After all these years of living in southeast Michigan, I’d never actually made the trek over to Oakland County to check out the Woodward Dream Cruise.Â Yesterday I finally did in role as a pro blogger and I came to the conclusion that I wasn’t missing anything.Â As someone who hates both crowds and traffic jams, this was definitely not the event for me.Â I’m into cars and I like them two ways.Â When they are static I can stop and check them out and appreciate the details.Â As devices of mobility, I also like to see cars at speed.Â Slow speed crawls like the Dream Cruise hold no appeal for me.
The problem we had yesterday was that most of the manufacturers display areas were at the north end of Woodward around 15 mile road.Â We had our base of operations (including a live video stream) at Royal Oak Ford near 11 mile. Â Getting from our base to where carmakers were took forty minutes and the crowds made photography tough.Â Max went along with me and in spite of the crowds and periods of tedium he did great.Â He took some awesome photos and was never complained. Â If we do this next year we’ll definitely have to find a base of operations closer to Birmingham.Â As for those million plus spectators I’m at a loss as to what draws them to set up chairs all along Woodward every year. Â Plus it’s hard to find anything to eat south of 13 mile.