At an induction ceremony on Thursday that paid tribute to Ford CEO Alan Mulally and consumer activist Ralph Nader, the president of the Automotive Hall of Fame indicated that the time was right to develop a destination in downtown Detroit.

Speaking at the event, William Chapin said that the organization envisioned relocating to the city and allowing visitors to take in the Detroit Institute of Arts and then tour the Automotive Hall of Fame by connecting through the new M-1 Rail streetcar.

Chapin said a new location would allow the museum it to extend its appeal beyond cars, making it “inspirational for auto enthusiasts… but also for those who visit some of the other Detroit museums and significant attractions.”

Operating at its current location since it opened in August 1997, the 25,000 square foot exhibit is located next to The Henry Ford complex in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn, Michigan.