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JAN 18, 2024 | Photos Courtesy Bill Cook

We Share Our ‘Best Of’ From Parking At Pasteiner’s Weekly Woodward Ritual

Mustangs parked at Pasteiners

BIRMINGHAM, MI – Most enthusiasts know about Woodward Avenue’s historic link to Detroit’s automotive industry. The massive Woodward Dream Cruise celebrates that, as well as the time from “back in the day” when engineers and designers from the Big Three hung out after hours on Woodward to cruise-test their latest offerings during the Muscle Car wars of the late-1960’s. But locals know that these days, one of the coolest car rituals that takes place along the famed avenue (outside of the annual Woodward Dream Cruse itself) is the weekly “Cars & Coffee” gathering that happens every Saturday morning at Pasteiner’s Auto Zone Hobbies along Woodward in Birmingham, Michigan.Red First generation Mustangs

Steve Pasteiner Jr.’s storefront shop is chock full of car magazines, books, models and all sorts of auto memorabilia, and it often draws 100 or more muscle cars, hot rods, classics and exotics from 8:30-10:30 a.m. on Saturdays – as well as a mix of auto execs with their latest new rides and gearheads with their just-finished creations, and just about every other kind of car nut in-between. We count on our own Bill Cook to keep us in the loop on what kind of rides show up during the fair-weather months at this Woodward Saturday morning attraction (weather permitting).Yellow Ford pickup

Cook lives in nearby Rochester, Michigan, and grew up in a Ford family with his Dad working at Ford Division Marketing and Sales. Throughout his own long Ford marketing career, Bill was well-known within the company as an active enthusiast and club member who could always be counted upon to show off photos of the many car shows and events that he attends regularly all across the Midwest. In retirement, it is no different. That’s why it’s no surprise that Bill is a frequent visitor to this cool “Cars & Coffee” on Woodward, and each month he sends us a collection of photos that he snapped of the Ford-powered rides that he found parked around Pasteiner’s. So we went through all of Bill’s photos from last June through November to select our own “Best Of” photos of the Fords he found on any given Saturday that he visited. We hope you enjoy the gallery of Bill’s shots that we’ve put together for you below:Shelby CobraRed Ford thunderbirdS197 Mustang with goldDark Horse Mustang1940s FordBlue and white ford GTFoxbody Ford Mustang1960s Ford Mustang1930s FordRear three quarter of first generation MustangFord Pinto and mustang in parking lotFord F150 Police vehicleRear end of Shelby GT350RLincoln in blackFord F100Two First generation Ford Shelby MustangsFord GT