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WoodwardDreamCruise Z5N0689 Gary Macerba

What began in 1995 as a fundraiser for a soccer field in Ferndale has become the world’s largest one-day automotive event — the Woodward Dream Cruise.

Today, 1.5 million people and 40,000 classic cars travel to metro Detroit — the birthplace of the American automobile — from as far away as New Zealand, Australia and Japan to participate in the rolling car show.

This year’s Dream Cruise is Saturday, Aug. 15 along a 16-mile stretch of historical Woodward Avenue through nine host communities: Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Ferndale, Huntington Woods, Pleasant Ridge, Pontiac and Royal Oak.

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Engines Exposed 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air KMSPhotography

The Henry Ford in Dearborn has a few new reasons to visit, especially if you’re an auto enthusiast.  

Through March 15, Henry Ford Museum is offering visitors a look under the hoods of more than 40 of its vehicles during Engines Exposed in its Driving America exhibit.

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AutoShowTips BillBowen

Car enthusiasts, mark your calendars: the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) will be open to the public Jan. 17-25. More than 500 vehicles will be on display at Cobo Center. Experience automobile innovation in the Motor City. Make the day a smooth ride with these tips:

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I think we can all agree that summer is passing by all too quickly. Something simply must be done! So your mission — should you choose to accept it — is to fit in as much outdoor fun as possible in the month of August. And with an action-packed mid-month lineup, Detroit is just the place to do it!

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Take5 HelioCastroneves

He’s a household name with a long list of accomplishments. Sao Paulo, Brazil, native Helio Castroneves has raced for Team Penske for 14 seasons. He’s a three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 and the only driver to win in his first two races at Indy.

You may also recognize him from ABC’s hit TV show Dancing with the Stars. His charming personality and athleticism have also landed him spots in People, Newsweek, TV Guide, Esquire and Maxim and on Entertainment Tonight.

We took a few moments with the motor sports and entertainment star to get his spin on racing in The D.

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