MotorCities National Heritage Area
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Events

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  • Event Title Automotive Showplace: 1934 Chrysler Airflow Sedan
  • Event Date(s) Now through August 2020
  • Event Location Detroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit
  • Event Description Widely criticized when it debuted for its bold snub-nosed look, the Airflow is now revered by historians as a quintessential representative of an entire movement in automotive styling: but it is not just a great body design. It also possesses a myriad of noteworthy engineering advances under its Art Deco façade. Completely restored by the Chrysler Corporation in 1952, this vehicle was donated to the Detroit Historical Museum in 1959, with 28,443 original miles on it. It recently underwent a cosmetic restoration with support from the MotorCities National Heritage Area.

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  • Event Title All American Wayne Road Cruise
  • Event Date(s) June 20, 2020
  • Event Location 35752 Farragut, Westland, MI 48186
  • Event Description Car enthusiasts must put this event on their calendar! This event will be five miles of parties, car shows, and other community events. There will also be auto history displays throughout the five-mile stretch. This is a great event to enjoy food, family, friends, and car fanatics alike. The night will end with a concert and a drive-in movie.

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  • Event Title POSTPONED -- Meet Tom & Jim from Under the Radar Michigan
  • Event Date(s) New Date to be Determined
  • Event Location Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society, 16600 Stephens Rd., Eastpointe
  • Event Description Come meet Tom Daldin and Jim Edelman of the PBS show "Under the Radar Michigan." They will be selling books and DVDs, signing autographs and taking photos with fans

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  • Event Title POSTPONED -- A Riveting Day at Piquette
  • Event Date(s) To Be Determined
  • Event Location Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, 461 Piquette Ave, Detroit
  • Event Description Join the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant and the Yankee Air Museum as we celebrate “A Riveting Day at Piquette: A Celebration of Women in Manufacturing Prior to 1945.” We welcome all Rosies to come dressed for the occasion, and learn about the women who had a hand in the manufacturing industry prior to 1945. This will be a FREE fun-filled day for the entire family with activities for all ages, speakers, exhibits, and plenty of photo opportunities.

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  • Event Title Ford & the Arsenal of Democracy Lecture
  • Event Date(s) Sunday, April 19, 2020 2 p.m.
  • Event Location Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society, 16600 Stephens Rd., Eastpointe
  • Event Description Robert Kreipke is Ford Motor Company’s Corporate Historian Emeritus. His career at Ford included producing award-winning films and videotapes, production of live shows, and executive strategic planning. Bob has also authored three international books – Ford Motor Company, the First 100 Years; The Model T; and Faces of Henry Ford. Soon, a fourth book will be for sale titled, The Model A. Hear his thoughts on Ford's contributions to winning World War II.

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  • Event Title POSTPONED -- Building Boats in Marysville
  • Event Date(s) To Be Determined
  • Event Location Packard Proving Grounds, 49965 Van Dyke Avenue, Shelby Twp
  • Event Description Terry Ernest presents the history of the Gar Wood boat factory, which was built in Marysville on the River Road in 1930. For the next 17 years, they produced some of the finest wood runabouts in the world. Learn the story behind these remarkable boats powered by Packard engines. Tours of the site will be available following the program. $5 donation.