Shockingly, the only pic I took of my car this time.
I think Hines Drive has been boosted above the Woodward Dream Cruise as far as "can't miss it" shows. If for no other reason, only classics are allowed. A few newer cars seemed to sneak in, and I was tempted to tell their owners "Nobody cares to see your new shit cruising," but I held my tongue. I did a bit of cruising, then found a nice spot with a few friends, parked, and set up chairs awaiting for my girls to arrive. One piece of advice, plan on bringing food to this even. I'm not even sure there was a hot dog stand to be found. Also, make sure if you decide to park that there is either port-a-jons or a facility close by, or you may be in for a walk.
In it's 3rd year, I'm sure this is one event that you will see continue to grow, year after year, and undoubtedly get more commercialized as time passes. As it is, the cruising traffic isn't so heavy that you can't enjoy cruising, and do so without overheating. There is also plenty of parking along the route. They do need to work on entry into the park, as traffic southbound on Merriman was out of control, and after waiting around 45 minutes with little movement, I circled around and headed in from the south. I was in within 5 minutes coming from Ford Rd to Merriman.
While not the last show, the season is quickly winding down after just starting for my Camaro. I hope to hit a cruise night or two, and drive up (w/o Camaro) and checking out the Frankenmuth show on Saturday September 7th. Until next time, take'er slow, cool, and easy.
Cool Mustang. I think a 1969? I can't recall if the 69 or 70 had the 1/4 panel scoops.
Still would love a wagon some day. This one would do!
Nice old Ford. I think maybe a 1931?
I love the big Mopars.
The C3 from Autorama a year or two ago that got me kinda liking the C3's.
This car is 55 simply perfect! Love the stance!
Good Humor in my opinion. This thing was baaaad!
Nice 50's Ford.
Emma digging the cars.
Cool 340 Duster.
This style never gets old.
Rat Rod style.
Black Beauty. Perhaps Buick's last desirable classic built. No, without question, Buick's last cool car.
A Deuce with a 502 Big Block in it. You don't see a whole lot of BB's stuffed in these cars.
37 Ford Coupe.
Nice old Ford pickup.
Would you still label this "a blower sticking out the hood?" I was thinking more like, a vette attached to the bottom of a blower motor.
Now here's a beauty!
AMC...Javelin I believe.
A Pacer. That rear glass was killer!
Drop top Continental with the suicide, see me ride...
Nice, clean, Mopar.
I believe this is a 51 Ford. Nice traditional look. Love the Mooneyes stickers.
I'm not sure what this is, or what it delivered back in the day (maybe milk?). I do know that it was very cool though.
Nice 40-41 Ford Coupe.
Rod Calvin's 41 Ford Pickup.
A-Team Mustang II? Uh....still not cool.
Ok, the pipes out the hood are kinda cool.
The show took it's toll on Emma. She passed out on the way home.
2013 Cruisin' Hines Drive