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Metro Cruise rolls into 28th Street

August 21, 2014
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Metro Cruise revs up 28th Street
The 28th Street Metro Cruise draws more than 300,000 people to the Wyoming area. Courtesy 28th Street Metro Cruise

A 100-foot red carpet is getting rolled out tomorrow night for vintage cars.

The 10th annual 28 Street Metro Cruise, presented by WKTV Community Television and Media and the Wyoming-Kentwood Chamber of Commerce, will be in Wyoming in the parking lot of the former Klingma’s building, at 1001 28th St. SW.

The event will start tomorrow at 4 p.m. and again on Saturday at 9 a.m.

Show organizers said more than 300,000 people last year checked out the more than 15,000 classic cars at the event, which extends down the street.

The 28 Street Metro Cruise will feature several events throughout the weekend, including The Concourse.

About 27 classic cars will roll down a red carpet at 8 p.m. tomorrow: a 1935 Cadillac La Salle, a 1936 Stout-Scarab, a 1936 Ford Woody Wagon, a 1937 Packard 2 Door Convertible, a 1938 Rolls Royce Wraith, 1957 Jaguar, 1961 Imperial Crown and others.

“Some of the car collectors call it Oscar night for car collectors,” said Tom Norton, producer of the event. “We have a huge amount of volunteers who spend six months getting ready for the show, and this year, we’re proud to say that classic collectors from all over Michigan and some from Wisconsin are bringing their rare vehicles for the show.”

One of the highlights of the show is expected to be a reveal of two vehicles from the Ken Lingenfelter Collection.

Show organizers said the collection is one of the nation’s largest classic car collections. 

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