Mich. -- On
January 29, 2012 a new exhibit called "Driving America"
arrived at the Henry Ford Museum. This is a timeline of transportation,
even before cars, from the 1800's to present day. There are more
than 130 vehicles and more than 60 cases of artifacts. There are
century-old electric cars, current hybrids, muscle cars and racing
cars to luxury cars and pickup trucks.
new technology, there are 18 touch screen kiosks, which offer
visitors the ability to connect with the museum curators on details,
images, videos and history. You can see a collection if items
from the museum in high-resolution digital format with explanations
and videos. Visitors can create their own collection, which can
be accessed through their phone or home computer for later reference.
can listen to car tunes from 1900 to today, create a car commercial
or design your own car. You also can test drive a virtual Model
T through a series of driving challenges while earning a driver's
certificate. Another option is to plan the car of your dreams--
but in 1947 style. There is a section on automobile safety hosted
by a crash test dummy and see how child safety seats have progressed
and improved the safety of our youngsters.
in for lunch or dinner at Lamy's diner, which for the first time,
is open for business. Set your tastes on some roadside diner food.
will experience the amazing journey of the automobile. "Driving
America" inspires people to get up close and personal with
their relationship with automobile transportation.
Henry Ford is open seven days a week from 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tickets
are $17 for adults and $12.50 for children 5-12. Children 4 and
under get in free.
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