Top 10 Cars of the 2015 Woodward Dream Cruise

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

A sunny Saturday set the stage for a fantastic 2015 Woodward Dream Cruise.

Cars off all sorts arrived along the historic piece of Detroit asphalt to put on a display of V8 muscle and custom creativity that can’t be matched.

From old to new, rust to chrome, Woodward is a display of machinery that every car enthusiast should try and see at least once.

For your viewing pleasure, we have compiled a list packed with 10 of our favorite cars we saw at Woodward this year.

Do-it-yourself Chrome Hummer H2

Just in case the Hummer H2 was a little too inconspicuous, this owner decided to slather his in chrome. A clear do-it-yourself job, this H2 was providing a great mirror for the cruisers to check out their cars in. Best of all, just hang it from the ceiling and you instantly have the world’s largest disco ball!

Mid-1960’s Dodge W200 Power Wagon Crew Cab

Classic trucks are nothing out of the ordinary at the Dream Cruise, but I love seeing these old crew cabs. Buying a crew cab pickup was certainly not the norm when this truck was new, making these four-door models all the more rare. Add on that massive steel bumper with a winch mounted to it and this Power Wagon still looks ready to tackle some tough terrain.

Donk Love

Love them or hate them, ridiculously massive wheels, more affectionally referred to as Donks, are a trend in custom cars right
now. From classic Cadillac’s to a Ford Bronco, there isn’t a car out there that someone hasn’t slapped a set of donks onto. I think they look so ridiculous that you just have to love them.


What appears to be a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) troop transport was out cruising among the lesser vehicles at Woodward, trying to keep them from under its tires. We never got a close look at this thing, but its massive stature had it standing out in a crowd of low-slung hot rods.

Off-Roading Anyone?

This custom dune buggy belongs on the streets of Baja, which makes it a unique experience to see it cruising down the street trough a Detroit suburb. The custom-bodied four seater was housing an entire family, making it the perfect Dream Cruise ride.

Ford F-750 Tonka

You’re never too old to have toys and Ford has super sized the classic Tonka dump truck you used to play with in the sandbox. This Ford F-750 packs 330 hp and 725 pound-feet of torque from its diesel powerplant while standing at about 10-feet tall. Seeing this big yellow wonder rolling down the road is just a ton of fun.

Troy Police Hot Rod

Even the police got in on the custom car action. This Troy, MI police hot rod has tons of style and is one cop car I might not mind being thrown into the back off, just to get a closer look.

DeLorean With its Own Doc

The DeLorean DMC-12 was famously used in the Back to the Future series to travel through time, and there were actually quite a few DeLoreans that decided to travel to the 2015 Dream Cruise. This owner set himself apart and earned a spot on this list by playing up that history, doing his best Doc Brown impression.

Lifted El Camino

Of all the unlikely vehicles to lift, this El Camino actually makes some sense. After all, it is a pickup truck though typically it has the ride height of a car. Obviously this owner got sick of sitting so close to ground and jacked his El Camino up with some custom axles, wheels and tires.

Fancy Free Firebird

Whether you think it’s tacky or not, you have to give this enthusiast credit for taking the time and energy to do…whatever you call this. It appears that the owner was going for a kid’s entertainment themed car, sticking all sorts of action figures, toys and stickers to every inch of this Firebird.

Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="">Google+</A>

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  • Bob Finn Bob Finn on Aug 31, 2015

    I have fond memories of Woodward Ave from the late '60s and early '70s. Street racing capital of mid-America. GTO's, Roadrunners, Shelby Mustangs, Hemis. That's what it was all about. Cruisin' with your girl sitting next to you on a bench seat, take me back.

  • Jimmy Jimmy on Feb 25, 2017

    Top 10 cars my ass, the moron who picked theses cars has not a clue what the dream cruise is about and dude you should lose your job, you picked almost all n____r mobiles