The Woodward Dream Cruise is a time for classic car enthusiasts, and modern muscle aficionados, to take solace and be amongst the same people: those who live and breathe automobiles.
But, for one couple, it won’t be the same. The Macomb Daily caught up with Gordon and Arlene Ondrisek, of Rochester Hills, nearly one year after their 1965 C2 Corvette Sting Ray convertible was stolen during the 2014 Woodward Dream Cruise. The theft was the first in five years during the event.
As the event was winding down, the Ondriseks met with friends for dinner at a Birmingham cafe. When the couple left the restaurant an hour later, the 1965 Corvette convertible was gone.
“Is there any place that’s totally safe,” Gordon Ondrisek said. “I always said ‘I’ll go to Birmingham because if somebody wants a car like that, they can go out and buy it.’”
It will be Gordon Ondriseks’ first showing without a classic car in 17 years.
“We’ll see what happens,” he said. “It’s going to be sad. … I have mixed feelings.”
Though, they plan to use this year’s dream cruise as a window shopping event, looking for a new set of wheels to replace their cherished 1965 Corvette, even though the report cites their previous Corvette had a rare engine. What kind of engine, we’re not sure.
“It had the engine people want,” Gordon Ondrisek said.