Preserving the story of Michigan's automotive heritage

MotorCities National Heritage Area is a non-profit affiliate of the National Park Service that preserves and links the story of Michigan's rich automotive legacy through grant making and education.

Stay tuned everyday for exclusive content you can only find here.

MotorCities honors Sen. Carl Levin

MotorCities bestowed its 2016 Milestone Award to the Hon. Sen. Carl Levin for his role in establishing the National Heritage Area in 1998, and his efforts for reauthorization in 2014.

Honoring the labor story in 2017

In 2017, MotorCities in conjunction with the Michigan Labor History Society will be commemorating a series of milestones in the evolution of organized labor called, "Building the Engine: Auto and Labor, 1932-1937." Click below for more:

Autopalooza 2017

The weather may be cold outside, but we're already thinking about cruisin' season here at MotorCities! Check out our 2017 schedule of Autopalooza events that celebrate southeast Michigan's unique automotive culture.

1937 LaSalle marked high point for brand

New styling and engineering features introduced for the 1937 LaSalle promoted the highest sales volume historically for GM's luxury brand. The success, however, didn't last long as LaSalle as a stand-alone product was discontinued by 1940.

Motor Boats and Motor Cars on July 19

Our fun-tastic Motor Boats & Motor Cars event will return to the Rattlesnake Club in Detroit on July 19, 2017. Last year, we hosted over 100 people for an evening of food, festivities and a ferry ride showcasing auto and labor history along the Detroit River.

Sign up to stay in touch!