Collector Car Tour Changes Course

By Staff Writer October 26, 2020


America’s Automotive Trust (AAT) and the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) have changed their annual event “The Drive Home” to a series of day drives called “The Drive Forward.” The change to the annual cross-country tour of collector vehicles – which starts from alternating regions of the United States and finishes in Detroit in the days leading up to the Auto Show – is due to the continued uncertainty related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The Drive Forward supports America’s Automotive Trust’s movement to keep car culture alive during a time when car shows and concours have been forced to cancel or change plans, and is a part of the national Rally Across America effort to raise $1 million for local charities across North America.

“This is one of the most exciting events of the year for car collectors – to be able to drive their vehicles back to the spiritual home of the American automobile,” said AAT Vice Chairman David Madeira. “Now more than ever, driving is about pleasure rather than a commute. In what’s been an enormously difficult year, The Drive Forward is a great reminder of the freedom that taking to the road can provide. It’s a return to calm and normalcy in a time of chaos - and an opportunity to raise money for an extraordinary cause.”

The Drive Forward launched October 15 - 17 with a string of events in Michigan including: a scenic drive to the Gilmore Car Museum’s final Cruise-In of the season; a private tour of the LaFontaine Heritage Collection and the new LaFontaine Classic Car showroom; a Cars & Coffee at Global Collision Center, followed by a collector vehicle caravan down iconic Woodward Avenue and a stop at the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant before arriving at TCF Square.


Watch  “The Drive Home IV” – A video of the  10-day road rally that took place from January 2 – 12, 2019! 

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