2023 MiM Explore Detroit

July 9, 2023 @ 4:00 pm – July 13, 2023 @ 10:00 am

2023 MiM Explore Detroit

July 9th – July 13th, 2023

Join National Corvette Museum Director of Collections & Education, Retired Senior Designer from GM Design, and longtime Detroit Landmark Expert, Brian Baker, as we visit Detroit, Michigan. This fun-filled week will take us to the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village, Guided Tour at the beautiful SEMA Garage, the GM Tech Center for an exclusive group photo, Roush Automobile Museum, and a Guided Tour and Catered Dinner onsite at the Lingenfelter Collection. You don’t want to miss out on this!

Make sure you sign on to NCM Corvette Campus Connection to get the latest information on all MiM (Museum in Motion) events and on-site events including opening of registration and fees. Questions, contact Melissia @ 270-777-4556 or Maci @ 270-467-8804

Advance registration closes at 12:00pm on Friday June 2, 2023 or until sold out

No registrations or refunds are available after that date.

Please call Melissia (270)777-4556 or Maci (270)-467-8804 to register by phone

 This tour includes 4 hotel nights, noted meals, admission to attractions

  • Note: Non-member pricing does NOT include a 1 yr membership to NCM. To become a member for the member discount rate – please call Bobbie Jo Lee at 270-467-8833
  • You Must be Driving a Corvette To Participate on this Tour
  • Please contact us with any dietary or other special restrictions At Time of registration

 Registration fee:

Members primary registrant (driver and car) $2000
Passenger / alternate driver $300

Non-Members primary registrant (driver and car) $2100
Passenger / alternate driver $300


2023 MiM ‘Explore Detroit’

Host Hotel:

Hampton Inn Detroit / Dearborn

22324 Michigan Ave

Dearborn, MI 48124

4:00pm Check-in at The Hampton Inn Detroit / Dearborn
Find us just off US Highway 12. Only 3 miles from Greenfield Village, the Henry Ford Museum and Ford Motor Company. Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport is a 15-minute drive away. Unwind in our pool and fitness center and enjoy free daily hot breakfast and WiFi.

  • 22324 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48124
  • Lodging included in registration
  • Complimentary Hot Breakfast from 6am – 10am
5:00pm – 5:30pm Credential Pick-Up in Hotel Lobby
5:45pm Depart for Dinner at Ford’s Garage
6:00pm ‘Meet n Greet’ Dinner at Ford’s Garage
Ford’s Garage is your neighborhood burger and beer joint, where everyone is welcome. Ford’s Garage will give you the vibe of being in a 1920’s service station to include vintage Ford vehicles, gas pumps, and fixtures. Our bars feature prohibition-style elements of old brick, rich wood, and a hand-hammered copper bar top. Many more unique features, too numerous to list, really make the Garage a fun place to visit and take pictures!

  • 21367 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48124
  • Short introductions, discuss the agenda
  • Dinner included in your registration
6:00am – 8:55am Breakfast at Hampton Inn Detroit / Dearborn

** Breakfast included in registration

9:00am Stage in Hotel Lobby
9:15am Depart for Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation / Greenfield Village

  • 20900 Oakwood Blvd. Dearborn, MI 48124
9:30am – 12:00pm Arrive Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation
Step into a world where past innovations fuel the imagination of generations to come. A vibrant exploration of genius in all its forms, Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation allows you to experience the strides of America’s greatest minds while fully immersing yourself in their stories. Step inside the bus where Rosa Parks took a stand by taking a seat. Play pilot as you explore flight innovations, starting with the Wright brothers’ achievements, or make yourself at home inside Buckminster Fuller’s circular Dymaxion House. Put yourself in the place of the movers and shakers who blazed the trail to where we stand today. And in doing so, discover your own path.

  • Admission included in registration
Lunch at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation or Greenfield Village *On Your Own*

  • Henry Ford Museum Diners: Plum Market Kitchen

 ** Lunch on your own **

12:00pm – 5:00pm Afternoon on your own to explore Greenfield Village
Experience firsthand the sights, sounds and sensations of America’s fascinating formation, where over 80 acres brim with resourcefulness and ingenuity. Here, 300 years of American perseverance serve as a living reminder that anything is possible. Step foot in the lab where Thomas Edison had his lightbulb moment or the workshop where the Wright brothers taught us to reach for the sky. Take a ride in a real Model T, or a walk through four working farms. Rub shoulders with world-class artisans and explore the place where America’s can-do spirit inspires you to go out and get it done.** Greenfield Village admission also included in registration
5:00pm Return to Hampton Inn On Your Own

  • 22324 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48124
**Dinner on your own**


