Press Release

January 5, 2016

Auto Enthusiasts Get First-time Glimpse Under the Hoods of Some of the Most Iconic Vehicles in the World During Engines Exposed at Henry Ford Museum

More than 50 vehicles exposed Jan. 9 – Feb. 28, 2016

(Dearborn, Mich. – Jan. 5, 2016) — Beginning January 9 through February 28, auto enthusiasts will have the very rare opportunity to look under the hoods of some of the most iconic vehicles ever made during Engines Exposed at Henry Ford Museum. More than 50 vehicles inside the Driving America exhibit will have their hoods popped, including a first-time look at the 1896 Ford Quadricycle, the 1932 Ford V8, the 1937 Cord 812 and the 1962 Ford Mustang I. 

Engines Exposed provides guest the unique look at the engines that changed the automotive world forever. From the dual power hybrid engine found inside the 1916 Woods Coupe, a vehicle 80 years ahead of its time, to the engines that powered the 1965 Goldenrod to a land speed record, these powerhouses offer a bit of insight into more than 100 years of experimentation and innovation in how a vehicle is powered. 

During this eight-week limited engagement, guests are invited to the Driving America’s Car Court every day at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. for a special presentation about The Henry Ford’s premiere car collection that represents the most significant change-makers in the automotive industry. Topics change daily and may include everything from the basics to a deep dive on one or two cars. Auto fans will also have the rare opportunity to gain expert insight from Matt Anderson, our curator of transportation, and get a deeper look into our engines through the help of our digitized collection inside the Douglas Drive-in Theater on Saturday January 23 at 1 p.m. and Saturday, February 13 at 3 p.m. Along with special presentations, guests can explore our engine collection on their own on one of our 18 digital kiosks throughout Driving America.

For the young auto enthusiast there are plenty of opportunities to get hands-on during Tinker.Hack.Invent Saturdays throughout the run of Engines Exposed. In January, explore the various methods that have been used to power cars and some possible alternatives for the future and in February learn about some developments in automotive safety with the help of the “Shell-ton” family. Kids five years and older can also learn more about automotive design by creating their own clay model on Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Admission to Engines Exposed is free with membership or $21 for adults, $19 for seniors 62 and up and $15.75 for youth 5-12. Children four and under are free. For more information, call (313) 982-6001 or visit

About The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan is an internationally-recognized cultural destination that brings the past forward by immersing visitors in the stories of ingenuity, resourcefulness and innovation that helped shape America. A national historic landmark with an unparalleled collection of artifacts from 300 years of American history, The Henry Ford is a force for sparking curiosity and inspiring tomorrow’s innovators. More than 1.7 million visitors annually experience its five attractions: Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, The Ford Rouge Factory Tour, The Benson Ford Research Center and The Henry Ford Giant Screen Experience. A continually expanding array of content available online provides anytime, anywhere access. The Henry Ford is also home to Henry Ford Academy, a public charter high school which educates over 500 students a year on the institution’s campus. In 2014, The Henry Ford premiered its first-ever national television series, The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation, showcasing present-day change-makers and The Henry Ford’s artifacts and unique visitor experiences. Hosted by news correspondent and humorist, Mo Rocca, this Emmy®-winning weekly half-hour show airs Saturday mornings on CBS. For more information please visit our website