DREAM CRUISE

Cruisers find mellow mood north of Birmingham

Melissa Burden
The Detroit News

Bloomfield Hills --- The crowds are thinner and the mood is a bit more mellow north of Birmingham, but spectators are happy to see cars and cruisers moving a little faster in the Woodward Dream Cruise.
Larry Fenner, 50, of Livonia and his wife Kathy found a spot on the grass along Woodward near Edward Rose & Sons, just north of Lone Pine Road.

The crowds are thinner and the mood is a bit more mellow north of Birmingham, but spectators are happy to see cars and cruisers moving a little faster in the Woodward Dream Cruise.

“It beats sitting in the traffic jam for sure,” Larry Fenner said.

The Fenners were invited by a friend to attend a Dream Cruise party at Edward Rose & Sons and they opted to keep their marina blue 1967 Cadillac DeVille convertible parked and enjoy the “rolling car show” from a less congested area.

Fenner said he plans to come back next year -- since he has a parking spot.

Some cruisers such as Dan Macadam, 72, of Bath Township and his friend Gary Abendroth, 69, of Bath Township, stopped near Lone Pine Road, taking a break from cruising to view the show from a quiet spot in the shade.

“We come every year,” Macadam said of the Dream Cruise. “It’s such a mess downtown.”

The pair started cruising Woodward about 10:30 a.m. in Abendroth’s 1939 Prostreet Ford coupe. They plan to grab a bite to eat and stay out cruising “until they kick us out,” Abendroth said.