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with a 2005 Ford Mustang convertible
4th July, 2005
Downtown Birmingham, Michigan (near Detroit) will be rockin’ with “Fun, Fun, Fun” on Friday, 19th August, 2005 as the Beach Boys bring in their sounds of summer to headline Ford Motor Company’s charity celebration kicking off the 11th annual Woodward Dream Cruise.
The charity celebration, Ford Cruisin’ Legends, begins the weekend of activities where classic cars, great music and family entertainment meet.
“Iconic cars like the Mustang, Ford Roadster and Thunderbird inspired a generation of cruisin’ music that remains a big part of American culture,” said Greg Smith, Ford’s executive vice president and president, The Americas. “Who better than the Beach Boys to help us bring together the hottest hot rod cruisers and the coolest summer tunes, all for a great cause?”
Ford is a longtime supporter of the local community and various children’s charities through its celebration of the American passion for cars as part of Birmingham ’s Dream Cruise festivities.
The country’s largest one-day automotive enthusiast event attracts roughly 1.7 million fans and 40,000 cars to Metro Detroit’s 16-mile long cruising strip on famed Woodward Avenue.
Greg Smith and Edsel B. Ford II are honorary chairmen of the fund-raiser event, which for the second year benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF).
“Ford Motor Company has been a dedicated partner of JDRF for more than 20 years,” said Karen Breen, executive director of JDRF’s Metro Detroit & Southeast Michigan Chapter. “Through its efforts locally and around the world, Ford contributes to fund the most promising research that is leading to a cure for diabetes and its complications.”
Cruisin’ has something for everyone
The Ford Cruisin’ Legends charity celebration will be centred in the Shain Park area of Birmingham from 6-11 p.m. – rain or shine. In addition to the Beach Boys performance, activities are to include:
In addition, Ford Cruisin’ Legends ticketholders will be eligible for Friends & Neighbours X-Plan Pricing on eligible Ford Motor Company vehicles.
Bid on ‘Little Deuce Coupe’ for charity
A reproduction of the popular hot rod 1932 Ford Dearborn Deuce TM Convertible, about which the Beach Boys lovingly crooned in “Little Deuce Coupe” in the 1960s, will be auctioned to help support JDRF. The auction is scheduled to begin in early August with the winning bid announced 19th August during the Beach Boys performance. Proceeds will be donated to JDRF.
Limited tickets on sale now
Tickets for the Ford Cruisin’ Legends charity celebration – including the Beach Boys concert, dinner and auction – are $175 (USD) each. A limited number of all-inclusive tickets of $750 (USD) earn the unique opportunity to meet the Beach Boys at an “afterglow party” immediately following their performance. A contribution from ticket sales will benefit JDRF. To purchase tickets, contact JDRF at email@example.com or call + 1 + (248) 827-3015 (Michigan business hours).
Ford Cruisin’ Legends fun continues all day Saturday
A wide variety of displays and activities on Saturday, 20th August will be free of charge, including:
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