Telegraph Tomorrow Car Cruise to attract thousands
For the third straight year, thousands of classic car buffs and spectators will celebrate the automobile as they cruise historic Telegraph Road on Saturday in Taylor, Dearborn Heights, Dearborn and Redford Township.
This year, the event is called the Telegraph Tomorrow Classic Car Cruise, named for the Telegraph Tomorrow Association that works to improve and promote U.S. 24.
The hours of the third annual fun, family friendly event are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The route stretches from Eureka Road in Taylor to the south to Puritan Road in Redford to the north.
The City of Taylor will start its portion of the cruise with a parade on southbound Telegraph at Brest Road, next to Telegraph Chrysler Jeep. Drivers interested in participating should begin lining up on Brest at 8:30 a.m.
In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Edsel, members of the Edsel Club will participate in the parade. (Visit www.edsel50.com for more information.)
All car clubs and vehicles are welcome to participate in the cruise.
Gilead Baptist Church in Taylor will host a car show from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with awards presented at 3 p.m. There will be pizza and T-shirts for sale.
Telegraph Chrysler Jeep in Taylor will feature a live broadcast by WCSX-FM (94.7) from noon to 6 p.m. There will be a tent with chairs for seating, classic concessions and food from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and parking for up to 150 cars. One thousand bottles of water and Frisbees will be distributed.
The Home Depot at Goddard and Telegraph in Taylor will be the site of a broadcast by Oldies 104.3 WOMC, which will raffle off a classic car. T-shirts will be sold. The store will feature such specials as 50 percent off patio furniture and 10 percent off appliances.
Belle Tire in Dearborn Heights will be a broadcast site for Oldies 104.3 WOMC.
Pat Milliken Ford in Redford will feature cars parked along Telegraph. WCSX will broadcast from the site. The Thurston High School band will sell hot dogs, chips and pop.
St. John’s Lutheran Church and School in Taylor will feature car clubs, the Veterans of Foreign Wars community service, American flags and a food wagon.
The Fairlane Eagles in Taylor will feature sell hats and T-shirts.
Ameristar Auto Outfitters in Taylor will have cars on display.
Glass Mug Again in Taylor will have a tent, barbecue and music.
UAW Region 1A in Taylor will host a cruise “Pit Stop” for cruisers to display their vehicles. Refreshments and face painting will be available.
St. Alfred Parish in Taylor will feature Boy Scout Troop 816 selling refreshments, including hot dogs, Polish sausage and Italian sausage.
Telegraph Tomorrow Association
Gene Zamler, Telegraph Property LLC
George Matick Chevrolet Inc.
Glen’s Car and Truck Parts
Howe-Peterson Funeral Home
Pat Milliken Ford Inc.
Telegraph Chrysler Jeep
Traction Bar and Grill
About Telegraph Tomorrow
In 1998, Wayne County officials took a leadership role and helped establish a nonprofit organization called the Telegraph Tomorrow Association. The group has been promoting and implementing a vision for Telegraph Road ever since.
For more information about Telegraph Tomorrow or the classic car cruise, call Bonnie Cowell of the City of Taylor at (734) 374-4015, or visit the Web site www.cityoftaylor.com/cruise.