Many street rod events are as well known by the cities where they're located as by their official nameLouisville, for example. But I can only think of one event that is known by the name of the street where it takes place. Of course it is one big street and one very big event. Woodward Avenue in Michigan runs 22 miles northwest from downtown Detroit to Pontiac. In the 60s, when muscle cars ruled the road, Woodward was the road they ruled the most. Local rodders remember the Big Threes design and engineering teams bringing out their prototype factory race cars to test the waters. Once a year in August that car culture scene is recreated with the Woodward Dream Cruise. You have to go to the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village when you visit the Motor City. The AMSOIL INC. Woodward Road Tour will have a perfect spot to view the famous Dream Cruise. Officially the Dream Cruise is held on one Saturday. Unofficially, the local rodders start getting ready for Woodward as soon as the snow clears in the spring. The event has been on the STREET RODDER Road Tour schedule for many years. We noticed that the fun is in full swing during the weeks before the official Saturday event, so for the last 10 years we have spent the entire previous week in the Motor City visiting shops, museums, private car collections, and places of historic significance. This year AMSOIL INC. is the sponsor of our Woodward Week and we have some great activities planned. On Monday and Tuesday we will be in Dearborn, visiting Motor City Solutions, American Speed, Kalitta Air (as in Connie Kalitta), and the Yankee Air Museum. We will spend an entire day at The Henry Ford, which includes the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. On Wednesday, we'll head west to Michigan Speedway and visit the fantastic Gilmore Auto Museum just north of Kalamazoo. For the rest of the week we will be headquartered in Madison Heights, the perfect location for the activities on Woodward Avenue. Thursday we will visit some private collections and rod shops in the area. Starting Friday, we will have a special parking area and hospitality tent in Memorial Park in Royal Oak near the center of Dream Cruise activities. Saturday is the official Woodward Dream Cruise day, and AMSOIL INC. Woodward Week participants will be in the middle of the action. For more information, as well as registration for the tour, click here , or call the Road Tour Hotline at (800) 664-1362 for the latest updates. See our entire ARP/ STREET RODDER Road Tour schedule on page xx of this magazine. The post The ARP/STREET RODDER Road Tour Visits The Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit appeared first on Hot Rod Network .
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