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Signs in suburban Detroit pay tribute to automotive heritage

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Posted at 2:54 AM, Aug 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-16 02:54:26-04

New signs in suburban Detroit will pay tribute to the area's automotive heritage.

Pontiac Mayor Deirdre Waterman, Oakland County officials and representatives of the MotorCities National Heritage Area, the Pontiac Downtown Business Association and United Auto Workers union Local 653 are gathering Tuesday in Pontiac to commemorate the signs.

In all, the MotorCities National Heritage Area says 55 signs are planned.

The event comes ahead of Saturday's Woodward Dream Cruise, an annual Detroit-area celebration of classic car culture. It draws tens of thousands of classic and vintage cars and hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts to Woodward Avenue between Detroit and Pontiac.