Officially, the Woodward Dream Cruise is a 12-hour event held annually on the third Saturday in August. Organizers say approximately 40,000 classic cars from around the globe cruise past some 1.5 million spectators on that day alone. Unofficially, the Dream Cruise – held on legendary Woodward Avenue in Detroit – is a weeklong celebration of the automobile, with most of the activity occurring along a seven-mile strip from Birmingham to Ferndale. You’re sure to see everything from Motor City muscle, sports cars and classic rides to modified hot rods and whacky homemade creations. Never been? Wondering if it’s too good to be true? Trust us: the Woodward Dream Cruise is the common man’s concours – a rolling car show of enormous and sometimes outrageous proportions that should be on every car lover’s bucket list.