Why you should look forward to the Woodward Dream Cruise every single year
The image you just saw at the top of this article is of a 1970 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser Wagon tuned and built by Lingenfelter. It has a 650 HP Lingenfelter LS3 engine mated to a Tremec 6060 6 speed transmission. And it is drop dead gorgeous.
Lingenfelter brought it to the 2017 version of the Woodward Dream Cruise.
This picture is of a car we as enthusiasts in the modern era all know. It is, of course, a Porsche 918 – one of the holy hypercar triumvirate. These two pictures are the exact reasons that Woodward should be on your car meet/trip/show bucket list.
For those that do not know what the Woodward Dream Cruise is, it's "a classic car event held annually on the third Saturday of August in Metropolitan Detroit, Michigan, along Woodward Avenue, a major thoroughfare built in the early 20th century." At least that's what Wikipedia tells me. But that's literally what it is. A big car meet and cruise up a famed avenue in Michigan. And we all know that Michigan is basically the birthplace of the American automobile.
The vent started in 1994 and still happens today, raking in millions for the Detriot economy.
It's actually the largest one-day automotive even in the world, getting around 1.5 million spectators and tens of thousands of cars together. It's mostly a classic car show, but you also get insane cars like the 918 above mixed in.
The show literally has everything a car enthusiast could want. Classics of concourse quality? Check. Modern hyper cars that will drop anyone's jaw? Check. Random cars that are icons like the Batmobile? Very check.
It's literally one of the best things in the world to go to if you love cars. I seriously hope to be there in 2020 to cover the event, but for now I'll just watch all the YouTube videos about it. Oh and also look at the amazing pictures.
When the cruise is over, check back as I'm going to be writing a 10 best post on the insane cars that were there! You'll get everything from a crazy LS 1970 wagon to a 918, and everything in between.