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$5 A-Day Ford Highland Park Model T Plant
Help save the birthplace of the moving assembly line and the five dollar wage.
Walk to Freedom
On June 22, Detroit is celebrating the 50th anniversary of what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. described as “one of the most wonderful things that has happened in America” -- Detroit’s “Walk to Freedom.” Organized by the Detroit Council on Human Rights (DCHR), with substantial support from the United Automobile Workers of America (UAW) and its famous president, Walter P. Reuther, the Walk to Freedom was the largest civil rights demonstration in the nation’s history
Henry Ford 150 Announces Full Tour Line-up
MotorCities National Heritage Area, in partnership with the Henry Ford Heritage Association, Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island and the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau, is proud to announce the launch of the Henry Ford Driving & Audio Tours as part of the Henry Ford 150 celebration. Spanning three years from 2013-2015, this celebration focuses on the unique contributions and legacy of Henry Ford.
Grand Opening of World's Largest Model A Museum
The Grand Opening Celebration of the all-new Model A Ford Museum—the world’s largest public museum dedicated to the Model A—will take place Saturday, May 18, 2013 in Hickory Corners, MI. Fashioned after a 1928 Ford dealership, the new museum is located in southwest Michigan on the campus of the renowned Gilmore Car Museum – America’s Signature Collection.
Jim Campbell of Chevy Performance & Motorsports welcomed the event partners, media and guests to the GM Heritage Center to announce the 2013 line-up. Reporters from television, radio, print and web flocked to the event to feel the excitement.
Ed Bagale, Founder of MotorCities National Heritage Area, Retires from the MotorCities Board of Directors
On April 10, 2013, MotorCities National Heritage Area held their Annual Meeting with special tribute honoring Mr. Ed Bagale. Ed was a major contributor of founding MotorCities National Heritage Area and was a long term, dedicated, member of the MotorCities Board of Directors.
1st Annual Road Warrior Award
By: Nancy Darga
Numerous volunteers donate their time by volunteering and presenting presentations to service organizations and car clubs on current MotorCities projects and initiatives.
MotorCities Year End Rendezvous
A special thanks to all who attended the Year End rendezvous on October 7th at the Automotive Hall of Fame! It was a brisk day but excellent classic cars and their owners arrived for the festivities in support of MotorCities.
A Legacy of Giving Back
By: Nancy Darga
What do auto workers do on their days off? Many of them volunteer. Saturday my son and I volunteered to work the half way stop on Belle Isle for the Tour Detroit bike ride. This bike ride event raises funds for the Southwest Detroit Greenlinks, a nonprofit that develops bike lanes etc to promote cycling in the region.
200 Years of Peace
By: Nancy Darga
Thousands of visitors walked, biked and boated along the Detroit riverfront this week in celebration of Navy Week which was commemorating the bi-centennial of the War of 1812. This commemorative event hosted service members of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corp., Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy.