Source: Grosse Pointe News Online

Book on The Henry Ford auto collection released

by the Grosse Pointe News

July 18, 2013

The Henry Ford releases the “Driving America: The Henry Ford Automotive Collection,” showcasing its premier collection of automobiles.

Coinciding with the yearlong activities surrounding the 150th anniversary of Henry Ford’s birth, the book includes 300 never-before-published images along with a foreword written by Jay Leno, an introduction from Edsel B. Ford II and four essays from Patricia Mooradian, president of The Henry Ford, Matt Anderson, curator of transportation at The Henry Ford, Bob Casey, retired senior curator of transportation at The Henry Ford and Mark Harmer, photographer.

Images of the historically significant vehicles that make up the Driving America exhibition inside Henry Ford Museum are included. “Driving America makes people stop and think about the choices in transportation made throughout history and those innovations that shape our landscape today,” said Patricia Mooradian, The Henry Ford president.

The 304-page hardcover books cost $95.

In honor of Henry Ford’s 150th birthday celebration, 350 collector’s edition and 150 deluxe collector’s edition copies are available for pre-sale online at starting on July 30, at 9 a.m.

The $200 leather-bound, individually signed and numbered collector’s edition features a slipcase, certificate of authenticity and signatures from Mooradian, Anderson, Casey and Harmer.