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2011 Articles

Car show calendar
Updated: 8/5/2011 2:24:44 PM EST

Submit car show listings to Joe Slezak via email to jslezak@heritage.com or fax to 1-734-246-2727. The deadline is noon Wednesdays. WEEKLY EVENTS Sundays • Czar’s Pizza and Subs Customer Appreciation Day Classic Car Cruise, 3 to 7 p.m., 1851 King Road, Trenton. No registration fee, music from the 1950s to ’70s, 50-50 raffles, door prizes, food specials. Details: 1-734-692-4270. M ... [FULL STORY]


Submit your classic car in the Cruisin’ Downriver Calendar Contest
Updated: 7/12/2011 4:49:28 PM EST

Do you think you have a classic vehicle worthy of being pictured on a calendar? That’s what The News-Herald Newspapers is looking for as it launches its annual Cruisin’ Downriver Calendar Contest, opening for submissions at TheNewsHerald.com beginning Wednesday. Terri and Bernie Bowers’ frost green 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback graced the cover of the 2011 calendar, which still is available at ... [FULL STORY]


LIVESTREAM: Missed Cruisin’ Downriver? Replay the action now
Updated: 6/27/2011 2:41:22 PM EST

Saturday marked the 12th anniversary for Downriver’s signature summer event, presented by The News-Herald Newspapers, the Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber and radio station WOMC-FM (104.3). Organizers said the event was a success. Couldn’t make it to Cruisin’ Downriver? Take a look at the action on Fort Street over the weekend. Visit StreamMichigan.com ... [FULL STORY]


The 2011 Autopalooza lineup
Updated: 6/22/2011 3:34:30 PM EST

Autopalooza, by definition, is a celebration of southeastern Michigan’s automotive heritage through a series of car shows and cruises each summer. Cruisin’ Downriver fits right in. Cruisin’ Downriver joined Autopalooza’s impressive list of events last summer when it expanded from the month of August to the entire summer, according to its founders, the MotorCities National Heritage Area and Detro ... [FULL STORY]


Cruisin' Downriver founders keep simplistic theme
Updated: 6/22/2011 3:15:37 PM EST

“Friday and Saturday, ‘babies’ will crawl along Fort Street.” That’s how former News-Herald Staff Writer Bobby Ampezzan started a story in June 2006 about Cruisin’ Downriver. What he wrote (with little editing) then still rings true today … These are not the kind of babies who require changing, but their guardians nonetheless pamper them. Now, in its 12th year,Cruisin’ Downriver is hardly in i ... [FULL STORY]


Top 10 reasons to attend Cruisin' Downriver
Updated: 6/22/2011 2:57:13 PM EST

10. THE ROUTE Much consideration was taken in choosing the best route for Cruisin' Downriver when it began 12 years ago. And Fort Street is the route that not only best represents what Downriver is all about, but also offers the best experience for both cruisers and spectators. The cruise extends north from Sibley Road in Riverview through Southgate and Wyandotte all the way up to Outer Drive in ... [FULL STORY]


One-on-one with Cruisin' Downriver organizer Sandy Mull
Updated: 6/22/2011 2:49:11 PM EST

Cruisin’ Downriver, the area’s signature summer event, will again be presented by The News-Herald Newspapers, the Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber and oldies radio station WOMC-FM (104.3). The cruise will be held from 10 a.m. to dusk Saturday along Fort Street through the cities of Riverview, Southgate, Wyandotte and Lincoln Park. It is free to the public. This year will mark Cruisin’ ... [FULL STORY]

Car show calendar
Updated: 6/17/2011 1:19:04 PM EST

Submit car show listings to Joe Slezak via e-mail to jslezak@heritage.com or fax to 1-734-246-2727. The deadline is noon Wednesdays. WEEKLY EVENTS Mondays Big Boy Car Show, 5 to 8 p.m., 27050 Telegraph Road, Flat Rock. Details: 1-734-782-0606. Tuesdays Tuesday Night Car Cruise, 4 to 8 p.m. at Emerald Square Shopping Center, North Line at Pardee roads, Taylor. All cars, truck ... [FULL STORY]

