Here’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.