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吾渥大道(Woodward Avenue)的夢之旅



吾渥大道有時也被人稱做「夢想大道」(Boulevard of Dreams),它的歷史可回溯至1896年,即第一次有車行駛在吾渥大道上。幾個月後,亨利福特帶著他的新車加入吾渥大道的行列。192484日時,吾渥大道又再次創下了它的歷史記錄,它是世上第一條以水泥鋪設的公路,也是底特律市及密西根州之間的主要連接道路。


Have you ever heard of someone taking a bath while riding down a street? That's what the owner of the cruiser "Splish-Splash" does every year in the Woodward Dream Cruise. But that's only one of the cars that take part in this midsummer classic -- the world's largest one-day festival of the car culture.

This auto parade, which stretches 16 miles on Woodward Avenue, running west from Detroit to Pontiac, Michigan, features classic cars, hot rods, antique and unique cars, and celebrates Woodward Avenue's contribution to American car history. Woodward Avenue is one of America's best-known cruising roads. During the 1950s, on summer nights along the Woodward "strip," the area swelled with teens and young adults cruising in their Fords, Chevys and Valiants.

Sometimes called the "Boulevard of Dreams," Woodward Avenue has a history that goes back to 1896, when a car was first driven down the avenue. A few months later, Henry Ford followed in his new automobile. On August 4, 1924, Woodward made history again when it became the first concrete paved highway in the world, creating a primary link between Detroit and Michigan.

Today, more than 30,000 cars and 1.5 million people join in this celebration of America's love affair with the car.

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