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Discover automotive and racing innovations from the world's premier collection.
Pack your bags, buckle your seat belts, and get ready for a road trip through time.
Feel the passion of two determined drivers in these images from Ford's legendary win at Le Mans.
Browse this digital collection to find out how a simple, hand-cranked mechanism evolved into the sophisticated machine that keeps us on the road.
Explore images from our archives to learn how the American Red Cross Motor Corp. volunteers supported the armed forces in WWII.
Fifty years after one of the major milestones in racing, two legends reunite for a special tribute.
Discover the fascinating story of how an early horseless carriage, a pioneering helicopter and a fantastic “car of tomorrow" connect.
Learn more about the driver who continually proved that women could outlast, outsmart and outrun men on the racetrack.
Visit Henry Ford Museum through February 28 to dive into the surprising and daring history of the automobile.
Find out how a talented driver, an unlikely partnership, and one revolutionalry rear engine changed the Indianapolis 500 forever.
Behind this endearingly odd exterior is a serious effort to make American cars safer.
Journey into America’s greatest manufacturing experience. Members receive two FREE tickets to the Ford Rouge Factory Tour when you visit in November. Please note the tour is closed November 8.
Breaking with horse-drawn tradition, President William Howard Taft motorized the White House. This 1912 Baker Electric became a favorite of five first ladies.
NASCAR champion Brad Keselowski stepped out of his Penske Racing Ford to drive a replica of the car that began Ford’s racing legacy.
Mercury's Cougar was based on the Mustang, but with more upscale styling and interior appointments.
Model T mechanics are restoration artists in their own right.
Only one man in motor sports has ever won all three of racing's most impressive titles.
The stunning success of Honda's racing motorcycles started a winning streak that lasted through the 1960s.
NASCAR has hardly known a time without Wood Brothers Racing. In this interview, the brothers discuss what it took to pioneer the modern pit stop and how to run a highly successful racing team.
Experience the 24 Hours of Le Mans LIVE at The Henry Ford Giant Screen Experience. Admission is FREE courtesy of Ford Performance.
Le Mans is the most prestigious event in motorsport, but also among the most grueling. Winning is the capstone in any car’s career. Winning twice is nothing short of extraordinary.
Explore the traditions that have developed over 100 runnings of the Indianapolis 500.
Look at America’s favorite mode of transportation in a different way. Explore the cultural significance of the car and learn more about the interactive in-museum features that make this exhibit so unique and engaging.
A talented race car driver fostered an unlikely partnership between a British sports car builder and Ford Motor Company. The result was a vehicle that revolutionized the Indianapolis 500
Ford Motor Company never had any intention of putting this car into production. Instead, they designed it to support their image as an exciting, forward-thinking company--and it worked.
Imagine the roar of four Hemi V-8 engines under one hood as Goldenrod reached over 409mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats.
Ford’s vision for building an affordable, self-propelled vehicle was fueled by his desire to relieve the burden of farm labor, which might’ve been his if he hadn’t followed his dreams.
Feel the passion behind America’s longest-running antique car show, featuring hundreds of authentic vehicles from the 1890s through 1932 — all coming to life in the historic setting of Greenfield Village.
Steve McQueen visits Carroll Shelby's shop in 1963, plus more from our vast racing collections.
How did driving around the country in house become popular? Find out in this segment from The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation.
These early efforts changed American drivers' ideas about safety.
Tour one of the most advanced manufacturing facilities on the planet in this segment from The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation.
Find out how the city bus aboard which Rosa Parks defied segregation sat as a rusted storage shed before being acquired by The Henry Ford in 2001.
One of our most popular automobiles is hitting the road for an exhibit, but we've found something pretty remarkable to fill its place temporarily.
Drivers, Start Your (Tiny) Engines.
Take an extraordinary journey with former Secret Service Agent Clint Hill and our presidential limousines.
Ford's V-8 democratized power with its low price. Its story begins with a stealthy experiment and a surprising manufacturing process.
