Willow Run: The Factory and the B-24 Bombers

admin | June 24, 2010

The last B-24 rolled out of the plant on June 28, 1945 World War II dramatically affected the operations of Detroit automotive plants in the early 1940’s. Factories were taken over by the war effort to produce jeeps, tanks, bombers and machinery. Men left the assembly line to “join up” and women replaced them on [...]

A Michigan Treasure – The Edsel and Eleanor Ford House

admin | June 22, 2010

One of the finest gifts given to the citizens of Michigan and the Detroit area is the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House.  The estate became public in 1978 after the passing of Eleanor Ford in 1976.  It was her generous wish to donate this 87 acre lakefront home and land in Grosse Pointe Shores to [...]

Sunday June 20th – Edsel and Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe

admin | June 18, 2010

Margery Krevsky will be appearing at the Ford House during the 2010 EyesOn Design Automotive Show on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 20, 2010. From 2 – 4 p.m., Krevsky will discuss the exhibit, sign copies of her book and display a collection of vintage auto show fashions. “Sirens of Chrome” the book is available online [...]

Making a Change – the power of new features

admin | June 7, 2010

One look at a modern automotive dashboard on a current model vehicle will reveal how far auto technology has come since the invention of Henry Ford’s Model T. Originally, a dashboard was a piece of wood holding the steering wheel. That was it! I remember purchasing a car several years ago and having friends mention [...]