Woodward Dream Show at M1 Concourse in Pontiac Draws Legendary Black Ghost, Other Unique Vehicles

Originally scheduled to start on Thursday, Aug. 19, and run for three days, the Woodward Dream Show at M1 Concourse in Pontiac announced that it will be a two-day event starting on Friday, Aug. 20 and run through the Woodward Dream Cruise on Aug. 21.
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The Black Ghost 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T SE is one of the many iconic cars that will be featured at the Woodward Dream Show at M1 Concourse. // Courtesy of M1 Concourse.

Originally scheduled to start on Thursday, Aug. 19, and run for three days, the Woodward Dream Show at M1 Concourse in Pontiac announced that it will be a two-day event starting on Friday, Aug. 20 and run through the Woodward Dream Cruise on Aug. 21.

Redesigned as two days of high-octane fun, the new consolidated schedule aligns with the Dream Cruise and offers an all-inclusive experience, according to organizers.

Jim and Mike Ring, co-founders of Ringbrothers, one of America’s most well-known designers and builders of resto-mods, have confirmed they will be coming and showing vehicles at the Woodward Dream Show. They will bring a number of vehicles including a 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1.

M1 has invited several of the legends of Woodward Avenue to the Woodward Dream Show. Some may be well-known, and others have not been seen in public for years.

“At our show you can talk to the owners and listen to their racing stories about cruising back in the day on Woodward,” say event organizers. “You will see firsthand the commitment it takes to restore and maintain these cars — and hear how excited their owners are to show them finally.”

Among the Legends of Woodward that will be at the Dream Show is the Black Ghost, a legendary Hemi-powered 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T SE, notorious for showing up unexpectedly on Woodward or other locations to race, win, and then vanish for months at a time.

Another Woodward legend that will be at the Dream Show is a 1967 Belvedere GTX that was a Chrysler Engineering test vehicle that has been restored to its former glory. It was promoted as The Gentleman’s Muscle Car.

Bob Larivee, known as “Mr. Autorama” and a father of hot rodding in metro Detroit, will be the recipient of the Woodward Dream Show’s inaugural “Master Cruiser” recognition.

The food available at the Woodward Dream Show will put the spotlight on several Motor City favorites such as the Motor City Angus Hamburger, the M1 Black Bean Burger, the Kowalski Sausage Co. Coney Dog, the Woodward Avenue Fried Chicken Sandwich, and the Greektown Wrap. For dessert, Avon Donuts and Sander’s Hot Fudge will be available.

A newly added feature is “Your Car Takes Center Stage.” Show goers who purchase a show pass for Friday or Saturday and have a show car, the car gets in free and can park in the arena for the day.

Woodward Dream Show passes are all-inclusive for daytime events. Food, wine, and spirits (ages 21 and over) are included with the show pass, which cost $100, ages 13-20 are $50, and 12 and under are free. The pass includes parking shuttles, entertainment, all day food and beverages and track access. Two-day passes are available for $180 and $100. Tickets can be purchased here.

In Related News: Cars and Coffee returns to M1 Concourse this Saturday from 8:30-11 a.m. The free event is presented by Golling Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram and co-hosted by Hagerty Insurance. Public/spectator parking is available in the south lot directly across the street from M1 Concourse. Although there is no address for the parking lot, it is directly across from 394 Howland Ave. in Pontiac.

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