If you’re going to be one of the estimated one million people attending the 2012 Woodward Dream Cruise this weekend, there are a few dates and times to keep in mind when planning your outings. And they start as early as tomorrow:
If you have a Chevrolet Volt, you’re invited to the ice cream social for 50 Volt owners on Tuesday, August 14 (that’s tomorrow!) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel in lovely Bloomfield Hills, followed by informal Woodward cruise. Just watch out for the young tuner crowd that like to hang out at the plaza with the Caribou Coffee and Potbelly’s just north of 13 mile.
On Wednesday, August 15 is a car show hosted by GM’s design team from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Northwood Plaza on the southwest corner of Woodward and 13 Mile Road. The design team plans to show up with cars of their own, and there will be live bands for entertainment. This is also when Between the Buried and Me is coming to Detroit, but unfortunately they won’t be playing for the Cruise crowd.
Thursday August 16 through Saturday August 18 will be the Chevrolet Performance display. The hours will be from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Aug. 16 and 17 and from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Aug. 18 at Memorial Park on the northeast corner of Woodward and 13 Mile Road. The set up will include several performance show vehicles and production vehicles, a motorsports display, and plenty of Chevy performance parts for gear heads to drool over.
On Friday, August 17, GM executive chief engineer for performance luxury cars Dave Leone will participate in the WWJ breakfast and panel discussion from 8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Duggan’s Irish Pub in Royal Oak. At least they won’t be far from the Guinness taps.
As for the day of the Cruise, Saturday, August 18, Chevrolet will take control of the entire Birmingham Triangle north west of 14 Mile Road, and will display a medley of items. They will include a 60-year life-size Corvette timeline, featuring actual models and engines on display. As this happens, Detroit Graffiti artist Shades will paint a large Corvette-inspired graffiti mural as the day goes on. There’s also to be a Chevrolet Military display, a Modern Family display with new Chevy vehicles and accessories, special vehicles from the brand’s heritage, and the OnStar Command Center trailer.
Lastly, The Chevy Certified Service Rescue Squad will provide assistance to vehicle owners of any brand experiencing a malfunction such as a dead battery or flat tire during the day. The technicians will be provided by Matthew Hargreaves Chevrolet and Les Stanford Chevrolet, and they will be identified by the black Silverado trucks with the Rescue Squad decals on the side (pictured above).
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