VAN HALEN and METALLICA are among the artists who have contributed legendary cars and signature guitars to be displayed at the Rock Stars' Cars & Guitars exhibit beginning on Saturday, June 9 at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.
The exhibit will feature items pulled from the Petersen Automotive Museum, Hard Rock Café, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc., Experience Music Project and several other private lenders. Detroit Muscle will also be on hand with some of its custom-built hot rods, not to mention the wealth of exhibits already at the Henry Ford Museum.
Some of the hottest rides in the exhibit include:
* The 1932 Ford Hi-Boy Phaeton hot rod used by VAN HALEN and featured in the music video "Hot for Teacher".
* Iconic vehicles seen on tour and in the videos of METALLICA ("I Dissapear" video), U2 (a Trabant from Zoo TV), KISS (custom "Psycho Circus" paint) and many others.
Some of the significant guitars in the exhibit include:
* The black 1987 ESP custom guitar, nicknamed "Skully," played by Kirk Hammett. An iconic guitar from METALLICA's heyday.
* The custom-made five neck Hamer played by guitar icon Rick Nielsen of CHEAP TRICK
Rock Stars' Cars & Guitars at Henry Ford Museum will run until September 30, 2007.
The Henry Ford Museum is open every days, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $14 for adults, $13 for seniors and $10 for youth; members and children four and under are free.
For more information, visit www.TheHenryFord.org.