With the 2014 Telegraph Cruise scheduled right around the corner on Saturday, July 26, Taylor businesses and organizations that plan outdoor activities along the route should remember to file the proper permits with the City. 

Permits can be obtained through the Customer Service Center at City Hall, 23555 Goddard, during regular business hours Mondays through Fridays. For more information, call (734) 287-6550.

The cruise runs from Puritan Road in Redford to Eureka Road in Taylor and includes the municipalities of Taylor, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights and Redford. The cruise takes place between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.

This will be the cruise’s 10th anniversary. It originated in honor of the Telegraph Tomorrow Association, which worked to improve and promote the Telegraph Road corridor. Thousands annually attend the cruise to see their favorite classic cars or souped up hot rods. Detroit has been known world-wide as the Motor City, and car enthusiasts are everywhere – and often hold a special place in their hearts for a certain vehicle from yesteryear.

The City of Taylor was finalizing plans for a classic car display in the old Handy Andy Lot on the day of the event. The lot will be fenced in and allow traffic to view the classic cars on hand, talk to the owners and enjoy the music and the event. The Roamin' Chariots Car Club will be on hand, as well as funny cars from Milan Dragway and stock cars from the Flat Rock Speedway.

The United Auto Workers Region 1A has been a long-time participant in the cruise and will continue this year. They plan to welcome classics in their large parking lot behind the UAW building, offer music by a DJ, a dunk tank, General Motors remote race car track and more. They welcome anyone attending the cruise to stop in and say hello.

Biker Bob’s has a day full of events, with an “End of the Month Party” from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. From 10:30-11:30 a.m., it will hold a Stage 1 / Exhaust Workshop. From 1-3 p.m. there will be a Bagger Bike Show and a Pin Up Girl Contest. There will also be a chance to win a Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Motor City Minis, located on Van Born Road and billed as the only dedicated vintage bike shop in the country, again plans to return to Thrifty Florist to display their bikes and take part in the cruise. Motor City owner Bryan Paul said that he has taken part in the cruise since it began and can’t wait until this year’s event.

The Taylor Police Department wants everyone to enjoy the Telegraph Cruise, but cautions spectators and participants against the following:
  • Driving and drinking will not be tolerated
  • Pedestrians should stay clear of the street
  • Please do not throw anything into the roadway, including water or bleach
If everyone remains in control and acts responsibly, the 2014 Telegraph Cruise will be another great weekend. For more updates, click in