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  • Event Title Auto Heritage Bicycle Tour -- September
  • Event Date(s) Sunday, September 25, 2022 - 12 p.m.
  • Event Location Wheelhouse Detroit Bike Shop
  • Event Description Discover how Detroit became the center of industry on this tour. The tour takes in the Globe Building, Dequindre Cut, Packard Plant, the GM Detroit-Hamtramck (Poletown) Assembly Plant, Milwaukee Junction, New Center (old GM Headquarters and Fisher Building), and TechTown, where we will learn how industry is evolving with advanced technology. On the return trip, we will pass the Michigan Theatre, the location of Ford’s original workshop, the Bagley Garage. This tour includes an extended stop with a docent-led tour of the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant.

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  • Event Title Auto Heritage Bicycle Tour -- October
  • Event Date(s) Sunday, October 9, 2022 - 12 p.m.
  • Event Location Wheelhouse Detroit Bike Shop
  • Event Description Discover how Detroit became the center of industry on this tour. The tour takes in the Globe Building, Dequindre Cut, Packard Plant, the GM Detroit-Hamtramck (Poletown) Assembly Plant, Milwaukee Junction, New Center (old GM Headquarters and Fisher Building), and TechTown, where we will learn how industry is evolving with advanced technology. On the return trip, we will pass the Michigan Theatre, the location of Ford’s original workshop, the Bagley Garage. This tour includes an extended stop with a docent-led tour of the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant. Community Partner: Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Ride Distance: approximately 15 miles Tour price: $35.00 | with bike rental: $45.00 Max of 15 riders per tour

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  • Event Title Model T Birthday Party
  • Event Date(s) Sunday, September 25, 2022 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Event Location Ford Piquette Ave Plant,.Detroit, MI
  • Event Description Celebrate the Birthday of the Model T with the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant. The event includes tours at 10 a.m., Noon and 2 p.m.; a vintage car show; Model T rides, entertainment, and children's activities. Regular admission applies..

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  • Event Title Automotive Showplace: 1905 Cadillac "Osceola" Coupe
  • Event Date(s) Extended through June 2023
  • Event Location Detroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit
  • Event Description This automobile was specially made for Henry M. Leland, general manager of Cadillac Motor Car Company. The car is the first Cadillac built with a fully enclosed body and was made under the supervision of Fred Fisher, one of the brothers who later founded Fisher Body. After leaving Cadillac, Leland went on to found the Lincoln Motor Company in 1917. Leland enjoyed this vehicle so much that it remained his personal runabout for years. He called it "Osceola" to honor a Florida Seminole chief he admired, but due to its unusual appearance, the rest of his family called it the "Old Plug Hat.” The vehicle is the best representation of a "horseless carriage" in the Detroit Historical Society collection and will be on display through Summer 2022.

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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 The Greatest Generation Corvette Exhibit
  • Event Date(s) Now through March 2023
  • Event Location Gilmore Car Museum
  • Event Description This exhibit features a dramatic presentation of Chevrolet Corvettes from all eight generations of GM’s legendary American sports car. Through the years, Corvettes have developed from early fiberglass-bodied roadsters with 150-horsepower inline six-cylinder engines and two-speed transmissions, to today’s fire-breathing, mid-engined C8 Corvettes with more than 600 horsepower and 200+ mile per hour top speeds.

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  • Event Title American Speed Festival
  • Event Date(s) September 29 - October 2, 2022
  • Event Location M1 Concourse, Pontiac, MI
  • Event Description This 2nd annual event is a celebration of motorsports. The program will include 2 days at the speed ring and a 1 day exposition. Exhibitors will compete in 10 different classes at the M1 Speed Ring. The 1.5-mile M1 Concourse Champion Motor Speedway will showcase 60+ cars where fans can compare and experience just about every kind of race car there is. The spectacle includes everything from Can-Am to NASCAR, and more.

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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 North American International Detroit Auto Show
  • Event Date(s) September 17-25, 2022
  • Event Location Huntington Place/Downtown Detroit
  • Event Description Explore nine days of new vehicle displays and exhibits at Huntington Place, Hart Plaza and throughout downtown Detroit, ride-and-drives both indoors and outdoors, air mobility demonstrations, family-fun experiences, musical entertainment, auto enthusiast car clubs, street food and much more.