A couple weeks back I shared part 1 of my Detroit adventure with Ford Canada! If you haven’t checked it out, I suggest starting there first (here). We started day 2 with a breakfast at the hotel! To add to the beauty of the David Whitney, the tiling was stunning (see above).
A City-Tour of Downtown Detroit with Pure Detroit
We were lucky enough to have a guide from Pure Detroit take us through the stunning landmarks in Detroit. We learned that Detroit has one of the first roads to be paved. What really blew me away – was the stunning architecture, the rich history and how far the city has come in it’s regrowth.
The Guardian Building is by far one of the prettiest works of arts I have ever seen in my life! The building was built with a very Aztec theme in mind. The colours, the tiling and the attention to detail was a visual wonder.
The views of the city from the Ballroom at the Guardian were stunning!
Ford HQ was so cool! I felt extremely privileged to have had the chance to meet the people behind the brands innovations and designs. Chris Svensson, Design Director of Ford America’s, showed us a super exclusive room. We were taken into the Ford GT Design room, which has only been seen by a handful of people. Although we couldn’t take photos in there, as it is still secretive, Ford was kind enough to provide shots of the design work process which attributed to the current production model. As you can see, the production model of the GT is quite stunning!
We also learned about innovations that Ford Motors has been investing in. A super cool one is large scale 3D printing. Currently the marketed 3D printers available to everyday people like us, take a lot of time and can only work on small pieces. We met Ms. Ellen Lee, who introduced us to some amazing tech and 3D print results.
Another cool thing I learned from the Ford HQ trip was that the Ford Mustang is the best-selling sport-coupe in the whole entire world!
The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation
Our final stop before our trip back to Toronto was the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. When I walked into the building, I was literally speechless! It was stunning, with wainscotting, chandeliers and beautiful crown mouldings. They had some incredible things from vintage cars, to airplanes and even historically important artifacts!
Nonetheless I had an exciting two day adventure with Ford in Detroit! I learned so much about #FordMotorCity and definitely plan on visiting back with my family! If you’re ever looking for a weekend road-trip, I highly suggest checking out Detroit! It’s full of history, and amazing landmarks!
Be sure to stay tuned for my adventure with Ford to Montreal! Coming soon!