In the Motor City, there’s automotive history all around us, on almost every corner. We need only know where to look—and what we’re looking at. Here are a few of the many historic landmarks. Continue reading
For those who haven’t seen the place with their own eyes, this four-minute video captures the Detroit Packard plant better than anything done yet. Watch this. Continue reading
EXPANDED AND UPDATED: Henry Ford liked to own things. In the acquisitory phase of his life, his possessions included an airport, a hotel, a fleet of lake freighters, a rubber plantation in Brazil—and a railroad. Continue reading
Built in 1888-89, Henry Ford’s Square House is one of the automaker’s earliest personal artifacts—and it’s still around today. MCG pays a visit. Continue reading
REVISED AND EXPANDED — originally published Dec. 19, 2012: At the northeast corner of Mack Avenue and Beaufait Street in old Detroit stands an important piece of Motor City history, the Aerocar/Hudson plant. Let’s pay a visit.
As noted earlier at Mac’s Motor City Garage, Henry Ford liked to own things. In 1924 he even built his own airport in Dearborn, Michigan—and in its day, it was one of the most modern facilities in America. Here’s a brief look. Continue reading