MotorCities National Heritage Area
grandfather_grandson_car-cropped.jpg

Our 10th annual Michigan Auto Heritage Day - Wednesday, November 8, 2023. 

MotorCities National Heritage Area is teaming up with Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Legislative Auto Caucusto declare Wednesday, November 8 as the 10th annual Michigan Auto Heritage Day throughout the state.

Michigan Automotive Heritage Day began in 2014 and has become an annual opportunity to celebrate the story that can only be told in Michigan: how this area "Put The World On Wheels." Our state has the largest concentration of auto-related sites, attractions and events in the world, attracting millions of visitors each year.

MotorCities, celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2023, is a nonprofit corporation that is part of the National Heritage Area System of the National Park Service that serves 16 counties representing a population of over 6.5 million. Its mission is to preserve, interpret and promote the region’s rich automotive and labor heritage while enabling, supporting and respecting its diversity, equity and inclusion. Regional programs inspire residents and visitors with an appreciation for how the automobile changed Michigan, the nation, and the world.

Established in 1998 and headquartered in Detroit, MotorCities generates $489.7 million each year in economic impact, supporting 5,343 jobs and producing $40 million in tax revenue in Michigan. Over its 24-year history, MotorCities has awarded more than 300 grants for a total investment in local programs of more than $1.6 million.

See the 2022 Governor's Proclamation and a Tribute from the Michigan Senate and House of Representatives. 

·  Click here for photos from the 2021 event.