First up the before and after of the Chevrolet Centennial Parade down Woodward on Thursday.
Dream Cruise - Chevy parade
That's the best Volt commericial I've seen yet--and it was a free-publicity testimonial packaged as news! It's also something that makes me feel less guilty about blogging Dream Cruise every day this week, as featuring the Volt makes this a more sustainable event instead of celebration of gas-guzzlers.
Now the after.
Chevy kicks off the Dream Cruise with the Chevrolet Centennial Parade
The last report of the day detailed the economic impact of the Dream Cruise. Saturday alone is projected to pump $50 million into the local economy. It needs it.
The Dream Cruise brings in people and money from all over the country.
The Volt owner from Arizona is right; this is an immense celebration of the automobile. The participant from California is also right, California, which used to pride itself as a home of cruising (Van Nuys Boulevard used to be a great crusing strip during the 1950s), would never put up with this. While both southern California and Detroit share car culture, I can say that the Dream Cruise is the greatest celebration of car culture I've ever seen. It's the Rose Parade for car enthusiasts, and anyone with a good-looking car can participate.
Speaking of "anyone with a good-looking car," here are some snapshots of people's classic cars from the morning show.
Woodward Dream Cruise Classic Car Garage
And that's tonight's video roundup.