On Saturday evening, June 27, 2009 my wife and I headed to the 10th Annual Cruisin' Downriver and WHAT an experience... and will not be going back again!
The plan was to cruise up and down Fort Street a few times and dinner at a local restaurant. Well… some of it did happen. My wife and I had dinner at the Ram's Horn Restaurant, the food and service was good. But we only cruised Fort Street only one-and-a-half times. Why? I was not prepared for the crude comments from the spectators along the route. They are a different breed at the Cruisin' Downriver! I have been to the Woodward Dream Cruise, Clinton Twp Gratiot Cruise, Cruisin’ Michigan Avenue, Port Huron Cruise Night and the Grand Rapids Metro Cruise and the spectators at those events have been courteous and friendly.
Even when I passed in front of the WOMC display at Meijer's caught me by surprise. A woman, on the microphone and speaker system, shouted out, "Hey there goes a smart car... I wouldn’t want to be in THAT in an accident." She must not have a college degree. I do hope she drives a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup Truck with air bags.
If you go to the Consumer's Report website and watch the actual crash videos. The smart car does better than the Silverado in the same side impact crash test.