Saturday June 28, 2014.
The annual Downriver cruise thru Lincoln Park, Southgate & Riverview Michigan along Fort Street proceeded as usual.
At least 16 turbo buicks (that I was able to count, at any rate) made their presence, including Tim Szabo’s 8 second TSO car! (on the street no less, in the Kmart parking lot).
The downriver area is populated with a bunch of G-body cars, mostly of the Monte Carlo SS variety (with a few aerocoupes thrown in the mix), as I noticed at least twice as many SS’s as GN’s… but it’s all good.
Cutlass, Hurst Olds & 442’s and a few Grand Prix’s attended as well.
This cruise event didn’t feature a separated paid cruise lane, nor blocked off turn arounds as was seen at the Eastpointe Gratiot Cruise (hint, hint, Eastpointe…) and the traffic flowed pretty well too, with 2 specified (but not sectioned off) cruise lanes for hot rods & muscle cars of all types.
Things seemed to go off pretty well all day (except for the motorcycle that rear ended a 1979 Z28 when we first arrived! oops! Honestly, Mr. motorcycle driver, that cute tall blond that you were staring at instead of paying attention to the road ahead isn’t going to be worth it in 3..2..1…).
Didn’t attend? There’s always next year.
(and maybe, if you ask nicely, Mr. Szabo will let you take his car out for a spin down Fort street… but then again, perhaps not…)
Enjoy the pics!
Tim Szabo’s 8 second Buick TSO drag race car!