Woodward Dream Cruisin’: A Parade for the Pantry

2013 427 in torch red
A 2013 427 Corvette in torch red.

With the Detroit Woodward Dream Cruise truly in full throttle (although its official day is this Saturday), a trunkful of activities awaits car enthusiasts this week.

One of our favorite events at the annual cruise, which is the world’s largest one-day celebration of classic car culture, took place yesterday.

The 10-year-old Corvettes on Woodward fundraiser event (brainchild of Larry Courtney, Michigan Captain of the 10th Anniversary National Corvette Caravan in 2014) zoomed along Michigan’s favorite highway. Participants raised funds for one of Courtney’s favorite charities — Open Hands Food Pantry of Royal Oak, MI.

C1 corvette racer
A C1 Corvette racer.

Some 500 Corvettes (each driver donated funds for the charity) gathered at the event, held at the Radisson Hotel on Woodward Avenue in Bloomfield Hills. A variety of sponsors attended, including our Matick Chevy, West Bloomfield Township, MI-based Cauley Performance Automotive, Sawyer, MI-based Corvette Central and others. At around 7 p.m., the Corvettes headed south on Woodward in an amazing vroom and zoom parade.

The Dream Cruise, incidentally, attracts more than 1 million visitors annually, and more than 40,000 muscle cars, street rods, custom, collector and special-interest vehicles. It's a sight to see for anyone into cars. For the Corvettes on Woodward fundraiser, attendees came from as far away as places like Sweden (that particular driver had his ‘Vette flown in for the event!).


corvettes wradison hotel
Corvettes at the Radisson.

Did you attend the Dream Cruise? Let us know your favorite cars. Share your memories and photos with us or visit www.matickchevy.com.

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