Car show calendar
Updated: 6/14/2011 12:56:29 PM EST

Submit car show listings to Joe Slezak via e-mail to jslezak@heritage.com or fax to 1-734-246-2727. The deadline is noon Wednesdays. WEEKLY EVENTS Mondays Big Boy Car Show, 5 to 8 p.m., 27050 Telegraph Road, Flat Rock. Details: 1-734-782-0606. Tuesdays Tuesday Night Car Cruise, 4 to 8 p.m. at Emerald Square Shopping Center, North Line at Pardee roads, Taylor. ... [FULL STORY]

‘Cruisin’ Downriver Kickoff Car Show’ offering larger space this year
Updated: 6/14/2011 12:50:57 PM EST

Last year, Cruisin’ Downriver received an early jump-start as organizers rolled out a first-ever Thursday night “Cruisin’ Downriver Kickoff Car Show” near the corner of Eureka Road and Biddle Avenue in Wyandotte. This year, you can plan for more of the same — only better — with the show scheduled for June 23. The car show kickoff is being sponsored by the Southern Wayne County Regional Chamb ... [FULL STORY]

Car show calendar
Updated: 6/10/2011 2:43:39 PM EST

Submit car show listings to Joe Slezak via e-mail to jslezak@heritage.com or fax to 1-734-246-2727. The deadline is noon Wednesdays. WEEKLY EVENTS Mondays Big Boy Car Show, 5 to 8 p.m., 27050 Telegraph Road, Flat Rock. Details: 1-734-782-0606. Tuesdays Tuesday Night Car Cruise, 4 to 8 p.m. at Emerald Square Shopping Center, North Line at Pardee roads, Taylor. All cars, trucks ... [FULL STORY]

Area car shows, cruises
Updated: 6/9/2011 4:21:59 PM EST

Submit car show listings to Joe Slezak via email to jslezak@heritage.com or fax to 1-734-246-2727. The deadline is noon Wednesdays. WEEKLY EVENTS Mondays Big Boy Car Show, 5 to 8 p.m., 27050 Telegraph Road, Flat Rock. Details: 1-734-782-0606. Tuesdays Tuesday Night Car Cruise, 4 to 8 p.m. at Emerald Square Shopping Center, North Line at Pardee roads, Taylor. All cars, trucks a ... [FULL STORY]

A lot of the classics, and some new coming to this years Cruisin' Downriver
Updated: 6/9/2011 3:58:01 PM EST

It looks like summer has come to Michigan at last. June is a busy month for the Southern Wayne Regional Chamber of Commerce and the southern end of Wayne County. Cruisin’ Downriver, now in its 12th year, is a huge event, drawing thousands of cars and hundreds of thousands of spectators to Fort Street the last Saturday in June each year. New this year is the emergency vehicle parade that w ... [FULL STORY]

Cruisin’ Downriver: Tell us your plans
Updated: 6/9/2011 10:21:45 AM EST

FORT ST. — Cruisin’ Downriver is steering toward its 12th annual outing, and we want some feedback from you! What are your plans? The News-Herald Newspapers wants to publish an inclusive list of Cruisin’ Downriver activities this year. What are your plans? Are you hosting a special event during cruise week or that Saturday? Is your club or group doing something special? Is your business of ... [FULL STORY]


Cruisin’ Downriver turns 12 next month
This year’s annual area classic car event is scheduled for June 25
Updated: 5/26/2011 10:20:39 AM EST

FORT ST. — After 11 summers of success, Cruisin’ Downriver finds itself steering toward an even dozen. And it’s just about a month away. This year’s annual area classic car event is scheduled for June 25. As always, it will run down Fort Street from Sibley Road in Riverview through Southgate, Wyandotte and finally Lincoln Park, ending at Outer Drive. Downriver’s signature summer event aga ... [FULL STORY]


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