It's that time of year again. For those who love beautifully maintained and restored cars, the Concours d' Elegance in Pebble Beach in Carmel, Calif., is the mecca for automotive fans and collectors. But we like the more down-to-earth type of car show where fans and collectors can drive or enjoy watching their favorites cruise down one of the most famous streets in Detroit.
The Woodward Dream Cruise takes place annually in August, with the biggest portion of the dream drive happening Aug. 16 and 17. We didn't get a chance to participate last year, so we decided to go to the cruise this year to see how many classic and restored pickups we can find.
This year PickupTrucks.com will explore the main drag, taking photos and bringing back as many digital images as we can shoot. We're told that with so many once-a-year-vehicles on the road, we'll need to be careful about those vehicles stranded on the side of the road or blocking the throughways altogether. And it seems Chevrolet has heard the same thing because it will provide the Dream Cruise with five appropriately dressed and prepared 2014 Silverado 1500s ready to help any stranded vehicles.
These service-ready trucks will assist any vehicle in need, paying special attention to battery issues, fluids, fuel reserves, tire repair and even extra sets of windshield wipers — just in case. This is the second year for the Service Rescue Squad, and we have several local businesses to thank for it.
If you can't make it to this granddaddy cruise week, look for a local car or truck club in your area and find out if they have a evening once a month or yearly where you can watch some old favorites drive by. Look for our event coverage at a later date.
For the full Chevrolet press release regarding the Service Rescue Squad, click here.