(WXYZ) - Many people, including Detroit's own police chief, are pushing to extend the Dream Cruise into the Motor City.
Chief James Craig was among the hundreds of thousands of classic car lovers who took part in the cruise in the suburbs, but he's ready to extend the route past Eight Mile.
"Detroit needs to very much be a part of this," Craig said.
He told 7 Action News, he's planning to sit down with the Dream Cruise promoters within the next few months to see if they'd be interested in extending the event into the city.
Chief Craig said it's not an issue of public safety. He believes his department is more than ready to handle the crowds.
"If we had had the opportunity to put a portion of Detroit in this Dream Cruise, we would have been ready, we would have been standing tall and it would have been a safe event," said Craig.
Many people we talked to say extending the Dream Cruise would be a great idea.
"If they can go Downtown to the Fox and the Tigers games, why not have the cruise going all the way through to the Motor City?" asked Melinda Feliciano, a Detroit resident.
Others weren't so sure.
"I don't know," said Jose Gonclaves, from Waterford. "I think it'd be cool to extend it all the way to Detroit, but at the same time, it's kind of got its own little niche right here in the Pontiac area down to Ferndale and Royal Oak, which is pretty cool."
Johnny Taylor, from Detroit, had a another suggestion
"Why just do it once a year?" he asked. "Why not do it twice a year before the snow comes?"
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