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Henry Ford Museum

Katrina and I have been on the road the last couple of weeks and one of the places we went to was the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn Michigan. It was our first time and if we ever get near there again it will be the first place we head for; it is terrific. It is much more than a car museum and much more than a Ford car museum. Over the next few weeks we will be doing a more in depth review of the museum on our sister site www.LegendaryCollectorCars.com; you can check out more photos and longer descriptions there.

Since there was not one Talladega or Spoiler II in the museum we will provide you with a limited description but ensure you that it is well worth a visit in spite of these shortcomings.

The Museum contained everything from some of the significant Ford cars to a one of six built Bugatti that is worth several million and thank goodness it was or Katrina would have wanted to take it home. It is a beautiful car. You can see photos of it on the other site. In addition to the cars there was a 50s style dinner that you can even have lunch in, which we did. It was a real step back in time and the food was even good. It was authentic right down to the music coming out of the speakers.

The 2011 Daytona winning Wood Brothers Trevor Bayne Ford was even there with all of the dirt, grime and confetti from the Winner’s Circle still in place. When I visited with Eddie Woods at the Bristol race he was telling me, with great pride, that the brothers were taking the car to the Ford Museum. The family had wanted to have a car in the Museum for decades. What a great tribute to a wonderful  legendary racing family.

There were also concept cars, models of concepts and vintage street machines plus milestone race cars. Standing next to President Kennedy’s Limo was a moving experience.

Ok, so this is not a Ford but it does display the type of nostalgic memories that the Henry Ford Museum has to offer. If you want to see more over the next few weeks keeping checking out our sister site: www.LegendaryCollectorCars.com and see what else we saw! If you are really into cars and not just Blue Ovals we will also be featuring tours of the GM Heritage Collection (this is a private GM collection and NOT open to the general public), we also will be showing the Chrysler Museum as well as the Auburn, Cord Dusenberg Museum.

Here are some more photos of the Henry Ford Museum.

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Richard

Some of my first and strongest memories from my childhood relate to cars. I still remember when things happened based on what car I was driving at the time. I grew up and lived in Iowa for nearly 40 years before moving to Southern California and now live in Tennessee. I was a Corvette fanatic for years but then re-discovered vintage American Muscle. My wife, Katrina, and I decided we wanted to focus on unique and rare muscle cars. After a lot of research we fell in love with the Ford Blue Oval Aero Cars. These were only built in 1969 and and aerodynamics became an important part of winning races. The only purpose of these limited production cars was to win NASCAR races using the Boss 429 and 427 power plants complimented with a special, wind cheating, aerodynamic body. The Ford Talladega and Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II are terrific and historic cars. This site is devoted to these car and their owners past and present. We provide an Online Registry for recording the long term history and ownership of every remaining Talladega, Spoiler and Spoiler II.

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