Greenfield Village Old Car Festival 2015

1903 Ford and 1903 CadillacNow 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.

 

Pierce-Arrow Touring
1910 Hudson 20 Eugene LaChapelle
1930 Ford Model A Pickup F. Lee Bartholomew
1931 Ford Model A Pickup Heather & Joe Fedullo
1911 Crow 13 Jeff Smith
1915 Overland 81 Touring David Plassman
1908 Renault AG Dorothy Grace
1912 Buick 35 Touring Steve West
1932 Ford Model B Deluxe Roadster Chad Poling
1912 Ford Model T Speedster Alan Fawcett
1903 Ford and 1903 Cadillac
1907 Ford Model K Touring
1903 Ford Model A Detachable Tonneau
1907 Buick Model K Touring Al Zamba
1907 Ford Model K
1923 Ford Frontenac Speedster Frederick Deye
1930 MG M Roger Melton
Ford Model T Speedster Whippet nose
1903 Ford Model A Russ McTavish
1906 Buick Runabout David Tansey
1928 Chevrolet Stake Bed Truck
1930 American Austin Charles E. Stephenson
1928 Pierce-Arrow Series 81 Phillip Hines
1912 EMF 30 Touring Glenn & Jeanine Miller
1903 Cadillac Model A Joyce and Carol Mueller
1908 Reo G Bob Rutherford
1923 Nash Series 690 Sedan Jim & Cathy Holcomb
1913 Buick 31 Touring Beverly Van Dyken
1910 Stanley Steamer 70 Lyle Lugten
Ford Model T Fire Truck
1904 Sunset Surrey Glenn & Jeanine Miller
Model T Touring Greenfield Village
1912 Ford Model T Limousine
1912 Sears K Phillip Slalina
1910 Hupmobile Roadster Norman Kramer

Pierce-Arrow Touring

1910 Hudson 20 Eugene LaChapelle

1930 Ford Model A Pickup F. Lee Bartholomew

1931 Ford Model A Pickup Heather & Joe Fedullo

1911 Crow 13 Jeff Smith

1915 Overland 81 Touring David Plassman

1908 Renault AG Dorothy Grace

1912 Buick 35 Touring Steve West

1932 Ford Model B Deluxe Roadster Chad Poling

1912 Ford Model T Speedster Alan Fawcett

1903 Ford and 1903 Cadillac

1907 Ford Model K Touring

1903 Ford Model A Detachable Tonneau

1907 Buick Model K Touring Al Zamba

1907 Ford Model K

1923 Ford Frontenac Speedster Frederick Deye

1930 MG M Roger Melton

Ford Model T Speedster Whippet nose

1903 Ford Model A Russ McTavish

1906 Buick Runabout David Tansey

1928 Chevrolet Stake Bed Truck

1930 American Austin Charles E. Stephenson

1928 Pierce-Arrow Series 81 Phillip Hines

1912 EMF 30 Touring Glenn & Jeanine Miller

1903 Cadillac Model A Joyce and Carol Mueller

1908 Reo G Bob Rutherford

1923 Nash Series 690 Sedan Jim & Cathy Holcomb

1913 Buick 31 Touring Beverly Van Dyken

1910 Stanley Steamer 70 Lyle Lugten

Ford Model T Fire Truck

1904 Sunset Surrey Glenn & Jeanine Miller

Model T Touring Greenfield Village

1912 Ford Model T Limousine

1912 Sears K Phillip Slalina

1910 Hupmobile Roadster Norman Kramer

5 thoughts on “Greenfield Village Old Car Festival 2015

  1. There must something wrong with the settings on this computer. I haven’t been able to get any of the galleries for a few months now. It was working fine… but no more. I’ll have to wait to get home to view them. Still one of my favorite sites! Thanks.

  2. THAT is something I never thought I’d see!
    “Model T” and “Limousine” not only in the same sentence, but in the SAME CAR!!

    (love your reporting)

  3. Bet the brass polish business was blooming in Detroit! I love to see these historic cars in their natural habitat, on the street, beside an old building, not in some stuff pristine clean museum. It’s truly a wonder that we have so many examples of the early cars left. Most sadly didn’t make it through the scrap drives of WWII.

  4. I love that black B model!
    A lot of interesting cars. Look at some from the mid teens and they look primitive, yet others look far more advance. Even that model K tourer.
    It has always amazed me that Ford reused the model A designation. 25 years apart maybe but still a reuse.

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