Saturday, August 17, 2013

Friday at the 2013 Dream Cruise

Today, WXYZ pursued different angles than it had during Wednesday and Thursday.  Instead of focusing on the cars at street level, the station first gave its YouTube subscribers the big picture, as their helicopter cruised up and down Woodward Avenue between 13 Mile and 14 Mile in Royal Oak in Chopper 7 flies over Friday afternoon Woodward Dream Cruise cars.

WXYZ's Chopper 7 flew high above Woodward Avenue catching cruisers as they spent the day before the 2013 Woodward Dream Cruise taking to the streets of Royal Oak and Birmingham.
The helicopter never actually was over Birmingham, but it pointed its camera directly into the city's downtown as it flew in its direction over Royal Oak.

Next, the station pursued various human interest angles.  First, here's Anson Williams in Cruisin' with Potsie from "Happy Days" TV show.

Nothing like emphasizing the connection with the 1950s like using a 1970s TV star who played in a show about the 1950s.  Yes, folks, this is about the fantasy, not the reality.  Then again, I'm from Los Angeles, so I can tell.

Next, a Local non-profit giving deserving cruisers a chance to dream.

I liked the idea of giving the handicapped a more normal passenger experience, especially one on a special week like this.

Finally, NASCAR's Jimmie Johnson has hashtag trending on Twitter has the race car driver giving an interview as he's cruising down Woodward.

At least he has a sense of humor about the whole situation.

And that was Friday, as covered by WXYZ.  I'll have least one more post tomorrow about Dream Cruise and probably another on Sunday.

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