We have been very fortunate on Road Tours over the years. The auto collections we have visited have ranged from relatively small private collections to some major public auto collections and many in between. Wednesday on the Autopalooza.org AMSOIL/Street Rodder Road Tour in the Detroit area we saw some great examples of both ends of the collection spectrum.
Our first visit of the day was at the famous GM Heritage Collection. This is a group of the most significant General Motors vehicles produced….EVER. They have been amassed by GM over the years and make styling trends, engineering landmarks and the best of the best examples of General Motors products in their over 100 year history. The GM Heritage Collection is not open to the general public. Through some hard work on the part of the Autopalooza.org team the Road Tour participants were able to get through the door at one of the significant automobile collections in the world. It was definitely worth the efforts. The GM Heritage Collection is amazing. Luckily we were permitted to take some pictures. The 400 vehicles on display represent about 25% of the entire collections. We can only imagine what the rest of the treasures look like.
After our dream morning at the GM Heritage Collection we headed northeast. It was a beautiful day for a drive. Our destination for lunch was a water front restaurant at the tip of Lake St. Clair. After lunch we visited the home of Anthony and Jenny DeGiovanni. We were joined by the members of the Rochester Breakfast Club and we were quite a large group. Between Anthony's roadster pickup and Jenny's Dodge Charger they have a very impressive garage. Our next stop was the the beautiful home of Bill and Evelyn Whetstone. Their home was beautiful and so were the cars in Bill's garage. Bill's tastes in hot rods lean towards the traditional look and every single one was perfect. There was a great mix of cars ranging from some 40 Fords to a couple of beautiful deuces to a jet black F-100 pickup. Every one was done just right.
It was a day of collections and we saw some of the best on Wednesday in Detroit. There are just a few days left before the Woodward Dream Cruise. The Autopalooza.org AMSOIL Street Rodder Road Tour is rolling toward the finish line but we are not done yet.