August 15, 2012 5:11 PM
car culture heaven this week in and around the Motor City.
It's time again for the annual Woodward Dream Cruise -- where 1 million
plus of your closest auto enthusiasts gather to cruise in their
muscle cars and other classics, as well as the latest off the lot.
Of course, there's plenty of catching up, swapping stories, sharing
mod tips and showing off your ride.
Again, Chrysler Group will be out in full force and then some with
our largest display ever at the southwest corner of Woodward Avenue
and 13 Mile in Royal Oak. Our Woodward Dream Cruise officially
kicks off with our involvement in WWJ News Radio 950's Motor City Muscle panel
discussion Friday morning. Vehicle Integration
Responsible for the 2013 SRT Viper Erich Heuschele will join
counterparts from Ford and GM for a Q&A session, 8-9:30 a.m. at
Duggan's Irish Pub. (Click link for details.)
On Saturday, we'll have more than 75 vehicles on display, including
the 2013 Dodge Dart Rally Car with 600 horsepower, the 2013 SRT
Viper and more than a dozen classic Walter P. Chrysler Museum
Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, Ram, SRT and Fiat brands all will be
well-represented, as well as Mopar with several Moparized cars and
trucks. Visitors also can get an up-close look at the Ram Raminator
In addition to all the automotive eye candy, Steve Magnante, a
SPEED TV and freelance automotive reporter, and Dodge
representatives will be crusing Woodward in a 1970 Dodge Polara
looking to interview vintage and current Dodge vehicle owners. The
interviews will be streamed live on the RedLine Dodge blog, starting Thursday and
airing through Saturday.
In addition, be on the look out for the Dodge Charger Pursuit --
it's one police car you'll want to see in your rearview
To top off your WDC Things to Do list, you will have access to
interactive display and mobile exhibits for hands-on demonstrations
of Chrysler Group’s Uconnect technologies in the Uconnect
trailer,and you can check outMopar performance parts at the Mopar
Image Center trailer.
We all know that the Woodward Dream Cruise is not only a one-day
event, as Mark and Sue Korol of Center Line, Mich., with their 2012
Dodge Challenger R/T enjoy some of the early cruisers on Woodward,
near Square Lake. See our 2012 Woodward Dream Cruise Flickr set to learn
more about the Korols and others we talked with Aug. 15.