By Andrew Stoy, Crain News Service
DETROIT (Aug. 8, 2013) — The 2013 Woodward Dream Cruise officially takes place Aug. 17, but gorgeous summer weather and new legislation in Michigan has classic vehicles rolling down M1 throughout the month.
Enthusiasts in lawn chairs and impromptu car shows line the road on weekend evenings, especially through the communities of Berkley, Royal Oak and Birmingham.
A recent change to Michigan law allows cars registered as historical to be driven without restriction during the month of August. Before the change, historic-plated vehicles were limited to driving to and from club events, in parades and while participating in other sanctioned collector-car activities.
The Woodward Dream Cruise is a much-heralded annual celebration of Detroit's golden age and all things automotive, but the event as we know it today was born in 1995.