America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, Wash., and the Detroit-based North American International Auto Show have announced that Boston will be the starting point of The Drive Home II: The Heritage Run — an 11-day, 2,150-mile winter road rally that will conclude at the opening of the 2017 auto show at Cobo Center.
The Drive Home II will feature the museum’s 1957 Chevrolet Nomad, 1961 Chrysler 300G, and 1966 Ford Mustang, all of which completed the first The Drive Home in early 2016, from the museum’s headquarters to Detroit.
“Connecting with automotive enthusiasts, young and old, across the country is what makes this drive so special,” says Rod Alberts, executive director of the show. “Our close partnership with America’s Car Museum allows (North American International Auto Show) to stay connected with iconic automotive tradition, all while the world’s next generation of vehicles and mobility technologies make their world debuts on our global stage in Detroit.”
Car and coffee events, happy hours, and get-togethers in Boston; New York City; Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Indianapolis; Traverse City; Lansing; Birmingham, Mich.; and Detroit, will be held during the road rally.
After the road rally, which will run from Dec. 28 to Jan. 7, the three cars will cruise down Woodward Avenue and have a presence at the North American International Auto Show.
Now in its 29th year as an international event, the North American International Auto Show is the largest media event in North America, and the only auto show in the United States to earn an annual distinguished sanction of the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d’Automobiles, the Paris-based alliance of automotive trade associations and manufacturers from around the world.
For more information on The Drive Home II: The Heritage Run, visit americascarmuseum.org.