Ten-Day Drive to Detroit Auto Show Under Way
America’s Automotive Trust (AAT) and the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) have kicked off The Drive Home IV-a 10-day, 2,750-mile vintage vehicle trek from HoustonHou to Detroit that began on Jan. 3.
In its fourth year, The Drive Home (TDH IV) is an annual road rally celebrating America’s motoring legacy across the U.S. in the days leading up to NAIAS. According to organizers, this year’s 2,750-mile journey marks the longest run since the rally began and the first to feature exclusively vintage American trucks.
“Every year, we look forward to taking the collector vehicles on a trip back to the spiritual home for the American automobile-”Detroit,” said AAT vice chairman David Madeira. “This year, we thought that bringing out vintage trucks and hosting enthusiast gatherings along the route would be a great way to once again share America’s love for vintage vehicles with people across the country.”
TDH IV participating trucks include:
- LeMay-America’s Car Museum: 1955 Chevrolet 3600
- RPM Foundation: 1965 Ford F100
- Hagerty & Club Auto: 1962 International Travelette
- The NB Center for American Automotive Heritage & Concours Club: 1957 Ford Ranchero
“The Drive Home Series has held a special resonance for car and truck collectors worldwide since the first cross-country road trip in 2015,” said NAIAS executive director Rod Alberts. “We’re honored to see the nostalgia and pride this rally has inspired across the U.S. and we’re looking forward to welcoming the vintage trucks home to the Motor City for the North American International Auto Show.”
TDH IV’s presenting sponsor State Farm and supporting sponsors Shell, Plycar, Quicken Loans, Hagerty and Montecristo have committed to this year’s rally and will host a number of special events, enthusiast gatherings and promotions during the trip according to event organizers. As the group makes its way to Detroit, it will be stopping in Houston; Dallas; Little Rock; Sewanee, Tennessee; Greenville, South Carolina; Charlotte, North Carolina; Asheville, North Carolina; Louisville, Kentucky; Auburn, Indiana; Hickory Corners, Michigan; Birmingham, Michigan; Troy, Michigan; and Detroit.
For more information on The Drive Home IV, visit AmericasCarMuseum.org/TheDriveHome.