Find Your Road Trip in the MotorCities National Heritage Area

The MotorCities National Heritage Area is encouraging adventurers to chart their own journey, blaze their own trail and find a road trip with our unique 2016 tourism guide! “Find Your Road Trip and Find Yourself” is a 20-page, all-color guide that showcases 30 museums, historical homes and interpretive monuments that weave the rich story of the automotive industry in southeast and central Michigan.

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Inaugural Motor Boats & Motor Cars event

On Wednesday, Aug. 24, the MotorCities National Heritage Area spent a special evening with over 130 supporters at its inaugural Motor Boats & Motor Cars event. Click below for full press release, video and photo gallery:

Fort Rouge Gateway project reaches fundraising goal

After a months-long crowdfunding campaign, the Fort Rouge Gateway Partnership has met its goal of $10,000 to help erect a new park and commemorative historic site in southwest Detroit. Read more about this great project below:

Grant applications closed for 2016

Thanks to all candidates who have submitted an application for our 2016 Challenge Grant program. Click below to learn more about MotorCities' grants and our contributions to historic preservation projects:

The early days of police pursuit vehicles

As law enforcement agencies across the U.S. became motorized by the 1960s, many domestic car companies developed models specifically designed for police work. Read about the early days of police vehicles in our latest SOTW.

Auto Heritage Day, Awards of Excellence on Nov. 30

The MotorCities National Heritage Area is looking for the best automotive-heritage related projects for our annual Awards of Excellence. Winners will be honored by state legislators during Auto Heritage Day on Nov. 30:

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