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Cruisin' Hines
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Classic cars roll through Hines Park for the 'Cruisin' Hines', Sunday
August 28, 2016
It’s all about classics at “Cruisin’ Hines.” For those who believe that the “west side is the best side” of metro Detroit, there’s nothing like breaking out the lawn chairs and spending this Sunday at Hines park watching cars, 25 years old or older slowly cruise their way through the park.

Shawn Ley went along for the ride that is all about cruising classics with no traffic jams.


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Cruisers tell it’s the best cruise in the country
August 22, 2016
Thousands of classic cars will be on display during Cruisin’ Hines Aug. 28, but unlike the cruise on Woodward, this parade of sweet wheels will only include vehicles at least 25 years old, it’s in a serene park setting and squealing tires are banned.


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Cars flock to Hines Park for annual cruise
August 27, 2015
It was 7 1/2 miles of pure cruiser heaven Sunday as thousands of cars and people packed in Hines Park for the annual Cruisin' Hines car cruise.
A purist's car cruise with only classics and hot rods allowed on the roadway, people packed the park for the event that has continued to grow in popularity since its inception five years ago.


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She's going 'topless' for annual Hines Drive cruise
August 20, 2015
Denise Sheldon is serious when she says she's been cruising "topless" on Hines Drive since 1978. In fact, her moniker is Hot Rod Lady Cruiser.
"My very first car I bought with my babysitting money - it was a 1968 Camaro Convertible," the Livonia resident said.


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Volunteers needed for annual Hines Drive cruise
August 9, 2015
Don Nicholson is hesitant to estimate how many cruisers will descend on Hines Park on Aug. 23, but he believes the number will top the nearly 60,000 classics and hot rods that showed up last year.

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Hines cruise: 'Lots of cars, lots of people'
August 27, 2014
Don Nicholson has given up counting. There's no way to say how many people were in Hines Park Sunday for the annual Cruisin' Hines car cruise.


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Hines cruise brings out crowds to see classics, hot rods
August 26, 2014
Ask people what they don't want to see at a car cruise and they say mini vans. But that doesn't put off Gary and Joyce Swain.


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Cars buffs ready to take over Hines Drive for fourth annual cruise.
August 26, 2014
If you’re a cruiser, Hines Park will be the place to be next Sunday as classic, hot rod and custom cars take over the parkway for the fourth annual Cruisin’ Hines.
Last year, more than 50,000 car lovers turned out to motor along Hines Drive from Outer Drive in Dearborn to Ann Arbor Trail in Westland. Thousands more line the road to watch in what has become Wayne County’s version of the Woodward Dream Cruise.


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Car-themed events don't end with Dream Cruise: 3 more to check out
August 15, 2014
...At Cruisin’Hines, you’ll see nothing but classic cruisers and hot rods because ordinary cars are banned for the day from Hines Drive. The event runs 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Enter Hines Drive from Ford Road.

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Volunteers needed for fourth annual Cruisin' Hines in Westland.
July 28, 2014
In 2011, Don Nicholson was blown away by the response to his inaugural Hines Drive cruise. Cruisin' Hines attracted more than 24,000 classic car owners and hot rodders who spent the day driving from Ann Arbor Trail in Westland to Outer Drive in Dearborn.


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Autopalooza is cruisin' back to southeast Michigan
May 12, 2014
Autopalooza returns, this summer, to southeast Michigan with a series of cruises, races and shows throughout metro Detroit. These events celebrate Michigan's automotive history.

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60,000 cars fill Hines Drive for third annual cruise.
August 28, 2013
All Rich Schlampp can say about Sunday’s Hines Drive cruises is “wow” with two exclamation points. Schlampp was among fans who lined Hines Drive to watch classic cars and hot rods cruise the parkway from Ann Arbor Trail in Westland to Outer Drive in Dearborn Heights.

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Large crowd of cruisers expected for annual Hines Drive cruise.
August 17, 2013
With attendance doubling over two years, Don Nicholson has every reason to expect the third installment of Cruisin’ Hines to be bigger, and definitely better.

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Cruisin' Hines gives cruisers
another chance to ride after the Dream Cruise.
August 14, 2013
Hines Park on August 25 will have thousands of people taking in classics & hot rods.

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Car cruises, shows a sure sign of summer.
June 12, 2013
In August 2012, an estimated 40,000 classic and hot rod cars joined the processional cruise along Hines Drive. And that was double the number of cars who attended the first cruise in 2011.

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Cruisin' Hines on YouTube!

Hines Drive Cruise, August 28, 2015

Hines Drive Cruise, August 23, 2016

Hines Drive Cruise, August 24, 2014

Hines Drive Cruise, August 25, 2013


Cruisin' Hines 2015 Photos
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Warren Evans, Wayne County Executive
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