MotorCities National Heritage Area
girl-american-car-cropped.jpg

The Annual MotorCities National Heritage Area Awards of Excellence recognize organizations and individuals who have delivered oustanding projects in the areas of auto or labor heritage tourism, education/interpretation and revitalization.

The following nominees are now finalists for MotorCities 8th annual Awards of Excellence.
 
In the Heritage Tourism category:
  • Don and Gayle Nicholson of Don Nicholson Enterprises for organizing numerous car cruises and auto-themed events;
  • Edsel and Eleanor Ford House for the recently opened Ford House Visitors Center;
  • Karin Risko of City Tour Detroit.
 
In the Interpretation/Education category:
  • Detroit Historical Museum for their "Body By Fisher" exhibit;
  • Henry Ford Heritage Association for their Henry Ford Quiz Show;
  • Russell Dore of Dore Productions.
 
In the Revitalization category:
  • Fort-Rouge Gateway Partnership for the Fort Street Bridge Interpretive Park.
 
The winners will be announced during MotorCities' 8th annual Michigan Auto Heritage Day invitation-only event on Wednesday, November 17 at the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum in Lansing.

 


 

Steve Shotwell with Piquette volunteers RESIZED 600

  •     The 2020 winner of the award for Revitalization was Steve Shotwell (center in the photo above), Board President of the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant in Detroit.
  • The winner of the award for Interpretation and Education was  The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant for their Early Ford Dealerships 1903-1927 exhibit.
  • The winner of the award for Heritage Tourism was  Bailey Sisoy-Moore of Detroit History Tours, LLC.

Award winners were announced on November 18, 2020 during the 7th annual Michigan Auto Heritage Day