MiM ‘History of the American Auto- Ford vs. Chevrolet’

July 8, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – July 12, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Dearborn Inn
20301 Oakwood Blvd
Dearborn, MI 48124

MiM History of the American Auto- Ford vs. Chevrolet

July 8 – 12, 2018

National Corvette Museum Curator, Derek E. Moore, will be leading a group of time-travelers on a fascinating expedition through American automotive history. In this tour we will see for ourselves the way that innovators, inventors, and entrepreneurs used the automobile as a vehicle to change our world forever.

Join us in Detroit, Michigan at our historic host hotel the Dearborn Inn.  In 1931, Henry Ford commissioned prominent architect Albert Kahn to design the Inn to provide lodging for a nearby airport.  Since then the Inn has seen major renovations but is still recognized as one of the premier historic hotels and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.

Beginning our journey at The Henry Ford, where Derek will give us a behind-the-scenes tour thru an impressive collection of historic vehicles. We will discover together how Henry Ford and the Dodge brothers drove America into a new era that changed the way we worked, played and connected with one another. While we’re here, feel free to explore other areas of interest to see artifacts belonging to George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and other Presidents, along with exhibits covering nearly every aspect of American history and innovation.

From there we will go on to Greenfield Village where people still get around by horse-drawn carriages, Model T, and steam powered locomotives. You will have the opportunity to watch craftspeople at work as you shop their goods, and see where Thomas Edison created his inventions, dine in an historic tavern, and see a recreation of the first Ford Motor Company factory.

In the last leg of the Ford vs Chevy Tour, we will take a very special trip to the GM Global Propulsion Center. This facility is home to 4,500 employees and is the center of General Motors world wide effort to design engines, transmissions, and electrical systems for GM products.

In this ongoing rivalry, we will see for ourselves how the innovations of one have always spurred on the passion and drive of the other. By the end of this tour you can be the judge of the winner.

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Advance registration closes at 8:00am on Monday, June 25, 2018 or until sold out

No registrations or refunds are available after that date.

Please call Karen (270)467-8804 or Bryce (270)777-4506 to register by phone

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


Registration fee:

Members primary registrant (driver and car) $1500 
Passenger / alternate driver $400

Non-Members primary registrant (driver and car) $1540

Passenger / alternate driver $440

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2018 MiM ‘History of the American Auto – Ford vs. Chevrolet’

 Host Hotel:

Marriott Dearborn Inn

20301 Oakwood Blvd

Dearborn, MI 48124

4:00pm Check-in at The Dearborn Inn

Retreat to an urban oasis on 23 landscaped acres at The Dearborn Inn, built on the grounds of Ford Motor Company in 1931. Enjoy the 17,000 square feet of renovated venues featuring stunning chandeliers and classically-styled details. 

  •  20301 Oakwood Blvd. Dearborn, MI 48124
  • Lodging included in registration
5:30pm ‘Meet n Greet’ Dinner in Dearborn Hotel

  • Hand out credentials
  • Short introductions, discuss the MiM itinerary
  • Q & A session
  • Dinner included in your registration
Buffet Breakfast at Dearborn Inn

** Breakfast included in registration

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

  •  20900 Oakwood Blvd. Dearborn, MI 48124
9:30am – 12:00pm Arrive Henry Ford Museum

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.

  •  Special Tour with NCM Curator Derek Moore

 ** Admission included in registration


Lunch Henry Ford Museum or Greenfield Village

  •  Henry Ford Museum Diners: Michigan Café, Lamy’s Diner, American Dog House
  • Greenfield Village Diners: Eagle Tavern, State Street Lunch Stand

  ** 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 Dearborn Inn as group or leave on your own

  •  20301 Oakwood Blvd. Dearborn, MI 48124


**Dinner on your own**



Buffet Breakfast at Dearborn Inn

** Breakfast included in registration

8:15am Driver meeting in Hotel Lobby
8:30am Depart for Roush Automobile Museum

  • 11851 Market St. Livonia, MI 48150
  • Approximately 18 miles from hotel
9:00am – 12:00pm 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


12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch at Karl’s Cabin

Karl’s Cabin is one of the oldest log cabin restaurants structures in southeast MI. Karl’s has become known as “a perfect place for friends and family to meet.”

  • 6005 Gotfredson Rd, Plymouth Charter Twp, MI
  • Lunch included with your registration


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. Many of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering products have been instrumental in establishing performance thresholds. The talented team at Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, as well as 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 Pizza Party at Lingenfelter Collection

  •  Dinner included in registration
  • Pizza from Aubree’s Pizzeria and Grill


6:45pm Arrive back at Marriot Dearborn Inn

  • 20301 Oakwood Blvd. Dearborn, MI 48124


Drivers Meeting & Stage in Hotel Lobby
 10:30am,- 12:00pm Tour GM Renaissance Center

  • Racing Heritage Display
  • Tour included in Registration
  • 400 Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI
12:15pm – 1:15pm


Lunch at Granite City Food & Brewery

  • Lunch included in registration


1:45pm – 4:00pm Arrive and tour GM Global Propulsion

General Motors’ Global Propulsion Systems facility is home to approximately 4,500 employees that focus on the design, engineering and development of engines, transmissions, hybrid and electric systems for GM vehicles worldwide.

  •  800 N. Glenwood Ave. Pontiac, MI
  • Approximately 15 miles
  • Performance & Racing Center Tour
  • NO Cameras Permitted
  • NO Opened Toed Shoes – NO High Heels
  • Full length pants must be worn. No skirts, shorts, skorts, or dresses are permitted.
  • Tour Included in registration


5:00pm Arrive back at Marriot Dearborn Inn

  • 20301 Oakwood Blvd. Dearborn, MI 48124


6:00pm – 7:00pm Farewell Dinner at Lapita Restaurant

  •  22681 Newman Street, Dearborn, MI
  • Dinner Included in Registration


7:15pm Arrive back at Marriot Dearborn Inn

  •  20301 Oakwood Blvd. Dearborn, MI 48124


Buffet Breakfast at Dearborn Inn

** Breakfast included in registration

 Check-out on your own



Travel safely home and thank you for joining the

MiM ‘History of the American Auto’

Ford vs. Chevrolet


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