Dine and Drive Tour

Thursday, September 30

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Dine and Drive is an all-day grand touring excursion to enjoy some of Detroit's most iconic venues that helped make and are making us the ‘Motor City’

The event will begin by celebrating the inauguration of the M1 Concourse Event Center with a continental breakfast at 8:30 am,. You will drive through historic neighborhoods and then on to three sites of great interest:

  • The Ken Lingenfelter Collection
  • The Automotive Hall of Fame
  • The Henry Ford

The Lingenfelter Collection is our first stop. Join Ken for a personal tour through his 150-car private collection, including Corvettes, muscle cars, and exotics. The next stop is the Automotive Hall of Fame. The AHF honors our pioneering and pioneers of automobile history, who made significant contributions.

Then onto The Henry Ford there will be a specially curated guided tour of Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation™ leads you through a world where past innovations fuel the imagination of generations to come, including the NEW Driven to Win: Racing in America exhibit.

From soapbox derbies to open-wheel, stock car and drag racing, Driven to Win guides visitors through the worlds of those who invented their way into the winner’s circle … and often changed the world in the process. You’ll follow the twists and turns of American racing history, from Henry Ford’s 1901 “Sweepstakes” car, all the way to the Le Mans-winning 2016 Ford GT.  And you’ll see how very passionate people engineered world-changing innovations and/or feats through the likes of racing icons such as A.J. Foyt, Lyn St. James, Dan Gurney and Bobby Unser. Dynamic racing personalities are also showcased, ranging from Henry Ford’s 999 driver Barney Oldfield in the early 1900s to modern-day gymkhana sensation Ken Block.

Experience the stories behind the most significant artifacts in Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, connected in ways you’d never imagine. What’s more, your tour guide will provide context for these highlights and narrate how our artifacts fit into the ever-changing story of American innovation. Must see include Rosa Parks Bus​; JFK Presidential Limousine​; ​ Rocking Chair used by Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theater the night of his assassination; 1865 Roper, the oldest surviving American car; and Henry Ford’s first gas-powered vehicle.

Then go behind the scenes on an exclusive tour of the thousands of objects not currently on display. Discover some of their newest arrivals and hear about ongoing work to care for automobiles and other large objects in our conservation lab. Vehicles you may see on this tour include a 1922 Detroit Electric Coupe, a circa 1900 Veterinary Ambulance, a 1928 Ford Model A driven by Henry Ford, and a 1964 Lincoln Continental Stretch Limousine used by various dignitaries including Pope Paul VI and Neil Armstrong.

Lunch will be served on the premises. The day-portion ends, and you are back to the M1 Concourse Event Center for a champagne toast and strolling dinner followed by the American Speed Festival Motor Grille.

This historic Dine and Drive tour is limited to 80 participants and 40 cars

Cost: $500.00 per participant (25% price reduction for active military/veterans)

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