In Motor City, the practice for years was to cruise in your best car with your best girl up and down, up and down Woodward Avenue, waiting to see and be seen by the rest of the Motor City cruisers and their girls (or their boys). Flashing chrome, blacked-out grilles, white-walls, redlines, and the occaisional spontaneous drag race.
The Arab oil embargo put an end to that, with city fathers outlawing crusing. The Woodward Dream Cruise is the annual revival of the practice, a concession to cruisers angry at being grounded. Over the years it has become a week-long festival, drawing about a million participants and spectators from all over the world.
The 2017 Woodward Dream Cruise: Hotrods, dragsters, classics, antiques, imports and even crazier stuff!
Lately, the Detroit Auto Show (AKA NAIAS) has taken hits, with BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, MINI and Bentley missing this year. Facing a conflict with CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas and freezing weather, this is the last year for the North American International Auto Show to be held in January. The show moves to June next year.
So, what could you see at the Detroit Auto Show in its last year covered in icicles?
As they say, read until the very end.