Ferndale Dream Cruisers share stories of tradition

FERNDALE, Mich. (WXYZ) - The only Dream Cruise the Fergusons of St. Clair Shores ever missed was the very first one – they found out about it too late.

“We've been coming every year since we've had multiple different cars, different times,” Bob Ferguson said.
It’s now a 19-year family tradition. This year, Bob’s 16-year-old daughter, Holly, is hoping to get the keys to his orange Plymouth Road Runner.

“He let me drive it once, so now all I have to do is get my license and it'll be all good next year. I'll be able to drive it,” Holly said.

The Dream Cruise embodies tradition for so many. For Alice Garlock of Oak Park, it’s the icing on her birthday cake each year. She just turned 105 years old. Five years ago, for her 100th birthday, Alice actually rode in the cruise.

It is a new tradition for Josh McTerry, who was grilling burgers and hot dogs to raise money for his non-profit music program for inner city kids. This was his first time here.

“I love cars, I always loved cars, I collected Hot Wheels pretty much all my life. So I'm very impressed," McTerry said.

Of course the Hot Wheels are the stars on Woodward. Proud owners wereseen waxing and showcasing their beauties all day.

Eddie Jones of Detroit makes car enthusiasts green with envy with his ‘55 Chevy Bel Air.

"A lot of people say it's the color,” Jones explained why he thinks so many people were drawn to his car.

“I bet you they took a thousand pictures of it today,” Jones said. A thousand picture-worthy moments on the cruise that’s synonymous with the bygone days of cruising.

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