Although the Woodward Dream Cruise – held annually on southeastern Michigan’s famed Woodward Avenue – attempts to relive the muscle car era, this year’s event will have a green touch.; The NextCruise, held alongside the Dream Cruise itself, will focus on and promote eco-friendly vehicles.
The irony is obvious, but organizers hope the event will show drivers enamored with power that a vehicle can be mean and green at the same time.; To do so, nine automakers, including GM, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota and Honda, will have their wares on display and available for sampling, allowing the public to test drive the latest in hybrid and alternative-fuel offerings.
Like the Dream Cruise itself, the NextCruise is scheduled for Saturday, August 16, although a preview will occur on Friday, August 15.; Look for the NextCruise right off Woodward Avenue, nestled in Pleasant Ridge’s Memorial Park, just north of 9 Mile Road.