FERNDALE, Mich. (WXYZ) - Cars proved to be a universal language at the Woodward Dream Cruise Saturday for both the young and young at heart.
Jamie Noel brought his 8-year-old daughter Haley to watch the cars cruise in Ferndale.
“She gets more excited now because she’s recognizing more of the cars,” said Noel. He said his daughter loves the hot rods and plans to help him restore an old Camaro at their home in Belleville. “She gives me ideas. She’ll help me someday,” said Noel.
As people watched the cars drive by, one man’s simple request to the guy next to him broke the ice and found out they had something in common.
“I asked him if he’d watch my seat when I got up and got a coke,” said Butch York. York’s Tennessee accent had Detroiter Walter Bonner talk about his daughter’s job and move to Tennessee as they watched the cars drive by.
“He said, my wife probably know you daughter, he said, what’s her name. I told him, and he said, yeah, she’s a customer of ours,” said Walter Bonner. Turns out Bonner’s daughter has done work with York’s company.
“I love to talk. I come out here to talk. Everyone is usually friendly, have a good time, talk cars,” said York.
“Sitting here and talking, it’s like someone I’ve known for years,” said Bonner.
It’s just something about that sound that revs up the young and the young at heart especially during dream cruise week.
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