Auto restaurants, inns, and shopping

Auto Zone Collectibles
Find gifts for the car buff who has (almost) everything�

Bill's Drive-In
Where can you get homemade root beer and the best chili dogs in town? Right here at Bill's of course�

Chick Inn Drive-In
Since 1954, guys and dolls alike have cruised in to enjoy some of the best chicken and shakes around�

GM Renaissance Center
Tour Ren Cen

Haab's Restaurant

Irish Hills Dairy Bar
What goes better with ice cream than a choice of more than 50 toppings?...

Ken's Diner
Where do you go to get the absolute BEST homecooked food in Saginaw County?

Mexicantown Restaurant District
Head south of the border for some of the best authentic Mexican cuisine without leaving Detroit�

Ortonville A&W Drive-In
Good old fashioned, ice cold, A&W root beer is on tap at this drive-in�

Pure Detroit
Stop shopping around and come to the source for the coolest Detroit-themed apparel�

Rock Bottom's Cruise Mania
The Woodward Dream Cruise lasts all year at this source for Cruise souvenirs�

Sidetrack Bar & Grill
Sidetrack Bar abd Grill

The Bomber Restaurant
Come hungry - this historic restaurant is famous for its B-24 Bomber sized breakfasts and burgers�

The Clinton Inn
Step back in time to the era of stage coaches as you enjoy good food and lodging in this Inn along historic US12.

The Dearborn Inn
Enjoy fine accommodations at the world's first airport hotel designed by none other than Henry Ford...

The English Inn
Spend a restful evening or two at an elegant bed and breakfast where time stands still...

The Inn on Ferry Street
Located in the heart of Detroit's Cultural Center, each room, in the four beautifully restored 19th century mansions offers an invitation to sit back, relax and enjoy�

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Story of the Week:

Published: 05.20.2015
Bill Stout: Engineer to Remember
Written by: Robert Tate, Automotive Historian/Researcher
Images: Courtesy of The National Automotive History Collection



This is a story about the great accomplishments and contributions of the late Mr. William Bushnell Stout. Mr. Stout was a great American Aviation Engineer who liked to be called an imaginer. Scout, was born in 1880 in Quincy, Illinois. He attended Mechanical Arts High School in St. Paul Minnesota and later helped to develop and build one of the first model airplanes in the country. He was considered to be something like a genius.

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