’57 Chevy, ’61 Chrysler, ’66 Mustang On Trek To Detroit

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Three American automotive classics are on a cross-country road trek as we speak, headed for Detroit.

A 1957 Chevrolet Nomad, a 1961 Chrysler 300G, and a 1966 Ford Mustang are being driven 2,400 miles from the Pacific Northwest to Motor City.

You might wonder why this epic road trip is going down during winter, the worst time for loading up the car and hitting the open road. Well, it’s because the The Drive Home tour is tied to the upcoming North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Event organizers tell Hemmings that drivers will stick primarily to major Interstates along the route.

The three red vintage classics (along with a 2014 Dodge Charger pace car) hit the road on Sunday, December 27th. Their starting point was the LeMay America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington.  A recent tweet placed them on the snowy roads of Boise, Idaho.

You can see from the map below, the drivers have quite a ways to go. They’ll also be making stops along the way to meet with car fans. Stops along the route include Salt Lake City; Grand Junction, Colorado; Lakewood, Colorado; Hays, Kansas; Kansas City, Missouri; St. Louis; Bloomington, Illinois and Chicago.

The finish line is in Detroit, Michigan on January 8th when the cars, and their drivers, arrive to help kick off the 2016 NAIAS.

Photo Credit:  LeMay – America’s Car Museum

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