After dozens of serious-minded comments posted in recent days, Ed Laphams column on what vehicles might participate in future Detroit Cruises puts writers in a light-hearted mood.
Several cant resist making suggestions to Laphams closing question, So which cars will be tomorrows cruisers?
One starts with a list of Detroit iron: 1996 Chevy Impala SS, 1999 supercharged Buick Riviera, 2007 Chevy Monte Carlo SS, 2008 Dodge Charger, 2009 Ford Flex and 2010 Chevy Camaro.
Porsche356supersport nominates the current Ford Mustang, but adds: I doubt you will see a Prius on the Woodward Cruise in 2016.
237295 is certain at least one DeLorean will be cruised, however rusty it may be under its stainless-steel skin.
Another writer suggests 1995 to 1997 Jaguar XJ and XJS models from what he called a golden age of Ford build standards and British styling, adding: These are not horrible cars to work on and truly satisfying from an esthetic standpoint.
Others see substantial change in future cruisers. ACAR expects lots of interesting exterior variations as composites make customization cheaper and easier and speculates that expensive sound systems may replace V-8 rumble.
Another writer adds that yesterdays open hoods to show off engine modifications is morphing to open trunks displaying huge stereos.
The writer predicts composite cars skins with THUMPIN bass.