Originally posted on Saturday, March 18th, 2006
Now for those of you who don’t know that I love cars – I do. I find it very sad that a situation exists in the Motor City – Detroit Michigan. There is a Museum there called the Detroit Historical Museum. In the past (when we made cars in this country) the car companies really helped out the DHM. Today, they are run by the City of Detroit and funding for the museum keeps shrinking. This effects researchers, and historians a lot but it also has casused a major collection of one-of-a-kind and very unusual cars to be “moth-balled” forever if something is not done about it.
This is a shot at an undisclosed location in Detroit
Here is a shot of the storage building that used to store military vehicles – the bubbles help keep the bird dropping off the cars but the building is not a safe place to store all these many beautiful cars.
Also they are hidden from public view many of them have not been shown to anyone in over ten years. That is sad.
We really need someone to step up and start a project to get these cars into a new home where they will be cared for and displayed so our grandchildren and great grandchildren and beyond will be able to enjoy the boom times of our American auto industry.
Jay Leno – if you read this – maybe you can help – anyone else out there that has money to spend on cars at Barrett Jackson – lets start a fund to preserve these cars.
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