On the Road

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What started in 1995 as a way to raise money for a youth soc­cer field has be­come the largest one-day spe­cial­in­ter­est car event in the world. The Wood­ward Dream Cruise brings more than 1 mil­lion peo­ple and 40,000 spe­cial-in­ter­est ve­hi­cles to this stretch of Wood­ward Av­enue, and the ac­tiv­i­ties run from down­town Detroit to Pon­tiac. Peo­ple from around the globe travel to Detroit for this event that takes place ev­ery year on the third Satur­day of Au­gust. While that Satur­day is of­fi­cially the Dream Cruise, the ac­tiv­i­ties up and down Wood­ward Av­enue be­gin days and weeks and months in ad­vance as the ex­cite­ment builds.

The Road Tour has been at­tend­ing the Dream Cruise for the last dozen years and this year the United Pa­cific/ STREET RODDER Road Tour is spon­sored by the good folks at Mo­tor City So­lu­tions (MCS) in nearby Tay­lor, Michi­gan. We have vis­ited Jeff Ad­well and his MCS team in the past. Their shop is huge and filled with street rod projects, muscle car builds, and hot rod re­pair ser­vices on all types of spe­cial-in­ter­est ve­hi­cles. MCS is also the new home of Amer­i­can Speed and the Speed33 road­sters. Jeff de­cided that MCS is so ex­cited about folks vis­it­ing Detroit that he wanted to spon­sor our en­tire week of ac­tiv­i­ties in South­east Michi­gan.

This week’s Wood­ward Tour fun be­gins on Mon­day, Au­gust 13, in Dear­born with our first driv­ers’ meet­ing of the

Tour. We will then visit the orig­i­nal Ford plant on Pi­quette Av­enue, en­joy a shrimp boil at MCS, and get a look at the grounds of Fair Lane, Henry Ford’s first res­i­dence. On Tues­day we will spend the day at The Henry Ford Mu­seum and Green­field Vil­lage.

That evening we will en­joy out­door movies at the ho­tel. On Wednes­day, we head west and stop by Michi­gan In­ter­na­tional Speed­way on our way to the fan­tas­tic Gil­more Car Mu­seum.

On Thurs­day we will visit the Stahls Au­to­mo­tive Col­lec­tion, visit a pri­vate col­lec­tion of hot rods, and tour the Ed­sel and Eleanor Ford Es­tate. Fri­day starts off at an amaz­ing pri­vate col­lec­tion of ve­hi­cles in down­town Detroit. Then we will work our way up Wood­ward Av­enue to our spe­cial hos­pi­tal­ity tent and park­ing area at ground zero for all of the ac­tiv­i­ties of Fri­day and Satur­day on Wood­ward Av­enue.

It is go­ing to be a wild week of ac­tiv­i­ties on the Mo­tor City So­lu­tions Wood­ward Week Tour. Go to streetrod­der.com to register for any or all of our 2018 Road Tours. Check out our com­plete sched­ule of page 108 of this is­sue. Call the Road Tour Hot­line at (800) 664-1362 for an­swers to any of your ques­tions. We hope you can join us in Detroit!

• On the Mo­tor City So­lu­tions Wood­ward Week we will be vis­it­ing The Henry Ford Mu­seum, The Gil­more Car Mu­seum, and the Ed­sel and Eleanor Ford Es­tate, plus many oth­ers cool places in the Mo­tor City area.

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