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Woodward Dream Cruise, part one

Dave and I went to the Berkley Cruisefest, a classic car parade held in conjunction with the Woodward Dream Cruise. Taking photos was a lot easier than it would've been on Woodward, because they're going a lot slower. Between us, we got about 280 photos. The ones posted below are all mine.

Keeping the peace, equine style Keeping the peace, equine style
The police came with very retro transportation.... Oakland County sheriff mounted division officers at the Berkley Cruisefest, part of the Woodward Dream Cruise 2007 (Aug. 17, 2007).
1965 Dodge Dart 1965 Dodge Dart
1965 Dodge Dart GT convertible at the Berkley Cruisefest, part of the Woodward Dream Cruise 2007. This is the sort of car I would probably want if I went crazy bought a classic car. Dave just rolls his eyes at that.
1957 Buick 1957 Buick
1957 Buick at the Berkley Cruisefest, part of the Woodward Dream Cruise 2007 (Aug. 17, 2007).
'58 Caddy '58 Caddy
1958 Cadillac in front of the old Berkley Theater at the Berkley Cruisefest, part of the Woodward Dream Cruise 2007 (8/17/2007). This is pretty much Dave's ideal car.
Chevy Biscayne Chevy Biscayne
1958 Chevrolet Biscayne at the Berkley Cruisefest, part of the Woodward Dream Cruise 2007 (8/17/07). This was my favorite car of the parade, I think.


We're going back today for only an hour or so (if I ever get offline) to see some of the hoopla at the Northwood Shopping Center. There's a big Dodge display there, across the street from a big GM display, and yesterday we saw they had a vendor selling small die-cast model cars. Wish us luck, though, because the corner of 13 Mile and Woodward will be an absolute madhouse.

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altivo
Aug. 18th, 2007 09:48 pm (UTC)
Ack. I don't want to buy the gas even for that Dart.

I remember driving my Dad's '61 Chevy Bel-Aire, too. It was like piloting a battleship. Gah!

I like the picture of the sheriff's mounted patrolmen, though. ;p
songdogmi
Aug. 19th, 2007 03:41 am (UTC)
I had a ride in a '57 Caddy once. It was definitely roomy, like most battleships. The first car I regularly had access to as a driver was a '68 Dodge Newport, which also should've had an anchor and a sail.

I figured you'd like the mounted police photo. :)
animist
Aug. 18th, 2007 11:36 pm (UTC)
They don't make 'em like they used to... which is both a good thing, and a bad thing. The cars had character, to be sure, but they also were pretty unsafe by today's standards in some ways. Still, it's always neat to see old cars like new again. :)
songdogmi
Aug. 19th, 2007 03:44 am (UTC)
I miss the character, but I'm glad the new ones are more efficient. Then again, I'm fond of saying that American auto technology peaked with the 1972 Dodge Dart, because after that they started adding fuel injectors, catalytic converters, sensors and computers, and it became almost impossible for someone to fix his own car without becoming a certified mechanic first.
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