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  • Event Title Automotive Showplace: 1975 AMC Pacer D/L
  • Event Date(s) Spring of 2024
  • Event Location Detroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit
  • Event Description This AMC Pacer was built for Dick Teague, the head of the American Motors Corporation (AMC) styling in 1975. The AMC Pacer project began in 1971 with a clean drawing board and ended with the “Hottest Car of 1975.” The Pacer was a new design on smaller compact cars of the 1970s and was made for its roominess, nearly as wide as a contemporary Cadillac Eldorado. The Pacer’s unique windows also provided passengers with near panoramic views from any seat in the car and helped fight small-car claustrophobia.

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  • Event Title Driven to Win: Racing in America
  • Event Date(s) Now Open
  • Event Location Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation
  • Event Description Presented by General Motors, the first comprehensive exhibition covering various forms of American auto racing, including stock car, sports car, drag racing, Indy car, hill climb and land-speed racing, is now open in Dearborn. The 24,000 square-foot exhibit provides visitors an in-depth look at the people, the experiences, the culture, the spectacle, the risks and the innovations centered in the world of American auto sports.

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  • Event Title Body By Fisher Exhibit
  • Event Date(s) Now Open
  • Event Location Detroit Historical Museum
  • Event Description Out of the thousands of parts that make up a car, the body is the first thing we see. It is critical to safety, comfort, styling and corporate identity. Perhaps the most prominent auto body producer – Fisher Body Company – grew from a family business, operated by a close-knit group of brothers, into a central pillar of General Motors. From early enclosed car bodies through 1950s tailfins and beyond, “Body by Fisher” indicated a quality product, and their iconic coach emblem on every door sill was a reminder of that pedigree. Though Fisher was dissolved in the 1980s, the name endures through the company’s legacy, the family’s philanthropic efforts, and current ties to the industry.

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  • Event Title Young Modelers Club
  • Event Date(s) Saturdays Running September 30 2023 thru April 20, 2024 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Event Location Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society, Eastpointe
  • Event Description Ages 8 to 16, parents welcome to join in. For those who have never built a model, we give you a free snap-together kit to build and take home! All supplies such as tools, paint, glue, etc will be provided for those who bring their own model to build. Members of IPMS Warren model club will be there to help and teach modeling techniques For more info, contact Jim Ashford, 248.399.2386, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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  • Event Title Achievement: African Americans' Accomplishments & Contributions in Automotive Exhibit
  • Event Date(s) On Display Now!
  • Event Location Automotive Hall of Fame, Dearborn, MI
  • Event Description The contributions Black Americans have made to the automotive industry have not been celebrated or even fully captured and shared. Very little effort has even been made to conduct the required research to identify the individuals, much less curate an exhibit on their accomplishments. The Automotive Hall of Fame recognizes that these are important stories that need to be told.

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  • Event Title Presentation by Russell Doré "Henry and Friends"
  • Event Date(s) Sunday, April 21st, 2024 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Event Location Detroit Public Library, Detroit, MI
  • Event Description Immerse yourself in the world of innovation and entrepreneurship as we delve into the lives, achievements, and friendships of three legendary figures: Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and Harvey Firestone. Discover the stories behind these inventors and the friendships that shaped their success with the help of local professional reenactors from the MotorCities National Heritage Area Partnership! This program will be presented by Russ Dore & is in partnership with the MotorCities National Heritage Area Partnership and will take place within the Galleria in the Main Library!

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  • Event Title Automotive Festival
  • Event Date(s) Sunday, August 4th, 2024 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Event Location Columbia Center, Troy, MI
  • Event Description Troy’s premier automotive festival the 16th Annual Troy Traffic Jam will be held on Sunday, August 4th from 10 am to 3 pm. This automotive festival will feature legacy vehicles, favorite classics, and high-end exotics for everyone to enjoy! This year the Troy Traffic Jam will be celebrating two notable automotive anniversaries: the 60th anniversary of the GTO and the 60th anniversary of the Mustang! There will be lots of events for everyone at the Troy Traffic Jam including pedal car races for younger car enthusiasts, Tech Talks with leading designers, and demonstrations from local robotics teams. This event is Free to the public and registration to show your vehicle is $25 in advance or $30 at the festival.

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  • Event Title Lecture: The Mustang
  • Event Date(s) Sunday, April 14th, 2024 11 a.m.
  • Event Location Ford Piquette Plant, Detroit, MI
  • Event Description The Ford Piquette Plant will host a Speaker Series presentation for the 60th anniversary of the Mustang. This presentation featuring Arthur Hyde, Associate Professor of Practice & Automotive Engineering Program Director at the University of Michigan. Professor Hyde’s 40-year career at Ford Motor Company spanned Mustang development from 1977-1997 and earned him the moniker “Mr. Mustang.” Professor Hyde will be discussing the history of the iconic Mustang and taking questions from the audience. There will be Mustangs featured inside and outside of the museum for the audience to see and light breakfast foods will be offered as well as coffee and juice. Tickets are $25 for members and $30 per person for non-members.

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  • Event Title Lecture: "The Wonderful World of Radiator Emblems"
  • Event Date(s) Sunday, April 14th, 2024 2 p.m.
  • Event Location Gilmore Car Museum, Hickory Corners, MI
  • Event Description The Gilmore Car Museum continues its Winter Lecture Series with a lecture titled “The Wonderful World of Radiator Emblems.” This lecture presented by automotive historian Todd Carlson will explore the rich history of fine artwork and technological innovation in automotive emblems. Gilmore’s Winter Lectures are available to attend every Sunday and are free for museum members, included with Sunday admission, or cost $5 at the door if only attending the lecture.