WXYZ Revs Up For Dream Cruise Coverage

It’s time again for classic cars and chrome. Scripps-owned ABC affiliate WXYZ Detroit (DMA 13) will broadcast exclusive coverage of the Woodward Dream Cruise presented by Ford, on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Viewers in cities from Los Angeles to New York also can experience the excitement of what the station calls “the largest one-day automotive event in the world.” A one-hour version of the program will be syndicated to stations across the country, including stations owned by WXYZ’s parent company, The E.W. Scripps Co. The program will air nationwide in late August and early September and will reach approximately 80% of U.S. households.

WXYZ news anchors Stephen Clark and Carolyn Clifford will host the program from a street-side stage. WXYZ anchors JoAnne Purtan, Glenda Lewis, Alicia Smith, Keenan Smith, and Ann Marie LaFlamme will provide coverage from hot spots along Woodward Avenue, including legendary Mustang Alley in Ferndale.

Meteorologist Dave Rexroth will cruise in a classic Ford Mustang and reporter Matt Smith will introduce viewers to classic car collectors along the route. The show will capture the country’s love affair with cars and trucks as more than 40,000 vehicles and more than 1.2 million visitors pack a 9-mile stretch of historic Woodward Avenue.  

An encore broadcast of WXYZ’s Woodward Dream Cruise special will air on WXYZ Sunday, Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. to noon.

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