Police report few incidents related to Cruisin' Downriver on Fort Street

When describing a car cruise as "quiet," it's not the adjective organizers would want to hear, but that word is music to the ears of local law enforcement agencies and nearby residents who worry that this kind of event could sometimes get out of hand. The 15th annual Cruisin' Downriver was anything but quiet, as classic cars and motorcycles rumbled down Fort Street on Saturday, with onlookers lining the major thoroughfare, cheering and expressing their approval of favorite vehicles. But on the law enforcement end of things, "quiet" is the word police are using to describe the event. The esti...

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From The News-Herald

Thousands line Fort Street for 15th annual Cruisin' Downriver

Officially, no one burned rubber all day. Yet, somehow the odor of tires meeting the road still rose in the air for most of Saturday as an estimated 300,000 people gathered along the route of the 15th annual Cruisin' Downriver celebration of all things automotive. The cruise stretches from Outer D...

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From The News-Herald

Lincoln Park plans special events for Cruisin' Downriver

LINCOLN PARK -- A number of bands will play and other special events will celebrate the summer tradition of Cruisin' Downriver. The Lincoln Park Downtown Development Authority is sponsoring several bands outside of Fort Street businesses for the annual event, which will be held this year on June 28...

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From The Oakland Press

Local communities ready for cruisers this weekend

Waterford resident Jay Vorobel comes from a long line of car enthusiasts. "My dad is a retired engineer from Chrysler, and while he was at Chrysler, he was a member of the Ramchargers drag racing team," said Vorobel, vice president of Waterford's Contract Professionals Inc. "My mother used to rac...

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From The Oakland Press

Rescue vehicles to cruise Woodward Saturday night to help any drivers in need

A special squad of technicians will be cruising Woodward Avenue on Saturday to help keep cruisers whose cars stall, overheat or run out of gas. The Chevrolet Certified Service Rescue Squad provided by Buff Whelan, Gordon, Les Stanford, Mary Feldman and Suburban Chevrolet will travel up and down W...

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From The Oakland Press

Motorcycle cruise to honor fallen heroes

Pastor Douglas P. Jones, President of the Greater Pontiac Community Coalition and Coordinator of the Pontiac segment of the "Make the Loop" Woodward Dream Cruise, is organizing a special motorcycle cruise in support of our fallen heroes to be held in Pontiac on Friday. Registration begins at 5:30 p....

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From The Oakland Press

Chevrolet Certified Service ready to rescue at Woodward Dream Cruise

Five 2014 Chevrolet Silverados are staffed with technicians to help dream cruisers. The Chevrolet Certified Service Rescue Squad will be cruising Woodward Avenue on Saturday to help keep things moving by lending an assist to beautiful classic cruisers that stall, overheat or run out of gas. "It...

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From CruisinMI

Piquette plant open for visits

he Ford Piquette Avenue Plant is at 461 Piquette Avenue, between Beaubien and Brush Streets. It’s open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays April 1 through Nov. 21. Admission Adults: $10 Seniors: $9 Students with ID: $5 Chidlren ...

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From The News-Herald

Kickoff Car Show set for Thursday

The third annual Cruisin’ Downriver Kickoff Car Show will run from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the neighboring city-owned parking lots of Yack Recreation Center and Chase bank, Eureka Road at Third Street, Wyandotte.
Four trophies will be presented: From the Southern Wayne County Regional Ch...

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From The News-Herald

30 CARS IN 30 DAYS: ’26 Tall T

WYANDOTTE — Over the years, John Payne has sat behind the wheel of more than one classic muscle car that has had his name on the title. And there’s no doubt more than one them drew stares from people as he drove by. However, none have gotten the looks of his latest his 1926 Model T, c...

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From The News-Herald

30 CARS IN 30 DAYS: '57 Ford Custom 300

FLAT ROCK — Pat Haener has been involved with muscle and classic cars since the mid-1970s. The 1957 Ford Custom 300 he now owns has been in his possession for more than a decade and probably will be for much longer. "I was looking at Chevelles, Camaros and Fairlanes," Haener said....

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From CruisinMI

VFW to host Car Cruise Nights on Thursdays in White Lake

Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 4156 in White Lake Township is hosting Car Cruise Nights on Thursdays beginning at 5 p.m. until Sept. 1, at 321 Union Lake Road, two miles south of M-59, seven miles north of the end of M-5. This is the 15th year for the event. Members encourage citizens to come out and...

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From CruisinMI

The 2012 Hyundai Accent joins 40 MPG club

Joining the Elantra and Sonata Hybrid, the 2012 Hyundai Accent is the third car in this Korean brand's lineup that achieves an EPA-estimated 40 mpg on the highway. Waiting in the product pipeline is the all-new 2012 Hyundai Veloster, which will bring the total to four 40-mpg cars. As Hyundai poin...

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From CruisinMI

Cadillac will build electric vehicle to be known as ELR

Shown first as a concept at the North American International Auto Show, the striking Cadillac Converj electric car is coming to showrooms. Powered by technology similar to the Chevrolet Volt’s, the mass-produced luxury coupe will be an extended-range electric vehicle called the ELR. The dr...

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From The Macomb Daily

Gratiot Cruise car show

Cruise headquarters will have a public car show Aug. 7. Car show parking opens at 8 a.m. cruise day and closes at 6 p.m. Fees: Preregistration, $15; $20 on cruise day. Entry forms are available online at www.ctgratiotcruise.com. Registration also will be available at any of the pre-cruise car show...

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From The Macomb Daily

The melody of the cruise

You can’t cruise without some cool tunes and both Cruise Headquarters and the Dorian Ford Midway will have live entertainment, thanks to the performers who answered the clarion call by the cruise committee for local bands. "We appreciate them coming out and performing for free, and hop...

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From The Macomb Daily

Sonic, America’s Drive-In, becomes part of the tradition

Car culture is still king in this area. You can see it easily enough with all the summer cruising events that dominate Michigan cities, roads, restaurants and parking lots warming up for big events like the Clinton Township Gratiot Cruise, Aug. 7. Getting into the game this year are the local Son...

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From The Macomb Daily

Military will cruise Gratiot Avenue in the ‘Forty & Eight’ train

The American Legion Post 4 will honor the Gratiot Cruise in Clinton Township with its presence Aug. 7. “We will be marching in front of the cruise’s opening parade,” said Len Stachnik, vice-commander of the post. “The color guard will include the American flag, which I’ll be carrying, a POW flag, o...

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