Now going on 65 years, the annual Old Car Festival at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan is one of America’s original vintage car meets. Here’s MCG’s report on this past weekend’s event, including a big photo gallery.
The annual Old Car Festival in Dearborn, Michigan is a good old-fashioned time for gearheads. The period-perfect streets and buildings of Greenfield Village provide a beautiful setting for an antique car exhibition, and Village employees and event participants add to the weekend’s old-time ambience by dressing in period costume. Antique buses, bicycles, an authentic steam train, and Model T Ford taxis carry visitors around the village, all in the midst of a first-class collector car show. Truly, this is one of the classic events of the old car world.
The show is limited to vehicles built in 1932 or before, and the cutoff year is strictly enforced. So if you’ve already seen enough red Camaros to last you a while, here’s your car show. The Old Car Festival is a great opportunity to check out the early vehicles we just don’t see enough at the cruise-ins and cars-and-coffee events that dominate the hobby these days. We’ve never lost our fascination with these automotive pioneers.
That said, you’ll need to like Fords. Just as you’d expect for an event held at Henry Ford’s personal theme park, the field is dominated by Ford products. Still, there’s more than enough variety to keep the show interesting. To learn more about Greenfield Village and all its great events, including the Old Car Festival, consult the Village website. Meanwhile, please enjoy the photo gallery below.