Woodward Desire Cruise 2022 receives ready to rock, roll and rumble

Birmingham — Listed here will come Detroit’s once-a-year vehicle-palooza.

The yearly Woodward Dream Cruise presented by Ford will rock M-1 on Aug. 20 with the superb audio of thousands of V-6s, V-8s, V-12s (and even a handful of electric powered motors) as the epic, rolling vehicle enthusiasts’ collecting celebrates its 27th calendar year. The celebration caps off a 7 days of festivities — starting with Roadkill Nights in Pontiac Aug. 13 — that includes charity events, auto club parades and the Detroit Three displaying off their newest wares.

Stretching across 16 miles — and 9 collaborating Oakland County communities from Pontiac to Ferndale — the Desire Cruise attracts some 1.5 million people today to Woodward to view the world’s most significant rolling vehicle exhibit with much more than 40,000 motor vehicles giving every thing from Granddad’s restored ’50s sedan to the latest Hummer EV to common muscle cars to the Batmobile.

Two Plymouth Satellites roll down Woodward near Square Lake Road and Woodward Avenue at the Woodward Dream Cruise on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021.

“We’re the grand finale of the week,” stated Dream Cruise President Michael Lary, whose day task is Ferndale director of exclusive functions and projects. “Everything is coming together this calendar year. Our most important challenge is generally Mother Mother nature.”

Rain or shine, the formal event is the highlight of an unofficial summertime of cruising together “America’s main street” as lovers collect to celebrate the auto on weeknights and weekends. The Cruise definitely receives rockin’ a 7 days prior to with Motor Craze Presents Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge at M1 Concourse in Pontiac.   

Parallel to the M1 Concourse Auto Club at the intersection of South Boulevard, Pontiac closes down a part of Woodward for street legal drag racing. Some of the country’s major drag racers are invited to carry out their rocket ships — previous individuals have integrated all the things from dragsters to V-8-run Priuses — for a daylong opposition down a 1/8-mile monitor.

Drag racing at 'Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge' on Woodward, across from the M1 Concourse in Pontiac.

There will also be a Grudge Match levels of competition with a bracket-complete of very hot rod shops — Tavarish, Westin Champlin, Demonology among the them — squaring off with drag racers crafted for the party from Dodge Immediate Link parts.

At the rear of the Woodward grandstands, attendees can also appreciate a wide variety of encounters on M1’s 87-acre property. Take a tire-using tobacco, tail-wagging, supercharged Dodge Hellcat thrill trip on M1’s 1.5-mile race observe and skid pad. Or digitally pilot a Hellcat on a simulator. Or ogle displays of Metro Detroit’s best incredibly hot rods, muscle mass cars and trick vans though noshing a scorching doggy and cola.