Greenfield Village Old Car Festival 2014

1914 Trumbull 2-passenger sedanHere’s MCG’s full coverage of this weekend’s Old Car Festival at Greenfield Village with a big photo gallery. It was another stellar show this year—check it out. 

 

 

MCG has bored you with this info before, but the annual Old Car Festival in Greenfield Village at the Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan happens to be one of his favorite collector car events. A picture-perfect venue and hundreds of rare pre-1932 automobiles you will seldom if ever see anywhere else—what more could you ask for?

It’s gearhead heaven, that’s what it is. Here are a few of the awesome machines MCG discovered at this weekend’s show.

+   In the great cyclecar craze of 1912-15, nearly all the tiny autos were produced with open body styles. So when we encountered a rare 1914 Trumbull with adorable miniature sedan coachwork (lead photo above and slide show below) we were amazed. And smitten.

+   For sheer gravitas on the boulevard, it would be hard to top the big, beautiful 1910 Mitchell S touring car owned by John B. McMullen. We don’t know what to call the unique color—Dark Mustard? Latte?—but it’s stunning on a brass-age car.

+   As you know, MCG has a special interest in rare and obscure Detroit-built cars. So it was great to see an impressive 1912 Abbott-Detroit with speedster bodywork, miles of patina, and a hulking four-cylinder, twin-jug engine.

All these great cars and more in the gallery below.

 

1912 Abbott-Detroit 44 Wayne Coffman
1921 Hispano-Suiza H6 Todd Nagler
1924 Ford TT Fire Truck Thomas Collins
1904 Rambler Model H Edward Grace
1916 Reo M6 Touring Edward Wright
1910 Hupmobile 20 Runabout Norman Kramer
1914 Trumbull 2-passenger sedan
1904 St. Louis Gary Hussar
1914 Trumbull 2-pass sedan on boulevard
1926 Wills Sainte Claire T6 Roadster Terry Ernest
1915 Saxon Model 14 Danny Schafer 2
1932 Auburn 8-100A Bob Rosenthal
1909 Franklin G Touring Christine Gray
1929 Cadillac V8 341B Jeffrey Ozan
1926 Chevrolet Super K Landau Sedan Linda Finch
1931 Studebaker President Sedan Larry Gardon
1902 Oldsmobile Model R Gary Hoonsbeen
1916 Metz 25 John DeBell
1908 Packard 30 Daniel Sommer
1923 Kissel 6-45 Gold Bug Speedster Ronald Hausmann
1907 Ford Model N Jerry Ooteghem
1926 Chrysler G-70 Roadster Tim Hogan
1910 Mitchell S John B. McMullen
cyclist
1903 Ford Model A Runabout
1908 Ford Model S  Bruce Balough
1929 Ford Model A Cabriolet
1930 Ford A Tudor Sedan Track Vehicle Randy Shelton
1908 Northern C Bob Gairing boulevard
1911 Kissel Kar D11 Tony Pienta
1912 Buick Bob and Pam Brown
1909 Ford Model T Thomas Bowers
1918 Ford Model T Roadster Thomas Moga
1913 White GAF 30 Touring Jeff Campbell
1911 Ford Model T Roy Margenau
1927 Ford Model T Depot Hack Donald J. McIsaac

1912 Abbott-Detroit 44 Wayne Coffman

1921 Hispano-Suiza H6 Todd Nagler

1924 Ford TT Fire Truck Thomas Collins

1904 Rambler Model H Edward Grace

1916 Reo M6 Touring Edward Wright

1910 Hupmobile 20 Runabout Norman Kramer

1914 Trumbull 2-passenger sedan

1904 St. Louis Gary Hussar

1914 Trumbull 2-pass sedan on boulevard

1926 Wills Sainte Claire T6 Roadster Terry Ernest

1915 Saxon Model 14 Danny Schafer 2

1932 Auburn 8-100A Bob Rosenthal

1909 Franklin G Touring Christine Gray

1929 Cadillac V8 341B Jeffrey Ozan

1926 Chevrolet Super K Landau Sedan Linda Finch

1931 Studebaker President Sedan Larry Gardon

1902 Oldsmobile Model R Gary Hoonsbeen

1916 Metz 25 John DeBell

1908 Packard 30 Daniel Sommer

1923 Kissel 6-45 Gold Bug Speedster Ronald Hausmann

1907 Ford Model N Jerry Ooteghem

1926 Chrysler G-70 Roadster Tim Hogan

1910 Mitchell S John B. McMullen

cyclist

1903 Ford Model A Runabout

1908 Ford Model S Bruce Balough

1929 Ford Model A Cabriolet

1930 Ford A Tudor Sedan Track Vehicle Randy Shelton

1908 Northern C Bob Gairing boulevard

1911 Kissel Kar D11 Tony Pienta

1912 Buick Bob and Pam Brown

1909 Ford Model T Thomas Bowers

1918 Ford Model T Roadster Thomas Moga

1913 White GAF 30 Touring Jeff Campbell

1911 Ford Model T Roy Margenau

1927 Ford Model T Depot Hack Donald J. McIsaac

7 thoughts on “Greenfield Village Old Car Festival 2014

  1. Beautiful photo collection of a great show.

    What’s with the Dodge Brothers intertwined triangle medallion on the 1908 Northern – did the Dodge brothers sell radiators to Northern in addition to selling parts to Ford?

    • I’m not aware of any connection. The Dodge Bros. were major suppliers in Detroit before they founded their own car make in 1914, but not radiators. The Dodge Bros trademark then was a D and B The white and black interlocking triangles first appeared with the Dodge Bros. cars. By the way, the resemblance to the Star of David generated an ancient rumor (untrue) that John and Horace Dodge were Jewish, possibly in response to Henry Ford’s well-known anti-semitic views. Until they started their own make, the Dodges were among Ford’s largest shareholders.

      • That’s true, I don’t believe there was any connection between Dodge and Jews. Jews didn’t adopt the “Star of David” until many years later.

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