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(Auburn Hills) The Walter P. Chrysler Museum 

History buffs rejoice. Here’s a comprehensive look
at Chrysler’s intriguing evolution, a story that dates
back before the company itself. Meet the manyfaces of Chrysler heritage and the brilliant 
contributions these pioneers made to the automotive 
industry. Explore the history of the Chrysler, Jeep® 
and Dodge brands as well as such predecessor
marques as DeSoto, Hudson, Nash, Plymouth,
Rambler and Willys-Overland. Study the structure 
of historic car bodies and legendary engines that have 
powered Chrysler vehicles. Searching for historical 
images and documents to dive into vehicle restoration 
or complete a research project? The Walter P. Chrysler 
Museum is a conduit to the vast archive of materials 
available through the Chrysler Archives. 

(Dearborn) Automotive Hall of Fame 

The Automotive Hall of Fame is both a visitor attraction and an educational resource for inspiring others to higher levels of achievement in their own work and lives. Visitors will experience automotive history through visual and interactive exhibits, automobiles and authentic artifacts. To educate and encourage the next generation of industry participants, school groups can visit the Automotive Hall of Fame free of charge. 
(Dearborn) The Henry Ford Museum 

It began as a simple yet bold idea to document the genius of ordinary people by recognizing and preserving the objects they used in the course of their everyday lives. It grew into the ultimate place to explore what Americans past and present have imagined and invented — a remarkable destination that brings American ideas and innovations to life. The sheer scope and design of Henry Ford Museum is as grand as the vision that inspired it. It’s impossible not to feel a sense of awe as your mind adjusts to a different sense of scale — more vast, more expansive and more diverse— by far— than anything you'll encounter in everyday life. The sweeping, single-floor space with its soaring 40-foot ceilings covers nine acres dedicated to showcasing the finest collection of its kind ever assembled. 
(Flint) Alfred P. Sloan Museum 

Regional history, historic automobiles and hands-on science are major features of the Sloan Museum, located at 1221 E. Kearsley Street in Flint, Michigan. The Science Discovery Center allows children and adults to explore principles of chemistry and physics through exhibit and staff presentations. The Hometown Gallery invites visitors to explore the 19th century with interactive hands on activities in three historic settings. The Pierson Automotive Gallery presents major automotive exhibits featuring vehicles from the Sloan fleet of over 80 Flint-built automobiles. Dramatic settings, video programs and hundreds of artifacts and photographs portray the area’s tumultuous 20th century history in the Flint and the American Dream exhibit. Award-winning traveling exhibits fill the Temporary Gallery with a variety of educational and entertaining displays year-round. 

(Hickory Corners) The Gilmore Car Museum    

The Gilmore Car Museum welcomes you to enjoy a unique experience among automobile museums in the United States. We hope the information that follows will illustrate the scope of the vehicles, automobilia, antique buildings and pristine rural countryside that await the visitor to this special museum. Located midway between Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Battle Creek, and Lansing, MI - just minutes from I-94 and US-131. 

(Hickory Corners) The Pierce-Arrow Museum 

The history of Pierce-Arrow starts with birdcages in 1890 and evolves through bicycles and motorcars from 1897 to 1930. The finest quality motor vehicles were produced from 1901 until 1938. Quality was never compromised. The Pierce-Arrow Museum, inspired by that ideal, was established by many interested members of the Pierce-Arrow Society as an adjunct to that distinguished organization. The Museum is a physical repository for and a display of Pierce-Arrow history, shared with the general public as well as historians and vehicle enthusiasts. 

(Lansing) The R.E. Olds Transportation Museum 

The R.E. Olds Museum was incorporated in 1977 on the incentive of a study task force of the Greater Lansing Chamber of Commerce. After site selection and renovation, the Museum opened to the public on May 18, 1981 at its present location. The Museum is a nonprofit, educational organization governed by a Board of Trustees. The Museum exhibits a significant collection of automobiles, engines, and other materials significant to the transportation history of Lansing, the region, the state and the nation. The R.E. Olds Transportation Museum and the Bates and Edmonds Engine Company offices are resources within the Lansing Stewardship Community of Motor-Cities-National Heritage Area, a cultural heritage area and affiliate of the National Parks Service. 

(Ypsilanti) Automotive Heritage Museum 
& Miller Motors Hudson
Ypsilanti has a unique automotive history for a city of its size. Automotive History is “Made in Ypsilanti”… Within 24 years of the manufacture of the first car, Ypsilanti had produced an automobile line of its own: The innovative Apex Motor Corporation created the "ACE". However, the creativity didn’t stop there! Amazing cars came from Ypsilanti!! Besides the “ACE,” Preston Tucker’s “Car of Tomorrow,” the Tucker Torpedo; the Kaiser, the Frazer; the Chevrolet Corvair! 

(Clio) Hot Rods Unlimited 

Over 25 years ago it started as a personal project for myself. It was a typical American dream. To build a car that reflected the beauty and quality of the skilled craftsman behind it. Let's admit it. We love to have people recognize our special cars. When my first Street Rod was completed, I know I had something going for me. I had people approach me where ever I went and ask "...where did you get that car?" I never forget the first person who hired me to take their classic car and make it into a rolling showcase. Now, hundreds of cars later, I still get excited for every Street Rod I build. Who understands a Street Rod as well as its makers? No one. At Hot Rods Unlimited all of our staff are passionate about the cars we make. Our expert maintenance, service and technical expertise, coupled with our love of street rods provides customers with the best service possible. We offer our clients a very different approach. We provide services to transform your plain old car into a rolling showcase. Our aim is to develop effective and mutually beneficial working partnerships by introducing an innovative yet practical approach towards custom car needs. Our staff succeeds by listening carefully to your needs and then providing world-class products, solutions, and production. We don't stop there. Ask about our pickup and delivery service. 

(Iron Mountain) Randy Hallman Specialty Cars 

Located in the scenic Upper Peninsula of Michigan since 1976, Randy Hallman Specialty Cars is the Upper Midwest's premier home of fine specialty and collectible cars. Automotive enthusiasts of all kinds can find their dream cars here. Enjoy your visit! 

(Plymouth) American Speed Company 

"new school, old school, we break all the rules.."