 6:00am – 10:00am Breakfast at Hampton Inn Detroit / Dearborn  

** Breakfast included in registration

On Your Own* Free Time to Explore Area on Your Own 
12:35pm  Driver’s Meeting in Lobby 
12:40pm Depart for Vinsetta Garage for Lunch
A place that was built to serve one purpose and preserved to serve the next. It’s the kind of place that made a name for itself on Woodward Avenue by delivering the deepest kind of care to car owners and auto lovers one wrench turn at a time. Today, the oldest garage east of the Mississippi carries a different kind of torch but the cause remains the same: make it honest, make it legit and make it as good as you know how. While the Kurta and Marwil families have long since moved their tools out of the station, the tradition they set still steers the joint one course at a time.
1:15pm – 2:15pm Arrive at Vinsetta Garage

  • 27799 Woodward Ave, Berkley, MI 48072
  • Lunch included with your registration
2:15pm Depart for Lingenfelter Collection
3:00pm – 5:00pm


Arrive Lingenfelter Collection
In 2008, Ken Lingenfelter’s passion for speed and excellence led him to purchase the assets of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering. For over 50 years, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering products have been instrumental in establishing performance thresholds. Their talented team along with The Lingenfelter Collection, will continue to enhance the passion and create excitement among hot-rodders, racers and exotic car enthusiasts that reach far beyond their imagination.

  • 7819 Lochlin Dr. Brighton, MI 48116
5:00pm – 6:00pm Catered Dinner at Lingenfelter Collection

  • Dinner included in registration
6:00pm  Depart for GM Tech Center for Group Photo
Our participants have been granted special access to the GM Technical Center Campus where the Corvette was first conceived. Since 1954 all Corvettes have been designed at this facility through the use of sketches, clay and computer aided design.  We have been granted exclusive access to drive though the restricted campus featuring the Engineering, Research, and Design buildings thanks to our wonderful friends at General Motors.  The opportunity for a photograph with your Corvette in front of the Design dome, a nationally recognized mid-century modern architectural icon, is a rare privilege not available to the public.  Although we will not be able to enter the top-secret buildings, you’ll drive streets named for Harley Earl, Zora Duntov, and more.  This opportunity is indeed a rare privilege we are pleased to be able to share with you.

  • GM Tech Center Rd, Warren, MI 48092
7:00pm – 7:45pm Arrive at GM Tech Center for Group Photo
Immediately Following Leave for Hampton Inn Detroit / Dearborn

  • 22324 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48124
6:00am – 8:40am Breakfast at Hampton Inn Detroit / Dearborn  

** Breakfast included in registration

8:45am Drivers Meeting & Stage in Hotel Lobby
9:00am Depart for SEMA Garage Tour & Lunch  
11:15am – 1:00pm


Arrive at SEMA Garage for Tour
A love for cars, trucks and SUVs is the motivating force behind the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA). This trade association consists of a diverse group of manufacturers, distributors, retailers, publishing companies, auto restorers, street-rod builders, restylers, car clubs, race teams and more. SEMA members make, buy, sell and use all kinds of specialty parts and accessories to make vehicles more attractive, more unique, more convenient, faster, safer, more fun and even like-new again. Join us for a guided tour and lunch at the SEMA Garage!

  • Lunch & Tour included in registration
  • 14655 Jib St, Plymouth, MI 48170
1:15pm – 2:15pm Lunch Catered from Maya’s Deli
We have been serving the finest quality sandwiches and delicatessen classics since 1985. Family owned and operated we take great pride in the friendships we have built with the members of this amazing community over the past three decades. We use only the finest quality ingredients crafted by hands with years of experience and a desire to make you the best possible lunch in the area.

  • Lunch Included in registration
2:15pm Depart for Roush Automobile Museum

  • 11851 Market St. Livonia, MI 48150
2:40pm – 3:25pm Arrive and Tour Roush Automotive Museum
The Roush Automotive Collection, located in the Detroit Metropolitan area, is a 30,000 sq. ft. private facility. Housed within the collection are a wide variety of displays, multi-media exhibits, artifacts, memorabilia and 110+ vehicles dedicated to the preservation of the heritage of Roush Enterprises.

  • ** Tour included in registration
3:25pm Depart As Group for Hampton Inn Detroit / Dearborn
5:30pm Meet In Lobby & Depart for Lake of Taylor Golf Club
6:00pm Arrive at Lake of Taylor Golf Club for Farewell Dinner
Since 1995, The Lakes of Taylor Golf Club has given the Taylor golf community the perfect place to satisfy all its needs. The Lakes of Taylor golf course, designed by renowned Arthur Hills, provides a great place to challenge yourself or learn the game, to spend a wonderful time outdoors with your family, or to have a unique dining out experience or banquet venue.

  • 25505 Northline Rd, Taylor, MI 48180
6:00am – 10:00am Breakfast at Hampton Inn Detroit / Dearborn

  • Check-out on your own
Travel home safely and thank you for joining the

2023 MiM ‘Explore Detroit’