The Old Car Festival at Greenfield Village is the great grandpappy of vintage car meets—it’s been a happening for 62 years now. Here’s a photo essay on this past weekend’s 2012 edition.
The annual Old Car Festival in Dearborn, Michigan is a good old-fashioned time. The picture-perfect streets and buildings of Greenfield Village provide an ideal setting for an antique car meet. Village employees—and many of the participants as well—contribute to the old-time vibe by dressing in period costume. Antique bicycles, buses, and taxis propel people around the streets of the village, all in the midst of a first-class collector car show. It’s fine fun.
The show is limited to vehicles built in 1932 or before, and the cutoff is strictly enforced. So if you feel like you’ve already seen enough ’65 Mustangs and ’69 Camaros to hold you over for a while and now you’re ready for something else, this might be just the show for you. However, you’d better like Fords. Just as you’d expect for an event held at Henry Ford’s personal Neverland, the entry roster is dominated by FoMoCo products. Still, there’s plenty enough variety to keep the show interesting.
In the photo gallery below, Motor City Garage departs from its usual vehicles-only format to show you some of the other interesting sights at the Festival. To learn more about visiting Greenfield Village and all its great events, including the Old Car Festival, consult the Village website.