MotorCities National Heritage Area

Motor City Heritage Tour: From Tinkerers to Titans in the Auto Age

Additional Info

  • Event Title: Motor City Heritage Tour: From Tinkers to Titans in the Auto Age
  • Event Date(s): Everyday, except Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Event Location: Antique Touring Company
  • Event Description: Explore the "coming of age" story of the automobile during the first decades of the 20th Century from the vantage point of Detroit’s Woodward Corridor. Beginning in a forgotten industrial district called Milwaukee Junction, Tinkers to Titans visits the seminal roots of iconic car companies such as Ford, Studebaker, EMF, Packard, Nash, Brush, Dodge, and Anderson Detroit Electric. From the Junction, the tour travels north to Highland Park where Ford Motor Company built the first automated assembly line. The tour wraps in the upscale neighborhood of Boston Edison where the early auto titans built their first mansions over 100 years ago.