Art Van Furniture's 55th Anniversary Celebration Kicks Off In High Gear At Woodward Dream Cruise With Chance To Win Iconic '55 Ford Thunderbird!

Art Van Pit Stop to display classic T-bird, offer complimentary refreshments and fun for cruise fans August 16

Aug 04, 2014, 11:00 ET from Art Van Furniture

WARREN, Mich., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Classic! Art Van Furniture is cranked about its 55th anniversary, and is kicking off its official celebration at the Woodward Dream Cruise. The retailer is hosting the Art Van Pit Stop where guests can register to win a classic set of wheels: a 1955 torch red Ford Thunderbird convertible!   

From noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 16, classic car enthusiasts are invited to cruise into the Art Van Pit Stop at its Royal Oak store along the Woodward Dream Cruise route (32301 Woodward) to refuel with complimentary water, hot dogs and potato chips. It will be the first opportunity for the general public to touch and feel the iconic automobile.

"The Woodward Dream Cruise is a spectacular event that brings thousands of people together with a shared love of cars, community and yesteryear," said Art Van Elslander, founder and chairman of Art Van Furniture. "Meeting and greeting so many of the friends and families we have served for the past 55 years while showcasing our 1955 Ford Thunderbird is the perfect way to launch our 55th anniversary celebration."

The classic 1955 Ford Thunderbird soft top convertible being given away by Art Van Furniture has a V8 engine, automatic transmission and two-tone red and white upholstery. Individuals can register to win the car starting Friday, August 15 during Woodward Dream Cruise weekend inside all Art Van Furniture stores, via mail or at through October 24, 2014. The '55 Ford Thunderbird will be given away at the retailer's Art Van Wonderland preview party on November 6, 2014.

About Art Van Furniture
Art Van Furniture is the Midwest's largest furniture retailer and America's largest independent furniture retailer. The company operates 46 stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana, including six stores in Chicagoland, plus 38 freestanding Art Van PureSleep mattress stores in Michigan and Ohio, and 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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