoy a car show unlike any other. The Dream Cruise attracts more than 40,000 cruisers, driving everything from muscle cars and street rods to custom and classic cars. You never know what you might see at the Dream Cruise, but one thing’s for sure: you’ll never see anything like it anywhere else. Photograph courtesy of Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau 10 { July 2014 }

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