The cities of Wyoming and Kentwood are proud to share their streets with classic car lovers of all ages as the 11th Annual 28th Street Metro Cruise rolls in on Friday.
Meanwhile, WKTV is proud to be a part of Metro Cruise and share its tradition of television production expertise with the community as it presents “DreamWheels!” live on the red carpet. Thanks to many dedicated community volunteers, “DreamWheels!” will give Metro Cruisers a unique and fun perspective of this popular celebration of classic autos. Here’s a sample of what you’ll see:
A 1966 Lincoln Continental convertible. Straight from the 1966 brochure, this car features the Empress Turquoise metallic exterior and aqua leather interior. It was built on November 2, 1965 at the Wixom, MI assembly plant and features such options as a Unibody car (no frame), a totally automatic convertible top, and a Stereo 8 track tape deck (new for 1966)!
Rob Zeller and John Manifold currently take care of the car which was never restored. It has always been well maintained.
A 1972 Buick Riviera. Originally owned in South Carolina, this car was used by a Michigan carpet installer to haul glue and tools. Today it is restored to a nutmeg exterior and saddle interior. Owner Bill Tripp says that its portrait was painted by a well-known local artist and used for the poster promoting the 2011 Hot Rod Power Tour in Muskegon that year.
See these cars and many more during WKTV’s live production of “DreamWheels!” It all takes place outside in the old Klingman’s parking lot across from Rogers Plaza. The show goes live on Friday, August 21 from 8 to 10 p.m. and again with new cars on Saturday, August 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. Best of all – admission is free!