Engines Exposed!

The Henry Ford Museum Goes Under the Hood

Mar 4 2015 - 3:45pm

Through March 15 at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI, auto enthusiasts will have a rare chance to take a peek at what sparked some of the most iconic vehicles ever to hit the road.

For the first time in five years, more than 40 vehicles in the "Driving America" exhibit have had their hoods popped. Visitors are checking out engines in vehicles including the 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air, 1948 Tucker 48 Sedan, 1936 Lincoln Zephyr and 1916 Woods Dual Hybrid Coupe.

Visitors also are getting behind-the-scenes details during a daily presentation in the Douglas Drive-in Theater on some of the most unique and significant automobiles in The Henry Ford's collection, and learning about the key innovations in the history of these engines.

On March 14, auto fans can gain expert insight from Matt Anderson, the museum's curator of transportation, and from a digitized collection inside the Douglas Drive-in Theater.

Also on display: Henry Ford's kitchen sink engine in the Museum Plaza and an engine collection in digital kiosks throughout Driving America.

The Henry Ford Museum is an internationally-recognized cultural destination that brings the past forward by immersing visitors in the stories of ingenuity, resourcefulness and innovation that helped shape America. A national historic landmark with an unparalleled collection of artifacts from 300 years of US history, The Henry Ford welcomes more than than 1.6 million visitors annually.