Four days before the fifth annual Michigan Avenue car cruise, promoter Don Nicholson was busy delivering 25,000 programs to businesses and sponsors along the more than 14-mile route. His goal was to get the information in the hands of car enthusiasts to participate in the cruise and frequent the businesses that are involved in it.
Muscle cars, hot rods and classic cars lined the streets and parking lots on Saturday when the annual Cruisin’ Michigan Avenue Car Cruise rolled through Dearborn and Dearborn Heights.
Cruisers also traveled U.S. 12 in Inkster, Westland, and Wayne as part of the event.
The fourth annual Cruisin' Michigan Avenue car show rumbled into Dearborn Saturday–the last city on the tour that took drivers east through Wayne, Westland, Inkster and Dearborn Heights as well. Car clubs, individual enthusiasts and onlookers gathered along US-12 all day Saturday, showing off their wheels and sharing stories from the road.
Dearborn/Dearborn Heights will host its 4th annual Cruisin’ Michigan Avenue event on Saturday, and everyone is invited. The event is a moving car show that features cars of all different makes and models, and runs through Wayne, Westland, Inkster, Dearborn and Dearborn Heights. It’s one of the larger cruise events in Wayne County.
For Don Nicholson, having thousands of cruisers on Michigan Avenue Saturday is the icing on the cake. The guru of car cruises in and around western Wayne County, Nicholson is expecting a record turnout for the cruise he started four years ago.
Austin Moore serves as a prop with his grandfather’s 1952 Chevy patrol car used by the Macomb County Sheriff at the Emergency Response Vehicle Show at the Dearborn Heights Justice Center during the Cruisin’ Michigan Avenue event Saturday.