I HOPE ..

MAKE NO MISTAKE .. I FULLY REALIZE HOW BLESSED AND HOW LUCKY AND HOW FORTUNATE I AM TO BE ABLE TO TRAVEL AS I DO. THE ENTIRE POINT OF MY WEBSITE HERE IS TO REALIZE MY DESIRE THAT .. IN SOME SMALL WAY .. ONE OF MY POSTS OR ONE OF MY PHOTOGRAPHS WILL MAKE ONE PERSON'S DAY JUST A LITTLE BIT BETTER.

TO FEEL GOOD .. DO GOOD !

I HOPE THAT SOMEONE VISITING MY WEBSITE WILL SEE SOMETHING ON IT THAT THEY WILL NOT EVER BE ABLE TO SEE OR TO DO OTHERWISE .. AND THAT THIS EXPERIENCE WILL MAKE THEIR DAY OR THEIR LIFE JUST A LITTLE BIT BETTER !


IF YOU HAVE YOUR HEALTH AND ADEQUATE MONEY TO FOLLOW-YOUR-DREAM .. WITH DISCERNMENT .. FIND THE COURAGE AND HAVE THE GUTS TO DO WHAT GOD IS CALLING YOU TO DO!


TRULY THIS IS MY DOXOLOGY .. MY PRAISE TO GOD!

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Wednesday, 3 September 2014

SEP 3, 14 .. WOODWARD DREAM CRUISE .. PART III ..

The time has come .. the Walrus said .. to talk of many things .. Of shoes and ships and sealing-wax .. Of cabbages and of kings .. And why the sea is boiling hot .. And whether pigs have wings !!

Lewis Carroll .. Through The Looking Glass and What Alice Found There .. year 1872 ..

Will this be Part III of III Parts of the WOODWARD DREAM CRUISE .. or will it be Part III of IV Parts .. let's all-of-us stay-tuned here to find out.

You have to realize .. people visit a web-site and leave and may have only one view of one Post .. so I will repeat just briefly what this Post is about.

This is Post III in a series of Posts about the WOODWARD DREAM CRUISE.  For the other two Posts just scroll down and there-you-will-find-them.

WOODWARD AVENUE runs basically due North and it is one of several major roads that originate in downtown Detroit Michigan.  The WOODWARD DREAM CRUISE is an automotive event that began in August of 1995 and celebrated its 20th anniversary this summer.  The DREAM CRUISE (this is how it is referred to locally) takes place on the third Saturday of August.

So here we go .. bare-footed and ready to show you more photographs of the largest one-day automotive event here in the United States of America.

Let's begin with some .. NON-conventional vehicles.

The below photo is the ultimate Monster Vehicle. Do you see Patti 'gazing-up' at it? 

Patti is thinking .. "Um-m-m-m! What on earth is this THING!" 

Patti .. "It is called a MONSTER TRUCK."


Below we have .. shall I say .. some 'Want-To-Be' monster vehicles ..




'Want-To-Be' or not .. it IS larger than normal isn't it ?



I mean .. I mean .. I MEAN ! Really !


Notice .. on the extreme right edge of the above photograph .. the Ford Mustang .. there were others in the cruise ..



Well Hello Little Guy!  You and the MONSTERS!


NOT quite a MONSTER .. BUT he IS a FIRE BREATHER !


Sort of 'Silly' huh ?


Huh ?  You and the MONSTERS !



You basically have NO IDEA of what might be coming your way as the cruise traffic heads North up Woodward Avenue!

The traffic heading East and West on 12-Mile Road (in the background) stops at the traffic light.



In the above photo .. if you turn around you have .. at 12-Mile and Woodward Avenue .. our favorite IHOP.



Look at the people and look at the traffic working its way North up Woodward Avenue.



Something pretty 'conventional' .. a muscle-car ..


A very 'Nifty' Old Woody ?



An elderly FIRE TRUCK ..



OR just a neat older truck ..


Maybe just an older BUS (Oops .. Motor Home) ..


