MotorCities National Heritage Area

MotorCities National Heritage Area is an affiliate of the National Park Service dedicated to preserving, interpreting and promoting the automotive and labor heritage of the State of Michigan. MotorCities was designated by U.S. Congress in 1998 to preserve the cultural and historic landscape associated with the automobile in Southeastern and Central Michigan.

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MotorCities National Heritage Area Partnership Reauthorized By Congress till September, 2021
THANK YOU TO ALL OUR PARTNERS, PROGRAMS, STEWARDSHIP COMMUNITIES, MEMBERS, BOARD OF DIRECTORS, LEADERSHIP COUNCILS, FRIENDS, PARK SERVICE OFFICIALS AND ELECTED OFFICIALS!

Where In the World Are the Wayside Signs?

Thanks to federal and state grant funding, MotorCities National Heritage Area has completed its Wayside Exhibit program that features 250 signs highlighting unique points of historical interest throughout the region. Click below for more information:

2015 MotorCities Grant Program

Challenge Cost Share Program provides up to 20% match for projects. Projects can be phased over multiple years with a more complex funding strategy. Applicants must be Michigan based non-profits. They must become active members of MotorCities National Heritage Area and maintain membership for the duration of the grant award period. The next application deadline is October 1, 2015.

“Dandy Dick Landy”, Race Car Legend

Mr. Richard J. Landy was one of the best automotive Stock Car/Drag racing drivers in the country during the 1960's and 1970's. His memorable career and performances covers nearly five decades of automotive racing. Racing fans from all over the world called him “Dandy Dick”. He and the Sox & Martin racing team dominated their competition which included other racing groups as well as other manufacturers. The popular Hemi engine that was introduced by the Chrysler Corporation during the 1950's helped to launch Mr. Landy's racing career.

MotorCities 2015 Lunch and Learn Series continues in July

Our Lunch and Learn series continues with "Building Operating Support for your Organization" from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, at the Michigan Military Technical and Historical Society, 16600 Stephens Road in Eastpointe.

Please click the link below to register. For more information, call Tiffany McFarland at 313-259-3425 est. 306 or tmcfarland@motorcities.org.



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