Great Lakes Cobra Club and The American Road Thunderbird Club are back at Comerica Bank to Celebrate the Woodward Dream Cruise on Saturday August 19th
Before we get into the details of this year’s event, we want to provide a little background on the history of this venue.
Our friend and GLCC Member Bill Wells’ single handed efforts created the charity car show event at this location back 2005 with the support of the Bloomfield Township. It grew from there to a meaningful charity event providing support to a number of charities close to Bill’s heart - The Bloomfield Hills Optimist Club, The Bloomfield Township Fire Department Charities and The Bloomfield Township Police Department Benevolent Fund.
Sadly, in 2011, Bill passed away. The following year the Bloomfield Township dedicated the event in Bill’s honor by changing the name of the event to the Bill Wells Car Club Classic.
In 2016, the Great Lakes Cobra Club was no longer able to utilize the entire space we had in Birmingham for the Dream Cruise. But we had a solution. Working with David and Anne Alden, the wonderful staff at the Bloomfield Township and The American Road Thunderbird Club we made arrangements to be the sole Car Clubs celebrating the memory of Bill and supporting the causes near and dear to his heart.
That set the wheels in motion! For 2016, the two clubs converged on the Comerica location and filled it with Cobra’s and Thunderbirds; two of Bill’s favorite rides!
And, we are back in full-force for 2017.
2017 Woodward Dream Cruise Details
The day will begin at 6:00 am with setup and 7:00 am for arrivals. Our friends from the Optimist Club will greet those who have signed-up and will direct you to the parking area and registration desk to pick up your package for the day.
The venue is intended to be for classic cars (the exception is our tow vehicle). We’d like to limit the civialian traffic in the lot but understand there may be situations where dropping off visitors/family members is needed.
For breakfast we are asking that participants bring donuts, bagels, coffee cake, muffins… The Club will provide coffee from Tim Horton’s.
A big benefit of this location is the ease with which cruisers can get in and out for cruising Woodward. We will organize a slither at 9:00am. Of course you can cruise anytime during the day.
Lunch is being catered by Kosch Catering and will be served at 11:30 am. The menu is outstanding! A little bit for everyone’s tastes!
We’ll have water available throughout the day. Feel free to bring your own refreshments.
We will continue our tradition of raffle prizes led by our co-founder Doug Lentz. The raffle will begin at 1:30 pm and will be held at the entrance to the Bank Building.
For those who miss Downtown Birmingham, it is just a short walk across Woodward as the Birmingham shopping district begins just south of our location.
The fee for GLCC Members is $65 per car, which includes food for 2 people, great vantage point for the WDC and a parking pass for civilian cars (just located North of our location). Extra meal tickets for guests can be purchased at $25 per person (in advance of the event)
Many members invite friends, family and grandchildren to enjoy the day.
Payments can be sent to:
18412 Queensbury Dr
Livonia, MI 48152-3903
Or if you prefer PayPal you can either send payments to firstname.lastname@example.org directly or complete the transaction(s) below:
Members Snake Pit
New Members Snake Pit (includes membership fee)
WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!
This event, in particular, takes a community! Please consider the following areas were we need help, and let us know if you can lend a hand:
Friday Night Setup. Erect tents. Need 6 people.
Coffee brigade. Make 2-3 runs across the street to pick up coffee (in gallon containers). Need 4 people.
Breakfast items to pass out.
Saturday Morning Setup. Finish setup, small tents, tables, etc. Need 4 people.
Tow vehicle to move the trailer from the Troy Motor Mall Friday night and back Sunday morning (it is located about 5 miles from our location).
“Slither” leader for the organized cruise at 9:00 am.
Registration Desk. Pass out packages, sell shirts. Need 2 people.
Kosch Vendor Coordinator. Be the point person on site to support our cook and announce LUNCH IS SERVED!
Saturday tear-down. Take down tents, tables and pack trailer. Need 6-8 people.
Any questions do not hesitate to ask!