DETROIT, Sept. 16, 2022 – Six generations of Ford Mustangs have ended their cross-country trek from Tacoma, Wash., to Detroit, bringing the “pony cars” back to their roots as part of “The Drive Home” organized by America’s Automotive Trust and the North American International Auto Show (aka Detroit Auto Show).  The two announced today “The Drive Home” will include a rare opportunity for Detroit Auto Show and Cars & Community visitors to jump in the passenger seat and “Take-A-Spin” in one of these vintage Mustangs on Saturday, Sept. 17.

The Take-A-Spin experience will travel between the Detroit Auto Show at Huntington Place and DTE – ELECTRIFIED in Beacon Park. The DTE Garage of the Future and OEM EVs will be on display in conjunction with the Sept. 18 Detroit Concours d’Elegance at the Detroit Institute of Arts.  The Sept. 17 Cars & Community family event is part of the Concours weekend and will be held at Comerica Park in Parking Lots 1 and 2.

Ticketed Detroit Auto Show and Cars & Community attendees are invited to participate in Take-A-Spin and experience history in motion free of charge.  The auto show queue will be located at the corner of Washington and Congress Avenues, and the Beacon Park queue will be situated on First Street.  Both will run from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Participants must show an auto show and/or Cars & Community ticket to board the vehicles.  Rides will be given to guests that meet the height requirement (44’’ or 3’6”) and do not require a child car seat or booster seat.  Children under 16 need an adult present to participate. 

The six vintage Mustangs began their caravan to Detroit from the LeMay – America’s Car Museum in Tacoma on Sept. 6 with stops along the way across nine states.  The vehicles will be featured in the Take-A-Spin experience on Sept. 17, then make their way to Huntington Place where they will be on display for auto show visitors to enjoy throughout the Public Show. 

About America’s Automotive Trust

America’s Automotive Trust was founded with the goal of securing our automotive heritage for future generations. We bring together like-minded organizations that honor the past, celebrate the present, and drive the future of car culture to make a greater impact. Founding member organizations LeMay – America’s Car MuseumRPM FoundationAmerica On Wheels Museum, and our premier membership programs Club Auto and Concours Club, as well as our affiliated partners, work together to foster a strong community where any enthusiast can thrive – from the classroom, to careers, to the open road. America’s Automotive Trust is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. For more information:

About the North American International Auto Show

The North American International Auto Show (aka Detroit Auto Show) is one of the most influential annual automotive events in the world and a showcase for emerging technologies. September of 2022 ushers in the next-generation auto show in Detroit featuring a totally transformed indoor and outdoor experience, including brand-defining vehicles, product ride-and-drives and dynamic experiential activations. The reimagined event includes: Media Day, an opportunity for automakers and industry suppliers to debut new products and technologies; Industry Tech Days, a chance to preview emerging mobility technologies and engage with innovators; AutoMobili-D, an inside look at future mobility platforms; Charity Preview, a signature fundraising gala for children’s charities; and the Public Show, a nine-day mobility and community celebration with activations and entertainment citywide. For more information, visit

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Photo Credit: Jeff Malin, WPP/ Mindshare / Ford

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