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Thousands line Fort Street for 15th annual Cruisin' Downriver
Updated: 7/3/2014 9:34:28 AM EST

Officially, no one burned rubber all day. Yet, somehow the odor of tires meeting the road still rose in the air for most of Saturday as an estimated 300,000 people gathered along the route of the 15th annual Cruisin' Downriver celebration of all things automotive. The cruise stretches from Outer Drive in Lincoln Park to Sibley Road in Riverview and also passes through the neighboring Downriver c ... [FULL STORY]


Police report few incidents related to Cruisin' Downriver on Fort Street
Updated: 7/3/2014 9:44:40 AM EST

When describing a car cruise as "quiet," it's not the adjective organizers would want to hear, but that word is music to the ears of local law enforcement agencies and nearby residents who worry that this kind of event could sometimes get out of hand. The 15th annual Cruisin' Downriver was anything but quiet, as classic cars and motorcycles rumbled down Fort Street on Saturday, with onlookers lin ... [FULL STORY]


Photos from 2014 Cruisin' Downriver
Updated: 6/30/2014 9:34:00 AM EST

The 15th annual Cruisin' Downriver was Saturday and reporters Dave Herndon, Anne Runkle and freelance photographer Constance York took photos during the event. Check out the photos from the day. http://media.thenewsherald.com/2014/06/29/cruisin-downriver-2014-the-cars/#1 FULL STORY]


15th Cruisin' Downriver set to roll out Saturday
Updated: 6/24/2014 9:29:17 AM EST

It's almost here. Cruisin' Downriver returns to Fort Street for its 15th birthday Saturday morning and car enthusiasts can rest assured -- at least for now -- that Mother Nature won't spoil the annual celebration of the region's automotive heritage. The National Weather Service is forecasting a partly cloudy day with a high of 79 degrees and just a 10 percent chance of rain. As the cruise draws ... [FULL STORY]


WOMC announces Cruisin' Downriver broadcast schedule
Updated: 6/19/2014 10:28:45 AM EST

WOMC-FM has announced its broadcast schedule for the June 28 Cruisin' Downriver. Personalities Bobby and Stacey will open the day from 10 a.m. to noon at E.W. Smith & Auto Owners Insurance, 1717 Fort St., in Wyandotte. They will remain at the agency until 2 p.m. Jim Johnson takes over the broadcast from noon to 2 p.m. at Mirage Jewelers, 17763 Fort St., in Riverview, before handing off to Dave F ... [FULL STORY]


Dying for barbecue: Local car club founder grillin' with 'Open Casket Bar and Grill
Updated: 6/16/2014 11:20:08 AM EST

The annual Cruisin' Downriver celebration brings out classic cars of all types. Vehicles of any size or shape traditionally participate, including the macabre. The Nightmare Cruisers Hearse Club will be participating in the cruise again this year as they take over the secondary parking lot at Solosy Funeral Home, 3206 Fort St., in Lincoln Park, for the duration of the cruise. "This is a great lo ... [FULL STORY]


More events added to 15th Cruisin' Downriver lineup
Updated: 6/16/2014 11:11:18 AM EST

Events keep rolling in for the 15th Cruisin' Downriver, which returns to Fort Street at 10 a.m. June 28. •WOMC-FM, a title sponsor of the annual celebration of all things with a motor with The News-Herald Newspapers and the Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber, will be broadcasting live throughout the day from various locations along the route. Organizers expect the station to announce specif ... [FULL STORY]


Lincoln Park plans special events for Cruisin' Downriver
Updated: 6/9/2014 2:05:12 PM EST

LINCOLN PARK -- A number of bands will play and other special events will celebrate the summer tradition of Cruisin' Downriver. The Lincoln Park Downtown Development Authority is sponsoring several bands outside of Fort Street businesses for the annual event, which will be held this year on June 28. Outside the Park Restaurant, 1681 Fort St., the band Willie Nelson Tribute will play from 6 to 9: ... [FULL STORY]


Cruisin' Downriver returns to Riverview after one-year absence
Updated: 6/9/2014 2:02:24 PM EST

RIVERVIEW -- Through no fault of its own, the city was conspicuously absent from last year's Cruisin' Downriver. Since its inception, the cruise has motored along Fort Street between Outer Drive and Sibley Road, in the cities of Lincoln Park, Southgate, Wyandotte and Riverview. Although several Downriver communities were affected by Fort Street reconstruction over a two-year period, the southern ... [FULL STORY]


Southgate businesses gear up for Cruisin' Downriver
Updated: 6/9/2014 1:52:16 PM EST

SOUTHGATE -- Several businesses along Fort Street are hosting activities for the 15th annual Cruisin' Downriver. The cruise officially will begin at 10 a.m. June 28 and loop through Lincoln Park, Riverview, Southgate and Wyandotte. This year, Co-op Services Credit Union, Kmart and Michigan Vehicle Solutions have activities planned during the cruise. A tent will be set up in the Co-op Services C ... [FULL STORY]


Array of musical acts in Lincoln Park planned for Cruisin' Downriver
Updated: 6/16/2014 11:04:25 AM EST

There will be plenty to do and see before and during the 15th annual Cruisin' Downriver in its northernmost city. Several businesses in Lincoln Park, where the cruise reaches its turnaround point June 28, will host musical acts the night before and during the yearly celebration of all things with a motor and four wheels. Outside the Park Restaurant, 1681 Fort St., the band Willie Nelson Trib ... [FULL STORY]

Cruisin' Downriver always a great day for pictures
Updated: 6/2/2014 9:50:21 AM EST

Classic cars will soon cruise Fort Street and fans will line the sidewalks to enjoy the show as the 15th annual Cruisin' Downriver will be June 28. Last year, The News-Herald Newspapers was there and the cameras were clicking away taking pictures of the c ... [FULL STORY]


Cruisin' Downriver preparations rev up as 15th annual event nears
Updated: 5/28/2014 8:52:35 AM EST

Cruisin' Downriver is fully into its teens and organizers are revving up for what they expect to be a great 15th birthday. The annual cruise along Fort Street returns to four cities June 28 with the support of title sponsors The News-Herald Newspapers, the Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber and WOMC-FM and offers a few new wrinkles. The most noticeable will be an extension of the route. Riv ... [FULL STORY]


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