Detroit-born author celebrates the era of America’s first highway
CLEVELAND –Tim Allan’s character “Tim the Toolman” adored hot rods, almost as much as Henry Winkler’s Fonzie loved hanging out at Arnold’s. Combine those two passions, along with some great baby boomer humor, and you get author Ron Lundmark’s first novel.
“Dream Machines” is the humorous tale of a family coming together over restoring old cars and putting an old grudge to bed. Two men who drove an unfinished drag race in 1965 unwillingly reconnect at their grandchildren’s wedding, harking back to the glory days of Woodward Avenue, America’s first highway.
“I lived in the earlier days of Woodward in the 1960s when there were lots of drive-in restaurants to cruise and everybody drag raced in-between the stoplights,” Lundmark said.
The author sees “Dream Machines” as one way to reminisce about that era, along the same lines as the Woodward Dream Cruise, the largest one-day automotive event in the world, which brings 1.5 million people and 40,000 classic cars to Detroit each year.
“The book is really the story about the Woodward Dream Cruise and its history,” Lundmark said.
By Ron Lundmark
Available in softcover, hardcover, e-book
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About the author:
From Detroit, Michigan, Ron Lundmark grew up in the heyday of Woodward Avenue – America’s first highway – in the 1960s, when there were drive-in restaurants to cruise and the biggest illegal drag strip in the world on which to race. He is a small business owner in Bay Village, Ohio.