Now in its 63rd year, the Old Car Festival at Greenfield Village is one of America’s original vintage car meets. Here’s our report on this weekend’s event with a big photo essay.
The annual Old Car Festival at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan is one of MCG’s favorite collector car events. The village and its historic streets and buildings provide the perfect backdrop, while employees, volunteers, and show participants are dressed in period costume to add to the atmosphere.
Antique bicycles, buses, and taxis propel people through the streets of the village and all around the show. You can even take a flivver ride for five bucks in one of the Village’s fleet of authentic Model T Fords. What could be better?
One novel feature of this show is its cutoff date: Only vehicles manufactured on or before 1932 are allowed, no exceptions. Car collecting is a generational thing as succeeding waves of enthusiasts are drawn to Tri-Five Chevrolets, Mustangs, muscle cars, and so on. But the Old Car Festival is frozen in time, starring the original generation of vintage automobiles—the cars that founded the industry. These cars are special, and this tight focus on them makes the show special in our book.
To learn more about Greenfield Village and all its great activities and events, including the Old Car Festival, visit the Village website. Gallery below.