The mission of the 28th Street Metro Cruise is to "help drive business" to a 16-mile stretch of the major retail corridor. Photo via fb.com
An event featuring a 16-mile stretch of cars is gearing up to take over 28th Street this weekend.
The 28th Street Metro Cruise runs from 4-10 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday along 28th Street, between Cascade and Grandville avenues.
The event is produced by the Wyoming-Kentwood Area Chamber of Commerce.
It attracted more than 250,000 spectators last year, according to a survey by Grand Valley State University students.
The Metro Cruise was first held in 2005.
Between 15,000 and 16,000 cars participate in the event, which features collector, antique, muscle and sports cars, many by manufacturers that have helped Michigan become known for its automotive industry.
The “center” of the Metro Cruise is in Wyoming at Rogers Plaza, at 972 28th St. SW, where food and sponsor booths will be set up and activities, such as a pin-up girl contest, and live music will be provided.