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http://www.woodwarddreamcruise.com/

Got the wild idea tonight about driving the 11.5 hours to the Big D. Last time I was in the Detroit area was for a quick buy-n-scoot of some snowmobiles.

Let's get a V thing going somewhere. Reed, use your GM connections to get us a little "corporate" V marketing event. How about a '09 V mule for us (we'll sign the waivers) and kick the tires? :D

Recommendations for a nice hotel for the wife and I?
 

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Randy and I already talked about this since we tried it last year and had about five of us meet up. I am interested and will be there. I know a few others would like to make it from what Randy said. If anyone has any connections that would be nice.

It's a great event with lots of cars cruising the entire week before.

As far as hotels go, there are a ton but i am sure many are booked. Troy, Royal Oak, Birmingham are just a few cities in the area that would work. They are all not far. It just depends what you are looking for.
 

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Fantastic Event, went in 04 going back this year. No V for me though, why would anyone put those kind of miles on their baby?
 

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Ill be there again this year.....my college roommate lives about 2 blocks off Woodward in Birmingham, Ill see if I can get him to host a party for the V fellas....grill out and all the goodies. Let me know how many to expect and Ill make the arrangements. If we get a dozen or so, Ill buy the dogs/burgers/beers for all who attend.


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Me "I have this great idea for a mini vacation - The Woodward Dream Cruise!" :kissrock:
Her "Where's it at?" :hmm:
Me "Michigan. Detriot. Eleven and a half hours away."
Her "I want to sit in a car for over eleven hours for what?" :eek:
Me "It's one of THE gearhead car events; a must do before you die thing."
She gives me that look. :bigroll:
Her "What am I supposed to do?" :confused:
Me "You can ride in a cool black Cadillac the entire trip." :lildevil:
Me "Maybe it'll be a beautiful 75 degree day instead of 95 like today?" :canadian:
Her "I want to sit in a car for over 11 hours for what?" :bigroll:

Time for plan B. I'm going to need a speeding ticket avoidance plan if flying solo. :burn:
 

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Nice offer, Florian! :thumbsup: Thanks!!! Birmingham is a nice place to be and right in the thick of the action.

Be nicer, however, if GM or Cadillac or a Caddy dealer would see this as an outstanding marketing tool to have a bunch of us show up with our cars all shined up to the max, grinning ear to ear, at the biggest car event in the world, promoting their products basically for free ... gotta be worth some grits and a few brewskis, wouldn't you think?

Local and out-state V guys include Barry007, SwampFox, ronr, mbiker97, Commander112, Woody_MI, Rockafella, iwinagn, Dale, Eric G, slothV, Ryan's '05V, and me. Not to mention there's a ton of CTS guys/gals who'd love to be there, too.

I'd love to meet the guys from around here that I haven't yet met plus Rick and anyone else from out of town ... and I've just got to see Florian's rear end. :eek: Heck, we can talk mods for hours and hours and swap lies ... er-r, I mean stories, too.

If you're a car guy and you've never been, all I can say is see it once in your lifetime ... just once. According to the local news reports, it's already started with cars cruising every day and night, but this thing will crescendo during the week leading up to August 18th and will peak that day. It's HUGE!
 

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I'd be up for meeting somewhere. Or if someone wants to meet up sometime between now and then.... I live about a mile from Woodward.
 

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:yeah: I'll be there (despite Randy forgetting me in his lising of locals!?)

Hotel wise - if cash is not an issue, the Townsend Hotel in Downtown Birmingham is where most of the rich & famous stay when in town:thumbsup:

If that is too pricey, then Radisson Kingsley Inn- Bloomfield Hills is right on Woodward a few miles north of downtown Birmingham; If you want something different I think there are also some little known Bed and Breakfasts in the Bloomfield Hills area on some old lakeside estate or something, try searching . . .
 

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Me "I have this great idea for a mini vacation - The Woodward Dream Cruise!" :kissrock:
Her "Where's it at?" :hmm:
Me "Michigan. Detriot. Eleven and a half hours away."
Her "I want to sit in a car for over eleven hours for what?" :eek:
Me "It's one of THE gearhead car events; a must do before you die thing."
She gives me that look. :bigroll:
Her "What am I supposed to do?" :confused:
Me "You can ride in a cool black Cadillac the entire trip." :lildevil:
Me "Maybe it'll be a beautiful 75 degree day instead of 95 like today?" :canadian:
Her "I want to sit in a car for over 11 hours for what?" :bigroll:

Time for plan B. I'm going to need a speeding ticket avoidance plan if flying solo. :burn:
Ha ha. I am never getting married. Fly solo. Cruise control it.
 

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Well, Maybe the Townsend Hotel or one of the bed and breakfasts (on a quick look I found "the wrens nest" in West Bloomfield or "Cobblestone Manor" in Auburn Hills both about 15 min from Woodward Cruiseage) along with all the shopping your wife could do in Birmingham or Troy (somerset mall . . .) would entice her to travel with you . . . on the other hand it would be ALOT cheaper to just leave her home . . .:thumbsup:
 

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MescalVto!!! How could I forget you?!!

Actually, I DID remember you, but got so worried I'd forget someone else, that I neglected (that's another word for flat-a$$ forgot :banghead:) to list you.

Geez, do you guys think we can outdo those cowboys down south for the most V's at a meet? :stirpot:

What about the Cannucks? Bet we could get some of them here, too. (I'm one quarter Cannuck, so I can get away with calling them that. :p ) Jon?
 

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What, your V a garage queen? Fill it up with gas, punch MI into the Nav and drive.... :mob:

My V is a Picasso garage queen but that's a story for another day. Working on escalating the fear of pushrods into the Bimmer next door... :lildevil:

Come to Michigan and see it...
 

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count me in...i live for the dream cruise...

I'm mostly down there with the TA but i could make an exception for a V thing.
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All the good stuff happens far away from Florida.

All of it.
Not true...Beach week had me going nuts! Hell, U of Fla was a blast especially beatin' on the FSU:eek: :stirpot: boyz...

You just need to fish, play golf, drink heavily and not worry about any real culture....other than that you're golden...:bighead: :highfive:
 

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im headed right from Bondurant to michigan to see the dream cruise, unfortunately I wont have my car
 
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