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2023 Michigan Auto Heritage Day & Awards of Excellence

Also on Wednesday, November 8, MotorCities will celebrate its annual Michigan Auto Heritage Day at the 25th Anniversary Gala and recognize nine finalists who have distinguished themselves in the areas of auto and labor heritage at the 2023 Awards of Excellence.

The nominees will be recognized in each of three categories - revitalization, education/interpretation and auto or labor heritage tourism. 

In our 25th year, the organization is calling for nomination from all projects from 1998-present. Past receipients are eligible to receive this special anniversary edition of the award.  Please submit your nomination by 11:59 PM EST on September 30, 2023.


  • July 1 - September 30 - Nominations Open
  • October 20 - Finalists announced in each of the 3 categories
  • November 8 - Awards presented as part of MotorCities 25th Anniversary Gala at Ford House