Our amazing week in the Detroit area has been building for almost a week and with a few more visits Friday morning it was on to Woodward and the real reason we were here: The Woodward Dream Cruise.

The first stop on Friday morning was at our official drive shaft Supplier Dynotech Engineering in nearby Troy,Michigan. Dynotech has been the driveshaft supplier to the Road Tour for a number of years. With the high output motors that we have been using recently and the number of miles we log each year, the driveshaft is one part where we do not want to sacrifice quality and dependability. We have made Dynotech a regular stop during our week on Woodward for the last three years. We were again greeted by Steve and Jim and the Dynotech team. After some great coffee and delicious pastries we got a look at the craftsmen and equipment that help to produce the high quality drive shafts for us each year. Our visit wrapped up with some great tee shirts, sweat shirts and jackets being given out as door prizes to some lucky Road Tourians. Our yearly visit to Dynotech is always a very popular stop in Detroit.

Our next visit was our first time at Brother's Customs in Troy. Bill Jagnow and his crew have been turning out some great traditional rods and customs for a number of years. There projects are always well received at the Detroit Autorama each year and trophies line the walls at Brothers Customs. The projects in the works when we stopped ranged from a wild Jeep, a bare steel Mercedes on the rotisserie and some very traditional hot rods. With one of the Road Tourians experiencing some trans issues Bill said to drive it on the rack for a look. They spent time on the wounded GTO and got things back in running order in a short time. That's the way they are at Brothers Customs. We all came away very impressed.

After a great lunch at Bahama Breeze we made one more stop at a private collection of some of the greatest vehicles we had seen all week. To keep the private collection private we decided to refrain from taking pictures inside but believe me when I tell you that these were some fantastic vehicles.

By mid afternoon we all made our way to our designated parking area in Memorial Park in Royal Oak. We had parking for our 50 vehicles and a large tent to protect us from the sun. The cruising was in full swing by Friday afternoon. Many of the Road Tourians made a trip down famous Woodward Avenue. This was all just a warm up as the actual Woodward Dream Cruise is on Saturday. We were ready so bring it on.