DEARBORN (WWJ) – More than 700 antique cars are motoring around Greenfield Village this weekend for the 61st Annual Old Car Festival. Senior manager of creative programs at the Henry Ford, Jim Johnson, told WWJ about some of the unique cars to look for while at the Village.
“Lots of Fords cause there were lots of Fords in the early days of motoring through the 19-aughts through, through today, of course. But, they’re gonna see things that they really haven’t heard of before cause that were in existence for a very short time. We have a rare gathering of almost a dozen Sears auto buggies.”
Sold through the Sears catalogue from 1908 to 1912, these little two-cylinder cars were the classic “horseless carriage.”
There will also be a number of activities dedicated to race cars to honor the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500.
Other activities throughout the event include live dramatic presentations, musical performances and Junior Drivers’ Ed for kids six and under. Also, the Benson Ford Research Center will host a book sale and a presentation on early automotive camping.
Tickets are $22 adults, $21 seniors (ages 62 and up), $16 youth (ages 5-12); children under five and members are free. For more information, call 313-982-6001 or visit thehenryford.org.