62nd Annual Old Car Festival rides into Greenfield Village Sept. 8-9

DEARBORN – The Henry Ford will host in America’s longest running antique car show — 62nd Annual Old Car Festival — Sept. 8 and 9 at Greenfield Village.

With special extended Saturday hours until 9 p.m., admission is free with membership or admission to Greenfield Village. Tickets are $24 for adults, $22 for seniors (62 and up) and $17.50 for youth (5 to 12). Children 4 and under are free. For more information, call 313-982-6001 or go to www.thehenryford.org.

New this year, the

auto touring exhibit will present a timeline focused on the evolution of automobile touring. The first trailer unit produced by the Covered Wagon Company of Michigan on loan from the Detroit Historical Society will be featured in the timeline.

With its small fixed roof and rigid sides, this 1929 travel trailer essentially launched the modern trailer industry. Roadside historian Daniel Hershberger will provide an in-depth presentation on early car camping throughout the weekend.

Hundreds of antique cars from 1890 to 1932 will participate in pass-in-review parades judged by a panel of automotive historians. Progress made in the automotive industry and the many accessories taken for granted today will be featured in a presentation from historian Wade Leonard.

Throughout the weekend the Canadian Model T Assembly Team will assemble a Model T in minutes. Spectators can test their skills in car games at Walnut Grove or take a ride on historic Model T.

Children can drive pedal cars at Junior Driver’s Ed or check out a reproduction of Henry Ford’s first combustion engine created by Penn State engineering students.

Hundreds of pre-1932 cars, trucks, motorcycles and bicycles will take to the streets of Greenfield Village after dark Saturday amid an array of gaslight, kerosene and early electric lamps.

The Hotel Savarine Society Orchestra will perform favorite dance tunes of the 1920s before the night ends with a fireworks show.

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