Adopt a Dodge

Be a driving force at Meadow Brook Hall!

Meadow Brook Hall seeks the help of our friends to preserve the Dodge Brothers automobiles in our collection. Your tax-deductible adoption will help us make necessary repairs, provide preventative maintenance and pay insurance for the historic vehicles in our care, ensuring they are there to inspire, educate and “drive” this and future generations.

TimeNovember 14, 2017 through November 13, 2018

Cost: $750 per Dodge


  • Recognition of your adoption by the car and on the website for one year.
  • An invitation to a special event to meet the volunteer team that maintains the cars and to receive a driving lesson (one eligible driver per car adoption).
  • Opportunity for a photo shoot for you and family members with the car.


Cars for Adoption (From left)


1919 Graham Brothers Truck—This is a Dodge Brothers chassis with a Graham Brothers truck kit built into it. Famously dependable and suited to handle tough terrain,Dodge Brothers cars were a popular choice for being modified into trucks.

1927 Dodge Brothers Depot Hack—This superior example of a Depot Hack shows a rare 1927 Cantrell body.

1947 Dodge Truck—This truck is meant for hauling. Built in the heyday of Dodge trucks, it spent most of its life working on a farm in the state of Washington.

1915 Dodge Brothers Touring Car—This touring car is one of the first built by DodgeBrothers. It is identical to “Old Betsy,” the car John and Horace Dodge famously drove out of their factory, Dodge Main, on November 14, 1914. ADOPTED by Mr. Greydon Hyde and Mrs. Christine Burnard

1925 Dodge Brothers Depot Hack—Depot Hackneys were designed to transport tourists and luggage from train stations to area hotels. This was a workhorse.

Interested? Contact Meadow Brook Hall curator Madelyn Rzadkowolski by phone at 248-364-6253; by email at ; or by US mail at 350 Estate Drive, Rochester, MI 48309.