Cars & Guitars at The Henry Ford

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My husband and I are big rock-and-roll buffs, so on Saturday our family took a little trip to The Henry Ford Museum to see the Cars & Guitars exhibit (warning: if you don’t love Uncle Ted’s “Cat Scratch Fever,” turn down your speakers before clicking).

We weren’t disappointed. Although the exhibit isn’t huge, it’s full of life-size photos of the rock stars whose cars and other memorabilia are featured. I’ll try to post pictures soon (posted, on 8/25). They had cars from Rick Nielsen, ZZ Top, Van Halen, Elvis, and John Lennon; and hometown Detroit artists Madonna, Kid Rock, Bob Seger, and Ted Nugent. Very cool. Below is a photo of me and the Van Halen “Hot For Teacher” car:

Another fun thing was the two games of Guitar Hero they had set up near the exhibit. I’ve never played the game, so we eagerly lined up to try. Bottom line, I sucked! But it was fun anyway, even though I’m no Eddie Van Halen.

(that’s me attempting to play VH’s “You Really Got Me” and failing miserably, while my son looks on)

If you are anywhere near the Detroit area between now and September 30, be sure to stop by The Henry Ford. If you’re not a music fan, it’s still worth going. They have a ton of great historical artifacts there, including the chair Abraham Lincoln was sitting in when he was shot, the limo President Kennedy was riding in when he was shot (along with at least 5 other presidential limos), the bus Rosa Parks was on when she refused to move to the back, and lots of other cool stuff. It’s fun and educational for kids and adults alike.

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