Lansing's Labor Holiday Ransom E. Olds Breakthrough Lansing's Old Town Olds Return to Lansing I-496 Freeway REO City Westside Neighborhood R.E. Olds Transportation Michigan Historical Center Michigan State Capitol Durant Park Atlas Drop Forge / REO Truck Prudden Auto Body Bement Factory / Bement Wagon Novo Factory Clark Catalog National Coil Letter / Michigan Screw Co Michigan Screw Co Original Gas Engine Co Durant Motor Co Plant Ideal Engine Company New-Way Factory Madison F. Bates Clark
 
Discover the sites and signs that explore Lansing's rich automotive history. From the innovations of R.E. Olds and his companies that gave rise to Oldsmobile and the REO Motor Car Company to the impact of developing neighborhoods and the struggles of labor workers. It seems like every time you turn around in Lansing you encounter a tie to automotive history and the seeds to its current emergence as home to two of General Motors' state of the art manufacturing facilities.


MotorCities National Heritage Area is the recipient of a historic grant from the Federal Highway Administration through the Michigan Department of Transportation. This marks the second largest signage program in the history of the state. MotorCities is able to tell the story of their communities by highlighting the people and places that made this region great.