Ok, before I go anywhere too strange with this, let me start by saying that the folks at General Motors got me THISCLOSE to actually becoming an official car enthusiast. Given that I’m in Detroit for their world class auto show you might assume that this is the natural progression of being dazzled by all of the latest and greatest toy cars on display but that’s not what tantalized me. What got me THISCLOSE to worshipping cars was actually visiting the hallowed grounds of General Motors Heritage Center, a huge, private access museum that’s a 30-minute drive outside of Detroit.
You want to talk about a car exhibit that blows your socks off? Nothing in the fancy halls of the Detroit auto show remotely compares to GM’s collection and I wasn’t the only one who felt like that. All the fanatical car bloggers that came with me were saying the same thing, drool spilling from their mouthes as they literally almost started worshipping the vehicles in front of me.
The Heritage Center has more than 125 cars in exhibit at any one time and is only available for viewing by invitation so you might say this is one of the neatest perks about blogging: you get to see really cool things like this. The overall collection has more than 400 vehicles and one of them is estimated to be worth more than $8 million so you know this is some serious business.
Below are some of the vehicular specimens I was able to snap in our very limited time at The Heritage. Enjoy and please don’t drool on your computers, smart phones or tablets!