Mustang Alley at the Woodward Dream Cruise
All Mustangs (plus a few Capris, Cougars, and GTs) flood 9 Mile Rd. in Ferndale, MI during the 2017 Woodward Dream Cruise
The Woodward Dream Cruise basically starts on 9 Mile Rd. in the suburb of Ferndale, MI, and travels north-bound to roughly 17 Mile Rd. and is a madhouse (in the fun aspect) of cruising like it use to be. One of the biggest “side shows” took place at the starting point, 9 Mile, where Ford’s Mustang Alley was set up exclusively for Mustangs and similar Fords, so we made sure to start the day there on Saturday, August 19, 2017.
With Henry Ford III cutting the ribbon to officially start the Woodward Dream Cruise on Friday at the entrance to Mustang Alley it was intentionally a focal subject to the whole shindig known as Woodward, and the Mustangs were out in force.
They began getting into place early in the morning and some stragglers were still rolling in a few hours later. We don’t have an official car count at this point, but Mustang Alley (and all of Woodward really) was bigger in 2017 than it was in ’16, with previously empty side streets now packed with cars of all types. Mustang Alley was no different—every parking lot along 9 Mile was packed with Mustangs and vendors, and right at the entrance at Woodward was a new Ford GT on a turntable and a Mustang flipped up on its side so you could get a good look at it’s underside. Speaking of GTs, Jim Owens and his crew was there with two different GTs (one a gorgeous dark red/maroon that if we had a hope of ordering one, would be our color of choice) and Ford trucks and cars representing their product line.
But it was the Mustangs that ruled the road, and if you’re a Mustang fan (which you are since you’re reading this), there was everything there from beater Mustang IIs to a’69 Cobra Jet convertible and more Shelbys than you can shake a snake at. So check out the photo gallery and prepare to drool, then make plans to come next year. We’ll see you there.