By the Numbers: ‘The Drive Home II: The Heritage Run’

Dec 12, 2016

Three of America’s Car Museum’s (ACM) vintage cars will soon cruise from Boston to Detroit for The Drive Home II: The Heritage Run, a winter road rally from Dec. 27 to Jan. 7. The Drive Home II (TDH II) concludes at the opening of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).

Last year’s inaugural The Drive Home began at the Museum’s headquarters in Tacoma, Washington, and also ended in Detroit at NAIAS.

“The Drive Home II is an excellent way to celebrate America’s love affair with the automobile and highlight American automotive ingenuity,” said David Madeira, CEO of the newly formed America’s Automotive Trust (AAT), a nonprofit organization dedicated to securing America’s automotive heritage for future generations.

Madeira said enthusiasts and car clubs can join TDH II’s cars and coffee events, happy hours and get-togethers in cities along the tour, including Boston, New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis and four Michigan cities: Traverse City, Lansing, Birmingham and the big celebration in Detroit.

Here’s a breakdown of some of the numbers for TDH II:

  • 3 cars on the drive: a 1957 Chevrolet Nomad, 1961 Chrysler 300G and 1966 Ford Mustang
  • 9 sponsors: NAIAS, State Farm, Michelin, Shell, Quicken Loans, Hagerty, Plycar Montecristo and Coker Tire)
  • 12 days of TDH II
  • 16 city stops
  • 20 planned refueling stops at Shell stations along the route
  • 24 quarts of oil planned for trip
  • 24 bottles of antifreeze planned for trip
  • 144 free Shell gas cards to be distributed to consumers during Surprise & Delight stops
  • 200 horsepower 1966 Mustang
  • 210 horsepower 1957 Nomad
  • 375 horsepower 1961 300G
  • 360 miles: longest driving stretch, from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis)
  • 600: Approximate gallons of gas planned for TDH II
  • 2,150 miles to be driven on TDH II
  • $2,857: Original MSRP of the 1957 Nomad
  • $2,956: Original MSRP of the 1966 Mustang
  • $5,411: Original MSRP of the 1961 300G