Telegraph Cruise

2017 event: 9 a.m. Saturday, July 22 @ Telegraph Road (from Redford through Taylor)

Hot rodders and classic car enthusiasts and spectators from throughout Southeast Michigan converge on Telegraph Road for the annual cruise on the fourth Saturday of July each year. Many cars and crowds will also gather the evening before for an unofficial kickoff. Official event hours are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on the fourth July Saturday.

Taylor Police ask cruise-goers to note the following:
  • Cruise-goers should note that no mini-bikes, golf carts or four-wheelers are not allowed on the Taylor portion of the event 
  • Tents will be installed and staffed by Taylor Auxiliary Police officers
  • Taylor Police and the City of Taylor post signs clearly defining criminal violations
  • Police have a “zero tolerance” policy with items thrown into roadway, especially bleach
  • No “burn outs” by vehicles are allowed and will be ticketed
  • Police close key side streets to eliminate any problems in surrounding neighborhoods 
  • Telegraph Road is closed to north- and southbound traffic at approximately 10 p.m.
  • Police use outside agencies for assistance during the cruise
  • A plain clothes party patrol controls any problems in the crowd
Spanning the communities of Taylor, Dearborn Heights, Dearborn and Redford Township, the event draws thousands of fans. It is always held on the fourth weekend of July (which may or may not be the final weekend). 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 are hosting other cruise-related events. Many businesses hold special events throughout the day. City officials caution that 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 (Telegraph Road) corridor.