Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

August 23, 2017

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A museum on wheels

The Henry Ford Museum’s new 7400-square-metre exhibit Driving America opened in Detroit in January. It features 130 vehicles, more than 60 cases of artifacts and 18 interactive, 42-inch touch screens where visitors can play car-design student, create a commercial with graphics, a jingle and voice-overs, pretend to be a 1940s consumer choosing the features of his/her brand-new Ford using an actual 1947 advertising mailer and learn to speak (clean) trucker lingo. The museum’s exhibits include real oldies like a 1896 Ford Quadricycle Runabout, the first car ever built by Henry Ford, a 1916 Woods Dual-Power Hybrid Coupe and a teal, art-deco 1937 Lasalle Coupe; it also includes race cars like a teardrop-shaped 1951 Beatty Belly Tank Lakester, a 1956 Chrysler 300-B stock car and a 1965 Lotus-Ford. The museum also boasts a real 1946 diner that serves “diner-style” food. Adults US$17, kids 5 to 12 US$12.50, under 4 free. (800) 835-5237; thehenryford.org/museum.

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