The Museum of Automobiles in Detroit, Michigan is one of the most well-known and largest museums devoted to automobiles. One of the country’s foremost car manufacturers, General Motors, runs many of its own events. At these special events, visitors can mingle with current and retired auto personalities. Along with these celebrity appearances, the general public is invited to attend special exhibits and listen to special guest speeches. In recent years, auto aficionados have been visiting the Museum of Automobiles for special auto-related events and receiving autographs from well-known personalities in the field.
These days, the Museum of Automobiles serves as one of the nation’s leading cultural attractions. The highly-anticipated opening of their new exhibit, “The Great Oil Crisis of 2020: A View,” has attracted hundreds of people to the Detroit area to get a look at this intriguing exhibit. The special view was supposed to last only a week, but for several days visitors have camped out near the Museum of Automobiles hoping to catch a glimpse of the legendary auto executive, Jack Trachez. The opening of this exhibit caused such a stir that both Trachez and the museum were forced to close their doors for several days while security works were conducted. Only later did the doors open again.
Another highly publicized museum event that draws hundreds of visitors each year is the Detroit Auto Expo. It is an absolutely packed experience on days when the show is in Detroit. The venue is usually located at the Detroit Riverfront during the busy summer months. The exhibit and its neighboring attractions draw out thousands of vehicle lovers and car nuts every year.
The Museum of Automobile History & Science is the recipient of numerous honors and awards. Among these are a prestigious award from the Detroit Business Journal. This award is given to the museum for continually exceeding expectations in educational and entertainment activities. Many local residents attend these events as well. Visitors are impressed with the quality of the exhibits and many express concern over the increasing population of Detroit condos going up in the city.
While the Museum of Automobiles events are truly among the world’s premier exhibits, they do tend to be somewhat pricey. Usually admission fees are around $40. If you want to be a part of the VIP festivities, be sure to make your reservations well in advance. As was the case with Trachez, Detroit is host to some of the hottest automotive dealerships in the country. So if you’re planning to attend, be sure to mark your calendar well enough to avoid the rush.
Most of the MAA event schedules contain full schedule of automobile related events, including daytime and nighttime shows. However, be sure to check for special events during the spring and summer seasons. There’s no saying when one will happen, but those who live in the Detroit area know when it will be happening. Attend as many of these events as possible, because there is rarely a day that goes by when we don’t hear about the remarkable achievements of an automobile manufacturer in this area. We all just want to be a part of the next big thing, and this museum is the perfect way to kick that ball rolling.