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Monday, 27 September 2021 19:47

Ford Model T Celebrates 113th Birthday at Ford Plant

Written by John Puckett, Motorious

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Ford Motor Company’s groundbreaking Model T is 113 years old this year, and as a commemoration, Detroit’s Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, the birthplace of the Model T, held a celebration of the car Sept. 26.

The free celebration featured Model T ride alongs, an antique car show and tours of the factory that started it all.

 

“For many people, it’s their only chance to ride in a Model T,” said David Flatt, the museum’s executive director, noting that riding in the Ford Model T was the biggest draw of the event. A handful of them were available to take visitors around the neighborhood.

 

A classic car show with about 20 cars was also a draw, with all vehicles being built before 1947, when Henry Ford died.

 

“They’ll all be very rare type cars,” said Flatt. He also added most of the cars would be from the early part of the 1900s.

 

The family-friendly event had children’s activities planned. A local author did a reading of her book explaining Detroit in the alphabet, with “F” being for Ford, obviously. The kids also got to color in Model T themed coloring books, word searches and puzzles.

 

Vendors were also heading to the event to offer attendees a chance to buy memorabilia and various other things. Visitors were able to access the museum for free and see the only complete Ford letter car collection in the world.

 

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