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The Drive Home: FAQs and Numbers


By William Hall. Photos by the author and Derek Klein.

The Drive Home, a cross-country tour from America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington, to The North American International Auto Show in Detroit, has concluded. The crews have returned home, and the cars have settled into the Cobo Center where they will be on display to the public from January 11 to 26. We crunched the numbers and answered some of the questions submitted by Hemmings readers.

Who owns the cars? All the cars are part of Tacoma’s LeMay-America’s Car Museum permanent collection. The 1961 Chrysler 300G and the 1957 Chevy Nomad had sat on display for about five years before getting a comprehensive refurbishment for the trip; the 1966 Ford Mustang had seen more recent but infrequent use. The cars were selected for their representation of the Big Three American automakers, the eras they defined, and the available cars among the most roadworthy from the ACM Collection.

Read the rest in Hemmings News.