Rev it up with hundreds of authentic vehicles from the 1890s through 1932 at America’s longest-running antique car show. Open ’til 9pm on Saturday night!
For one weekend a year, we celebrate the triumphs of the earliest years of the automotive industry. It is a glorious spectacle, as the streets and grounds of Greenfield Village fill with the sights, sounds and smells of hundreds of authentic vehicles made from the 1890s through 1932. Wander through the village and talk to owners about their treasured vehicles. Watch drivers engage in games of skill, see a Model T assembled in just minutes, or just sit back and enjoy our experts sharing “car talks” while historic vehicles parade past. There’s the Saturday Gaslight Tour, too, and a live orchestra performing favorite dance tunes of the 1920s ’til 9pm. A one-of-a-kind event for cars and the people who love them.
We celebrate the centennial of the Lincoln Motor Company in 2017. When General Motors president (and pacifist) Billy Durant refused to allow Cadillac to build engines for allied aircraft in World War I, founder Henry Leland, with his son Wilfred, resigned in protest. In August 1917 they established a new company for the purpose, which Henry Leland named after the first president for whom he cast a ballot: Abraham Lincoln. The Lelands remade their company into a high-end automaker in 1920, but the weak post-war economy forced them to sell to another father-son duo, Henry and Edsel Ford, in 1922. Under Ford ownership, and with Edsel Ford’s skilled guidance as president, Lincoln flourished to take its place among America’s finest luxury marques.
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