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TOM WALSH: Picture motorsports on river

Vacant Ford Auditorum could host museum

December 6, 2004

BY TOM WALSH

FREE PRESS COLUMNIST

Let's relocate the Motorsports Museum and Hall of Fame of America from its current home in Novi to the long-vacant Ford Auditorium in downtown Detroit.

How's that for an offbeat idea on a Monday morning?

Actually, it's more than just a fanciful notion. It was the subject of a meeting last week that included Detroit's chief development officer, Walt Watkins; Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority Director Curtis Hertel and Harry Kurtz, a local entrepreneur working with the Motorsports Museum and Hall of Fame.

Don't expect this idea to become reality soon. It's in a very early, exploratory phase.

But it's worth writing about now, for several reasons:

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