Tacoma, WA - During its 12-day, 2,150-mile winter trek, LeMay - America's Car Museum (ACM) will be showcasing vintage vehicles at car-related events in 16 cities in the days leading up to the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). The journey, called "The Drive Home II: The Heritage Run" (TDHII), will raise awareness of American automotive history in cities such as Boston, New York, Washington, D.C. and more.
TDH II will follow three of ACM's vintage cars, a '57 Chevy Nomad, '61 Chrysler 300G and '66 Ford Mustang, as they travel throughout the Northeastern U.S., battling winter weather in places including Philly, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis and a host of cities in Michigan as they make their way for the opening of NAIAS.
For more than 100 years, NAIAS has been the venue for world debuts of the most renowned and highly sought-after cars. Upon completing the journey, The Drive Home II vehicles will be on display at the show alongside a coach-built 1917 Crane-Simplex once owned by oil tycoon J.D. Rockefeller.
"Celebrating the past while looking into the future is exactly what The Drive Home and our partnership with America's Car Museum is about," said NAIAS Executive Director Rod Alberts. "Whether it be highlighting revolutionary technology from a century ago, or showcasing future mobility innovations unveiled from our global stage at NAIAS."
ACM's vintage cars were on display at last year's show, when the group took off from the Museum's headquarters in Tacoma, Washington. Now in its sophomore year, The Drive Home II will once again include public and private get-togethers, including cars and coffee gatherings, happy hours and other various meetups that made The Drive Home memorable for car lovers.
"The Drive Home II is a monumental undertaking that required months of planning," said ACM CEO David Madeira. "We are very fortunate to have NAIAS as our partner in this effort and the generous support from sponsors including State Farm, Michelin, Plycar, Shell, Quicken Loans, Hagerty and Montecristo who were instrumental in being able to bring the joy of collector cars to so many different places in this country."
Daily updates from the group will be posted on America's Car Museum's Twitter, Facebook and the Motor Mouth Blog.