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I think we can all agree that summer is passing by all too quickly. Something simply must be done! So your mission — should you choose to accept it — is to fit in as much outdoor fun as possible in the month of August. And with an action-packed mid-month lineup, Detroit is just the place to do it!

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He’s a household name with a long list of accomplishments. Sao Paulo, Brazil, native Helio Castroneves has raced for Team Penske for 14 seasons. He’s a three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 and the only driver to win in his first two races at Indy.

You may also recognize him from ABC’s hit TV show Dancing with the Stars. His charming personality and athleticism have also landed him spots in People, Newsweek, TV Guide, Esquire and Maxim and on Entertainment Tonight.

We took a few moments with the motor sports and entertainment star to get his spin on racing in The D.

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Helio Castroneves Detroit Grand Prix 2The Spring & Summer 2014 issue of Visit Detroit magazine, which covers the months of May-August, is now available on newsstands, as a subscription and online.

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In virtually every neighborhood in metro Detroit, you’ll find decades-old hot rods and restored racecars sitting pretty underneath covers in garages, waiting to rev their engines on the city’s streets.

Cars are ingrained in the culture of Michigan, and Detroiters love an excuse to wash and shine theirs up for a show, or simply to take a look at someone else’s handiwork.

That’s why it’s no surprise events like Autorama draw such a massive crowd to Cobo Center. The 62nd annual Autorama — America’s Greatest Hot Rod Show — returns to Detroit March 7-9 bringing the finest hot rods, customs, trucks and motorcycles from across the country.

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Meadow Brook Hall’s recent 42nd annual Holiday Walk gave visitors a chance to see inside the lives of the Dodge-Wilson family, whose 88,000-square-foot estate is among the largest historic homes in the nation.

This year’s holiday theme provided a behind-the-scenes look at the family’s international travels, including a chance to read personal postcards and letters from their journeys. But if you missed this inside look this Christmas, don’t fret.

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