The parade of classic cars – and new ones – down Woodward Avenue, the nation’s first highway, is a nostalgic event that recalls 50s and 60s, when kids cruised the streets in their hotrods.
It’s a one-day event in theory, but in practice, it runs from April to the actual date of the cruise, Aug. 16.
Marcia Tong, a nearby neighbor, told the Detroit Free Press the incessant noise is “so bad” she has to close her windows five nights a week and use her air-conditioning, something she would prefer not to do when the temperature is a pleasant 75 degrees.
“Dream cruisers are showing up earlier and earlier” each year, Royal Oak Police Chief Corrigan O’Donohue said. He assigns a pair of officers to Woodward Avenue on Fridays and Saturdays. A beat car checks the area on weeknights.
Click here for a sampling of what Patch readers had to say about the Dream Cruise last year.
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