Everything you need to know about the 2018 Woodward Dream Cruise
Woodward Avenue is Detroit’s main artery, diagonally connecting the heart of downtown to the outlying suburbs. As such, the 21-mile stretch of pavement is the epicenter of Detroit’s car culture, with plenty of stoplights and adjacent parking lots for meet-ups and cruises.
Woodward buzzes with car culture all summer, especially on the weekends. But it officially culminates at the Woodward Dream Cruise, which this year takes place on Saturday, August 18. In addition to the heavy traffic dreaded by locals, the corresponding cities hold all-day car shows and events. For those planning to visit the Dream Cruise, the major events are listed below. For more information and a list of other events on Saturday, visit the official Woodward Dream Cruise website.
The Hagerty Trolley
First, some shameless self-promotion. Hagerty will be giving guided trolley rides from our display near 10½-Mile Road in Royal Oak. Most of the spots are already reserved, but we’ll take walk-ons if there is any additional room due to no-shows.
Saturday, August 18 events
Royal Oak Performance Park Classic Car Show
13 Mile and Coolidge, Royal Oak
8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Birmingham Cruise Event & Classic Car Show (including Chevrolet display)
South Old Woodward Avenue between Merrill and Lincoln, Birmingham
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mercedes-Benz of Bloomfield Hills, 36700 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
9 Mile and Woodward Avenue, Ferndale
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saginaw Street, Pontiac
11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Instagram Scavenger Hunt
We’re also having an online scavenger hunt to let you showcase your car love. We’ve put together the ultimate car list—can you spot them all during Woodward? Simply take a picture of the cars listed and post them publicly to Instagram using #hagertycarhunt. We’ll share our favorite images and you’ll get the ultimate bragging rights!
- First-generation Ford Mustang
- Chevrolet Camaro
- Third-generation Chevrolet Corvette
- Dodge Challenger
- Custom Ford Model T
- Anything AMC
- Volkswagen Beetle
- Any car with racing stripes
- Vintage police car
- Imperial Crown Coupe
- 1957 Chevy
- Bonus: Vinsetta Garage