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4 Summer Car Shows in Michigan

4 Summer Car Shows in Michigan

Warm weather and cars just seem to go together. Celebrate the season by catching one or more of these four auto shows in the Great Lake State. Summer Makeover: Customize your Chevy with these nifty accessories Hustle & Muscle Classic Car and Truck Show – July 21 Head to Brooklyn, Michigan on July 21 from […]

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Red-Tailed Hawks Are Unlikely Residents at Michigan Central Station

Red-Tailed Hawks Are Unlikely Residents at Michigan Central Station

Ford is well underway with the second phase of its renovation of Michigan Central Station and on pace to open the new headquarters of its Corktown campus by 2022. As the process of restoring the massive depot to its former glory goes on, unique obstacles and challenges arise — like the discovery that a family […]

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3 Cool Covered Bridges to Explore in Michigan

3 Cool Covered Bridges to Explore in Michigan

While covered bridges are a great backdrop for engagement pictures, they also make a scenic setting for road-trip pictures. Michigan supplies quite a few historical bridges worth visiting. Here are just a few that are worth a detour, the next time you’re driving through the Wolverine State.  Winsome Wagons: Learn more about the 2019 Buick […]

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Ford Announces City:One Michigan Central Station Challenge

Ford Announces City:One Michigan Central Station Challenge

Ford Motor Company is teaming up with the City of Detroit and PlanetM, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s mobility initiative, to launch the $250,000 City:One Michigan Central Station Challenge. The program will enable Detroit residents, groups, and businesses to pitch projects that will ease mobility issues in neighborhoods surrounding the historic depot. “As the city […]

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Michigan Central Station Construction Enters Phase Two

Michigan Central Station Construction Enters Phase Two

Ford has announced that its ongoing renovation of Michigan Central Station has entered its second phase, putting the building on track toward its projected goal of reopening in 2022. The automaker purchased the former train station from the Moroun family for $90 million in 2018 and subsequently revealed plans to make it the centerpiece of […]

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Why Michigan Wants Tire-Chalking to Come Back

Why Michigan Wants Tire-Chalking to Come Back

Recently, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the practice of chalking tires to enforce parking regulations was unconstitutional. They claimed the practice violated the Fourth Amendment, which protects Americans from warrantless searches of personal property. Get the scoop on the Michigan resident who inspired the court’s decision, as well as why the city now […]

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Ranger, Bronco Production Help Michigan Assembly Gain $1B in Earnings

Ranger, Bronco Production Help Michigan Assembly Gain $1B in Earnings

Ford Motor Company says that moving Michigan Assembly Plant from producing the less- or not-profitable C-MAX and Focus cars to the all-new Ranger and upcoming Bronco should result in an improvement in operational earnings of more than $1 billion. “The absolute change in profitability is over $1 billion EBIT and we expect over the long, […]

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Adrienne Bennett, Michigan’s First Female Plumber, Working on Michigan Central Station Restoration

Adrienne Bennett, Michigan’s First Female Plumber, Working on Michigan Central Station Restoration

Adrienne Bennett has at least two honorable distinctions under her toolbelt: She’s the first woman in the history of the state of Michigan to complete a plumbing apprenticeship program, and she’s the first Black woman in American history to earn licenses as a Master Plumber, Plumbing Contractor, Plumbing Inspector, and Certified Medical Gas Inspector and […]

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Cadillac Officially Leaves New York City to Move Back to Michigan

Cadillac Officially Leaves New York City to Move Back to Michigan

Cadillac's time in the Big Apple has been cut short

Back in 2015, Cadillac made the historic move to New York City. The relocation of the luxury brand was meant to attract a younger workforce for Cadillac. However, just four short years later, Cadillac is making its way back to Michigan. In fact, Cadillac has officially vacated its former New York City office space. What […]

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Ford to Move Dearborn Truck and Michigan Assembly to 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Ford to Move Dearborn Truck and Michigan Assembly to 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Ford Motor Company continues its push to be one of the world’s most environmentally responsible corporations with the announcement that its Dearborn Truck Plant, Michigan Assembly Plant, and several buildings in the Ford Research and Engineering Campus and upcoming Corktown campus will be powered using 100 percent renewable energy. “Ford supports the implementation of renewable […]

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Ford Reacquires, Displays Key Michigan Central Station Artifacts

Ford Reacquires, Displays Key Michigan Central Station Artifacts

Since Ford acquired the old Michigan Central Station for a cool $90 million in 2018, folks from across Detroit have been making an effort to give back to the city’s stalwart landmark — quite literally — by returning items that were pilfered from the depot while it lay abandoned and dilapidated for 30 years. Artifacts […]

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Ford Holds Michigan Central Station Winter Festival

Ford Holds Michigan Central Station Winter Festival

Ford continues making itself right at home at Michigan Central Station, which is currently in the first phase of a $740 million renovation project. The former train depot, which will soon serve as the focal point of a 1.2-million-square-foot campus in Corktown, plays host to the Michigan Central Station Winter Festival this month. The event […]

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Digital License Plates Soon Available for Michigan Drivers

Digital License Plates Soon Available for Michigan Drivers

Vehicle owners in the Wolverine State will soon have a new option when purchasing a license plate: the digital Rplate. Michigan’s Department of State partnered with Reviver Auto, the company who makes Rplates, to pass the legislation. Michigan goes high-tech According to Digital Trends, drivers will have two different Rplates to choose from — the Rplate […]

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Rainy Weather Confounds Self-Driving Cars in Michigan State Study

Rainy Weather Confounds Self-Driving Cars in Michigan State Study

Recent Michigan-based research shows that self-driving cars have a long way to go before they can safely handle nasty weather conditions. Autonomous vehicles have managed to operate effectively (with some notable exceptions) in the sunny Southwest. But they haven’t fared so well in testing at Michigan State University, where the weather tends to be much […]

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Construction Underway at Michigan Central Station

Construction Underway at Michigan Central Station

Following the Michigan Strategic Fund’s approval of a 30-year, $207 million tax break that The Detroit News says will “virtually eliminate property taxes for the autonomous and electric vehicle development site,” Ford kicked off construction at Michigan Central Station in December. The long-abandoned former train depot is the $90 million centerpiece of its planned $740 […]

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Myride2 Gives Michigan Seniors Greater Mobility

Myride2 Gives Michigan Seniors Greater Mobility

Some transportation services cater to working professionals who prefer to not own a car. Other services are focusing on providing transportation for seniors and special needs individuals. Myride2 falls into this category. Based in Michigan, this service currently helps residents in Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties by connecting them with the transportation they need. To […]

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Ford Ranger Production Kicks Off at Michigan Assembly

Ford Ranger Production Kicks Off at Michigan Assembly

It’s coming! It’s coming! By gum, the 2019 Ford Ranger is coming. Production started on the all-new Ford Ranger at Michigan Assembly Plant this week, and to celebrate Ford invited the facility’s 3,000 employees to take part in an off-road course constructed in the parking lot. You ever have one of those days where you […]

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Michigan Central Station Collection Honors Graffiti Artists with Unique Jewelry

Michigan Central Station Collection Honors Graffiti Artists with Unique Jewelry

The saying goes: When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. When you’re Ford, life sometimes hands you $90 million to buy a decrepit former train depot that you will turn into the centerpiece of a massive new campus. And in that train station, you find all sorts of graffiti from the years it was left […]

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