Chevrolet hosted a 100-vehicle parade to mark its Centennial celebration on the Thursday before the annual Woodward Dream Cruise.
It was one of the rare occasions when Heritage Center vehicles were driven on public roads. In addition to the Heritage classics, winning vehicles selected from the GM Tech Center employee car show, a contingent of Volts, Sonics and new Camaro convertibles made the escorted trip down Woodward Avenue. They were flagged off by Jeff Gordon and Jimmy Johnson and up front was a 1960 Corvette driven by Dan Akerson, chairman and chief executive officer of GM, and co-piloted by Steven Girsky, vice chairman. The crowds along the route loved seeing the old and new cars representing 100 years of Chevrolet and waves were enthusiastically exchanged.
On Saturday, the Dream Cruise was celebrated at the Birmingham "Triangle" with those same employee winners and Heritage Center cars helping Chevrolet celebrate its 100th anniversary.