Vintage Vehicles from America’s Car Museum Brace for Winter Weather on ‘The Drive Home’

Artifacts don’t stay in museums anymore – at least not at America’s Car Museum (ACM), the largest auto museum in North America. Three of ACM’s cars will trek across the U.S. this winter. Iconic American auto technology will take on snow and ice for an 11-day transcontinental odyssey, December 27 – January 7.

Called ‘The Drive Home,’ ACM is touring with three stunning red vintage cars, a 1957 Chevrolet Nomad, a 1961 Chrysler 300G 2-door hardtop and a 1966 Mustang, from Tacoma, Wash. to the place of their automaker’s origin, Detroit, Mich. The Drive Home concludes with the opening of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).

“Cars are meant to be driven, not sit idle in a museum. Driving these vehicles from the ‘Big Three’ American auto manufacturers will be a celebration of Detroit’s automotive heritage,” said ACM CEO David Madeira. “The cars chosen represent an iconic era when the ‘Motor City’ was undisputedly the automotive center of the world. And this rally celebrates the resurgence of Detroit and the American auto industry.”

“All roads truly lead to Detroit, as it remains the heart of the global automotive industry,” said Rod Alberts, executive director of NAIAS. “This cross-country trek is a perfect opportunity to showcase both Detroit’s rich automotive heritage in the vehicles that are participating, as well as the future of the automotive industry in the exciting next-generation products and technologies that will be revealed on the NAIAS stage in the days following the drive.”

The 2,400-mile journey will have stops along the way for enthusiast “rallies” in cities including Portland and Bend, Oregon; Boise, Idaho; Salt Lake City, Utah; Denver, Colo.; Kansas City and St. Louis, Mo.; Bloomington and Chicago, Ill.; and with major celebration in Detroit.