The new Woodward Dream Show  Aug. 13-15 will feature a hot rod contest, supercar shootout on the M1 race track, as well as food trucks and other family activities. The annual event brought 40,000 people to the M1 Concourse grounds. Roadkill Customs has evolved from local hot rod shop to online how-to magazine for budget-minded do-it-yourself hot rod builders and enthusiasts. Roadkill, which shut down a section of Woodward Avenue in Pontiac for legal drag racing, has been the official kickoff for Woodward Dream Cruise week. Today’s 1968 Hemi Under Glass is piloted by Mike Mantel. by Sam George June 18, 2020, 3:56 pm. Cruisers are expected to flock to Woodward whether the Dream Cruise is officially canceled or not. Thinking About Driving The Hot Rod Power Tour? Vehicles like the Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320, Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody, Charger SRT HELLCAT, Challenger SRT HELLCAT, Challenger SRT HELLCAT Redeye and the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon were out for the public to see up close. Really. RoadKill Nights had turned the heat up a notch by shutting down Woodward north of St. Joseph Mercy Parkland hospital and inviting 140 of the top drag racers from around the country to compete for a $30,000 purse in their street-legal rods. Henry Payne is auto critic for The Detroit News. Those vehicles ended up splitting the pot evenly. Find him at or Twitter @HenryEPayne. Please stay tuned for more event information to be announced. No Marketable Skills? When it came to drag racing, a wide arrange of vehicles were entered for the event. The multiday event at M1 Concourse in Pontiac Michigan is the first official event of the Woodward Dream Cruise. You bring the gumption. Bryant Goldstone’s street legal 2500 horsepower 1973 AMC Javelin was back this year, which finished second in the 2016 Roadkill Nights event. We'll work to keep you motivated and informed and with industry news, product information and reviews, event coverage, and well-curated articles and stories intended to inspire and educate. Additional industry celebrity attendees include Fast N’ Loud’s Richard Rawlings, Bill Goldberg and Matt D’Andria, Cristy Lee, and Steve Magnante. Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge has become one of the premier annual automotive events in the Metro Detroit, featuring legal street racing on Woodward Avenue and a sprawling festival at the M1 Concourse. Many local Mopars and non-Mopars were displayed around the track for the show n’ shine car show. The fourth annual “Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge” kicked off Metro Detroit’s week-long celebration of the Woodward Dream Cruise, this past weekend. Roadkill Nights also offered interactive opportunists for fans to take thrill rides in 700-plus horsepower Dodge muscle cars around the adjacent M1 Concourse. We can’t wait for the later part of this week to get some cruising in on the same stretch of road for the Dream Cruise. 2020 Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge canceled due to COVID19 pandemic by Patrick Rall on June 19, 2020 at 11:12 am EDT. Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge includes drag racing, thrill rides, a show ‘n’ shine area, dyno runs, manufacturer midway, as well as freestyle motocross shows, flame thrower exhibitions and much more. While the event had some amazing weather during the morning and early afternoon, like last year rain plagued the final event for the day, cancelling the top-8 fastest cars from battling it out for the big prize money. What better way to test a muscle car then with a stoplight drag race down Woodward. NHRA drivers Leah Pritchett in her Dodge/Mopar Top Fuel Dragster and Matt Hagan in his Dodge Charger SRT HELLCAT Funny Car ran the 1/8 mile section of Woodward. Dodge has … 14 years later a one-mile section was paved making this the first paved road in America. 2020 Event Information Coming Soon! Then there is Hemi Under Glass that has been racing for the last 50 years, although not the same driver who was doing crowd cheering wheel stands in the ’60s. The sixth annual Roadkill Nights has been canceled for Aug. 7-8, the latest victim of the COVID-19 pandemic. That doesn’t include the tons of other Mopars, GM, Fords and other vehicles. Detours, shut down roads, thousands of people in the streets, and the local front yards turned into parking lots. BREAKING: FCA US Announces Huge Manufacturing Changes: Pre-Race Report: NHRA E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals (Indy #1): Olive Green Power Wagons Hit Dealer Showrooms: Chrysler’s 2021 Pacifica Touring Adds More Function, Style, & Features. © Copyright 2020, All Rights Reserved. As part of the overall $40,000 purse, the largest cash purse ever offered at “Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge,” an additional $10,000 was awarded to the celebrity showdown race winner Bill Goldberg’s charity of choice. Welcome to Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge, LIVE from Woodward Avenue in Pontiac, Michigan… Event Schedule: (All times are in EST): 11:00 am – Drag Racing Begins – Open Qualifying Session 4:00 pm – Open Drag Racing – Qualifying Session Concludes 4:15 pm – Leah Pritchett & Matt Hagan – Top Fuel Exhibition Burnouts on … ROADKILL NIGHTS 2020 HAS BEEN CANCELED One Of The Coolest Automotive Events Around Gets Canned By COVID. Woodward Ave has a deep-rooted history in racing. This car has 725-750 horsepower at the rear wheels and runs a 10.9 on a cool day with racing slicks. This was the third consecutive year the event was held at M1 Concourse in Pontiac, Michigan. You have reached the finish line. Here’s How to Make It as a Hollywood Stunt Driver, Rebuilding Gas Monkey Garage’s Wrecked 1976 Chevrolet C10, Breaking Down the Top 10 Stories from the Barn Find Hunter Show, Best “No Welder” Aluminum Welding Rods?,, He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in. One thing that has not changed in the last half-century is that there were and there continues to be a lot of unique cars and people. Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge includes drag racing, thrill rides, a show ‘n’ shine area, dyno runs, manufacturer midway, as well as freestyle motocross shows, flame thrower exhibitions and much more. ... On August 11, Roadkill Nights returns to M1 Concourse in Pontiac, MI. The exception is the inaugural Woodward Dream Show which is scheduled to go on as planned Aug.13-15 at Pontiac's M1 Concourse, making it a focal point of attention when cruisers and their families gather later this summer. Chris Jacobs of Velocity’s Overhaulin’ will MC activities, while Brian Lohnes of Put Up or Shut Up will MC the drag races. Well, maybe they did a little bit, seeing they let Roadkill and Dodge take over a section of Woodward Ave in front of M1 Concourse. Roadkill Nights powered by Dodge The kick-off event again this year is Roadkill Powered by Dodge on Saturday, August 10. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in. via Busted Classic Garage ~ If you happened to drive through Pontiac, MI on August 10th down Woodward Ave., you would quickly realize that something was seriously off. The sixth annual Roadkill Nights has been canceled for Aug. 7-8, the latest victim of the COVID-19 pandemic. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window). 1970 Dodge Challenger Full Rebuild in Minutes! 1965 Pontiac Catalina 2+2 Roadster Shop Build, An Online Magazine for DIY Hot Rod Builders. Automotive Technical and Reference Information, Project Cars, Trucks and Salvage Vehicles For Sale. Roadkill Nights is one of those events that I try not to miss. The event closes down a 1/8 mile section of historic Woodward Avenue, where overnight crews turn a … At least not legally. Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge includes drag racing, thrill rides, a show ‘n’ shine area, dyno runs, manufacturer midway, as well as freestyle motocross shows, flame thrower exhibitions and much more. The city of Pontiac, Michigan also did an amazing job once again coordinating the event. Well, racing on Woodward Ave, of course. We provide how-to and technical articles, vehicle and build features and examples, plus calculators and lookups that will help you get your ride from dream to driver. Dodge had a number of new Charger and Challengers on display as well. There will be plenty of family-friendly activities including bouncy inflatables and face-painting; and an eclectic offering of food and beverages. With two classes for drag racing this year, Big Tire and Small Tire, a cash purse of $30,000 is up for grabs, the event brought some amazing amateur drag racing vehicles. After the first successful Roadkill Nights at the Silverdome back in 2015, Roadkill wanted to “GO BIGGER”. Roadkill (MotorTrend Media Group) and Dodge, sure know how to throw a party. Roadkill Nights in Pontiac, Michigan, will be on Friday, August 19 with DRAG RACING ON WOODWARD AVE. in front of M1 Concourse! The Michigander is not only a Co-Editor for,, and but an automotive photographer. But why Woodward Ave? Shortly after that, it became a place to meet up and race. There will be no drag racing on Woodward this year. Stay tuned. For those not interested in the car scene, a group of freestyle motorcrossers performed stunts in the middle of M1 Concourse. Including the entire 2019 performance lineup. 2021 Ram 1500 Rebel Night Edition Lands In Dealer Showrooms: “Fast Jack” Takes Home The Wally At The AAA NHRA Texas FallNationals: OPINION: STELLANTIS – A Bad Deal For Chrysler And The United States: Jay Leno Takes Us On A Ride In His 1996 Dodge Viper GTS Coupe: Hagan Takes No.1 Qualifying Spot At AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals: Detroit Gets Ready For New Assembly Plant Launch Next Year: All-New Electrified Fiat 500 Wins “Red Dot Design Award”! Thanks to Dodge. Congratulations! This was the third consecutive year the event was held at M1 Concourse in Pontiac, Michigan.