Art Van Pit Stop Offers Prime Spot To View The Woodward Dream Cruise

All-day Art Van Pit Stop in Royal Oak to feature updated Smokey and the Bandit Pontiac Trans Am, music, fun and treats from Detroit Water Ice

WARREN, Mich. - Aug. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire - Art Van Furniture is celebrating one of the Motor City's favorite traditions with an Art Van Pit Stop during the Woodward Dream Cruise! The annual classic car event draws about 1.5 million people each year, with more than 40,000 cars driving past the Art Van Furniture showroom located at 32301 Woodward Avenue in Royal Oak—at the epicenter of the Dream Cruise. The Midwest's number one furniture and mattress retailer will host an all-day cruise bash for spectators to join in the fun on Saturday, Aug. 20.

The Art Van Pit Stop is open to the public and will display a Trans AM SE Bandit Edition, an updated version of the 1977 Pontiac Firebird Tran Am made famous by Burt Reynolds in the cult classic Smokey and the Bandit. The car is one of only 77 Bandit Editions built and will be shown courtesy of media sponsor 94.7 WCSX radio, which will be broadcasting live on-site all day playing classic rock favorites.

"The Woodward Dream Cruise is one of the highlights of a Detroit summer," said Kim Yost, CEO of Art Van Furniture. "We are proud to be a community partner and support this great annual event. Our team is looking forward to welcoming members of the public to a fun event at a fantastic location, and watching thousands of incredible classic cars cruise by!"

The Art Van Pit Stop will also feature games, giveaways, a relaxation station, and refreshments from Detroit Water Ice—the popular philanthropic dessert company founded by bestselling author and journalist Mitch Albom. Art Van PureSleep will also give away a free souvenir gift to guests who take the exclusive five-minute sleep diagnostic test.

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About Art Van Furniture

Art Van Furniture is the Midwest's largest furniture retailer and America's largest independent furniture retailer. The company operates 100 stores throughout Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, and Indiana, including freestanding Art Van PureSleep mattress stores, Art Van Flooring stores, and Art Van Furniture franchise locations as well as a full service e-commerce website. Founded in 1959, the company is family-owned and headquartered in Warren, Michigan. Visit for more information.

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