Classic Cars parade through Berkley on Dream Cruise eve

- Call it flashback Friday - auto edition.

For many the Berkley Cruisefest is the prelude to the Woodward Dream Cruise - and it was quite the kickoff.

Berkley was brimming with old school rides for its yearly cruise fest

From Chevelles to Thunderbirds, Corvettes to Pintos

"I'm just taking in the beauty of all of them," said one onlooker.

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"This parade is just classic," said Mike Liedtke. "It comes down single file all the cars, 300 cars."

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"It's sitting right down the street here, it is a 1939 Chevy," said Clay McMurray. "He's asking $20,000 for it, but he said it is negotiable."

"I like the '56 Oldsmobile," said Donica Duty

This weekend of dream cruising can be sort of a nightmare for some businesses. Michelle Lewis owns painting with a twist in Ferndale but Saturday the walk-in artists won't paint here but at Good Cakes and Bakes on Livernois in Detroit, who partnered with them.

Local law enforcement is working to keep cruise-goers safe, banning commercial vehicles, vehicles with trailers and vehicles weighing more than 10,000 pounds from Woodward Avenue.

"We have to think about the worst that can happen," said Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard. "We hope and pray that it never does but that's not a strategy - preparation is. We think this will help enhance the safety but I also think it will make the movement more efficient but it will enhance the viewer pleasure, also."

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