August 2008 promises to be a watershed month in Michigan, as no less than five major automotive events convene here this summer for car-lovers and their families.
Whether your fascination is the volcanic rumble of an unmuffled big-block V-8, an up-close look at a gleaming concours Duesenberg or the flash of an IndyCar darting into an S-bend at speed, there'll be something for everyone.
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Date(s): 8/8/2008 - 8/15/2008
Where: Foxtown, downtown Detroit
New downtown car festival the week prior to the Woodward Dream Cruise. It kicks off with the Detroit Festival of Speed and Style car show at Campus Martius Park.
Detroit Festival of Speed and Style
Date(s): 8/8/2008 - 8/10/2008
Where: Campus Martius Park
Marrying the excitement and speed of car cruises and races with the style and sophistication of a Concours d'Elegance, the new Detroit Festival of Speed and Style (DFOSS) celebrate the automobile in the heart of downtown Detroit, Campus Martius Park - with no admission charge.
Woodward Dream Cruise
Where: Woodward Avenue, Ferndale to Pontiac
The Woodward Dream Cruise is the world's largest one-day celebration of classic car culture, attracting more than 1 million visitors and over 40,000 muscle cars, street rods, custom, collector and special interest vehicles.
Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix
Date(s): 8/29/2008 - 8/31/2008
Where: Belle Isle, Detroit
World-class motor racing in the Motor City with the newly-unified IndyCar Series; the American LeMans Series, the world's premier sports car series; and the SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT Championship. GM and Model T centennial activities being planned.