Public Events


The Great Race in 2024 | A “T Talk” on Zoom – May, 26 at 3 p.m.
Scott Thams, an avid car collector and museum Trustee, will talk to members about his upcoming participation in The Great Race, a 9-day, 2,400-mile road race against other antique vehicles, June 22 through 30, 2024. Thams and his brother, Kirk Thams, will race a 1929 Model A from Owensboro, Kentucky to Gardiner, Maine, on single lane roads. Thams will talk about the brothers’ prior race in 2018, as well as their strategy and preparations for the 2024 contest, including a chase car to assist with repairs. “T Talks” are one of many free benefits for museum members. Membership levels range from $55 to $100 are available for purchase online at Proceeds support museum operations.


Motor City Origins Tour – Friday, June 14th at 5:30 p.m. 
Enjoy a special, after-hours tour of the Ford Piquette Plant Museum that explores the history of Detroit’s Milwaukee Junction neighborhood, where The Motor City got its start. This event will highlight how Ford, Dodge, Cadillac, Studebaker, Anderson Electric and others launched Detroit as the automotive capital of the world. A social start to the evening includes a complimentary Happy Half-Hour and crostini bar, followed by a theater presentation and then guided tour of the museum’s rare collection of antique vehicles made in Milwaukee Junction after the turn of the 20 th century. Tickets are $30 per person or $25 for museum members.

5:30 - 6 p.m. – Complimentary Happy Half-Hour

6 - 7:30 p.m. – Theater Presentation and Guided Museum Tour
Join Us for Luncheon Junction - Most Fridays and Saturday, All Summer Long 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Bring your friends and family for a delightful culinary experience in the scenic surroundings of a national historical landmark. Indulge in great food, explore the rich history, and make unforgettable summer memories! Savor mouth-watering dishes from the best local food trucks, offering a diverse range of cuisines to satisfy all tastes. Enjoy hassle-free parking, ensuring a smooth and convenient visit. Relax and dine in our spacious, well-maintained eating area, perfect for a quick lunch to accompany a museum tour or friendly meetups. Our facilities are clean and easily accessible for your convenience. We look forward to seeing you there!
Questions? Contact us at 313 872 8759 or

No tickets are required for the dining experience, but regular admission applies to museum entry.


Model T Birthday Party – Sunday, September 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Celebrating the day in 1908 when the first Model T was first produced at the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, visitors can enjoy free Model T rides, vintage vehicles on display, live music, food and beverages for sale, unique vendors, and fun and games for the kids. There is no cost for outdoor activities or amenities in the Piquette Assembly Room. The line for T rides will form near the historic front entrance and are first-come, first-serve. Free birthday cake is served at 12 p.m. while supplies last. Admission prices are $10 to $18 for museum entry and guided tours.

Contact Us

Jill Woodward   
President & COO
(313) 872-8759, ext. 101

Samantha Wilkinson
Museum Operations Manager
(313) 872-8759, ext. 100

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