Until the North American Auto Show kicks off in June 2020, the Woodward Dream Cruise continues to be the go-to summer event in Detroit, with American vehicles of all sorts cruising up and down Woodward Avenue. However, if you were unable to make it to this year’s event, fret not, because GM Authority was on scene to capture the GM-related action, with GM cars and trucks of all walks of taking part in the cruise.
Interestingly, a pattern began to emerge mid-way through the event: an abundance of clean pre-1960 rides. Take this 1955 Chevrolet C10 pickup, for example. These trucks have gained something of a cult status for their strong-jawed, rugged looks. The owner of this one has taken that aesthetic on a classic street rod twist, with the bright orange paintwork, which, interestingly, appears to replace some of the original chrome trim. The polished wheels, narrow in the front and wide out back to accommodate the fat rear tires, completes the street rod look.
Interestingly, every single K5 we spotted on Woodward was sporting an exotic paint job of some sort. They also tended to have a ton of people leaning out of the bed.
This particular K5 Blazer was sporting a tri-tone paint job, with it’s black top matching it’s black wheels. We count four passengers in the bed on the old Chevy, reminding us of simpler times when seeing people riding in the back of the bed wasn’t so uncommon.
There were also plenty of newer GM cars roaming Woodward. Late model Corvettes and Camaros. We have to say that, even after not being available for several decades, the T-Tops configuration continues to impress.
A few Cadillac CTS-Vs were also out and about. Take, for instance, this ultra-clean second-gen CTS-V Coupe, with its supercharged LSA V8. This car is a rare beast, since the majority of buyers during the timeframe chose the CTS-V sedan. Even so, we’re still partial to the short-lived CTS-V Wagon, which when paired with the 6-speed manual, is a modern day automotive unicorn.
Speaking of wagons, this second-generation Chevrolet Kingswood wagon came out to play. Just look at those proportions – long hood, tiny doors, and trunk for days!
And where would the world be without an oversized BJ Wholesale-branded shopping cart with a Chevy V8 “under the hood?” Such a vehicle would sure be useful to haul all those huge boxes of groceries home, wouldn’t it?
Of course, Woodward was filled with plenty of other GM cars, trucks and everything in between, so check out our mega photo gallery below, and be sure to subscribe to GM Authority for more Buick news, Cadillac news, Chevrolet news, GMC news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.