Round trip bus transportation is shown below from the Marriott headquarters hotel to the Dream Cruise.
2008 Dream Cruise Shuttle Pick
9:00 AM 9:45 AM
Cruise Showcases Classic GM Cars and Trucks from the Last 100 Years
Woodward Avenue has a special spot in the history of General Motors. Corvettes, GTOs, Camaros, Firebirds, Cadillacs and other GM automotive icons have left an indelible mark on the soul of Michigan’s most legendary pavement. During the 2008 Woodward Dream Cruise, GM will celebrate the cars and enthusiasts who drive, restore and treasure the machines that have made the Motor City proud during the past century.
General Motors’ Dream Cruise activities begin on Saturday, August 16, at 7:30 a.m. More than 100 GM classic and iconic vehicles will travel in parade formation up Woodward Avenue during the GM Century Cruise. Led by an E85 ethanol powered Corvette Z06, cars and trucks from every era of GM’s history will travel from the foot of Woodward Avenue at the GM Global Headquarters at the Renaissance Center and drive north through the heart of Detroit to the Woodward Dream Cruise in Royal Oak and its surrounding suburbs.
“This event is truly a celebration of GM’s 100 years and kicks off the month leading up to the launch of our second century on September 16,” said Bill O’Neill, GM executive director of Global Communications Operations. “What makes it very special and significant is that the majority of the vehicle owners in this cruise are GM employees and retirees from around the country. We are excited to have them take part in this historic drive.”
From the car that shined the brightest to finding out who got the jump in a stoplight drag race, Woodward Avenue has always been about “bragging rights.” As part of the GM Century Cruise, GM adds a new twist on Woodward bragging rights and will crown a “top cruiser” from the cars and trucks participating in the Century Cruise.
Each cruiser will be assigned a number, which can be found on http://dreamcruise.gmnext.com Fans can vote for their favorite car by texting GM and the assigned number to 466398 (GMnext) between August 6, 2008, and August 16, 2008, at 6 p.m. For example, to vote for car number one, text GM1 to 466398. Voters can vote for their favorite car as often as they’d like. The announcement of the winner will be made Saturday evening.
WOODWARD DREAM CRUISE PREVIEW: GM NEXT
Friday, August 15, 8:00 ~ 9:00 PM
As General Motors prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary, WXYZ-TV Channel 7 creates a spectacular primetime special live from Woodward Avenue.
This special program features interviews with key executives, and designers who have helped shape GM's products. The special will also include historical highlights of the world's largest automaker.
ACTION NEWS SPECIAL EDITION: WOODWARD DREAM CRUISE Saturday, August 16, 8:00 ? 10:00 AM As General Motors parades scores of classic cars down Woodward Avenue along the Dream Cruise route, WXYZ-TV will provide blanket coverage of this historic event. The comprehensive parade coverage will include live remotes from throughout the Woodward corridor, interviews with GM executives, previews of community events taking place on Woodward throughout the day, as well as breakfast coverage from Athens Coney Island. Aerial coverage of the parade will be provided from Chopper 7.
THE WOODWARD DREAM CRUISE
Saturday, August 16, 7:00 ~ 9:00 PM
WXYZ-TV / Channel 7 celebrates the days when cruisin' was king and hot rods ruled the road. This special program features live reports from up and down Woodward Avenue. Hosted by Action News Anchors Stephen Clark and Diana Lewis and a host of other Action News anchors and reporters. Chopper 7 will provide aerial coverage of America's largest one-day automotive event.