It’s Old Car Festival time again at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan! The oldest antique car show in the country will once again fill the streets of Greenfield Village with the sights and sounds of the first decades of automobiling. As he has done for the past 17 years, roadside historian and TCT Hall of Fame member Daniel Hershberger has assembled a very special Auto Touring exhibit as part of the festival. Working with other area collectors, this year’s display will feature a number of vintage cars, a variety of camping tents, and two early camp trailers, including Dan’s 1927 Auto-Kamp Fold-Out Tent Trailer. Each campsite will also include authentic period camping gear.
As this year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the TCT, Dan will be presenting a special lecture, “Hitting the Road: Motor Camping with the Early Tin Can Tourists,” on both Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm in the Martha-Mary Chapel in Greenfield Village. This presentation is profusely illustrated with historical photographs and postcards; vintage advertisements and catalog pages; and early road maps from his extensive collection.
If you have never been to the Old Car Festival, it is truly a unique experience and something you really must see! It is unlike any other vintage car show, anywhere else. And if you have been before, it is worth a return visit; there’s always something new (or old!) to see. For more information go to www.thehenryford.org/current-events/calendar/old-car-festival/.
Old Car Festival – Greenfield Village Events – The Henry FordFor one weekend a year, we celebrate the triumphs of the earliest years of the automotive industry with the Old …
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