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Browse destinations, activities or interests to plan your automotive heritage trip! With arts and entertainment, parks, gardens, cemeteries, libraries, archives, museums, historic homes, motor sports and roadside auto culture, there is truly something for everyone. Pick your places, pack up the car, put the pedal to the metal and explore the MotorCities! Explore MotorCities Button

 

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Become an organizational member today using our secure online system. We value your membership and thank you for your support! 

Your 2023 Organizational Membership entitles you to...

1. Member-only exclusive discounts on admission and/or gift shop at many of our partner sites:

Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn: 20% off admission
Detroit Historical Museum: 20% off general admission and 10% off in the Museum Store
Detroit Institute of Arts: 20% off admission for guests from outside Wayne, Oakland & Macomb counties & 20% off purchase of any membership
Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores: buy one, get one free house tour and grounds pass ($15 savings)
Ford Piquette Avenue Plant 
in Detroit: 20% off admission for up to 4 people
Gilmore Car Museum
in Hickory Corners: 10% off in the gift shop
The Henry Ford
in Dearborn: 10% off the purchase of any membership
Meadow Brook Hall
in Rochester: 10% off admission for up to two guests
Michigan Firehouse Museum in Ypsilanti: 10% off admission
Michigan History Museum in Lansing: buy one, get one free adult admission + a 10% discount in the store
Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society in Eastpointe: $2 off admission per person
R. E. Olds Transportation Museum in Lansing: $5 off adult admission (50% off) 
Roush Automotive Collection in Livonia: 10% off in the gift shop
Alfred P. Sloan Museum
in Flint: 10% off in the store
Yankee Air Museum
in Belleville: 50% off admission 

2. MotorCities Membership Card

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3. Your very own MotorCities decal 

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4. Recognition on the MotorCities website

2022 Membership List

Click here to sign up for or renew your MotorCities organizational membership.

Choose this option for your business, corporation, institution or public body. This annual membership reflects that your organization is an active stakeholder in conserving the heritage and impact of the automotive industry.

 

The Internal Revenue Service recognizes MotorCities National Heritage Area Partnership, Inc. as a Section 501(c)(3) public charity. Gifts tax deductible in the U.S.A. Our Federal Tax ID # is 13-1635294

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Stay tuned for our schedule of 2023 events!

Each of these events is open to all cruisers, but membership has its privileges! 

BECOME A MEMBER OF MOTORCITIES AND THE CRUISE CLUB by filling out the form at the bottom of this page! (Only MotorCities members can join the Cruise Club)* 


CURRENT MOTORCITIES MEMBERS -- You can join our exclusive MotorCities Cruise Club for just an additional $10/year by clicking here

 

Cruise Club benefits include the following:

  • Club sticker and card
  • Member/Club specific parking at each Cruise Club event
  • Admission to each museum hosting an event (day of event only) for the Cruise Club member and one guest. (NOTE: MotorCities Family Membership Holders can have their family admitted) 
  • A Raffle Ticket for an end of season drawing

 

2022 MotorCities Cruise Club Sponsors:

Gateway Classic Cars
Vanguard Motor Sales
Ford & Mercury Restorers Club of America


 

A complete list of benefits of MotorCities membership can be found  HERE
Shawn with NPS Director Charles Sams at Piquette 4 19 2022 CROPPED and RESIZED
As part of the observance of National Park Week, recently appointed National Park Service Director Charles Sams (pictured above with MotorCities Executive Director Shawn Pomaville-Size) visited Detroit on April 19, 2022 to announce a new first-of-its-kind partnership with the State of Michigan to collaborate on implementing safe, innovative technology to increase accessibility and equity in recreational and park settings. The announcement press conference was hosted by the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant.
 
Through this partnership, the five national parks located in Michigan will provide an environment to pilot these emerging mobility technologies that will help make national parks across the country safer, more equitable and accessible to residents and visitors alike. The partnership is part of a cross-departmental collaboration within the state of Michigan – including the Michigan Outdoor Recreation Industry Office, part of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Department of Transportation (MDOT), the Department of Labor and Economic Development (LEO), and the Office of Future Mobility and Electrification.
DIA Diego Rivera mural with members of the Hispanic Access Foundation CROPPED
 
In addition to the press conference and tour of the Ford Piquette facility, Sams also visited the Gateway to Freedom Underground Railroad monument at Hart Plaza, the Transcending Michigan Labor Legacy monument downtown, and the Diego Rivera Murals at the Detroit Institute of Arts (above).
 
Finally, he had a brief conversation with Pomaville-Size about his impressions of Detroit and the importance of MotorCities and the work of all our country's National Heritage Areas. To view the interview, click here, and to see a complete photo album of Sams' day in Detroit, click here.