Dream of World-Class Detroit Auto Museum Gains Traction

Cruisers pass by this 1958 Oldsmobile along Woodward Avenue in Royal Oak, Mich. on Friday Aug. 15, 2008, ahead of Saturday's Woodward Dream Cruise, which is expected to draw thousands of classic car enthusiasts from around the country. (AP Photo/Robin Buckson / The Detroit News)
Cruisers pass by this 1958 Oldsmobile along Woodward Avenue in Royal Oak, Mich. on  Friday Aug. 15, 2008, ahead of Saturday's Woodward Dream Cruise, which is expected to draw thousands of classic car enthusiasts from around the country. (AP Photo/Robin Buckson / The Detroit News)
Cruisers pass by this 1958 Oldsmobile along Woodward Avenue in Royal Oak, Mich. on Friday Aug. 15, 2008, ahead of Saturday’s Woodward Dream Cruise, which is expected to draw thousands of classic car enthusiasts from around the country. (AP Photo/Robin Buckson / The Detroit News)

 

(USA Today) DETROIT — As car lovers from across the country and around the world gather for the Woodward Dream Cruise on Saturday, the dream of a world-class auto museum is gaining traction.

A collection of private and public groups have begun working to document the role the auto industry and specific cars have played throughout American history.

“The Woodward Dream Cruise celebrates the heritage of Detroit and Michigan with incredible cars driving up and down Woodward,” U.S. Rep. Gary Peters, D-Bloomfield Township, said in Birmingham this week. “This is the place that gave birth to the auto industry throughout the world. We should celebrate these historic vehicles.”

Peters and Rep. John Campbell of California recently sponsored a bill recognizing the National Historic Vehicle Register.

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