Detroit is home to numerous private collections of significance. On this bus
tour, you will have the opportunity to see three of collections with different
First, we will visit the collection of Larry Smith, who has a little something for everybody. He has the best of every genre, from American station wagons of the 1960s to coachbuilt cars of the pre-war era, to the priceless Italian sports cars of the 1960s. The highlight of the collection is his Stout Scarab, which predated the minivan by half a century and remains an Art Deco design icon.
From there, we will motor to Buck Mook's house, affectionally known as "the Mookseum" by his friends. Buck is a retried design executive from Ford Motor Company and a member of the RROC. Among his numerous design accomplishments, he designed a generation of the Ford Mustang. His collection of automobilia is epic. He has the original styling model of the Packard Predictor on a shelf. That shelf also contains the original styling model of the Lincoln Mark II. And that is just the tip of the iceberg. He owns original automotive advertising art from the apex of GM's print ad days; the 1960s.
You will see his vintage design sketches and some of the cars from his collection, which includes a Ford once owned by Henry Ford II and bodied to look like a Cisitalia. Words cannot describe the treasure trove of enthusiast-oriented material on display.
From there we will go to Ken Lingenfelter's collection. Born the son of a General Motors executive, Ken grew up with a lust and appreciation for stylish, high-performance automobiles. Finding success in the real estate settlement industry, Ken bought his first Corvette in 1977. Additional cars were acquired, as his passion for performance cars grew. Having sold his company, he has dedicated himself to assembling a collection of significant muscle cars, Corvettes, and exotic European cars from around the world.
Ken owns an example of every modern supercar available for the last couple of decades. Here, Veyrons and Aventadors are the ordinary cars. It is not to be missed.