With its huge engine and ride-along mechanic, the thundering Locomobile swept past competitors to victory at Vanderbilt.
Journey into the center of America's greatest manufacturing experience at the Ford Rouge Factory Tour.
The Vagabonds, Henry Ford’s group of groundbreaking, creative geniuses, explored the outdoors in remarkable automobiles.
This early electric racer set a world speed record but couldn't compete with the allure of gasoline power.
Few racing efforts were as ambitious as Ford’s quest to beat Ferrari at the world’s most important sports car race. Fifty years later, we explore the Mark IV – and Ford’s long road to glory at Le Mans.
From dragsters to stock cars, we’ve assembled the best of the stories and vehicles that have captivated fans and made their creators and drivers famous.
Marino Franchitti salutes The Henry Ford while racing at Le Mans.
Buck Baker drove this Chrysler on his way to becoming the NASCAR champion in 1956. Unlike modern NASCAR racers, this is a real production car modified for racing.
When should protecting something's authenticiy outweigh our entertainment?
May 2016 marks the 100th running of the iconic Indianapolis 500 auto race. Explore The Henry Ford Archive of American Innovation to discover thousands of Indy images, many from the extensive Dave Friedman photography collection.
Chevrolet introduced its “small block” V-8 in 1955 – and kept on building it until 2003. Note the relatively small-sized radiator. Efficient cooling was one of the small block’s many advantages
The 1967 Ford Mark IV Race Car was built to win the world's most important sports car race, the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The 1965 Lotus-Ford upended years of tradition at Indy.
Watch two brothers, four engines, and a whole lot of horsepower make history in this segment from The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation.
Gearheads, diehard car lovers and all auto enthusiasts — this is your weekend at Greenfield Village.
Watch how Ford overcame all obstacles to win the most important race in the world.
Uncover the risks and challenges of building a completely new type of vehicle with Formula One driver and five-time Le Mans winner Emanuele Pirro.
How do we move over 250 cars, trucks and other motorized vehicles throughout The Henry Ford?
Learn how America's first African American automobile designer envisioned a forward-thinking project with the potential to change the world.
Tour the Ford Rouge factory to find out why the Themed Entertainment Association calls it an outstanding achievement.
How did Dutch and German aircraft manufacturers pave the way for a new kind of airplane from an American automaker?
What does it take to build a car for the President of the United States? Explore original construction photos from Ford's Special Vehicles Engineering Department to find out.
The Model T was the game-changer of the automotive and manufacturing worlds.
No win in that famed French contest comes easily, and Ford’s arrived only after two years of struggle and disappointment.
Venture behind the rope at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance with curator of transportation Matt Anderson for a unique look at the vehicles that dominated Le Mans from 1966-1969.
During Old Car Festival, take a closer look at this Packard camp truck. Models like it have been used for everything from military pursuits to family camping trips.
The Fumes to Fuel program at the Ford Rouge Complex shows how the brightest minds in the industry make the process of adding color to automobiles more environmentally concious.
After his first auto company failed, Henry Ford turned to racing to restore his reputation. With his career at stake, he entered his first race car to compete against the era’s top driver, and no one was prepared for what would happen next.
This month, AAA of Michigan commemorates 100 years of serving motorists in the Great Lakes State.
Do you know the major television vehicle that first made George Barris famous?
In 1966, General Motors introduced a car that would change their styling forever. Fifty years later, we’re celebrating this American classic at Motor Muster.
After World War II, hot rodders started sourcing car bodies from unexpected places to achieve maximum speed.
The 1937 Cord's swooping fenders, sweeping horizontal radiator grille, and hidden headlights were unlike anything else on American highways.
Most Americans weren't very interested in small cars -- until 1973, when oil-producing countries cut back on oil exports and gas prices skyrocketed in the U.S.
Your great-great-grandparents could have cruised in a hybrid or battery-powered vehicle.
We celebrate the ingenuity, courage, style and grit of well over a century of testing the limits of machines, men and women with these gifts.