Many of us believe it's what's under the hood that matters more than the aerodynamic styling outside. See both at the Walter P. Chrysler Museum, in Auburn Hills, Mich., which is is raising the hoods on 33 vehicles within its collection. The exhibit, called Under the Hood, runs through Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010.
You'll be able to get a good look at the evolution of engines, which are shown chronologically, from a 1915 Dodge Brothers Touring car, through a 1986 Chrysler Town & Country convertible. A separate hoods up display features an eclectic mix of race cars, muscle cars like the Dodge Charger, Jeep 4x4 vehicles and trucks.
The Walter P. Chrysler Museum exhibits more than 65 antique, custom and concept vehicles, including rare vehicles from the early 1900s, including retired Chrysler brands Plymouth and DeSoto. More than a trip down memory lane, auto museums like this show us the science, engineering, technology and culture of the automobile and how it changed the world.
Also nearby is the Henry Ford Museum, in Dearborn, which includes some Ford Tri-Motor airplanes.