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Henry Ford with the car that made him a household name, the Model T.

Henry Ford’s 150th birthday celebrated around the world

150th Anniversary of Henry Ford’s Birth Celebrated Around the World Today, July 30, marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Henry Ford, whose innovative ideas revolutionized transportation and brought mobility to the masses. Henry Ford’s enduring impact is being recognized through events and declarations across the United States and around the world. Celebrations...

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On exhibit: Gilmore explores Dust Bowl, Depression and drives

HICKORY CORNERS, Mich. – The images from the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl of the 1930s are haunting – long lines at soup kitchens, farms buried by dirt and gaunt faces peering out from dilapidated autos piled high with their only possessions. But that is only part of the story. While desperate families...

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Car of the Week: 1923 Ford Model T express pickup

Certainly one of R.C. Ayers' coolest “toys” was the 1923 Ford Model T express pickup that has been in the family about 30 years. It wasn’t cool just because it was constructed so carefully and beautifully, and went on to become a prolific gatherer of AACA hardware.

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ACD Museum kicks off festival with 12 classics for sale in benefit

The Seventh Annual Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum’s Benefit Extravaganza will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 30. This is the Museum’s premier event of the ACD Festival Weekend. Each year automobiles (not from the museum’s collection) are auctioned at the event with proceeds benefiting the educational programming efforts of the Museum. The event also...

First Ford Model T plant opened to the public

Preservation Effort Opens Ford’s First Model T Plant The century-old factory and office where Henry Ford created his historic Model T car is now welcoming visitors with extended opening hours. Ford’s Piquette Avenue plant has been restored and opened to the public by a group of preservationists and Ford history enthusiasts who have worked...