TELEGRAPH CRUISE IS SATURDAY, JULY 26
The 2014 Telegraph Cruise, scheduled for Saturday, July 26, is revving up its engines and getting reading to roll up and down US-24, one of Michigan’s busiest roadways. 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 will have a classic car display by one of the best car clubs in the area, the Roamin' Chariots, along with display cars from Milan Dragway and Flat Rock Speedway. The city will also offer a DJ. All will be located in the old Handy Andy Lot on the day of the event.
The lot will be fenced in. Visitors can walk in and view the classic cars on hand, talk to the owners and enjoy the music and the event. Some parking may be available in the back of the lot, through the Champaign Street entrance. The classic cars will be displayed in the front of the lot, facing Telegraph. No spectator tents will be allowed on that property.
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.
Some other businesses in the planning stages of doing activities focusing on the Telegraph Cruise included Switch Eye Care, Big Boy’s, Metro PCS, Taylor Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Pete’s Place, Zap Zone, Drink’s Saloon and The Cordial Shoppe.
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
- Do not throw water or bleach on the roadway
If everyone remains in control and acts responsibly, the 2014 Telegraph Cruise will be another great weekend. For more updates, return to this website.
Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 9:00am
Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 9:00pm