As we reported back in June, organizers of the Woodward Dream Cruise opted to cancel the iconic, long-running event because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The 26th annual Dream Cruise, which attracts around 1.5 million visitors and over 40,000 vehicles each year, was scheduled to take place on August 15th. But now, a new event dubbed the MAGA Classic Car Cruise is aiming to take its place.
The new cruise is set to take place on the same day the Woodward Dream Cruise was scheduled, and will also take place on Woodward Avenue from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. It’s quite likely that at least a few people who originally planned to participate in the Dream Cruise will be there as well, despite the fact that it was officially cancelled.
The new classic car cruise will follow the same loop as the Dream Cruise, which takes participants from Ferndale north to Pontiac. Participants are encouraged to drive the loop as many times as they want, and aren’t even required to have a classic car to participate. Regardless of the potential traffic jam, organizers are encouraging participants to practice safe social distancing.
So far this year, we’ve seen quite a few automotive events get cancelled, while others have still taken place, albeit with safety protocols in place. That includes the upcoming 2020 SEMA Show, which is still on track, at least for now. But we’re curious to know – how many people are attending these events, and do they feel safe doing so?
It’s an interesting exercise, mainly because a cruise theoretically wouldn’t feature large groups of people huddled together. Rather, they’d be spread out in traffic. So we’ve included a poll below to see just how many people would attend a cruise like this one.