Drivers Dreaming Of Retro Rides Before Woodward Dream Cruise

DETROIT (WWJ) – The world’s best looking traffic jam, the Woodward Dream Cruise, has a lot of people dreaming of owning their own retro ride.

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WWJ City Beat Reporter Vickie Thomas spoke with Stu Boydt, a fan who made the long haul from Taylor, Texas just to take in the sights and sounds of the Dream Cruise.

“It’s just, time has passed. I mean, you’re never going to see this again, you know. How can you not come and see this? It’s history. It’s rolling history. It’s beautiful, rolling history.”

While this Texan doesn’t currently have a classic car, he used to own one.

“I used to have one, but I was young and dumb and I sold it.”

John Boydt of Macomb Township also had some sellers remorse, after letting a few classic cruisers get away, including a convertible Corvette.

“I’ll eventually get one again. Hopefully my son and I, he’ll want to build one and I’ll build it for him.”

But not everyone is dreaming of owning their dream car. Tanna Foreiner and her husband Jerry purchased their 1968 convertible GTO at the Dream Cruise last year.

“We were looking for cars and it was for sale, and he had the for sale sign and he brought it to me and gave it to me, it was all folded up. And I open it up and I say, ‘What do you mean by this,’ and he says ‘Do you want it,’ and I said ‘Well yeah I want it.’ So, we got it!”

Her husband said he bought the car because he was replacing the GTO he had to sell when they first got married because they needed the money.

WWJ is hosting a Dream Cruise Business Breakfast, “Motor City Muscle,” Friday morning at Duggan’s Irish Pub along Woodward.  The public is welcome to join the food and conversation with panelists from GM, Ford and Chrysler. Click here for more information.

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