Destination tours announced in Detroit for NACE/CARS

June 27, 2014
ASA and NACE | CARS announce the offering of organized technical and historical cultural Tours in Detroit.

ASA and NACE | CARS announce the offering of organized technical and historical cultural Tours in Detroit. All attendees will have the opportunity to register for any of the nine tours, featuring historic Motor City locations, OEM plant and factory tours, as well as tours of Canada.

A complete offering of tours is located at http://www.naceexpo.com/Content/Destination-Tours/5_45/

Registration is encouraged in advance; however, will be available on-site for tours that have not reached capacity.

FORD ROUGE FACTORY TOUR
DATE: Wednesday July 30 or Thursday July 31
TIME: Board bus at 9:00 am Depart COBO Center 9:15 am - Return to COBO Center 12:30 pm
DESTINATION INFO: The Ford Rouge Factory Tour is a five-part experience that includes: Legacy Theatre, Art of Manufacturing Theatre, Observation Deck Tour, Assembly Plant Walking Tour and Legacy Gallery
TOUR PRICE: $25.00 per person 

THE HENRY FORD MUSEUM
DATE: Wednesday, July 30 or Thursday July 31 or Saturday August 2
TIME: Board bus at 11:45am, Depart COBO Center 12:00 pm, Return to COBO Center 5:00pm
DESTINATION INFO: More than 80 years ago, The Henry Ford was formally dedicated by its founder, Henry Ford, and his friend and mentor, Thomas Edison. Today, The Henry Ford is a national history destination with an incomparable collection documenting the American experience. The Henry Ford’s unparalleled collection and expertise furthers its position as a global resource for American history and innovation.
TOUR PRICE: Adults/Seniors - $49.00 per person, Youth (5-12yrs.) - $39.00

THE HENRY FORD MUSEUM AND GREENFIELD VILLAGE
DATE: Friday, August 1 or Saturday August 2
TIME: Board bus at 8:45am Depart Cobo Center 9:00 am - Return to Cobo Center 3:00pm
DESTINATION INFO: Greenfield Village visitors experience 300 years of American history through 83 authentic historic structures, four living-history farms and nationally renowned artists creating one-of-a-kind 19th- and 20th-century pieces in pottery, tin and glass.

Today, The Henry Ford, is a national history destination with an incomparable collection documenting the American experience. The Henry Ford’s unparalleled collection and expertise furthers its position as a global resource for American history and innovation.
TOUR PRICE: Adults & Seniors - $49.00, Youth (5-12yrs.) - $39.00

GENERAL MOTORS ONSTAR COMMAND CENTER
DATE: Wednesday, July 30 or Thursday July 31
TIME: Board bus at 12:45 pm, Depart COBO Center 1:00 pm, Return to COBO Center 2:45 pm
DESTINATION INFO: Take a tour through the central hub of OnStar operations in Detroit. OnStar has an 18-year history of providing safety, security and connectivity services to customers. Located in the Renaissance Center, the OnStar Command Center documents the company’s evolution over the years, hosts their central operations and showcases some of the latest advancements.
TOUR PRICE: $20.00

GENERAL MOTORS HERITAGE CENTER
DATE: Wednesday July 30 or Thursday July 31
TIME: Board bus at 8:30 am, Depart COBO Center 8:45 am, Return to COBO Center 12:30 pm
DESTINATION INFO: One of the true purposes of the General Motors Heritage Center is to share the history and accomplishments of General Motors, and to inspire ideas for the future. The GM Heritage Center serves as a showplace for the vehicles of the GM Heritage Collection, and as the home of the Heritage and Media Archive. The Collection is made up of approximately 600 cars and trucks.
TOUR PRICE: $20.00

GENERAL MOTORS DETROIT-HAMTRAMCK ASSEMBLY (VOLT PLANT)
DATE: Thursday July 31 or Saturday August 2
TIME: Board bus at 7:45am, Depart COBO Center 8:00 am, Return to COBO Center 11:00 am
DESTINATION INFO: The tour of GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly begins with an introductory video and brief presentation, then ventures by motorized cart into the plant for a thorough look at the General Assembly area.
TOUR PRICE: $20.00 per person

MEADOW BROOK HALL & CHRYSLER MUSEUM
DATE: Wednesday July 30 or Friday August 1
TIME: Board bus at 8:30 am, Depart COBO Center 8:45 am, Return to COBO Center 4:00 pm
DESTINATION INFO: Meadow Brook Hall is the historic home of one the automotive aristocracy's most remarkable women, Matilda Dodge Wilson, her second husband, lumber broker Alfred Wilson, and their four children. Carefully preserved with original family furnishings and art, the 110-room, 88,000-square-foot mansion is elaborately detailed with carved wood and stone, ornate plaster ceilings, Tiffany stained glass and custom- made hardware, and filled with fine and decorative art.

The Walter P. Chrysler Museum opens to a two-story atrium in which a rotating tower majestically showcases the automaker's iconic concept vehicles. From the atrium, visitors can access two floors of distinctive exhibition galleries and the garage-like atmosphere of the lower level.
TOUR PRICE: $45.00 per person, both locations combined

WINDSOR CANADA – 4 HOUR TOUR
DATE: Wednesday, July 30
TIME: Board bus at 12:45 pm, Depart COBO Center 1:00 pm, Return to COBO Center 5:00pm
DESTINATION INFO: Take a trip back into time with a visit to Windsor. A professional and entertaining guide will introduce you to some of the rich history of the area. You will experience a tour of the Canadian Club Brand Center, the location made famous by Hiram Walker's legendary Canadian Club whisky.
TOUR PRICE: $39.00 per person

THE SITES OF WINDSOR CANADA – 6 HOUR TOUR
DATE: Saturday, August 2
TIME: Board bus at 8:45am Depart COBO Center 9:00 am - Return to COBO Center 3:00pm
DESTINATION INFO: Windsor is rich in both history and the arts. The region’s dedication to preserving and sharing their history is strong and proud. Tour highlights include: The Odette Scultpure Park, Walkerville, Willistead Mansion, and Olde Sandwich Towne.
TOUR PRICE: $44.00 per person

About the Events
Along with NACE | CARS 2014, a series of automotive repair industry events and co-located meetings will take place July 28-Aug. 2, 2014. Early in the week there will be a series of Board and other private meetings. Tuesday will feature a CIC quarterly meeting. Wednesday will highlight the I-CAR Conference and Gala 35th Anniversary Networking Reception. On Thursday and Friday, the NACE | CARS Expo will take place, along with numerous NACE and CARS business and technical sessions, the Collision Repair Executive Symposium (CRES), the Technology & Telematics Forum, the Automotive Management Institute (AMI) graduation ceremony and on-site I-CAR training. Technical presentations end at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, August 2.

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