Linda's Cruise: Special classic car cruise held on Woodward to fulfill woman's dying wish

(WXYZ) - The Dream Cruise may not be until August, but classic car lovers had an extra special reason to bring their rides out last Wednesday.

Linda Woolard's dying wish was to cruise the Woodward strip one last time. The 66-year-old has attended every Dream Cruise in the past.

GALLERY: Linda's cruise down Woodward

Linda feared she wouldn't make it to the Dream Cruise in August. She's in hospice, possibly with only days to live. Woolard's longtime friend Christine Cope wanted to make sure Linda's final wish came true-- and it did today.

7 Action News contacted Cruis'News earlier in the week, and they shared her story. 

Once word spread through the car community about her wish, cruisers from across metro Detroit headed to Woodward Avenue Wednesday at 11 a.m.  to support their fellow Dream Cruiser on her last ride. 

One by one, they filled a parking lot off of Woodward near Square Lake Road to gear up for Linda's Cruise. 

When Linda arrived with her best friend, Christine, more than 100 classic car owners were there to greet her, cheering her on and waving signs that read "Linda's Cruise" and "Woodward Avenue" as she drove through, thanking them for their support.  

Then, it was time for the main event. Engines revved and the community hit the road for Linda's Cruise down Woodward Avenue. 

Linda could be seen smiling and waving as she enjoyed the Woodward strip--she even cheered and chuckled when some burn-outs happened around her, leaving her car in a cloud of smoke. 

The classic car owners and Linda then filed into the parking lot at Pasquale's and enjoyed some lunch together at Duggan's. 

One last ride, one last journey for a woman whose dream is to cruise. 

 

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