GM Heritage Museum - Motor City Memories

GM Heritage Museum Hosts the Past and the Future

Tony Kelly Feb 12, 2007 0 Comment(s)
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Tons of Tri-Fives ranging from country club cruisers, such as the Bel Air convertible, to racecars from the day when they rolled from the garage to the track.

We rolled into the GM Heritage Center in Detroit as the kickoff to the concept Camaro introduction. The actual car was hiding over at the North American International Auto Show, waiting to be unwrapped the next morning, but the fun started here. As a matter of fact, this was the first location where we actually heard the name "Camaro" spoken in the same sentence as the word "concept" by a GM official

How better to begin the celebration than in a place that let us wander amidst some of the greatest cars ever made, anytime, any place? From Motorama concept cars to true street-driven machines, the GM Heritage Museum is a must-see stop for any true car enthusiast. As a matter of fact, it needs to be seen again and again as the cars and displays are constantly changing so the memories stay fresh. Cars from the Brass Era through the giant machines of the 1920s and '30s sit alongside finned and chromed models from the '50s and '60s. Want to see musclecars? They're here. The engine display should keep true "motorheads" busy for a long time. Our favorites are the Motorama "dream cars." When first displayed, they were on a stage and it was impossible to get near them. At the Heritage Center, a visitor can stand next to the car, look inside, and imagine what it must have been like to work in the styling studios during the Harley Earl era. Don't miss it if you're in or near Detroit.

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