Celebrating Ford Performance During the Woodward Dream Cruise

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With more Mustangs than ever before in Mustang Alley and a host of exciting Ford Performance vehicles for people to see in person, the 2018 Woodward Dream Cruise was the place to be on August 18 for car enthusiasts of all types.


This year was the 20th edition of Mustang Alley, an area of the Ford display in Ferndale, Michigan, that we set aside for customers to show off their Mustangs. We wanted to make this year’s gathering bigger than ever – and thanks to our passionate Mustang owners – we had more than 1,200 cars lining 9 Mile Road and filling adjacent parking lots!


Performance and racing fans were treated to one great experience after another in the Ford display. The new Mustang NASCAR Cup Car was exhibited after being announced and shown to the public only nine days earlier. The year 2019 will be the first time that Mustang will compete in NASCAR Cup Car racing. 

Woodeward Dream Cruise 2018 Ford

The 50th Anniversary Mustang Cobra Jet was revealed to the public for the first time at the Woodward Dream Cruise. This turnkey race car is built specifically for drag racing, capable of covering a quarter-mile in the mid-eight-second range. It comes with a 5.2L V8 fitted with a 3.0L supercharger. The new Mustang Cobra Jet is available in Race Red or Oxford White and can be outfitted with the exclusive 50th Anniversary graphics and badging. Production is limited to 68 cars, in honor of Cobra Jet’s 1968 debut.

Woodward Dream Cruise 2018 Ford Cobra Jet

The current Ford Performance vehicle line was showcased, including the 2018 Ford Focus RS and 2019 Edge ST. Visitors were also able to see the all-new 2019 Ford Ranger. Experts from Ford were available to answer questions about all of these vehicles.


The original 1968 Mustang BULLITT was on display elsewhere on Woodward during the cruise, while the limited-edition 2019 Mustang BULLITT* was available in the Ford display for people to see up close and even sit in the car and look under the hood.

Woodward Dream Cruise 2018 Ford

The Eagle Squadron Mustang GT, built by Ford Performance and drifting champ Vaughn Gittin Jr., was awarded to the person who recently had the winning bid on the car in a charity auction at the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVentrue Museum.


We were proud to once again be the presenting sponsor of the cruise, supporting this world-famous event that is as steeped in car culture as Ford Motor Company itself.


*BULLITT and all related characters and elements © & ™ Warner Bros Entertainment Inc. (s18)

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