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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The City of Detroit Joins In on The Dream Cruise...Kindof

Seems that things have been somewhat slow lately, and not being in town right now doesn't help my ability to report on events, restaurants, neighborhoods and stores. Anyway, one thing that did catch my eye was the news that the city of Detroit will be somewhat participating in the Dream Cruise this summer. Apparently a one day carnival type event will be held during the week before, which will be auto themed and have entertainment and food.

The event is all fine and dandy, but I still can't believe that the city of Detroit's involvement in the Dream Cruise is so minimal. The Dream Cruise' traditional route is from Pontiac through Ferndale on Woodward. Before the cars hit 8 mile, they turn around. Why exactly can't the city be a bigger part of the festivities? Why can't the festivals organizers provide some structure so that the cars can go as far down Woodward as they want?

Or maybe cruisers don't have any interest in driving past 8 mile. According to Paul Schubring, 45, of Berkley, who has participated in the cruise for 8 summers,

"In general, I don't like being down there," he added. "It's not like I'm totally snubbing Detroit but I am, sort of."
Source: Detroit News

Is this guy the norm? Would cruisers really not drive past 8 mile on Woodward if organizers made it part of the festival? It's something to think about...

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3 comments:

Sunny One said...

When you think about it, going all the way down Woodward isn't traditional, and the same problem exists now to discourage people. No turnarounds! Once you get close to Seven Mile, turning around to go back and continue cruising isn't as easy.

Anonymous said...

Oh really ... and I thought crime and blight were the reasons people stopped going on woodward south of eight mile ... maybe its just the traffic lights.

Anonymous said...

Just think... driving slow through highland park- just what everyone wants to do. It's a shame. Logistically, including the city in the cruise just wouldnt work. All or most of the action is either in Birmingham, @ 13 mile, or a little in Ferndale.