Or YES .. a beautifully restored elderly motor home!  I mean to tell you all .. many of the owners were really pleased when I would snap a photograph of their-TREASURED vehicle.  Can you see the gentleman giving me a wave-of-his-hand with the Thumbs-Up sign?!

I get a tad teary-eyed as I think of all of the GOOD-VIBES at the DREAM CRUISE!



I caught two special vehicles in the below photo .. a late 50s early 60s white Corvette in the foreground and look at the beauty in the background on the left side of the below photo.  Would it be an elderly group-touring-vehicle?  Who is elderly .. the vehicle or the passengers ? ..  giggle .. giggle ..


And how-about this elderly .. military .. Six-By ? Many also call them a 'Deuce-And-A-Half ' .. 


IF you want a gigantic 'Military Thing' .. catch the below vehicle that was calmly parked-on-our-street a few houses up from our home.  I have NO CLUE as to what-to-call him!


Nor have I a clue as to who owns him and why he was parked here on our street.  Later I saw him out-amongst-the-others in the CRUISE !


Oh Yes My Friend .. YOU do qualify as a military-type vehicle You Humm-Veee!

Well you ARE cute!



What did you say Mister AMTRAK Engine?

"Dad? IF I could only get-off-these-tracks I would LOVE to cruise the WOODWARD DREAM CRUISE!"


How neat is this 'Limo' !

And this 'Limo' ..




And .. what exactly .. are you My Man !  A Radical Street Rod?


Sweet!  Are We Having Fun Here?  OH YES !



Below we have a REAL DETROIT-LIONS FOOTBALL-TEAM FAN. Please notice that his rear trunk lid is open.


Yes Captain? So what's the Big Deal Here Captain?


As he rolled slowly by .. I dashed out-into-the-CRUISE and snapped the below photograph. In his trunk was his very-own Detroit-Lions Football-Field complete with autographs!


Are you getting IT? This is some special event!!

Everyone seems to be having FUN!!


Like I wrote above .. everyone seemed to LOVE having me take a photograph of THEIR VERY OWN SPECIAL AND UNIQUE TO THEM VEHICLE !!


NOT a Bentley .. oh NO .. a real-honest-to-goodness 'ROLLS' ..


Just mellow!  Just so-proud!  Each and Everyone!


How can you NOT be deeply touched by all of this?


A real Street-Rod with a School Bus (absolutely LOADED with fans!) in the background out CRUISING with the rest!


As you can see from the 'blurred' photo below .. from time-to-time the vehicles would pick-up-the-pace and motor past somewhat rapidly.


And YES!  While the 'scene' is unfolding out on Woodward Avenue .. MANY of the cars are cruising local streets and parking while their owners visit and eat.



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Now I will show you all some photographs taken with the vehicles sitting still and standing-on-display in Memorial Park here in Royal Oak Michigan near 13-Mile Road and Woodward Avenue.




I did not shoot many photographs of all of the many concessions along the DREAM CRUISE route.  Below are photos of just one such assembly of you-name-it and it-will-be-here concession stands.





And it was interesting to note that the vehicles supporting all of the many concessions were .. themselves .. pretty snappy in their own appearance !



Have I mentioned that .. in some of the venues .. in the background .. there was MUSIC by WOMC at 104.3 on your FM dial!



Cars .. Trucks .. Did you say you want some photographs of them?


My Friends! I did not so much as scratch-the-surface of this event with my few photographs!
















And how about this six-door beauty!


Ah-h-h-h .. you-name-it .. and IT might have been here !!


An elderly Milk Delivery Truck ..



Special Lady with your Pink Beauty .. I will close out the park section of this post with you!


Atta Girl !


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Now let's leave the park and get back into our GMC Suburban who we call our 'Black Beauty' and do some real cruising out among them all.


Here we go .. out among them all .. cruising with the cruisers!!

Tom was driving .. Patti was in the front passenger seat and I was in the back seat .. jumping from the right side to the left side of the truck and back again and again and again! 


