WXYZ DETROIT — The annual Woodward Dream Cruise, the world’s largest one-day event, has become a Detroit summer tradition. But not this year! Like so many other public activities, the official Cruise and all related events in its eight communities have been canceled due to COVID-19.
Cruise organizers want everyone to be responsible and safe. And hopefully, next year, the Dream Cruise will be bigger and better than ever! Detroit will be able to renew this nostalgic throwback to the automotive days of the 1950’s and 60’s. That’s when our city proved it was the Auto Capital of the World. It’s a title we still own today. Detroiters take great pride in our heritage of designing and manufacturing some of the best vehicles around the globe.
We all know The Motor City is tough and we won’t let this pandemic steal our thunder. On Sunday, August 16th, at 7:00pm, we invite you to watch “WXYZ Celebrates 25 Years of the Woodward Dream Cruise”. Sit back in the comfort and safety of your home as Carolyn Clifford and Dave LewAllen share our best memories of classic cars parading up and down America’s first paved highway. It’s a cherished tradition that has brought generations of families together for a free event and priceless memories.
You’ll see the story of a husband who surprised his wife with the gift of a ’66 Corvette live on Channel 7. We’ll introduce you to the Kingsmen Car Club, one of the oldest in Michigan, and get a good look a ’36 Chevy Coupe that has now seen five generations.
So, this year, gather the family together for this two-hour Channel 7 special. In 2020, it’s the safest way to see a lot of years of cruising on Woodward Avenue!
I’m Mike Murri, V.P. & General Manager
Broadcast: August 13 - 16, 2020