Greenfield Village Old Car Festival 2013

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.

 

1921 Auto Red Bug Electric Abigail and Kory Young
1907 Cadillack K John Grace
1902 Toledo Steamer Dos-A-Dos Brad and Caroline Joslyn
1915 Cole 4-40 Touring Randy Mason
1914 Saxon 14 Model 14 Roadster Danny Schafer
1926 Pontiac 6-27 William Kenyon
1923 Haynes 55 Sedan Jeff Griffin
1915 Ford Model T Michael Brady
Packard Convertible Coupe
1911 EMF Runabout on street John Smith
1906 Cadillac Model K Richard Robell
1904 Sunset Surrey Glen Miller
1904 Oldsmobile 6C Robert Plassman
1907 Ford N Jerry VanOoteghem
1910 Hupmobile 20 Eugene LaChapelle
1908 Maxwell AC Joe Gess
Ford T Touring on the street
1916 Ford Model T Roadster Steve Shotwell
1905 Franklin L Rand Patterson
Model AA Ford Bus Greenfield Village
1926 Ford Model T Touring Rex Reinink
1904 Cadillac Model B Al Zamba
Ford Model TT fire engine Same Day Fire Dept.
1903 Cadillac Model A Linda Vermeulen
1911 Thomas Flyabout John McMullen
1930 Ford Model A Phaeton
1917 Chevrolet 490 engine Gary Watson
1903 Ford Model A Rick Lindner
1908 Ford Model S Paul Schaefer
1932 Pierce-Arrow 54 Sedan J. Fred Cleaver
1911 EMF Runabout on street John Smith
1903 Ford Model A Ross McTavish
Girl cyclist Avery Considine
1929 Ford Model A Tudor Alan Hanna
1914 Ford Model T with Heinze-Springfield starter Jack Putnam
1908 Packard Model 30 Daniel Sommer curb
1931 Ford Model A Convertible Sedan John Grace
1913 Ford Model T Touring Kevin Klein
1930 Ford Model A Station Wagon Rita and Terry Ernest
1910 Sears Auto Buggy Model J Chuck Sharpe
1910 Buick Model 10 Norman Bolz
1928 Reo Wolverine Coupe Brian Baker

1921 Auto Red Bug Electric Abigail and Kory Young

1907 Cadillack K John Grace

1902 Toledo Steamer Dos-A-Dos Brad and Caroline Joslyn

1915 Cole 4-40 Touring Randy Mason

1914 Saxon 14 Model 14 Roadster Danny Schafer

1926 Pontiac 6-27 William Kenyon

1923 Haynes 55 Sedan Jeff Griffin

1915 Ford Model T Michael Brady

Packard Convertible Coupe

1911 EMF Runabout on street John Smith

1906 Cadillac Model K Richard Robell

1904 Sunset Surrey Glen Miller

1904 Oldsmobile 6C Robert Plassman

1907 Ford N Jerry VanOoteghem

1910 Hupmobile 20 Eugene LaChapelle

1908 Maxwell AC Joe Gess

Ford T Touring on the street

1916 Ford Model T Roadster Steve Shotwell

1905 Franklin L Rand Patterson

Model AA Ford Bus Greenfield Village

1926 Ford Model T Touring Rex Reinink

1904 Cadillac Model B Al Zamba

Ford Model TT fire engine Same Day Fire Dept.

1903 Cadillac Model A Linda Vermeulen

1911 Thomas Flyabout John McMullen

1930 Ford Model A Phaeton

1917 Chevrolet 490 engine Gary Watson

1903 Ford Model A Rick Lindner

1908 Ford Model S Paul Schaefer

1932 Pierce-Arrow 54 Sedan J. Fred Cleaver

1911 EMF Runabout on street John Smith

1903 Ford Model A Ross McTavish

Girl cyclist Avery Considine

1929 Ford Model A Tudor Alan Hanna

1914 Ford Model T with Heinze-Springfield starter Jack Putnam

1908 Packard Model 30 Daniel Sommer curb

1931 Ford Model A Convertible Sedan John Grace

1913 Ford Model T Touring Kevin Klein

1930 Ford Model A Station Wagon Rita and Terry Ernest

1910 Sears Auto Buggy Model J Chuck Sharpe

1910 Buick Model 10 Norman Bolz

1928 Reo Wolverine Coupe Brian Baker

2 thoughts on “Greenfield Village Old Car Festival 2013

  1. Thank you for publishing my Grandfather’s Ford. He was very excited when I showed it to him.

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