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Tourism Resources

This section will provide links to a variety of resources that will make your visit perfect. Select from the options on the left to get started. For specfic attraction and tour information check out the "Your Road Trip section.

Automotive Nostalgia:

Great National Drive-In
Featuring both present and past drive-in theaters for the entire US. Pictures, history and more.

Michigan Drive-Ins
Relive Michigan's fascination with the drive-in theater. Great Michigan drive-in theater images.

Diner City
Highlighting a nationwide diner directory plus other nostalgic roadside attractions like gas stations, motels, and space age architecture.

Dinermite Diners
Thinking of owning your own diner? Visit this site of a stainless steel diner manufacture.

American Diner Museum
This Rhode Island museum is dedicated to the preservation, research, and education of the American diner.

Rosie's Diner
The official site of Rosie's Diner in Rockford, Michigan

Tin Can Tourist 
Dedicated to vintage travel-trailer enthusiasts.

Cinema Treasures
An international website dedicated to the great cinema tradition. Sortable by architect, style, location, screen, and more.

Roadside Peek
Highlighting the structures and symbols created by American automobile culture of the 20th century.

Society for Commercial Archeology
A national organization committed to the preservation of 20th century commercial architecture, structures, signs, symbols, and artifacts

Heritage Organizations:

American Truck Historical Society

Automotive Heritage Fund
This organization provides support for education programs that further the study and interest of classic automobile heritage.

Henry Ford Heritage Association
Offers exclusive heritage tours for members.

Labor Heritage Foundation
Has a nice link to American Labor Landmark sites for the entire US.

Society of Automotive Historians
Strives to promote automotive related publications to aid in the preservation and research of automobile heritage.

Car Clubs & Cruising:

Antique Automobile Club of America
A Car Club since 1935, there extensive website hosts a wide variety of antique auto related information and has a great Automotive History timeline.

Buick Club of America
Dedicated to the preservation and restoration of Buicks, this site offers lots of connections to other Buick and auto restoration sites.

The Car Connection
Learn about the history of the Woodward Avenue cruise and how to become a sponsor of this annual Michigan event.

The Corvair Society of America
Check out this world wide club with more than 5500 members.

Cruisin' Gratiot
Register to drive your special car in the exclusive cruise lane at the end of a week long celebration of devoted to the good old days of cruising.

Cruisin-USA
Has an index to several cruising related pages including separate events calendars for Michigan and nationwide.

Durant Automobile Club
Has a great biographical section.

National Corvette Restorers Society
Dedicated to the restration, preservation, history, and enjoyment of 1953 to 1982 Corvette

Woodward Dream Cruise
Learn about the history of the Woodward Avenue cruise and how to become a sponsor of this annual Michigan event.

 Your City of Lincloln Park
This site features car news covering all car makers from future, present, and past.

 

Historic Houses and Museums:

Winter estates of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison
Fort Myers, FL. Ford and Edisons winter playground with an extensive laboratory.

Automobile Heritage Museum
Kokomo, Indiana

Alberta Village Museum
Alberta, MI. Sawmill built by Ford and intended to be one of his Village Industries.. In Upper Peninsula.

USA- General:

America's Scenic Byways
The ultimate driving tours in the US. Includes Woodward Avenue (MI) and the Lincoln Highway in IL with a 1918 filling station.

Road Trip USA
The official internet site of the Road Trip book series, but nicely done website with good maps and basic information on the major highways that crisscross America.

Round America

Highways & Byways:

National Scenic Byways
This official site has special automotive, labor and architecture catagories.

The Lincoln Highway

Illinois Lincoln Highway

National Historic Route 66 Federation

New Mexico Route 66 Association
Great Image database of old photos and postcards

Route 20

Automotive Museums by state
List of museums by state












National Automotive History Collection - Skillman Library
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