Dream Cruise: Sight for Sore Eyes and Ears

This year’s Woodward Dream Cruise and its million-plus people generating an estimated $60 million for our region was just what the doctor ordered this past weekend—a fun, positive, family-friendly happening that celebrates our automotive heritage—a welcome and much-needed distraction for Metro Detroit and the State of Michigan.

With 40,000 classic cars of all shapes, sizes, eras and colors presenting a potpourri of eye candy, hats off to Oldies 104.3 WOMC Radio and Program Director Scott Walker for bringing back former CKLW-AM reporter Jo-Jo Shutty-MacGregor (one of the first helicopter reporters in radio—ever) to go along with fellow CKLW alumns Ted “The Bear” Richards and, of course, Dick Purtan. It made for great radio and again underscores that live, local and personality-driven is the way to go.

It is akin to the nostalgia generated by the classic automobiles that drove up and down Woodward Avenue this weekend—special memories of special people rekindled on a sunny summer afternoon.