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.

 

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

1923 Kissel 6-45 Gold Bug Speedster Ronald Hausmann

1927 Ford Model T Depot Hack Donald J. McIsaac

1904 St. Louis Gary Hussar

1911 Ford Model T Roy Margenau

1910 Hupmobile 20 Runabout Norman Kramer

1916 Reo M6 Touring Edward Wright

1915 Saxon Model 14 Danny Schafer 2

1912 Abbott-Detroit 44 Wayne Coffman

1932 Auburn 8-100A Bob Rosenthal

1908 Packard 30 Daniel Sommer

1909 Franklin G Touring Christine Gray

1929 Ford Model A Cabriolet

1926 Chevrolet Super K Landau Sedan Linda Finch

1921 Hispano-Suiza H6 Todd Nagler

1911 Kissel Kar D11 Tony Pienta

1903 Ford Model A Runabout

1929 Cadillac V8 341B Jeffrey Ozan

1902 Oldsmobile Model R Gary Hoonsbeen

1926 Wills Sainte Claire T6 Roadster Terry Ernest

1930 Ford A Tudor Sedan Track Vehicle Randy Shelton

1908 Ford Model S Bruce Balough

1924 Ford TT Fire Truck Thomas Collins

1910 Mitchell S John B. McMullen

1912 Buick Bob and Pam Brown

1914 Trumbull 2-passenger sedan

cyclist

1918 Ford Model T Roadster Thomas Moga

1913 White GAF 30 Touring Jeff Campbell

1907 Ford Model N Jerry Ooteghem

1914 Trumbull 2-pass sedan on boulevard

1909 Ford Model T Thomas Bowers

1908 Northern C Bob Gairing boulevard

1931 Studebaker President Sedan Larry Gardon

1904 Rambler Model H Edward Grace

1926 Chrysler G-70 Roadster Tim Hogan

1916 Metz 25 John DeBell

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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