A DRIVE HOME: Lemay Museum, Tacoma to Detroit Auto Show

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Three vintage cars – a ’57 Chevy Nomad, a ’61 Chrysler 300G and a ’66 Mustang left their safe haven in the LeMay, America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, WA for a 2400-mile cross-country drive to help open the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The project, called “A Drive Home,” promotes the museum and the auto show while showing these great examples of Detroit iron are still competent. A few journalists joined the drive at different points along the route.

I caught up with the caravan of classics at their lunch stop and visit to the Pontiac-Oakland Museum in Pontiac, Illinois. Later that eve we again had a rendezvous at the Collectors’ Car Garage in Chicago, a purpose-built automotive storage facility for collectable vehicles.

My Michigan-based colleague Steve Purdy was one of the drivers who helped shepherd that cars for a portion of the route across the country. Steve has a nice recap that you might enjoy, so just have a look with a mouse-click right here.

Another of the drivers who drove the entire route is William Hall. Bill has provided a nice overview of the whole trip that you can read right here.

More info on the Lemay Museum is at: http://www.americascarmuseum.org.

The Pontiac-Oakland Museum can be found at: http://www.pontiacoaklandmuseum.org

Collectors’ Car Garage is at: http://www.collectorscargarage.com

@1ChicagoCarGuy

 

About urbandriverchicago

Mechanical engineer and automobile enthusiast with extensive auto industry experience now writing about vehicles for urban and city use.
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