DETROIT — On August 18, more than a million fans are expected to crowd Detroit’s legendary Woodward Avenue for the world’s largest one-day automotive event. Chevrolet is once again the presenting sponsor of the Dream Cruise, and Chevy activities at the Cruise will showcase the 60th anniversary of Corvette, one of the most recognizable cars on Woodward.
“The Woodward Dream Cruise is a true celebration of America’s love affair with the automobile and the open road, and for Chevrolet it is an opportunity for us to connect with some of our most passionate consumers and their families,” said Chris Perry, Chevrolet global vice president of marketing.
Following are highlights of Chevy-related events at this year’s Dream Cruise:
Tuesday, August 14 â€¨Chevrolet Volt Owner Ice Cream Socialâ€¨- Chevrolet will host an ice cream social for 50 Volt owners from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel in Bloomfield Hills, followed by informal cruising on Woodward.
Wednesday, August 15 â€¨GM Design Car Showâ€¨- The GM Design team will host a car show on Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Northwood Plaza on the southwest corner of Woodward and 13 Mile Road. The show will feature personal vehicles owned by members of the Design team, along with live musical performances.
Thursday, August 16 through Saturday, August 18 â€¨Chevrolet Performance at Memorial Parkâ€¨- The Chevrolet Performance display will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Aug. 16 and 17 and from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Aug. 18 at Memorial Park on the northeast corner of Woodward and 13 Mile Road. The display will include a collection of performance show vehicles and production vehicles, a motorsports display, and a variety of Chevrolet performance parts.
Friday, August 17 â€¨WWJ Newsradio 950 Breakfast – Motor City Muscle, Yesterday and Todayâ€¨Dave Leone, GM executive chief engineer for performance luxury cars, will participate in the WWJ breakfast and panel discussion from 8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Duggan’s Irish Pub in Royal Oak. Jeff Gilbert and John McElroy will host the panel, which includes representatives from Ford and Chrysler. The public can register online.
Saturday, August 18 â€¨Chevrolet Activities – Birmingham Triangleâ€¨Chevrolet displays and activities start at 8 a.m. Saturday and run through the conclusion of the Cruise at 9 p.m. They includea life-size Corvette timeline, including milestone Corvettes and engines from the marque’s 60-year history. Noted Detroit Graffiti artist Shades will paint a large Corvette-inspired graffiti mural throughout the day.
There will also be displays for Chevrolet Military and Chevrolet Modern Family, showcasing Chevrolet vehicles and accessories. Heritage and specialty vehicles from Chevrolet’s history and an OnStar Command Center trailer will also be present.
The Chevy Certified Service Rescue Squad will provide assistance to vehicle owners of any brand who need assistance with flat tires, dead batteries, or other light repairs. Technicians provided by Matthew Hargreaves Chevrolet and Les Stanford Chevrolet will travel up and down Woodward during the cruise in black Chevrolet Silverado Rescue Squad Pickup trucks.
More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.