Ypsilanti, Depot Town Cruise Nights

Jun 11, 2010

Ypsilanti Michigan is a city very rich in History, Automotive heritage and American car culture.
So, before I tell you about the Ypsilanti Depot Town Cruise Nights,
allow me to share just a few interesting facts.

Preston Tucker and his family owned and operated the Ypsilanti Machine Co. where the 334 cubic inch, Air Cooled Motors, Flat 6 Cylinder aircraft motor was further developed to power his Tucker Sedan prototypes and the Tucker 48.

Apex Motors produced the Ace 6 Automobile in Ypsilanti in the early twenties, after a short life Apex was bought by the American Motor Truck Company.

The Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum on 100 E. Cross Street is also the location of the last Hudson dealer in the world and home to the Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a terrific collection of automobiles.

In 1941 the Ypsilanti Willow Run Airport and Assembly Plant was built as a war time heavy bomber plant, where the Ford Motor Company helped produce B-24 Liberator heavy bomber aircraft,
the first of which was called The Spirit of Ypsilanti.

This was the worlds largest factory in World War II, at its height producing 650 planes a month and between 1942 and 1945 over 8,000 B-24s were produced and in the air, after which it was bought by Kaiser and Frazer, making automobiles until 1953 when General Motors purchased the Willow Run Assembly Plant and produced Corvairs among others and the famous GM Hydromatic Transmission, almost to this very day.

Over the Summer months June to September Ypsilanti Hosts the Depot Town Cruise Nights. A free event that anyone can enter and show their car.

This year the show has been allowed to spill into the adjacent Riverside Park, making room for lots more cars and a great extension for the show, a very smart move by the city in my opinion.

Everything is allowed, as you will see from our pictures, and there is always fun for the whole family with, activities for the kids, raffles for all sorts of prizes, and a large variety of restaurants, shops and attractions.

With 15 Thursday night car shows over the 2010 season everyone should attend at least once, for fun in the sun with trucks, motorcycles, classic cars, show cars, beaters, runners, and one of a kinds, every show is always a little different.

Is there a better way to spend a Thursday evening?

Depot Town Cruise Nights 

When: June 10 through September 9, 2010

Where: E. Cross St. in Depot Town 

Time: Thursday evenings from 5 pm - 9 pm (unless it rains)

Here are some photos to show you what to expect at this weekly Ypsilanti car show.

I love the smell of high test gasoline in the evening.


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Ypsilanti, Depot Town Cruise Nights

Custom Chevrolet Corvair
Small Block Chevy/4 Dual Downdraft Webbers
Depot Town Cuise Nights
1958 Chevy Impala Hardtop Coupe
Synergy Green Edition 2010 Camaro
Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible
Oldsmobile Cutlass Convertible
Jr. Dragster
1971 Ford Mustang Boss 351
1969 Plymouth Road Runner
Oldsmobile 442 Convertible
1968 Plymouth Satellite Sedan
2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS
Chevrolet Nova 327
2009 Chevrolet Corvette
1976 Mercury Marque
1962 Ford Thunderbird
1966 Chevrolet Chevelle 396
1964 Mercury Comet
1964 Ford Galaxie 500 XL
1939 Buick Special
1955 Studebaker V8 Pickup
1965 Ford Mustang Fastback
1956 Mercury Montclair
1970 Dodge Challenger RT
1938 Hot Rod in Salmon
Early 60s Ford Thunderbird
67-68 Chevrolet Camaro
1955 Chevrolet Nomad
1964 Chevrolet Impala Hardtop
1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS
Late 70s F150 Custom
1963 Rambler American Sedan
Late 70s Pontiac Trans Am
1953 Studebaker Commander
Roush Stage 3 Mustang
1966 Ford Fairlane
1954 Chevrolet Pickup
1961 Corvette Roadster
1999 Dodge Viper next to The GTO Judge
1969 Plymouth Road Runner 383
1980s Chevrolet Camaro
Ford Duece Coupe
1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1
1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
1980s Ford Mustang 5.0 Convertible
Riverside Park, June 10th 2010
1966 Chevrolet Chevy II
1970 Ford Thunderbird
A Pair of 1971 Corvette Stingray Convertibles
1932 Ford Roadster
1967 Ford Mustang Fastback
1969 Rambler Scrambler
Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Pimpin
1970 Plymouth Road Runner Hardtop
1962 Chevrolet Impala
Rat Truck
Chainlink Grenade Shifter
1963 Studebaker Daytona Wagonaire
Chevrolet Camaro Z28
1968 Ford Mustang Convertible
1965 Pontiac GTO
1966 Ford Mustang Coupe
Pontiac Grand Am Colonnade Hardtop 455
Plymouth Road Runner 426 HEMI
Chevrolet Impala
1965 Corvette Sting Ray Convertible
Pontiac Trans Am 6.6
1932 Ford Roadster/Chevy small block
1954 Kaiser Special Sedan
1938 Chevrolet 2 Door Sedan
1960 Chevrolet Impala
1949 Mercury Coupe
1939 Chevrolet 2 Door Sedan
1978 Ford F150 Ranger in Light/Dark Jade
Pontiac LeMans 350
1964 Mercury Monteray Marauder
Super Maurader 427 3x2 BBL
Cafe Racer
Turquoise 57 Chevy
2009 Ford Mustang GT500 KR
Chevrolet C10 Cheyenne Shortbed Pickup
1934 Ford Hot Rod
34 Ford Grey Hound Hood Orniment
Chevy Beater Sedan and a Pontiac Firebird
1965 Rambler Marlin
1981 Delorean DMC-12
1984 Pontiac Fiero
1927 Ford 'ND-Roadster'
1957 Ford Custom 300
1969 Plymouth Road Runner Convertible
1967 Plymouth GTX
Ford Pyroil Delivery Panel Truck
Plymouth Barracuda 340
Custom Corvette Stingray Hot Rod
Highrise 2x4 Manifold
51 Hot Rod
1957 Ford Fairlane Sunliner Convertible
Chevrolet Impala
Shelby Cobra Replica
1967 Shelby Replica
1965 Pontiac GTO
1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria
1961 Pontiac Bonneville
1956 Ford Failane Convertible

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