Greenfield Village Motor Muster 2013

Variety. There’s our one-word review of the huge collection of vehicles on display at The Henry Ford’s annual Motor Muster in Greenfield Village.

 

There are a matching pair of great two-day car events held each year on the scenic grounds of Greenfield Village at The Henry Ford: The Old Car Festival every Labor Day weekend, open to 1932 and earlier vehicles, (see last year’s coverage at MCG here) and the Motor Muster on Father’s Day weekend, featuring 1933 to 1976 vehicles. They’ve both become Motor City traditions.

The Motor Muster is enormous—we’ve seen estimates of 900 cars or more. On our tour of day one at the show this weekend, we didn’t try to count them, only to soak in as many as we could. The wide variety is equally impressive. Here are just a few of the memorable vehicles:

+   The 1957 Jaguar XKSS of Dick Harms

+   Kevin Sherwin’s 1973 Trans Am Super Duty 455

+   John Forster’s 1963 Ford F-250 pickup hauling a wild double-decker camper unit

+   A rare 1970 Chevrolet C10 panel exhibited by Wendell Johncox.

Actually, there were far more vehicles than can fit into one photo gallery, so MCG will be circling back with more in the coming days. The slide show below is the first installment.

 

1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe Diane Dignan
1969 Camaro Z.28 Doug Gamache
1956 Ford Parklane 2D Station Wagon Richard Deming
1962 Studebaker Hawk GT LF Gary Taylor
1959 Ford Skyliner David Harvey
1969 AMC AMX Russ Roberts
1940 Lincoln Zephyr Convertible Jeffrey Booth
1937 Ford Deluxe Touring Sedan
1946 Mercury Sportsman Bill Large
1956 Chevrolet 3100 Series Pickup Michael Hardy
1953 Jaguar XK-120 Bruce Eckstein
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix Marie Boisvert
1950 Willys-Overland Jeepster Jim King
1940 Ford Deluxe Station Wagon Robert Lowery
1958 Chevrolet Impala Sport Coupe LF John Siefert
1976 AMC Pacer Carol Debeaussaert
1957 Jaguar XK140 MC Bruce Schofield
1962 Ford Thunderbird Walt Maclachan
1973 Pontiac Trans Am SD455 Kevin Sherwin
1955 Buick Special hardtop Jeff Pinch
1941 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe Keith Price
1958 Corvette Richard Pinke
1936 Cadillac 6067 Convertible Coupe Gene Matti
1970 Chevrolet C10 Wendell Johncox
1963 Austin Mini Countryman Scott Meyland
1952 MGTD Roadster Robert Ruzzin
1951 Studebaker Champion Roy Marvel
1955 Packard Super Clipper Robert Shepherd
1959 Buick Electra 225 Convertible Nicholas Chapekis
1964 Jaguar XKE coupe Robert Wiedmeyer
1963 Dodge 330 Super Stock Robert Oravec
1969 Mustang Mach 1 Darrin Joseph
1973 Ford Mustang Convertible Dan Moore
1952 Ford F-1 pickup Elroy Kosters
1957 Nash Ambassador Custom LF Joe Danielewicz
1939 Ford Convertible custom Leslie Dreist
1941 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Claude White
1936 Ford three-window Coupe Francis Fisher
1957 Jaguar XKSS Dick Harms
1963 Ford F-250 camper John Forster
1954 Ford Victoria Crestline Skyliner plastic roof Bruce Covert
1959 Cadillac four-door hardtop Raymond Waligora
1964 Shelby Cobra CSX2367 Dave Wathen
1963 Mercury Meteor John Capps
1964 Ford Thunderbird Brian Chesney
1951 Chevrolet Fleetline Deluxe Jerry Schmidt
1964 Ford Cortina GT Andrew Dixon
1964 Ford Galaxie 2D hardtop Bob Mickiewicz
1970 Ford Falcon Keith Price
1963 Corvette Stingray convertible Jon Reed
1973 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Brian Tolton
1959 MGA Roadster Michael Bakarich

1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe Diane Dignan

1969 Camaro Z.28 Doug Gamache

1956 Ford Parklane 2D Station Wagon Richard Deming

1962 Studebaker Hawk GT LF Gary Taylor

1959 Ford Skyliner David Harvey

1969 AMC AMX Russ Roberts

1940 Lincoln Zephyr Convertible Jeffrey Booth

1937 Ford Deluxe Touring Sedan

1946 Mercury Sportsman Bill Large

1956 Chevrolet 3100 Series Pickup Michael Hardy

1953 Jaguar XK-120 Bruce Eckstein

1962 Pontiac Grand Prix Marie Boisvert

1950 Willys-Overland Jeepster Jim King

1940 Ford Deluxe Station Wagon Robert Lowery

1958 Chevrolet Impala Sport Coupe LF John Siefert

1976 AMC Pacer Carol Debeaussaert

1957 Jaguar XK140 MC Bruce Schofield

1962 Ford Thunderbird Walt Maclachan

1973 Pontiac Trans Am SD455 Kevin Sherwin

1955 Buick Special hardtop Jeff Pinch

1941 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe Keith Price

1958 Corvette Richard Pinke

1936 Cadillac 6067 Convertible Coupe Gene Matti

1970 Chevrolet C10 Wendell Johncox

1963 Austin Mini Countryman Scott Meyland

1952 MGTD Roadster Robert Ruzzin

1951 Studebaker Champion Roy Marvel

1955 Packard Super Clipper Robert Shepherd

1959 Buick Electra 225 Convertible Nicholas Chapekis

1964 Jaguar XKE coupe Robert Wiedmeyer

1963 Dodge 330 Super Stock Robert Oravec

1969 Mustang Mach 1 Darrin Joseph

1973 Ford Mustang Convertible Dan Moore

1952 Ford F-1 pickup Elroy Kosters

1957 Nash Ambassador Custom LF Joe Danielewicz

1939 Ford Convertible custom Leslie Dreist

1941 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Claude White

1936 Ford three-window Coupe Francis Fisher

1957 Jaguar XKSS Dick Harms

1963 Ford F-250 camper John Forster

1954 Ford Victoria Crestline Skyliner plastic roof Bruce Covert

1959 Cadillac four-door hardtop Raymond Waligora

1964 Shelby Cobra CSX2367 Dave Wathen

1963 Mercury Meteor John Capps

1964 Ford Thunderbird Brian Chesney

1951 Chevrolet Fleetline Deluxe Jerry Schmidt

1964 Ford Cortina GT Andrew Dixon

1964 Ford Galaxie 2D hardtop Bob Mickiewicz

1970 Ford Falcon Keith Price

1963 Corvette Stingray convertible Jon Reed

1973 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Brian Tolton

1959 MGA Roadster Michael Bakarich

5 thoughts on “Greenfield Village Motor Muster 2013

  1. looking at all these car features it appears the Detroit area has the greatest set of collector cars in the world. I want to move there!

  2. With the 1959 Cadillac four-door hardtop, what are the rear doors hinged to? Is there a short pillar between front and rear doors?

    • yes, these ’59-60 4D hardtops (aka flat tops) had a little half-height B-pillar between the doors. By modern standards they were death traps: no rollover, side impact, or doorlock standards at all.

      In an impact, the best you might hope for is a catastrophic door latch failure hurling you a safe distance from the disaster before the car rolls over and crushes you beneath it.

  3. Thanks. My father had a little Lancia saloon at one time, that had doors that latched in the centre, with no B-pillar. Great for picnics in the rain! I have no idea of its crash-worthiness. I see Ford has a small people carrier with a similar set up, but properly engineered – I assume!

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