Chrysler, Ford show how it's done at the 2012 Woodward Dream Cruise

After a week of festivities in the metro Detroit area, the 2012 Woodward Dream Cruise has come to a close and once again – the Chrysler Group and Ford Motor Company displays were among the bigger and best along the multi-mile cruise route.

The Woodward Dream Cruise is a massive rolling car show that lumbers through a variety of towns in the metro Detroit area and while the main attractions are the tens of thousands of modern and classic cruisers, the displays along the cruise route have become as popular as the on-road event itself. There are displays of every size and type along Woodward Avenue but every year the Ford Motor Company and the Chrysler Group put together displays that easily trump any other setup along the Dream Cruise route and 2012 was no exception.

For those who have never been to the Woodward Dream Cruise, the Chrysler Group and Ford Motor Company have two very different displays – both of which are gigantic yet distinctly unique from each other. General Motors also puts together a display at 13 Mile and Woodward but it is significantly smaller than those areas dedicated to the cross town rivals, including strictly company owned high performance vehicles from the current lineup.

The Chrysler Group sets up shop in a large parking lot at the corner of Woodward Ave and 13 Mile road with a massive mix of both privately owned vehicles and company owned vehicles – both from the past and present. This year, Chrysler filled their display with over 75 vehicles old and new along with a variety of attractions including opportunities to get a picture of yourself with your favorite Chrysler products and some free stuff for enthusiasts. There is also a collection of vendors selling Mopar branded apparel. From modern police cars to antique pickups, from the V10 Drag Pak Mopar Challenger to the 2013 SRT Viper GTS – the Chrysler display offers a walk through the history of the Mopar world and a compact, easy to enjoy area.


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