Hot rod and classic car enthusiasts and spectators from throughout southeast Michigan will converge on Telegraph Road for the annual Telegraph Cruise beginning at 9 a.m. July 27.
Taylor officials ask participants to drive safely. Likewise, spectators should always be alert and cautious, because Telegraph Road is one of the busiest streets in the metropolitan Detroit area.
“Bottom line is that we want people to enjoy themselves, but be safe,” Taylor Mayor Rick Sollars said.
Spanning the communities of Taylor, Dearborn Heights, Dearborn and Redford Township, the event draws thousands of fans. It is held on the fourth weekend of July (which may or may not be the final weekend).
Many cars and crowds will also gather the Friday before for an unofficial kickoff. Official event hours are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on the fourth July Saturday.
Police ask cruise-goers to note:
• No mini-bikes, golf carts or recreational-type four-wheelers are allowed.
• Auxiliary police and police officers will be on-site all day.
• Signs will be posted, clearly defining criminal violations.
• There is a “zero tolerance” policy concerning items thrown into the road, especially bleach
• No “burn outs” are allowed and will be ticketed.
• Key side streets will be closed to eliminate any problems in surrounding neighborhoods.
• Police use outside agencies for assistance during the cruise.
• In Taylor, a plain clothes party patrol will watch for any problems in the crowd.
Telegraph Road will be closed to north- and southbound traffic approximately 10 p.m. to close out the event.
Car club members and classic vehicle owners alike are encouraged to display their wares along Telegraph Road.
Several business owners and operators along the Telegraph corridor make their parking lots available to cruisers and spectators, while others will host other cruise-related events. Those include:
• Lombardi’s, 9015 Telegraph, (drinks, food and music).
• Certified Alignment and Suspension, 10780 Telegraph, classic cars parked and tent.
• Cavill’s Lounge, 14383 Telegraph, (Drinks, DJ, dancing)
Many businesses hold special events throughout the day. Special event permits are required.
Originally the Telegraph Tomorrow Classic Car Cruise, it was named for the Telegraph Tomorrow Association that worked to improve and promote the U.S. 24 corridor.
Source: The city of Taylor