Above looking out the right side .. Below out the left side ..


A vintage Police Car ..




A police car had someone pulled over in the median strip .. there was a real no-nonsense feel to the DREAM CRUISE .. the organizers want it to be a real family affair!








I got one .. and I got only one .. shot at the below automobile.  I had hoped it was going to join us on the road .. it didn't .. what on earth is it I wonder?


A vintage sidecar motorcycle .. I have owned two of them!


HELLO !! .. GO FIGURE !!


WELL .. he did give me a good .. Thumbs-Up !!


The crowds just went on-and-on-and-on ..









You can't help but notice the traffic!  In front and in back!


Too Too Too NICE ..



Do you want people?  How about elbow-to-elbow people .. for miles and miles ..



The WOODWARD DREAM CRUISE ABSOLUTELY AND POSITIVELY  STAGGERS ONE'S MIND !!



Immaculate .. just 'Sano' !



Yes .. A Ferrari .. moving along quickly too .. SHADDY .. is that your BOSS 302 in the right background ? 


The Ferrari calls to our attention our Chevrolet Corvettes!


And here you all thought I was kidding when I said .. you-want-it .. you got IT!  This friend of Jesus was moving-right-along .. note the blur of his front-end! YES! The 'spirit' was moving within him!


And then ?

AND THEN .. 

THE WOODWARD DREAM CRUISE WAS FINISHED !!

  
Well we are going to call this a wrap .. Part III of III Parts it will be in this the final analysis !!

This was by no means one man (myself) doing this alone !

Without the support of both Patti ..


 And the support of Tom .. I could NOT have done this !


Smiles .. Cap .. Patti .. Tom !!

6 comments:

  1. My favorite vehicle is the orange and camel colored one you described as Too Too Too NICE. Man, the cars, trucks, vehicles of all kinds go on and on and on and on and on and on. Well, you know, you were there. And the people go on and on and on and on and on and on. You know because you were among them. Goodness, what an event!!

    That white Boss 302 looks similar to the one we had. I wish we had more pictures of it. We were young and foolish, spending too much of our hard earned cash on cars. Now we're old and foolish, still spending too much money on our truck. We have a 2014 black Silverado. I drive it during the week while Lon drives his work van. He has a painting and decorating business. He does most of the driving on weekends or weeknights when we go places.

    You took a great number of awesome photos and presented them beautifully here. I love your sense of humor and how you bring the reader right into the fun with you.

    What will you be blogging about next time?

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    1. Hi Shaddy .. I so appreciate your interest here. As to my next Post .. IF you go to my DOT NET site I have posted what is next here on Blogspot. I am not sure IF you check DOT NET out from time-to-time. WHAT IS WITH THE GREEN BAY PACKERS? Seattle is the Southern Suburb of Anchorage and Alaska in general. So we in Alaska have bragging-rights about the Seahawks. Smiles .. Cap ..

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  2. That unidentified military vehicle is an MRAPS (mine resistant armor protected). See here: http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/news.hjnews.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/2/3f/23f1b0a6-265b-11e3-bdec-001a4bcf887a/5243a98f1fe98.image.jpg

    These surplus vehicles are being sold to civilian police departments.

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    1. Lord God I just escaped-with-my-life! I hit 'Delete' instead of 'Reply' and came-this-close to deleting your amazing comment! .. Thank Goodness I got a second chance .. as in .. DID YOU REALLY MEAN DELETE? NO NO NO!

      GULLIBLE YOU ARE TOO TOO TOO MUCH .. HOW ON THIS GOOD EARTH DID YOU FIND OUT ALL YOU DID ABOUT THE MONSTER? THE MRAPS! I do KNOW the people in front of who's home it was parked so maybe I will ask them. WOW ..

      Thanks for your feedback .. Smiles .. Cap ..

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  3. I like the covered wagon that looked like it had an espresso machine for an engine.

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    1. Gullible you make all-those-you-touch smile! I LOVED IT! An Espresso Machine for an engine! Works for me. Much Joy .. Cap ..

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