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Metro Cruise Draws Big Crowds

Metro Cruise Draws Big Crowds

'66 427 FairlaneCar guys and gals know all about the Woodward Dream Cruise that occurs each summer during the third weekend of August in Detroit, Michigan. However, the east side of the state is not the only place to show off your hotrod, muscle car, sportscar, or tin lizzie. Every summer for the past nine years, Grand Rapids holds the 28th Street Metro Cruise the weekend following the Dream Cruise on the fourth weekend of August. This classic car show draws huge crowds up and down the 10 miles of this business-lined five-lane road as everyone wants to see classic cars like the Ford Fairlane, Chevy Bel Air, as well as exotics like the Ferrari Testarossa and the Lotus Esprit.

How Car Buyers Benefit from Concept Cars

How Car Buyers Benefit from Concept Cars

'64 Buick RivieraIn the early months of each year, car enthusiasts flock to Detroit, Los Angeles, and Shanghai to see the latest and greatest from car makers. The fantasy-filled auto shows bring in buyers and dreamers to see what car architects have designed for the year and for the future. The annual auto shows are the only places that the general public is able to see and touch the latest cars by every automaker from Bentley and Buick to Tesla and Toyota.

Street and Racing Technology at MOPAR

Street and Racing Technology at MOPAR

'94 Dodge ViperIn 1989, the Dodge Viper first appeared at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Since that striking debut, the Dodge Viper was able to resuscitate the struggling brand and inspire the Chrysler brands to create what they call “SRT” or Street and Racing Technology. Fortunately for drivers who love extra power under the hood and more style inside and out, Chrysler has already announced that SRT will become its very own brand.

What to See at the Henry Ford Museum

What to See at the Henry Ford Museum

henry_ford_museum_galleryfullIf you love cars and history, The Henry Ford is a must-see location to add to your bucket list. This National Historic Landmark rests just outside of Detroit, Michigan in the suburb of Dearborn. The complete location includes a The Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, the Ford Proving Ground (Dearborn Development Center), the Ford Rouge Factory Tour, and the Benson Ford Research Center. The Henry Ford complex takes visitors through time on a rich journey of the history of the automobile and other inventions that change the way of life in the United States.

Take a Chevy Roadtrip

Take a Chevy Roadtrip

1968 Chevrolet NovaNothing is as American as baseball, hotdogs, apple pie, and Chevrolets. The road trip should be added to the list of all things American. So, when you are ready for a little summertime adventure, why not visit the sites that make America great in your favorite Chevy. These are a few places to stop so you can enjoy the best that America has to offer:

Woodward Dream Cruise

Woodward Dream Cruise

Woodward Dream CruiseThe annual Woodward Dream Cruise in suburban Detroit is a celebration of classic cars and of cruising up and down this classic American highway. The Dream Cruise is an official event, but harkens back to the 1950s and 1960s when young people raced their hot rods and muscle cars and spent evenings cruising with friends.

Car Cruising

Car Cruising

Car CruiseClassic car cruising is a throwback to the 1950s and 1960s when young people liked to get in their cars and hit the major streets for fun and good times. The movie American Graffiti captured the epitome of cruising back in the day and can show you just what it was like if you were not there to see it for yourself. Kids with nothing else to do were driving up and down the road, showing off their cars, racing each other, flirting, and stopping at the drive-in restaurants for burgers and fries.

Packard Motor Company

As we look closely at some of the greatest successes and even some failures in the long line of classic cars from years past, it’s important to look specifically at the companies which produced them. Without the companies which have seen the ups and downs of the world for decades, the classic cars of the United States would be very different. Today, we’re taking a look at the Packard Motor Company. For years, the Packard Motor Company was known for high quality, luxury vehicles, but like many other automobile companies, struggling sales eventually brought this hopeful company to an end.

Classic Cars in the Motor City

The heart of the automobile industry of days gone by and the site of a recent surge in success, Detroit, is counting down to a classic car show that incorporates many great things about the city. Not only is the Motor City known for its cars, but it is also known for its sports, and right now Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers is the subject of headlines all over. On Saturday, July 7, 2012, fans of classic cars can enjoy the best of both worlds. The MotorCity Casino Hotel and Total Lubricants will host the 2nd annual Tigers Classic Car Show in Lot 2, on Witherell Street, and Columbia Plaza.

2012 Russo & Steele Monterey Auction

Russo & Steele: It has been a long winter for classic car fans, but spring has finally sprung and as the weather warms up and the foliage comes into bloom a lot of classic car events will blossom as well.

Early in the spring is the time to scour the calendar and decide which collector car auctions, cruises, and shows you will attend during the summer months. A lot of these events are very much in demand so you have to make plans early to be sure that you are well accommodated, and it is actually a lot of fun to make arrangements and count down the days until the big road trip.