West Bloomfield Township in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
“Motoring” to Pine Lake
with the Automobile Club of Detroit
It was a time of exciting change,
as the first automobiles tangled with horses and trolley cars in the streets and countryside. On June 23, 1902 a group of leading businessmen and industrialists came together at the Detroit Club to form the Automobile Club of Detroit promoting automobiles, roadway development, and the thrill of "motoring." Auto tours in southeast Michigan became major events for members and tests of endurance for early automobiles. A favorite destination was the rural lake region of Oakland County, and within a few years drivers rested overnight at a new clubhouse on scenic Pine Lake.
You Auto Know
In 1905 the annual dues at the Pine Lake clubhouse were $5.00 and the clubhouse was open from May through October.
Erected by MotorCities National Heritage Area, National Park Service.
Marker series. This marker is included in the MotorCities National Heritage Area marker series.
Location. 42° 36.099′ N, 83° 20.522′ W. Marker is in West Bloomfield Township, Michigan, in Oakland County. Touch for map. Marker is on the West Bloomfield Trail, a bicycling/hiking trail, about 0.5 mile north of Orchard Lake Road crossing
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Good Company (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Lake and a Trolley (approx. 0.4 miles away); Waiting Room and the "Wye" (approx. ¾ mile away); Lakes and Attractions (approx. 0.8 miles away); Tracks Over Tracks (approx. 0.9 miles away); Gateway to Nature (approx. 1.2 miles away); Apple Island (approx. 1.3 miles away); Waiting for the Trolleys (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Bloomfield Township.
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 8, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 85 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 8, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.